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Hawaii Island
HAWAI'I ISLAND

Hawai'i Island

Also known as the Big Island, there are plenty of wide open spaces here! A tropical climate at sea-level but some peaks will have snow on during winter, it truly is a destination with four seasons in one day! Do not miss the opportunity to see a volcanic landscape - one of many adventures you can partake in here. Volcanoes National Park is one of the few places where you can actually see new land being created as molten lava plunges into the sea. The sudden meeting of hot rock and cool water creates a vast steam cloud that can be seen from miles away, but to see it after dark is even more impressive, glowing red against the black lava field and night sky. Also check out the west coast where you’ll find Kona, a cute little waterfront town that today is famous for its coffee and World Ironman championship. History wise, Hawai‘i was the last royal residence of King Kamehameha the Great, while at Kealakekua Bay is where Captain Cook first set foot on the island and where he was later killed.



SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN HAWAI'I ISLAND



Big Island Volcanoes VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Dramatic, diverse, vast and still growing! To best appreciate the volcanoes, plan to spend at least a day exploring the park.   Join a tour where you’ll learn about the landscapes that roll out before you and gain insight into the geological and ecological implications of this stunning park. See amazing formations at Kilauea Iki Crater, Rainbow Falls and so much more.

Punaluu Black Sand Beach PUNALU'U BEACH
 

Visit the black sand formed from hardened lava that has been crumbled into tiny particles. This is a popular spot for beachgoers and is also a habitat for honu (turtles).   Don’t leave town without visiting the Punalu‘u Bake House.  Delicious local treats including malasadas (doughnuts).

Waterfalls Big Island 'AKAKA FALLS STATE PARK
 

North from Hilo, you can see two gorgeous waterfalls in one short walk.  A small hike up a hill and you’ll be rewarded with the 30 metre Kahuna Falls. Continue on the loop track to the true gem of the towering ‘Akaka Falls and witness water plunging 135 metres from the cliffs above to the gorge below. 

Deep Sea Fishing DEEP SEA FISHING
 
A great place to hook big mahimahi, ono, ahi and Pacific blue marlin is off the Kona Coast.  Fishing charters of various durations are available.         
Manta Ray MANTA RAYS
 

Be amazed by these gentle creatures.  Book a manta ray dive or snorkel tour in either Kona or Keauhou Mantas don’t have stingers like sting rays so when they glide past you feeding on microscopic plankton, you can stare in wonder.  If staying at the Sheraton Kona Resort you can watch them from the shoreline in the evening or head out on a short boat ride to learn more about them.  

Kona Island Golf GOLF CAPITAL OF HAWAI'I

Their wide open spaces, dramatic contours and elevation changes make the 18 golf courses here a fantastic challenge.  Talk about a tee off with a view!  Not to mention the view from the fairway and the green as well!  If you play a bad shot, distraction by the scenery is a valid excuse.  

Aerial view of Big Island Hawaii SKY HIGH
 

Take a ride in either a helicopter or small plane and view some of the most incredibly diverse and interesting landscapes in the world.  A bird’s eye view puts the size of the island and all that it offers in true perspective.  Experience the fiery lava vents of Hawai‘i Island’s active volcano, Kilauea, then be whisked through the hidden tropical valleys of the Kohala Mountains, alive with dozens of roaring waterfalls and spot beaches that are hidden among black rocks.  




HAWAI'I ISLAND ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our favourite accommodation options in Hawai'i Island.
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Royal Sea Cliff Kona
ROYAL SEA CLIFF KONA BY OUTRIGGER
★★★
This is a great resort with uninterrupted views of the Kona Coast. It is located close to all of the local facilities and features a seawater swimming pool on the sundeck, a tropical atrium and panoramic views of the coastal horizon. With a Mai Tai or Piña Colada in hand this is the perfect place to view a stunning Kona sunset. With one and two bedroom apartments, the resort is sure to have something to suit everyone.
Royal Kona Resort
ROYAL KONA RESORT
★★★

With a dramatic oceanfront setting overlooking Kailua Bay on the west coast, this hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the quaint village of Kailua-Kona. It has comfortable rooms at an affordable price. Don’t miss the oceanfront Voyagers of the Pacific Luau, definitely a must-do for the whole family.
Hilton Waikoloa
HILTON WAIKOLOA VILLAGE
★★★★half star

This once in a lifetime island getaway awaits you on the Kohala Coast. Discover a hotel like no other as this is a destination in itself. Set amongst 62 acres offering tropical gardens and abundant wildlife, explore the resort by air conditioned tram or stroll along the flagstone walkways. With two golf courses, two swimming pools, nine restaurants, kayaking and much more, you can do as much or as little as you like.
Sheraton Kona Resort
SHERATON KONA RESORT & SPA AT KEAUHOU BAY
★★★★half star

Nestled in the lush oasis of Keauhou Bay, the hotel has a great blend of adventure and culture. Explore the reefs, learn about Kaukulaelae (the point where the hotel is located) on a cultural tour and dine overlooking manta rays at Rays on the Bay. There is a fun 61 metre water slide and an ocean front fantasy pool, this is the perfect place to experience Hawai‘i Island.






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