At Hula Lamps of Hawaii you will find a large variety of adorable custom-made hula lamps. These are not the cheap versions that you will find in the visitor section of your large department store. These lamps are individually cast sculptures from tabletop-size to life-size floor lamps. If you want that beautiful hula lamp custom made to fit your home, then this is the place to shop for a unique hula lamp.
Located at the end of Kuakini Highway at the King Kamehameha Mall is the Kona Wine Market. This wine store offers a large assortment of wine, spirits and gourmet foods. If you are looking for that special wine and gourmet food to go with your wine then this is the place to shop at. They specialize in unique wines and vintage wines. Their wines would also make a perfect gift for that special someone back home.
Flumin da Ditch offers kayak rides through the flumes of Kohala. This is a unique way of seeing Kohala. It is a wet, fun-filled, ecologically-oriented, float tour adventure for the entire family. You will ride through a tropical rainforest and see beautiful native flora and fauna. Their native guides are knowledgeable in Hawaiian history. This is not a thrill ride but instead it is a slow and steady ride. If you want a thrill ride then this is not the ride for you. I would recommend it for families that want to see Kohala in a different way.
The Palace was built and opened in 1925 at the peak of the heyday for American movie palaces. It was originally part of a small family of theaters owned and operated by Adam C. Baker, a dashing Hawaiian gentleman who was the nephew of the last royal governors of the island of Hawaii. Now it is being restored but you can see some great performances once in a while at this beautiful historical theater. If you are a history buff, then you will enjoy seeing this theater.
If you want to learn about Hilo's history then this is the perfect museum to visit. It is located in the former First Hawaiian Bank building along Bayfront. You will see a movie about the famous tsunami that hit Hilo. Many of the museum docents who escort you around the exhibits, answer questions and provide interesting narration have lived through a tidal wave, so they know first-hand what it's like to survive one. I would recommend this museum to visitors that want to learn about Hilo's history.
At Pua Mau Place in Kohala you will find surprising and unusual discoveries at this botanical garden. You will find an assortment of colors, sights and smells on this 15 acre park. This is not just a garden, but more! As you walk along the path, you will encounter amazing sculptures, an aviary, amphitheater and a hibiscus maze. I would recommend this botanical garden for the whole family.
Big Island Realty offers great property management services for your vacation home or for your home that you rent out. They have discounted fees and they provide tenant screening along with regualar property inspections so that you can be assured that your home will be protected. They also provide in-house maintenance and repairs which is a wonderful service for vacation homes. I would recommend this company because of their proven track record and reputation as a good property management business.
Hawaii Cover All provides services to protect your home from salt, wind and sun damage. If you build a home in Hawaii it is prone to salt, wind and sun damage especially if you live close to the ocean. Hawaii Cover All provides protection for your home for long lasting wear against the elements. Their shades filter out 95% of UV rays and makes your home 8 - 10 degrees cooler. It also provides a better work environment for businesses. I would recommend this business to anyone that wants to extend the life and value of their home or office.
Big Island Academy of Massage is a very popular school for individuals looking to become massage therapists. With the growing popularity of spas at Big Island hotels, this is the place ot go to if you want to become a licensed massage therapist. They offer programs throughout the year for all levels whether you are a beginner or if you want to learn something new. They offer classes and licensing programs in Hawaiian Lomilomi, European, Sports Massage, Acupressure, Spa Techniques, and many more spa therapies. I would recommend this school if you are planning a career as a massage therapist.
Waiakea Villas Village is located near a park-like setting with ponds and geese. You can either rent or buy fee simple studios or 1-bedroom units in a tropical surrounding. Waiakea Villas Village also has on-site amenities like a restaurant, medical offices and a swimming pool. It is perfect for UH-Hilo college students because it is located in the heart of Hilo near the Hilo Shopping Center. It is also within walking distance to Hilo Bayfront. Their rental rates are reasonable.