Hawaii's Big Island Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
The “Big Island” of Hawaii is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, and offers a fascinating and stunning array of beautiful scenery for you to explore.
Sightseeing on Hawaii’s Big Island means your days will be filled with natural wonders: wander around a lava field, stroll through a tropical rainforest, and take a dip in the warm waters of the Pacific. To get the most out of your Hawaii Big Island tour and to get an idea of what areas you’d like to see up close, we suggest renting a car and exploring Hawaii’s Big Island from behind the wheel. The Onomea Bay Scenic Drive, located along the Hamakua Coast, will take you past shimmering emerald rainforest and astonishing glimpses of the tranquil Pacific Ocean. It’s the perfect place to get some pictures and see what the beauty of Hawaii is really about.
No tour of Hawaii’s Big Island is complete without meeting the sea turtles of Kahalu’u Bay. Strap on your mask and snorkel, and swim around the warm, blue-green waters of the bay to get up close and personal with the turtles and thousands of other sea creatures. If hanging out with the sea life isn’t entirely your cup of tea, you can also try paddleboarding, jet skiing, or a variety of other watersports. Alternatively, you can spoil yourself in the time-honored indulgence of relaxing on the black lava sands, soaking up some of the legendary Hawaiian sunshine.
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Big Island of Hawaii Travel Guide 2017 (7 AMAZING Things to Do !)
After one month living on the Big Island of Hawai'i in the summer of 2017 , I provide you with this Travel Guide detailing 7 amazing things to do. There are plenty of gorgeous shots with the DJi Mavic Pro, and all of the activities were covered in travel vlogs I made (linked below). This list will help you plan your Hawaii Vacation, especially if you don't have a lot of time to spend on the Big Island. Be sure to subscribe and leave me a comment telling me which activity was your favorite.
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Hawaii Vlogs Used in this Video:
1) Watching the LAVA FLOW at the World's MOST ACTIVE Volcano ! (Big Island, Hawaii) -
2) FIELD TRIPS FOR SHELTER DOGS - Best Volunteer Job in Hawaii? -
3) Hawaii's MOST Scenic Place - Horseback Riding the Waipio Valley Rim-
4) Kayaking with Dolphins in Kona, Hawaii (Without a Tour Guide !) -
5) VISITING A HIPPIE NIGHT MARKET IN KALAPANA, HAWAII-
6) Finding SECRET Waterfalls in Hilo, Hawaii-
7) TRYING LOCO MOCO - Hawaii's Most Famous Food ! -
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Top Tourist Attractions in Kailua Kona - Island of Hawaii
Top Tourist Attractions and Beautiful Places in Kailua Kona - Island of Hawaii: Mauna Kea Summit, Manini'owali Beach, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Saddle Road, Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm, Kona Brewing Company, Hulihe'e Palace, Kahaluu Bay, Ali'i Drive, Mokuaikaua Church, Magic Sands, Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor, Kiholo Bay
Big Island Hawaii For Kids
Family Adventure Travel & Tours
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Travel With Kids Big Island of Hawaii. Travel With Kids returns to Hawaii with an update of the series first filmed in 2005. Now with the kids 10 and 12 years old and with a friend from home, explore all the Big Island has for families. From Volcanoes to Oceans, Hilo to Kona, plan your trip with Travel With Kids Hawaii!
15 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions on the Big Island of Hawaii 2019
1. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
2. Waipio Valley and Overlook
3. Mauna Kea
4. Kona Coffee Living History Farm
5. Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (Kona Coast)
6. Akaka Falls State Park and Kahuna Falls
7. Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
8. Hapuna Beach State Park
9. Waikoloa Beach Resort and Petroglyph Park
10. Ahu'ena Heiau
11. Kailua Kona and Magic Sands Beach
12. Hilo Farmers Market
13. Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
14. Parker Ranch (Kona Coast)
15. Kua Bay
Best Beaches on Big Island Hawaii
Here is a list of the top beaches on the Big Island. The big island beaches are some of the most diverse beaches in Hawaii. With Green Sand, Black Sand and White sand beaches.
Best Things To Do in Waikoloa, Hawaii HI
Waikoloa Travel Guide. MUST WATCH. Top 10 things you have to do in Waikoloa. We have sorted Tourist Attractions in Waikoloa for You. Discover Waikoloa as per the Traveler Resources given by our Travel Specialists. You will not miss any fun thing to do in Waikoloa.
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List of Best Things to do in Waikoloa, Hawaii (HI)
49 Black Sand Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Mauna Kea Beach
The Shops At Mauna Lani
Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii - Downtown Kona (2018)
Kona is a moku or district on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi in the State of Hawaii. In the current system of administration of Hawaiʻi County, the moku of Kona is divided into North Kona District (Kona ‘Akau) and South Kona District (Kona Hema). The term Kona is sometimes used inaccurately to refer to its largest town, Kailua-Kona. Other towns in Kona include Kealakekua, Keauhou, Holualoa, Hōnaunau and Honalo.
In the Hawaiian language, kona means leeward or dry side of the island, as opposed to ko‘olau which means windward or the wet side of the island. In the times of Ancient Hawaiʻi, Kona was the name of the leeward district on each major island. In Hawai‘i, the Pacific anticyclone provides moist prevailing northeasterly winds to the Hawaiian islands, resulting in rain when the winds contact the windward landmass of the islands – the winds subsequently lose their moisture and travel on to the leeward (or kona) side of the island. When this pattern reverses, it can produce a Kona storm from the west. Kona has cognates with the same meaning in other Polynesian languages. In Tongan, the equivalent cognate would be tonga; for windward, the associated cognate would be tokelau.
Kona is the home of the world-famous Ironman World Championship Triathlon which is held each year in October in Kailua-Kona. The Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park marks the place where Captain James Cook was killed in 1779. Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park and Honokohau Settlement and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park are in Kona.
The volcanic slopes of Hualālai and Mauna Loa in the Kona district provide an ideal microclimate for growing coffee. Kona coffee is considered one of the premium specialty coffees of the world.
In pop culture, the region served as the basis of the Beach Boys' song Kona Coast from their 1978 album M.I.U. Album.
Kona is the home of one of the main bases of the international Christian mission organization YWAM, and the University of the Nations, first founded here.
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Ferry from Maui to Lanai, Hawaii
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