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Kohala Coast

Kohala has Lava rocks, Lava Tubes, Green pastures, Horses, and even wild donkeys.

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Waipio Beach

Located along the Big Island’s scenic Hamakua Coast, Waipio Valley is the southernmost and largest of seven large valleys on the windward side of the Big Island’s Kohala Mountains. Waipio was home to Hawaiian royalty in ancient times and today the secluded beach is a great place to relax. Cliffs rise thousands of feet from […]

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Laupahoehoe Point Park

This beach park is situated on a peninsula of lava that just out from the northern coastline of the Big Island, creating a very scenic area that is well worth the drive off the main thoroughfare. A large lawn provides a nice place to relax. A plaque at Laupahoehoe Point Park memorializes the 24 people […]

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Leleiwi Beach Park

Leleiwi Beach just southeast of Hilo includes several inlets, coves, and natural ponds as well as tidepools in the lava rocks. This beach is a popular snorkeling location due to the nearshore coral reef and the variety of marine life that can be seen here including Hawaiian green sea turtles and even spinner dolphins. Bodyboarders […]

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Punaluu Beach

This classic Hawaiian black sand beach includes a palm-lined freshwater fishpond. The jet black sand on the beach (true black, not gray or salt-and-pepper) was created when the molten lava from Kilauea Volcano flowed into the cool sea causing the lava to break apart into tiny fragments that later washed up on the beach. Plenty […]

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Green Sand Beach

This green sand beach near South Point, the southernmost tip of the island, is located in a small cove at the base of a huge cinder cone called Puu O Mahana. The striking green sand of Green Sand Beach, also called Mahana Beach and Papakolea Beach, is the result of olivine deposits in the nearby […]

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Hookena Beach Park

This family-friendly beach at the north end of Kauhako Bay on the South Kona coast is frequented by young children who enjoy the small surf and tide pools. The beach sand is composed of lava sand and fine gray coral. Snorkeling is best on the left side of Hookena Beach. This area was a boat […]

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Kamakahonu Beach

This white sand beach is centrally located in downtown Kailua-Kona between Kailua Pier and King Kamehameha Hotel. “King Kam” Beach is family-friendly, frequented by young children who enjoy the calm and relatively well-protected waters and gentle wave action. There are also shady areas to relax, and the cove waters are popular among recreational swimmers. Locals […]

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Aiopio Beach

These two beaches are located not far from Kona town. Protected by a large offshore reef, Aiopio Beach is fun for kids who often play in the tidepools within the sandy inlet, and there are plenty of shady areas for relaxing. As part of the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park, Aiopio Beach is rich in archaeological […]

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Wawaloli Beach

A large tidepool surrounded by a lava rock wall fronts this long and wide, sandy beach, creating a nice shallow swimming area where the water is warmed up by the sun. The beach sand is soft with some coral debris mixed in. When the surf in the open sea is too large this beach provides […]

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Makalawena Beach

This scenic Big Island beach is actually three crescent-shaped beaches along 3/4-mile of Kona coastline. There are plenty of shady trees and even a freshwater pool near the dunes that is great for washing off the saltwater. Bodyboarding and surfing are also popular at Makalawena Beach, though it is fairly remote and never crowded. The […]

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Maniniowali Beach

Located on Kua Bay, the fine white-sand Maniniowali Beach gently slopes to the sea and the water is usually crystal clear. The crescent-shaped beach is one of the best places in Kona for swimming as long as the waves aren’t too big. Bodyboarding can also be very good but if the water is rough there […]

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Kikaua Point Beach

This idyllic white-sand beach is backed by a pleasant grassy area and is one of the Big Island’s nicest beaches. Palm trees and lava rocks surround this family-friendly beach, and a protected inlet area has shallow water where kids often play. Great For Swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing. Highlights Views of Maui and Mauna Kea volcano add […]

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Hapuna Beach State Park

Hapuna Beach is located between 2 posh resorts.

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Kaunaoa Beach

Some consider Kaunaoa Beach the nicest beach on the Big Island

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Spencer Beach Park

This attractive white sand beach on the Kona side of the Big Island is popular with kids due to the gently sloping sand and protective offshore reef that provides for safe swimming almost all year around. Spencer Beach Park is also one of the Big Island’s best beach parks for camping. Open grass lawn areas […]

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Snowboarding Mauna Kea Volcano

Snowboard atop Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Volcano. For one of the most unique skiing or snowboarding experiences of your life consider an adventure to the Big Island of Hawaii and its tallest volcano called Mauna Kea, which means “White Mountain.” 10 Tips To Ensure A Safe and Thrilling Hawaii Ski Adventure 1. Best Time To Go […]

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Panaewa Rainforest Zoo

Walk On The Wild Side In Hilo

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Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Suite Life – Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

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Body Glove Cruises

Body Glove Cruises

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Ironman Triathlon

Ironman Triathlon: Taking It To The Limit

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Big Island Timeshares

Big Island Timeshares

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Mauna Loa

Mauna Loa – The World’s Largest Volcano

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Dolphin Quest Hawaii

Swim with Dolphins on Oahu and the Big Island

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Merrie Monarch Festival

The Merrie Monarch Festival – A Whole Lotta Hula

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Historic Hulihee Palace

Hulihee Palace: Fit For Royalty

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Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona the Royal Retreat of the Big Island

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Stargazing at Mauna Kea on the Big Island

You’ve never see so many stars!

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City of Refuge

City of Refuge

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Big Island Shopping

Big Island Shopping

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Duke Kanahamoku – Hawaii’s Greatest Athlete

Duke Kanahamoku – Hawaii’s Greatest Athlete

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – “Hot Stuff” On The Big Island

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Big Island Volcanoes

Big Island Volcanoes

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Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea – An Important Location for Astronomical Observations

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Kona Sport Fishing

Rod and Reel – Fishing Tales From The Kona Coast, Big Island

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Captain Cook Monument

The Life of Captain Cook

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Queen Emma

Queen Emma

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Pacific Tsunami Museum

Rising Against The Tide The Pacific Tsunami Museum In Hilo

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The Bungalows at Mauna Lani Bay

Suite Life – The Bungalows at Mauna Lani Bay

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Dragonfly Ranch

Dragonfly Ranch

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Hilo the Old-Fashioned Bay Front Town, Big Island

Hilo

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Parker Ranch

Parker Ranch – Big Island of Hawaii

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Hawaii Forest and Trail

Hawaii Forest and Trail