Your host at Hale Ohia is Michael Tuttle, a Kentucky native. As you might imagine, the road from Lexington to the Big Island was a winding one. With a degree in Architecture, Michael has been involved in the construction and real estate business, having renovated and saved several historic buildings in the Lexington area.
A detour into the food service industry lead to opening a restaurant, working as a private chef on a thoroughbred horse farm and the position of Food Director for a retirement community. There, the residents convinced Michael to follow his dream and move to Hawaii. At the suggestion of a friend, he visited Volcano Village to view the Hale Ohia property. As soon as he drove up the drive, Michael knew it was the place for him.
Now celebrating our 25th year in business!