Ahuena Heiau
The Ahuena Heiau, located on the grounds of the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, is a reconstructed temple rebuilt by Kamehameha himself.
Akaka Falls
Akaka Falls State Park features two amazing waterfalls, Akaka Falls (442 feet) and Kahuna Falls (100 feet).
Akaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls State Park features two amazing waterfalls, Akaka Falls (442 feet) and Kahuna Falls (100 feet).
Bamboo Restaurant & Gallery, Hawi
The Bamboo Restaurant & Gallery is located in Hawi, a charming town home to unique boutiques, galleries and restaurants.
Beaches of Hawaii’s Big Island
From white sand beaches to black sand beaches, Hawaii’s Big Island features some of the most picturesque and varied beach landscapes in the islands.
Boating on Hawaii’s Big Island
From romantic catamaran cruises to fishing charters, Hawaii’s Big Island offers a variety of ways to set sail and explore the seas.
Coffee Plantations on Hawaii’s Big Island
There are hundreds of coffee farms in Kona, from Holualoa to Kealakekua, that harvest the unique Kona coffee bean. Boutique coffee plantations can also be found in Kau, Puna and Hilo.
Ecotourism on Hawaii’s Big Island
Sustainable tourism on Hawaii’s Big Island is about protecting, enhancing and conserving island resources for the future.
Farmers' Markets
Visit a farmers’ market on Hawaii’s Big Island and sample some of the island’s freshest fruits. The Hilo Farmers Market is one of Hawaii’s best.
Fishing on Hawaii’s Big Island
Hawaii’s Big Island is world famous for its sport fishing, its waters full of marlin and other big-game fish.
Flower Lei
A Hawaiian lei is a wreath of flowers given to welcome, to congratulate and to say goodbye. You may receive a lei at a traditional Hawaiian luau.
Golf on Hawaii’s Big Island
With a variety of magnificent courses to choose from, it’s no wonder why Hawaii’s Big Island is known as the “Golf Capital of Hawaii.”
Halemaumau Crater
Steam vents plume from this massive crater, known as the home of Pele, the volcano goddess. Great respect should be paid at this sacred site.
Halemaumau Crater
Steam vents plume from this massive crater located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Halemaumau is known as the home of Pele, the volcano goddess.
Hamakua Heritage Corridor
Take a memorable drive from Hilo to the Waipio Valley Lookout to see scenic overlooks, waterfalls, botanical gardens and small towns.
Hapuna Beach State Park
Hapuna Beach on the Kohala Coast is one of the largest white sand beaches on Hawaii’s Big Island.
Hawaii Island Golf
Just try to concentrate. Focus on your swing and not the pristine, black lava-lined fairways and palm tree-speckled greens. Block out the crystal blue waters and the rhythmic crash of waves just beyond the bunker. Try your best to forget that you’re playing on one of the most beautiful golf courses you’ve ever seen. It may take a few holes, but you’ll get used to it.
Hawaii Regional Cuisine on Hawaii’s Big Island
Hawaii Regional Cuisine inventively blends the Big Island’s freshest flavors with the cuisine of the world.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
330,000-acre park spanning the summit of Maunaloa to the sea and home to Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
Hiking on Hawaii’s Big Island
Whether you’re looking for a challenging trail on fields of lava to short, Hawaii’s Big Island is heaven for hikers.
Hiking on Hawaii’s Big Island
Whether you’re looking for a challenging trail on fields of lava to short, Hawaii’s Big Island is heaven for hikers.
Hilo Farmers Market
The Hilo Farmers Market is one of the best open markets in Hawaii, featuring fresh fruit, vegetables, plants and local crafts.
Historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona), Kona
Historic Kailua Village is a lively seaside town in the heart of Kona home to shopping, dining and important historic sites.
Honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle)
Hawaiian green sea turtles, or honu, are a threatened species that you can spot swimming along the southern Kona Coast or resting on the sands of Punaluu Black Sand Beach.
Horseback Riding
Explore the wealth of scenic, open landscapes in Waimea and other spots throughout the island on horseback.
Hula on Hawaii’s Big Island
See authentic hula throughout Hawaii’s Big Island at seasonal festivals, competitions, luau and live performances at hotels and resorts.
Hula on Hawaii’s Big Island
See authentic hula throughout Hawaii’s Big Island at seasonal festivals, competitions, luau and live performances at hotels and resorts.
Hulihee Palace
Located in the heart of Historic Kailua Village, this was a historic vacation home for Hawaiian royalty.
Hwy 250 to Kohala
Highway 250, also known as the Kohala Mountain Road, takes you from the cowboy town of Waimea to Hawi on the northern most point of Hawaii Island. On the way, expect spectacular views, like this one with Maui’s Haleakala in the distance.
Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii
Kids will also love Hilo’s newest world-class attraction, the Imiloa Astronomy Center, housed beneath three striking titanium cones representing the three largest mountains on Hawaii Island.
Ironman Triathlon World Championship
The Ironman Triathlon World Championship is held every October. About 1,700 competitors bike, swim and run from Kailua-Kona to Hawi.
Ka Lae (South Point)
Ka Lae is the southern most point in the U.S. and is believed to be the point where the first Polynesians landed on Hawaii.
