The Buzz has Begun: Lava Lava Beach Club

Huggo's sister restaurant, Lava Lava Beach Club, on Hawaii Island's Kohala Coast is set to open in May.

The digital edition of Hawaii Modern Luxury magazine’s spring “Best of” issue is now on line and features the latest endeavor coming soon from Huggo’s proprietor Eric von Platen Luder. Check it out on pages 10 and 89 at Modern Luxury Media. Editor Margie Jacinto says, “For those of you who prefer to party on the Big Island, look out for the opening of Lava Lava Beach Club.”

The article (page 89) goes on to say, “The Club (open to all) promises a decidedly laid back, modern Hawaii vibe and a come as you are attitude — bikinis and board shorts encouraged.”

Lava Lava Beach Club featured in current issue of Hawaii Modern Luxury magazine.

Eric says, “We’re creating a feel-good place for locals and visitors; a place to relax and re-charge with good friends, old and new.”

View from one of Lava Lava Beach Club's hales.

Located on 10-acres of pristine oceanfront property at the very southernmost reaches of Waikoloa Beach Resort, Lava Lava Beach Club includes an open air restaurant and bar, comfy lounge areas (think couches, chairs, ottomans and such) on the beach, special event venues and four free-standing, oversize hales for overnight stays.

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View of Lava Lava Beach club restaurant and hales under construction.

One of four hales nearing completion now at Lava Lava Beach Club.

Sneak peek at Lava Lava Beach Club design details.


  • Now I know why a half puor of HOUSE wine is $10.00 including tip at On The Rocks in Kona! Reward your regulars for your prosperity…..not punish them! What happened to the turkey wrap on the menu?

  • Aloha Carole,
    Checking on a couple of things and will get back to you soonest with answers!

  • when will you folks start hiring all positions? I would love to work there!!

  • Hi Jasmine, please phone Paradise Gourmet Catering (listed) with your question…someone there should be able to answer. In the meantime, watch the West Hawaii Today classifieds!
    Thanks for your interest and enthusiasm!

  • Is LLBC open yet?? I want to come check it out. Looks fantastic!

  • Hi John, Not quite yet, but getting close! Furniture arrived early last week and installation is underway along with landscaping. Looking at a a late may opening date at this point. Thanks for the kind words….come visit!

  • Aloha Richard and thanks for your interest in Lava Lava Beach Club! We will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and munus are currently under development. The restaurant will open in June with the 4 beach hales available later this month. Please contact Scott Dodd at for restaurant pricing and lodging rates.

  • Hello, I heared of this nice beautiful place yesterday stopped by to have a look. It would be a beautiful place to work at. Something different right on the beach fabulous. I’m sure it will be a very sucsessful place. Thank you

  • Hi Monique and thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. If you are interested in employment opportunities at Lava Lava Beach Club, please contact Scott Dodd at We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Will there be a soft opening and if so, how can a person get an invitation? I paddle at A-Bay and have been anxiously waiting for the opening. Will definitely be eating there.

  • Aloha Ted & thanks for your interest in Lava Lava Beach Club! We anticipate a soft opening of our restaurant around the middle of next month…just watch for diners at the restaurant after one of your paddles around then and come on in (menu pricing applies). We may also have some sort of grand opening event (pay to play) that will benefit a local Hawaii Island charity at some point…keep following our blog for more details on that. Look forward to welcoming you soon!

  • Congratulations all on a beautifully done restaurant. I worked at Huggo’s back in the seventies and am so glad to see Eric open on in my neighborhood. Can’t Wait. I think it is opened now. Am I right?

  • Aloha Kel and thanks for your kind words! Yes, we’re open for lunch and dinner daily, and the 4 beach cottages are also available for overnight stays. Look forward to seeing you soon!

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