Big Island

One of the main attraction when visiting the Big Island is to experience an active Volcano. To see the glowing Lava and smell the Sulphur is a must for every visitor. You get the feeling you are living on the edge but luckily the Kilauea Visitor Centre and Museum will keep you up to date on information on the volcanic activity.

During daylight hours an impressive plume can be seen from the volcano, but it’s at night time when the real show begins, the glow of the lava can be seen from vantage points like the Volcano House where you can stay the night. A helicopter tour over the ever changing Kilauea Volcano is almost a ‘must do’ and an exciting experience. We’d also recommend doing one of the many tours where you can hike into the crater of a dormant Volcano and see firsthand what remains after thousands of years. If you are really adventuress you can also hike to see the flowing lava. Although Hilo is the capital of the Big lsland, Kona is the major hub for tourists to base themselves as it is a short drive to historical places such as Captain Cook Town and St Benedicts Painted Church in Honaunau. Kona also has some of the most beautiful snorkeling and scuba diving we have seen, you won’t want to get out of the water, trust me. To the north in Paniolo ‘Hawaiian Cowboy’ Country you will find the town of Waimea (Kamuela) which is the home of the Parker Ranch, the fifth largest cow/calf ranch in the USA. The Big lsland also has several colored sand beaches including red, black, white and even green.

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Family

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As well as being home to Kilauea volcano the Big Island of Hawaii boasts several different colored sand beaches. The kids will love playing on the unusual sand at Red, Green or Black Sands Beach or they can bodyboard or bodysurf at White Sands ‘Magic’ Beach. Drive along the Kohala Mountain Road to Waimea or ‘Cowboy Country’ for a guided tour on a working ranch. Take in the spectacular sight of Akaka Falls the most popular waterfall in Hawaii.

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Adventure

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With many charters to choose from Kailua-Kona is one of the world’s most popular sport fishing destinations. Believe it or not you can take your snow skis with you and ski along the slopes of Mauna Kea, imagine snow skiing in Hawaii! Go horseback riding at Kahua Ranch or mountain bike ride down one of the five volcanoes on the island. Try hiking to a remote waterfall close to the edge of a volcano or go Ziplining through canopies of a tropical jungle and a 60 feet waterfall. The scuba diving in Kona is also amazing and we highly recommend it, you won’t want to get out of the beautiful clear water.

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Couples

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Take a short trip down South Point Road in a 4WD to see an olive colored Green Sands Beach. Cruise the coast off the Big Island aboard one of the two cruise ships while feasting on a buffet dinner or go shopping at Hilo, Waikoloa or Kona. Play a round of golf together at one of the eighteen golf courses on the island. Why not finish the day off with a visit to the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, yumo!

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