Captain Cook & Holualoa Area

Holualoa Inn

What an incredible find this inn is! This 30-acre property in Holualoa town above Kona began its life in 1978 as the vacation retreat for Thurston Twigg-Smith, former publisher of the Honolulu Advertiser newspaper, and his eight children. A 1987 remodel turned it...

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Manago Hotel

Not-too-close, not-too-far from the more touristy Kona, this hotel was built in 1917 by a Japanese mail-order bride and her husband (with an initial investment of $100) as a restaurant with futons for their customers to sleep on (the rate was $1 a night back then)....

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Pineapple Park Kona

This is a hostel close to Kealakekua Bay. There are five rooms with shared baths, eight rooms that have their own bath, women-only dorms and a co-ed dorm in a scattering of three buildings with a shared kitchen. Overall, we found the place to be clean and eclectic,...

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