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“Visit the Holualoa Ukulele Gallery”
Review of Holualoa Village

Holualoa Village
Ranked #37 of 133 things to do in Kailua-Kona
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Owner description: Many artists are galleries are found here
Reviewed 20 December 2013

On the south end of this cute village stands the old post office, holding the Holualoa Ukulele Gallery. Inside are ukuleles built by island instrument makers. The owner Sam knows all about ukuleles and will let you play them all, if you like. He also offers classes on how to make them yourself. (I think it was 10 weeks). He has all sizes of ukuleles, and they do cost quite a bit more than the toy things you see at markets. But they're so great and they sound so beautiful. Plus, you can support a local artist--and what's better than that?

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Reviewed 7 December 2013

Had a great time wandering through town sampling 30+ coffees during the coffee fest. Fell in love with one and had to bring some home with me. Very pricey, but it's just for those lazy weekend mornings. The "town" is a smattering of galleries and a couple of B&B's. We parked at the school lot and had to walk a bit, but that's not a complaint. Didn't have time to do much gallery hopping, but really enjoyed the views and the people from the different plantations. Highly recommended if there in early November.

2  Thank Tim A
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

Holualoa is a cute area in the Kona hills with what may be nice galleries. We say may because we found many, if not most, of the establishments closed--despite signs saying the galleries should have been open. The galleries we visited had lots of fine items (fairly highly priced), but it was disappointing to make the trip and find so many places closed.

1  Thank Iambic
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Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

Holualoa us a place to visit during the day and on a weekday. This is why people want to move to Hawaii. The beauty of the surroundings and the laid back lifestyle inspire the artist in all of us, even if we just appreciate art. Don't expect people here to rush to greet you but you can expect them to hold a real conversation if you have the time.
Relax, put yourself on island time and spend some time looking at paintings, carvings, sculpture. I love it and go back every time I visit Hawaii.

4  Thank WWqwerty
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Closes very early. Would not go out of my way again to see it. We could not even find a person to ask for directions.

Thank aglama
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