In ancient Hawai’i, the Hawaiians followed a land division system involving the ahupua’a. Working with nature’s rhythms, the ahupua’a allowed them to share knowledge and resources, from the top of the mountain down to the ocean. Find out what became of the ahupua’a, what the districts of Hawai’i Island are today, and what makes each one unique!
Madam Pele has taken up residence in Kīlauea Volcano once more, and Halemaʻumaʻu crater’s lava lake isn’t the only proof of her presence. For over a century, many claim to have encountered her white dog days before an eruption. You can read more about some of our favorite tales of Pele’s dog in today’s blog!
Hawai'i has a rich plantation history and our very own Ola’a House has deep ties to what was once Hawai’i Island’s largest sugar plantation. Read more about how the home of the Ola'a Sugar Company's manager became Volcano's Ola’a House, and discover how one man's vision for creating a place for showcasing historic artifacts and highlighting Hawai’i’s multicultural heritage became the Hawaii Plantation Museum.
A celebration of the diverse culture, people, and traditions of Volcano, HI, the Experience Volcano Festival kicks off with the O’hia Lehua Half Marathon and 5k on August 14th. This is just the beginning of all the activities that the festival features - Check out the food, music, art, activities, culture, nature, and more!
Grab your baskets and reusable bags and start your Sunday at the Volcano Farmers Market on Hawai'i Island - An abundance of produce, handcrafted goods, and homegrown food await!
Get the latest info from Hawai’i County and the Hawai’i State Department of Health on COVID-19 testing for travelers, vaccine cards, and mandatory self-quarantine. Here's what you need to know about planning your upcoming trip to the Big Island!
April showers bring May flowers, but according to a Hawaiian story, it’s the ʻōhiʻa lehua’s flowers that bring showers. Read more about origins of this belief, the iconic ʻōhiʻa’s intrinsic part in Hawaiian culture, and what we can all do to protect these endemic trees.
Make your Hawaii vacation a sustainable adventure. Ecotourism allows you to experience places like the Big Island without disturbing the ecosystem or making a negative impact on the environment.
The Ka’ū Desert is located in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. It’s a remote area with little foot traffic, lots of mesmerizing landscape, and some mysterious footprints. Read more about hiking the Kaʻū Desert Trail to the Kamakai'a Hills, taking the Maunaiki Trail to the Twin Pit Craters, and a rugged trail that leads to Pele’s hair.
The Volcano Art Center is at the heart of Volcano Village, an artist's community on Hawaii Island. Nestled within the Niaulani Rain Forest, the Center operates a thriving fine arts gallery that showcases the handcrafted artwork of more than 230 local artists. Tour the native rainforest, explore the outdoor sculpture garden, or take a class at the Center’s Hale Ho’omana!
When it comes to a romantic evening, you can’t go wrong cuddling up in front of the fire at Tutu’s Place or the Ola’a House. The next time you visit the Big Island with your sweetheart, be sure to check out Lorna and Albert's other top picks for romantic destinations and unique dates in Hawai’i, including wine tasting, horseback riding, and more!
Working remotely comes with flexibility and the freedom to work from anywhere, including Hawai’i Island. So if you have been working remotely, why not take advantage of this newfound freedom and spend a week or two working in a new setting, like Volcano's lush rainforest on the Big Island.