Toes-in-the-sand bar: Huggo’s on the Rocks, Kona. Strike up a conversation here and you’ll find yourself swapping stories with locals. This is the place to grab a brew and watch the dolphins jump offshore. A sister property, Lava Lava Beach Club, is scheduled to open at Waikoloa Beach Resort this summer. www.huggos.com. Los Angeles Times, travel section, April 22, 2012.
Hemispheres, United Airlines’ in-flight magazine, winter 2011: In its “Three Perfect Days” feature, Jacqueline Detwiler, Hemispheres magazine’s senior editor, says: “The sun is nearing the water again, which means it’s time for a giant beer and a guava–barbecue pork sandwich in the sand at Huggo’s on the Rocks. A band breaks out into some island standards while the tide rolls in, and the crowd gets rowdy. You are briefly reminded of college spring breaks — but in a good way.”
“Once you step into Huggo’s on the Rocks, you know you’re here to stay. A consistent favorite among locals and visitors to “chillax”, Huggo’s on the Rocks is the perfect “kick back” spot to enjoy delicious food and tropical libations while being immersed in the complete ambiance of the Pacific Ocean. Huggo’s on the Rocks is a must-try destination for a memorable oceanfront dining experience.” – Big Island Traveler magazine excerpt, 2012 spring/summer issue.