The western side of the Big Island is home to Kona Brewing Company and that success has spurred one of the best brew festivals in Hawaii.
Get to Know the Big Island of Hawaii
From pristine beaches to crystal clear night skies and flowing lava, the natural world on the Big Island is truly awe-inspiring. The island is full of breathtaking reminders of the constructive, and destructive, powers of nature. The following articles will give you a glimpse of the beauty you will see in Hawaii.
The Big Island also offers world-class resorts, fine dining, exciting activities, and remarkable preservations of Hawaiian history. The many galleries, museums, hula, and music events across the island share a common artistic expression that only life on the Big Island could inspire. The amazing resorts on the Kohala Coast offer travelers a place to reconnect with friends and family, relax and recharge beneath the swaying palms and tropical sun.
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8 Must See Places Around the Big Island
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Enjoy the Art of Hula at the Merrie Monarch Festival
Visiting Hilo during the annual Merrie Monarch Festival is a wonderful opportunity to explore and enjoy traditional Hawaiian hula, arts and crafts, music, and fun local events.
Kokua Kailua Village Stroll in Downtown Kona
Held on a monthly basis, Kokua Kailua is a leisurely art stroll through the streets of historic Kailua Village that brings together artisans and craftspeople throughout the Big Island.
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White Sands – Magic Sands Beach Park
Home to the annual Magic Sands Bodysurfing Championship, White Sands Beach Park is a versatile Hawaiian beach with easy access to surfing, swimming, and snorkeling opportunities.
The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
Attend the world famous Kona Coffee Festival for one of the most enlightening and delicious experiences you can undertake on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Attend the Kona Mai Tai Festival
Attention Mai Tai lovers, the Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival in Kona is a fun annual event featuring a mai tai mix-off contest, BBQ cook-off, and live music pool party.
Traveling to Hawaii During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Both the Hawaii safe travels program and the state wide mask mandate ended at 11:59pm on March 25th, 2022. The travel restrictions related to those programs have ended and at this time the Federal testing restriction for International visitors is the only travel restriction for coming to Hawaii.
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Big Island Lava Boat Tours
No visit to the Big Island is complete without heading out to see molten lava. There are many ways to see the flows but a Lava Boat tour is a real treat.
Attend the Annual Hilo Brewfest
A celebration of beer, food, and Hawaiian culture, the Rotary Club of Hilo’s annual Hilo Brewfest is an afternoon of fun, beer, and music.
Waipio Valley Black Sand Beach
The Waipio Valley black sand beach on the Northern coast of the Big Island is a beautiful scenic destination with fine black sand and crashing waves.
The Waipio Valley – What You Need to Know
The Waipio Valley is a stunning scenic destination with a black sand beach, beautiful waterfalls and Hawaiian historical & cultural significance.
Visit Kaunaoa Beach (Mauna Kea Beach)
One of the finest beaches in Hawaii, stretching over a quarter of a mile with sandy shores perfect for swimming and playing in the crystal clear water.
Puna Farmers Markets
Puna is host to several large Farmers Markets offering up some of the island’s best produce, delicious cuisine and handmade crafts.
Kona Farmers Markets
Kona’s Farmers Markets give you the opportunity to find the freshest produce, give straight back to the community and enjoy one of Hawaii’s favorite shopping experiences.
Hawaii Island Festival of Birds
Attention bird lovers, the Hawaii Island Festival of Birds is a fun event featuring a film festival, hands on activities, expert speakers and guided birding excursions.
The Complete Guide to Big Island Beaches
The Big Island is world-famous for its pristine multi-colored beaches, explore more with our comprehensive beach guide.
Two Step Beach at Honaunau Bay
One of the best snorkeling areas in the world resides at Honaunau Bay, better known to locals as Two Step for the natural rock formation that provides easy access to the water – even if you’re wearing flippers
Manta Ray Night Dive with Kona’s Gentle Giants
One of the most memorable and fascinating activities to seek out on your Big Island adventure is diving or snorkeling with the manta rays at night.
Visit Hapuna Beach State Park
Hapuna beach is an iconic white sand beach on the Big Island of Hawaii that consistently ranks on the top of most best beaches lists from around the world.
6 Local Artists You Should Seek Out on the Big Island
Hawaii is bursting with incredible artwork, make sure to keep an eye out for works by some of our favorite Big Island artists.
Explore Hawaii’s Kaumana Cave
With intense volcanic activity over millions of years, there are hundreds of lava tubes, caves, and volcanic formations to explore on the Big Island.
The Kings’ Shops
A luxury shopping experience set in an incredible tropical background, the Kings’ Shops at the Waikoloa Beach Resort offers high-end shopping and dining no other location can provide.
Kahaluu Beach Park
An easily accessible hotspot for snorkeling, surfing, and swimming, Kahalu’u Beach Park is a great destination for family-friendly fun on the Big Island’s sunny Kona Coast.
Kiholo Bay located along the Kohala Coastline is a beautiful bay with ancient Hawaiian history and marine life.
A place of both historic and natural importance, Kealakekua Bay along the Big Island’s western coast is a remarkable spot to hike, snorkel and see the sights.
Go Stargazing at the top of Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea is the tallest sea mountain in the world, offering unprecedented views of the heavens above. So get ready for some stargazing like you’ve never seen before.
Hilo Farmers Markets
With Hilo being the largest city on the Big Island, it is host to several great Farmers Markets with a diverse selection of offerings, from Tai Chi lessons to exotic fruits and hand made crafts.
A Quick Guide to Big Island Farmers Markets
An agricultural wonderland, the Big Island is the perfect locale for browsing farmers markets and investigating the local produce and handmade goods.
Polynesian Voyaging and Wayfinding
Polynesian Voyaging was a nearly lost art and science that has been revived in recent years
Visit Waialea Bay Beach (Beach 69)
With its abundance of easily accessible snorkeling, beautiful white sand, natural shade, and gentle waves Waialea Bay is sure to be a favorite beach.
Big Island Beaches to Spot Green Sea Turtles
The Hawaiian green sea turtle, or “honu” are abundant in Hawaii. If seeing a turtle is high on your vacation itinerary, these beaches won’t disappoint.
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