Things to do on the Big Island of Hawai’i

Although it may be the youngest of its fellow islands, the Big Island of Hawai’i offers more than it’s age would give credit for.

Away from the city life of Honolulu on Oahu, Hawai’i Island offers a deeper look into the culture and a closer connection with tradition. Combine this with an active volcano, the traditional shops and restaurants of Hilo and the coffee of Holualoa, and you truly have a magical location.

Visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

With one of the worlds more active volcanoes, a trip to Hawai’i would be incomplete without a closer look into the eye of the beast! A trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park provides historic information about this volcano state that you can literally see with your own eyes.

Explore the historic Kailua Village

Although it is now more tourist centered, Kailua Village still offers a great experience for visitors to immerse themselves into local culture. Simply turning down the wrong street can turn into a trip in itself, where you will find traditional customs maintained.

Get lost in the city of Hilo

The Big Island is not without a big city. The city of Hilo is one of the oldest in Hawaii, and as such is perfect for exploring, shopping and dining. You can also pay your respects at the Tsunami Museum, a popular attraction for tourists.

Go for a birdie at Kahili

It’s pretty simple, Hawai’i Island offers the best golf, hands down! One of the best golf courses is the Kahili Golf Course, where you can play a great game with a beautiful backdrop.

Catch a wave at Kauna Beach

Hawai’i Island continues to prove it has something for everyone. Kauna Beach offers the perfect water getaway. Just be sure to get in quick! There is a limit of 25 people on the beach at a time. However, if it is full, there are plenty of other beaches located on the big island and around Hawaii. 

Gaze at the stars at Maunakea

Before heading off to bed, gaze upwards and appreciate the stars at Maunakea. You may be lucky enough to hear ancient stories and myths to leave you wondering more.

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