Featured Attractions on the Big Island

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Why do people come to the Big Island instead of the other 7 islands? We have put this webpage together to highlight the featured attractions on the Big Island.
We will be traveling around the island and putting together details of what to look forward to on your next vacation to Hawaii!


The Big Island of Hawaii offers many things here and only here.

25 facts about the Big Island

We will be updating this particular page often with more and more things to do here.


With 13 different climate zones, as an example of the diversity, this is one of the only places in the world where you can snow board at 25 degrees temperature on Mauna Kea and an hour later be surfing in 80 degree waves at Hapuna Beach!


We love this island for many different reasons. It is kind of a hidden gem. When people on the mainland talk about going to Hawaii they are usually referring to Maui or Honolulu (Oahu). Elvis Presley made Kauai popular. Molokai is only 260 square miles, Lānaʻi is only 180 square miles, Niʻihau is the “forbidden Isle” and Kahoʻolawe is only 44.6 square miles! All of these islands combined are not as big as the Big Island. The Big Island is 4,028 square miles, about the size of the state of Connecticut!

Akaka Falls

Our journey will take you to waterfalls, secluded beaches, historical destinations, State and Federal Parks and many other featured attractions. We will supply maps of how to get there and what to do when you are there! Join us on our adventure by “Liking Us” on Facebook or following our Twitter Feed. You are going to be surprised on what you can do on Hawaii and it may change your mind on what is the best Hawaiian Island!

Places we will be exploring include: Volcano National Park, Pana’ewa Rain forest Zoo, Hilo Tsunami Museum, Kealakekua Bay and many, many more featured attractions! If you want to see only Beaches, Click Here. If you want to see only Towns Click Here. If you don’t see an attraction on the list you think should be there, contact me and we will go explore!

AkakaAkaka Falls

2 Waterfalls, Nature Hiking trail, One 422′ waterfall

ShorelineBlack Sand Beach

Jet Black Sandy Beach, Hiking trail, Petroglyphs, concession stand, Bathrooms, Shower

Slippers in the sunset at Hapuna BeachHapuna Beach

Swimming, Boogie boarding, Surfing, Bathrooms, Showers, picnic areas

Kua BayKua Bay

Swimming, Snorkeling, Boogie Boarding, Surfing, Bathrooms, Showers, picnic areas

Mauna Kea SummitMauna Kea Summit

13,800 feet elevation, Astronomical Observation

tikiPlace of Refuge

Swimming, Snorkeling, History Lessons, Hiking trails

Popolu ValleyPololu Valley

Hiking trails, swimming, black sand beach

Rainbow FallsRainbow Falls

Waterfall, Hiking trails,  Bathrooms, picnic areas

South PointSouth Point

Cliff Diving, swimming, Fishing, 4-wheeling

Thurston Lava TubeThurston Lava Tube

Hiking Trails, Jungle, Cave exploring, bathrooms

Kilauea volcanoVolcano National Park

Hiking Trails, Jungle, Caves, Observation point

Waipio ValleyWaipi’o Valley

Swimming, Surfing, Hiking Trails, 4-wheeling

Activity Map

In Alphabetical order, here is a list of attractions we have visited so far:
| Akaka Falls | Black Sand Beach | Hapuna Beach | Kua Bay | Mauna Kea | Place of Refuge | Popolu Valley | Rainbow Falls | South Point | Thurston Lava Tube | Waipio Valley |

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