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Hawaii – The Big Island

Akaka Falls
Akaka Falls

The next island we are going to explore is The Big Island 🌴 This is the Island I grew up on until about upper elementary and then my family moved to Oahu 😊

Now there are 2 major sides too this island Hilo and Kona and both have an airport so make sure to check both when looking for flights 😊 One side of the island is more “touristy” than the other I would say.. and that would be Kona that is where you will find all your “nicer” hotels 🤣

Hurricane season is from June 1 through November 30… So it may be a little rainier than usual.

Now the color of our sand is a little different than most are used to 🤣 We have black, crystal green, white, coral and fresh lava rock.

Sooo on to the good stuff 🤣

Top Hotels on the Big Island

  1. Fairmount Orchard
  2. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
  3. The Weston Hapuna Beach
  4. Hawaii Island Retreat
  5. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Best Beaches

  1. Kiholo Bay
  2. Mauna Kea (arrive early to get a permit to park at the hotel.. the beach is free)
  3. Kua Bay
  4. Green Sand Beach (Mahana)
  5. Kahalu’u
  6. Punalu’u Black Sand Beach

Best Hiking

• Kilauea’iki Trail

– 4 miles – difficulty medium

• Waipi’o Valley

– 6.5 miles – difficulty medium

• Pololu Valley

– 2.5 miles – difficulty easy

• Hawaiian Botanical Gardens (fee)

– 1.5 miles – difficulty easy

• Mauna Loa Lookout

– at least 1.5 miles – difficulty easy

Best Eats

  • Manta – Known for breakfast buffet but you MUST TRY the dinner entrees Macadamia Nut Encrusted Mahi Mahi
  • Island Fish & Chips – Inside Kings shops are Waikoloa by the koi pond
  • Hula Hula’s
  • Merriman’s
  • Kona Brewing Company
  • Cafe 100
  • L & L Hawaiian Barbeque
  • Longboard Legends Pizza
  • Tex Drive-In

Vegan/Vegetarian Eat

  • Sweet Potato Kitchen and Bakery
  • Under the Bodhi Tree
  • Basik Açaí
  • The Booch Bar
  • Kamana Kitchen

Things To Do

  • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center
  • Stargaze atop Mauna Kea
  • Tour a coffee plantation in Kona
  • See historic Kona
  • Rainbow Falls
  •  Akaka Falls ($5 for vehicles)
  • Downtown Hilo
  • Hawaii Volcano National Park
  • Dinner at Volcano House (Also known as The Rim)

**Please remember don’t remove lava rocks from the island it’s bad luck**

I hope you find this information useful! Until next time!!

Remember if you would like to book a trip to Hawaii or any other destination please drop me a line 😍


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