Category Archives: Big Island See & Do

Aloha Friday Photos: Waterfall at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Mahalo to Barbara Herbst for sharing this lovely waterfall photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo while visiting Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden on Hawaii (Big) Island. With an abundance of unique flowers, trees and shrubs along with the idyllic setting, we highly recommend visiting this garden. It’s become one our favorite places in all of Hawaii. ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Painted Church

Mahalo to Barbara Herbst for sharing this lovely photo of Saint Benedict’s Catholic Church on the Big Island. Saint Benedict’s is more commonly known as Painted Church due to the beautiful murals inside the church. We don’t normally share one of our own photos on Aloha Friday Photo, however, the following photo from our collection shows the interior of Painted ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: Waialea Beach (Beach 69)

Waialea Beach is one of those picturesque Big Island beaches that your glad you took the time to find. It’s a lovely beach to swim and snorkel, ocean conditions permitting, or just relax under one of the many shade trees along the shoreline Waialea Beach is one of those hidden gems that takes a little bit of effort to find. ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: Akaka Falls, Hawaii Island

Akaka Falls is one of the Big Island’s most iconic waterfalls. With a forceful 442-foot plunge, it’s well worth the stop to take in this magnificent waterfall. To learn more about visiting this waterfall, see our Akaka Falls post. There is a short walk to get to the overlook, but you can enjoy glimpses along the way. On our most ... Read More »

The most scenic hikes in Hawaii by island

From our many trips to Hawaii, we’ve etched some of our fondest memories while hiking on Hawaii’s many beautiful trails. The sights and sounds made every step worth the experiences. We want to share our favorite, scenic hikes by Hawaiian Island in case you would like to create your own memories on these amazing trails. Kauai Our favorite Kauai hike is ... Read More »

In search of active lava with Kalapana Cultural Tours

There are hardly enough superlatives to describe Hawaii’s amazing scenery — like the beautiful beaches, lush valleys and the abundant waterfalls. If that’s not enough and you want to take Hawaii’s amazing scenery up a notch to oh-my-gosh-I-can’t-believe-how-awesome-this-is, go see the lava activity. It will most definitely make you say wow! As we were planning our March visit to Hawaii ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Such an engaging site!

Mahalo to Anna Gattermayr from Barossa Valley, South Australia for sharing this beautiful photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. What makes this photo particularly special is this spot is where Anna’s fiancé proposed to her in October 2016! Wow, didn’t he pick a fantastic location?! This photo was taken on the grounds of Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park ... Read More »

Top Hawaii food & farm tours to put on your Big Island vacation menu

Hawaii’s climate and volcanic soil create a great environment to grow unique crops that don’t typically grow on the US mainland. The climate diversity of Hawaii (Big) Island, in particular, provides the conditions to grow these special foods. As you are making your sightseeing and activity plans for your Big Island vacation, you might want to consider including a tasty ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Snorkeling at Captain Cook Monument

Mahalo to Ryan Ykimoff from Grand Rapids, Michigan for sending this great snorkel view to us for Aloha Friday Photos. Ryan and his wife, Liz, are currently wrapping up a special visit — their honeymoon — to Oahu and Hawaii, the Big Island. Ryan took this “turtle-eye-view” photo in Kealakekua Bay at the Captain Cook Monument on Hawaii Island. Here’s what he ... Read More »

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