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Helpful Articles - Big Island

Two Affordable Alternatives for Shipping Household Goods from Hawaii to the Mainland  

No move is exactly the same. That’s something we discovered early on into our 35+ years of moving families to, from, in and around the Hawaiian islands.   That’s also why it’s industry-standard practice (as well as your right under the law!) to receive a complimentary in-person survey before your mover creates a quote. In order to put together the right plan—and an accurate quote—it’s important for your moving company to get eyes on all of your stuff.  For example, if you’re moving to the Mainland, you might have enough to fill a container on your own—or you might not. An in-person survey will help your moving company make a recommendation you can rely on.   If you don’t need an […]

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Living in Hilo: An Insider’s Guide to Living on the Tropical Eastern Side of The Big Island 

The Hawaiian islands feature some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, and the island of Hawaii is no exception. In fact, the island commonly known as the Big Island hosts 11 out of 13 of the world’s climate zones. If you’re looking to make the Big Island your home, you’re sure to find the perfect climate to suit your preferences.   The Big Island was originally formed by six volcanoes, including Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth, which most recently erupted in 2018. Although you will see lava fields down the slopes of the Big Island’s volcanoes, you’ll also find classic Hawaiian white sand beaches, lush rainforests, macadamia nut and coffee farms, ranch land and more.   If you’ve been researching a move […]

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Living in Kona: An Insider’s Guide to Living on the Leeward Side of The Big Island

The island of Hawaii (a.k.a., The Big Island) offers its residents a little bit of everything. Waterfalls, miles of breathtaking beaches, five volcanoes, snowcapped mountains, tropical rainforests—you’ll find it all on the Big Island. Off-the-grid living? Check. Costco, Home Depot, Walmart and Target? Check and check. At the end of the day, the size and diversity of The Big Island offer you the opportunity to build the lifestyle you want, at the Hawaiian island chain’s most affordable prices. Now, when it comes to where to live on the Big Island, the famous debate focuses on the Kona side (the leeward, dry side of the island) […]

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The Ponds of Puna in Hilo

A quick 40 minute drive out of Hilo, through beautiful trees and greenery, you will find the Ahalanui Hot Ponds – or the warm Ponds of Puna. I am a 2002 transplant from Oahu, and now a resident of lower Puna, and this beautiful pond has become my favorite place to unwind and relax after a busy work week. The pond is a natural water inlet where fresh and sea water pools together. It’s a beautiful and soothing atmosphere amidst warm ocean breezes, and beautiful coconut trees. The most delightful and unique aspect of the “warm ponds”, is that the water is naturally and volcanically […]

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Helping out at the Kona Christmas Parade

On Saturday, December 15th, 13 members of the Royal Hawaiian Movers (RHM)/Approved Freight Forwarders (AFF) family participated in the 28th Annual Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade  in partnership with the Food Basket and Rotary club in a food drive. The Food Basket is an island wide, supplemental food network that collects and distributes nutritious, high quality food to low income households, the working poor, the disabled, the ill, senior citizens, and children. RHM had a trailer situated at the local Wal-Mart during the day to act as the rally point for all 10 collection stores throughout Kailua Kona in addition to the Wal-Mart facility.  RHM and AFF […]

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Kona Mover Supports Lokahi on the Big Island

On Friday, December 2nd, 2011, Kona moving company Royal Hawaiian Movers took part in a media event for the Lokahi Project on the Big Island.  For decades, the Lokahi project has been providing Hawaii’s struggling families with life’s basic necessities (linens, toiletries, cleaning products, non-perishable food, etc.). This Holiday Season, Kona mover Royal Hawaiian Movers, graciously volunteered vehicles and storage for food and toy donations.  They also collected over 70 live Christmas trees and various furniture items to be distributed to less fortunate households across the Big Island. On December 25th, Royal Hawaiian Movers employees and their families delivered gifts, canned food, toiletries and hot meals to needy families and seniors […]

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