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Are you looking for a great hike, a sacred valley with a black sand beach, warm water, a photographic dream and even rope swings to enjoy as a weekend adventure on the Big Island? Many long time residents of Hawaii have seen the gorgeous photos of Pololu Valley and have not taken the drive to the northern tip of the island to explore this area, which is a singular draw for people who want to see the lush valleys of paradise! The valley is located about 90 minutes from Kona and you pass by a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean as you head up the coast.

One of the best parts of going “to the end of the road” is the drive through the charming towns of Hawi and Kapaau, which boasts art galleries, local craft and clothing shops and a decidedly laid back

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One of Kailua-Kona’s largest events, the Ironman World Championship, is an October staple and we have the eyes of the world upon us for a few days mid month and a new autumn festival makes its debut in Waimea this year. We may not have Fall foliage, but we do have some fun things to do in October in West Hawaii.

LUVA Real Estate reminds you to prepare ahead of time if you are traveling on the roads in the days before the Ironman race as athletes and supporters need a wide berth and an extra eye to make sure everyone remains safe. Also, Halloween night, especially near residential neighborhoods, keep an eye out for keiki and costumed revelers who may also need a wide berth for safety!

October 2017 Schedule of Events


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In the wake of the fierce hurricanes with tragic consequences that have beset Houston and Florida in recent days, we must note that in the Pacific Ocean, the hurricane season is not over until November 30th.. Hawaii Island has had it’s share of hurricane scares and hits.

In 1992, Hurricane Iniki sideswiped our island causing extensive damage along the Kona coast and just a few years ago, Hurricane Iselle hit the Eastern section of Hawaii island on August 2, 2014. Several airlines cancelled flights servicing the entire Hawaiian Island chain. Upon making landfall, Iselle brought torrential rainfall and caused strong winds which resulted in widespread power outages and downed trees. The storm caused heavy crop damage, estimated at $66 million (2014 USD,

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Summer is coming to a close on the mainland with Labor Day weekend starting tomorrow, but in the land of endless summer here in West Hawaii, we can continue to enjoy outdoor fun and moderate temperatures. All of us at LUVA Real Estate wish you a safe and enjoyable long weekend ahead!

Photo credit: Aloha Hawaii

When: September 2 and 3, 2017


Where: Parker Ranch. Waimea

Two days of rodeo events will be held at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea. Family-style fun begins on Saturday, September 2nd at 12 noon with rodeo events which may include everything from team roping, double mugging, bull riding, junior bull riding, wahine barrel racing, wahine breakaway roping and more. Always

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A town is only as good as its food scene, right? Kailua Kona and the Kohala Coast boast many places to enjoy local, fresh and superb food with many restaurants having the added benefit of viewing the famous Kona sunset each evening. LUVA Real Estate agents are experts in the West Hawaii lifestyle and have recommended many of these restaurants and if you have been to Kailua Kona a few times, you know some are classic staples of a great time and good food. Enjoy!

  1. Don's Mai Tai BarDon’s Mai Tai Bar– When the waves are up and sun is dipping into the ocean and you have one of their delicious mai tai’s in your hand, it’s always going to be a good day on vacation. They have a really tasty and reasonable Hawaiian Style Pork Quesadilla with Chipotle Sour Cream and Black
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From free hula, to mai tai contests, to a formal tea at a beautiful resort and the largest outrigger canoe race in the world, it’s all happening in Kona and West Hawaii within the next few weeks! Take a look at the LUVA Real Estate events calendar for August and September 2017!

Sunset, music, hula and Kona ambiance-who could ask for more?

Hawaiian Sunset Saturday @ Coconut Grove Marketplace

Hawaiian Sunset Saturday Kona When: July 29-October 15 Every Saturday

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Residents, visitors and families of all ages are encouraged to mark their calendars for the last Saturday of every month and plan to attend the free Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays. This once a month community event celebrates Kona’s spectacular sunsets with live Hawaiian music and hula

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One of the best things about West Hawaii, Kealakekua to Kawaihae, is the cuisine available by innovative chefs and restaurateurs using the bounty of locally produced meat, fruits, vegetables, and fish available on Hawaii Island. If you enjoy blending the food with entertainment, or deep knowledge, you will be interested in learning more about three new businesses who have recently opened their doors in Kona:

  • Kona Butcher Shop
  • Gertrudes Jazz Bar
  • Kalikala Cuisine

Kona Butcher Shop:

The Kona Butcher Shop has recently opened its doors to offer a culinary bonanza in the old Domino’s Pizza location at Kopiko Plaza at 75-5660 Kopiko St. Owners Connor Butler and Frank Kramm carried the dream of opening the shop for four years and

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