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Kona 2 wks Nov 2010 - any suggestions?

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Kona 2 wks Nov 2010 - any suggestions?

We booked a condo in Kona for Oct 30 - Nov 12 2010. We will be on the island for Halloween. Been there before and had a good time but looking for more out of the way cultural ideas or less tourist type activity. Suggestions?

Palm Springs...
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1. Re: Kona 2 wks Nov 2010 - any suggestions?

this world dosent exist.....you are an outsider, non native and will discover that local hawaiians no eager to embrace you...or any non hawaiian including me... and I live here !!! Its not blue-lagoon hollywood. The door is not open and you may experience open hostility if you press....no matter how cool or sensitive you might be....

Many places you can get into real serious trouble.. You are a tourist... stick to the touristic places and enjoy.... show some reserve and respect.

You are best sticking to places and venues developed for and used to visitors....please . There are no secret beaches, waterfalls or gems.

I suggest the best and safest way to learn of culture is to attend one of the many of the programs at the Various National Parks on Hawaiian culture

Kona, Hawaii
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2. Re: Kona 2 wks Nov 2010 - any suggestions?

What activities did you do the last visit.. ?

Here are some thoughts:

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Park - this is almost like a living museum type park. http://www.nps.gov/puho/

Anna Ranch http://www.annaranch.org/ this tour will really allow you to understand ranching and life for a woman during the early part of the 1900's

Waipi'o Valley Na'alapa Stables http://www.naalapastables.com/waipio2.html to view the valley this way is like stepping back in time.

Island of Hawaii...
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3. Re: Kona 2 wks Nov 2010 - any suggestions?

Dan is right, the locals are not in a rush to embrace the outsiders. I have lived here for 20 years and it took to coach a local soccer team for me to be accepted into their world and to be invited to an Imu Turkey Thanksgiving. Go to Uncle Robert's Luau in Kalapana to learn more about the Native Hawaiian movement. That's about the only "local" place you will be accepted to.

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