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Big Island Lure and Lore

About Kona

Located along the western coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, Kona is world renowned for its coffee belt. The famous 20-mile stretch of land is the only place in the United States where gourmet Kona
coffee is grown and the only region where authentic Kona coffee beans are cultivated.

Along an agricultural area dotted with small rural communities, the southern part of Kona where the Hula Daddy plantation sits is appreciated for its relaxed pace and love of Old Hawaii ways. Kona’s
tropical heat is tempered by afternoon clouds that blow in over the mountains to shade the coffee bean trees. This phenomenon is the key to growing pure Kona coffee, providing natural shading for orchards.

Hula Daddy tips for Hawaii visitors

Love for the “aloha life” and ancient Hawaiian traditions characterizes the Big Island of Hawaii.

Residents and visitors alike revel in nature’s gifts. Miles of sandy beaches and bays invite surfers, snorkelers, and scuba enthusiasts. Mountains formed by volcanoes attract hikers and cyclists. Backroads wind here and there to offer spectacular views of sea, sky and tropical growth. A leisurely stroll through the unique Volcanoes National Park is a must.

Of all the Hawaiian Islands, the Big Island offers the greatest diversity of climate (featuring 11 of the earth’s 13 designated climate zones and geography).

On certain winter days, sunbathers can gaze into the distance and see snow-capped mountains.

Come to the Island to be pampered?

World-class resorts and golf courses await all along the Kohala coast.  When your vacation is over, be sure to keep plenty of Hula Daddy Kona coffee on hand. With every sip, those wonderful Island experiences
waft back into your memory.

The Story of Hula

The hula traces its origins to the Polynesian settlers who arrived from the Pacific islands by outrigger canoe centuries ago. The dance began as a way of telling stories about their
people and showing devotion to their gods.

The arm and leg movements and gestures cannot be performed without mele — or musical poetry – cultural information expressed as prayer, chants to chiefs, love serenades and songs in praise
of the land. Drums accompany dancers to accent their movements.

In the early 1800s, missionaries instilled Western values on the islands and convinced high-ranking chiefs that the dance should be banned as heathen. Nevertheless,
the hula survived as natives kept the dance alive at secret performances.

Hula dancers fall into two categories – those who perform the ancient hula, which focuses on older dances accompanied by chants, and modern hula which favors
songs over chants.

Today, practitioners celebrate both styles at luaus, festivals and competitions throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Hula Daddy pays its respects to this lovely and storied dance with the colorful image of a hula dancer on all our products.

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