Holua Resort at The Mauna Loa Village
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... not be sharing them with any family or friends I’ve known longer than 3 weeks. I can’t wait for Chris to arrive on the island so I can share these beautiful places and fun experiences with him!
(When Chris comes he will bring a camera and we will be able to share a lot more pictures. I feel like a dork taking pictures with a tablet computer and don't want to carry it with me ...
... drive late afternoon before heading back to the 'farm'.
Day Two 23 July, Tuesday
Planned a big day to make the most of our time on a Big Island with so much to experience. Headed north east coast to the Waipio Valley lookout point, picturesque secluded bay at bottom of tall cliffs. Didn't go down into the Bay as it was discouraged for cultural reasons; the Bay is a sacred site, where a village thrived and a temple stood, until all was wiped away by ...
... but much better.
This has been a long day, longer even than the flights to Europe and the kids have done extremely well. They are at great ages for this sort of travel. We (Mark and Cheryl) look at the babies and small children on the flight and think, “glad that has come and gone for us.” We’re traveling lighter – the last time we came we had to bring car seats and a stroller – and overall it’s just easier and ...
... I was so happy this morning when we drove into the parking lot and saw only one other car. What a difference!! We walked the short distance to the entrance to the lave tube and were awed by the size of it. It's hard to imagine an area this big filled with fast flowing lava. We took advantage of no people and enjoyed taking lots of pictures with no other people. It was great! Definitely recommend going to the lava tube first thing in the morning. ...
... rice sized pieces of fettuccine. Only a few of us avoided getting seasick (Sam, Levi, Jacob, and I), but everyone pushed through and stayed in the water.
While bobbing in the water, we watched the sunset on the liquid horizon. The water reached a deeper blue going on black. The captain and crew turned on bright LED lights on the boat and rafts which illuminated the waters below us. Soon, we saw the majestic creatures swimming beneath us. It was only one at ...
How has this villa rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking
I would highly recommend this resort. Very nice, clean rooms. pool, tennis courts, BBQs. Right on 2 very nice golf courses.
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Great service and quiet location
We stayed at the Holua Resort in August through our timeshare. The resort has wonderful surroundings of lush tropical vegetation. The guest services were very nice and helpful. The resort itself is secluded and quiet. We had a wonderful time and hope to return next year.
Holua Resort is an RCI Gold class timeshare. We stayed August 7 - August 13th on a special preview package in a 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath unit with an ocean view. The unit was very nice with all the conveniences of a nicely furnished condominium.
This was our first stay using our timeshare membership. Most noteably- the staff there is so pleasant and helpful. The grounds are beautiful, although there is no ocean view from the first floor, where we stayed (not sure about the top floor), they have a viewing platform at the back of the complex to watch the sunset, they are just a block from the Keahou Marina where most of the boating tours leave from and are right on the Kona Country Club Golf Course. I was puzzled by the seemingly excessive number of tennis courts which absolutely no one used. They could get rid of some of them and add something else more interesting. The units are brand new, all new appliances, double sinks in the master bath and a great lanai with lounge chairs and a patio dining set. For us this turned into just a place to sleep, since dark clouds seemed stuck to the mountain of which the resort sits at the base, so we had to drive to sunshine, but this wouldn't be a bad place to actually hang out and relax. Oh, one more thing your practically down the street from a grocery store. This was a relief for us, having stayed in Waikoloa (the Kohala coast) every trip prior, where there are no convenience stores and everything costs an arm and leg.
Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village...
... excellent accomodations, 8 pools, nice landscaping and a mai tai party! This was our first trip to the big island, with 4 adults, a teenager and an 8 year old. The resort was nice, relaxing & comfortable for us adults, and had alot for kids; pools, tennis, basketball, etc. We enjoyed walking around the grounds enjoying the streams, fountains and landscaping - was a tropical oasis. Great snorkeling on the island, swimming with the sea turtles, and viewing the volcano was interesting too. Shopping in downtown Kailua was fun. We would come back again.
Five of us (ages 58,58,36,33,1) stayed in a two bedroom in early December of 2003. The resort was fabulous and very clean. There is a seperate pool and hot tub for about every two buildings which is great.
The location is good although a car is definitely a must. It is vey close to the grocery store, drug store etc. The units were massive with five of us (including an infant) having plenty of room. I would rate this resort a 9 out of 10.
A bit of heaven on earth
The Holua Resort is truely a bit of heaven on earth. The rooms, the grounds, the location, everything was more than we had hoped for.
Loved this place!
Loved this place! Spotlessly clean, plenty of room for 4 in the 2 bedroom condo, very well-stocked kitchen. My 14 year old son wanted to move in! Highly recommended.
Unforgettable Mauna Loa Experience
We stayed at the Village with 2 adults and 3 kids, 13, 11, 9. The whole family loved the condo, recreation available, pools, hot-tub and the kids even slept on the balcony a couple nights. It was really nice. So much so we purchased a time-share. :)
We returned from staying at Holua on January 11, 2003. This time we had 6 adults staying in a 2 bedroom and it was great; The layout really works for that many people. The site has 8 swimming pools, and a great tennis facililty. Walking to the end of the property allows great sunset viewing. The condo amenities covered everything, including a well furnished kitchen.
We stayed at Holua Resort with our two children (7 and 10 at the time) in October of 2001. We absolutely loved the resort! It was quiet, spacious, beautiful, but still close enough to all the action. We will definitely be repeat customers.