Hulihe’e Palace truly is a gem of Kailua Kona. A stunning building and gorgeous grounds. I wish we had the time for a tour – this would be high on the list of places I would want to visit properly if we returned to The Big Island.
If you happen to be in Kailua-Kona on the right date, do not miss Wilhelmina’s Tea on the lanai. December 15th is the last date for 2013 according to the website. You do need to make reservations and there is a cost involved but this would be a fantastic experience. You can find out more about those teas and other events held at Hulihe’e palace via the Daughters of Hawai’i website.
If you are visiting Oahu you can visit the Queen Emma Summer Palace which is another site that the Daughters of Hawai’i look after, read more about the Queen Emma Summer Palace here.