“Mahalo big island for always holding my heart,” says Riley Keough. When you’re the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, vacationing in Hawaii is a must.
As one fan comments, “It actually does look like heaven!” We couldn’t agree more. Riley Keough is living her best life on the Big Island as she vacations with a whole family of friends in Hawaii. Courtesy of her official Instagram, Keough’s sharing several shots of gorgeous shores, resorts, and good times had by all.
Like her grandfather – the one and only Elvis Presley – Riley is an extremely hard worker. She’s absolutely earned herself a vacation after completing her intense filming, then press tour, for A24 digital-age thriller, ZOLA. And what better place to do so than her grandfather’s favorite getaway?
Check out the wild & free shots for yourself below. They’ll make you want a beach horizon asap:
Mahalo big island for always holding my heart 🏝🙏!Riley Keough, Instagram
From Elvis Presley to Riley Keough: Hawaii is Queen
There’s no doubt actor and singer Riley Keough grew up on tales of her grandfather’s Hawaiian exploits. From filming hit movies like Blue Hawaii and Girls, Girls, Girls, to his own frequent getaways to the now-infamous Coco Palms Resort, Elvis Presley lived for Hawaii.
So much so, in fact, that the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll would never hesitate to escape to the tropical island for anything and everything. Pleasure, business, and everything in-between, it didn’t matter what it was so long as Elvis was in Hawaii.
Of the three films he shot in the Aloha State, Blue Hawaii is the most notable. Through his love of the locale, people, and culture, Paradise, Hawaiian Style and Girls, Girls, Girls would follow. The late King’s estate celebrates his family’s love of the islands often, too, with throwbacks like this one:
“’I can sing this song all day.’ – Elvis Presley,” his estate captions a recently-posted photo on their official Twitter. Within, Elvis wears his iconic Blue Hawaii surf shorts as he plays acoustic guitar on the Hawaiian shore:
The vivid throwback image comes from Blue Hawaii. Specifically, it comes from his performance of “No More,” one of the movie’s many iconic tracks. And since we Outsiders are such massive Elvis Presley fans – you can check out his performance of the song, alongside the full lyrics right here.
Today, it seems like his grandaughter, Hollywood’s indie darling Riley Keough, has fully inherited his love of the islands. In fact, she’s been in Hawaii for the past week now living it up with friends. From tree-top rope courses, to bikini-laden lagoons, Keough absolutely has the adventurous blood of Elvis Presley coursing through her insanely talented veins.