Kamehameha Statue, Hilo
One of four statues of King Kamehameha I, the original statue can be found in Kapaau near his birthplace in North Kohala.
Kamehameha Statue, Kapaau
The original King Kamehameha Statue can be found in Kapaau, near his birthplace in North Kohala. Kamehameha the Great unified the Hawaiian Islands in 1810.
Kayaking on Hawaii’s Big Island
The protected waters of the Kona, Kohala and Hilo coasts make Hawaii’s Big Island a perfect place to take a guided kayak or outrigger canoe tour.
Ke Ola Mau Loa Church, Waimea
The colorful Ke Ola Mau Loa Church is located in the beautiful paniolo (cowboy) country of Waimea.
Keauhou
The Keauhou resort area, just south of Historic Kailua Village in Kona, is where you can often spot manta rays and honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles).
Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
330,000-acre park spanning the summit of Maunaloa to the sea and home to Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
Kohala Coast
The sunny Kohala Coast is where you’ll find some of the island’s finest resorts and golf courses.
Kona Coffee Plantations
There are hundreds of coffee farms on Hawaii’s Big Island. Holualoa on the slopes of Hualalai Volcano, is located in the heart of Kona Coffee country.
Kona International Airport
Kona International Airport (KOA) serves the western side of Hawaii’s Big Island and provides access to the Kona and Kohala coasts.
Kona Sunset
The Kona District stretches for about 60 miles and features historic places, calm clear waters and perfect spots for romantic sunsets.
Lapakahi State Historical Park
Lapakahi State Historical Park is a partially restored fishing settlement is over 600 years old.
Lava Viewing at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the coastal areas near the park for the chance to watch Kilauea's blistering lava flows meet the sea.
Lava viewing at Kalapana
East of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Kalapana viewing area gives visitors the chance to witness Kilauea's blistering lava flows meet the sea.
Lava viewing at Kalapana
Lava viewing on Hawaii’s Big Island
Hike to lookouts at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kalapana, or take a boat or air tour for the chance to watch Kilauea's blistering lava flows meet the sea.
Liliuokalani Gardens
Liliuokalani Gardens is a beautifully landscaped, 30-acre Japanese garden featuring fishponds, pagodas and rock gardens.
Lomilomi Massage
Succumb to the rhythmic strokes of lomilomi massage (unique to Hawaii) in the world-class spas of the Big Island’s resorts.
Luau of Hawaii’s Big Island
Made in Hawaii
From handcrafted koa woodwork to unique artwork, Hawaii offers a variety of exclusive items that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
Manta Ray Diving on Hawaii’s Big Island
The Kona Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island offers the best opportunity to encounter Hawaii’s amazing manta rays.
Maunakea
It may be hard to believe, but it actually snows in Hawaii. Maunakea is the tallest sea mountain in the world and the highest peak in Hawaii at 13,976 feet.
Merrie Monarch Festival
Held annually in Downtown Hilo, the Merrie Monarch Festival was named after King David Kalakaua, who revived hula in the late 19th century.
Mookini Heiau State Monument
Mookini Heiau State Monument was built around 480 A.D. This sacred temple is located near Kamehameha’s birthplace.
Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube)
Nahuku, also known as Thurston Lava Tube, is a 500-year old lava cave located at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Nightlife on Hawaii’s Big Island
Hawaii’s Big Island offers fine dining, live music and entertainment, but the real nightlife is found night diving with mantas and stargazing.
Palace Theater
Built in 1925, the 500-seat Palace Theater is a neo-classical jewel located in Downtown Hilo, where you can see films, theater, live music and special events.
Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboys) of Hawaii’s Big Island
Hawaii’s Big Island has a rich paniolo, or Hawaiian cowboy, culture dating back to the early 1800’s.
Petroglyphs of Hawaii’s Big Island
Hawaii’s Big Island has some of the most extensive sacred petroglyphs fields in Hawaii.
Plantations, Farms and Gardens on Hawaii’s Big Island
Hawaii’s Big Island is home to beautiful gardens and orchid collections, coffee farms and ranches.
Plantations, Farms and Gardens on Hawaii’s Big Island
Hawaii’s Big Island is home to beautiful gardens and orchid collections, coffee farms and ranches.
Pololu Valley Lookout
The Pololu Valley Lookout offers a breathtaking view overlooking Pololu Valley, a black sand beach and the northeastern coastline.
Pololu Valley Lookout
The Pololu Valley Lookout offers a breathtaking view overlooking Pololu Valley, a black sand beach and the northeastern coastline.
Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve
The Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve is one of the most extensive petroglyph fields in Hawaii.
Punaluu Black Sand Beach
This is one of the most famous black sand beaches in Hawaii and a place to spot protected honu, or Hawaiian green sea turtles.
Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
Visit Puuhonua o Honaunau and learn about early Hawaiian history at this National Historic Park, historic place of refuge and former royal grounds.
Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Part of the National Park System, this historic site is home to one of the largest and last heiau (temple) built in Hawaii.
Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Part of the National Park System, this historic site is home to one of the largest and last heiau (temple) built in Hawaii.
Rainbow Falls
Just west of Downtown Hilo, the 80-foot Rainbow Falls can be found in Wailuku River State Park and is known for the rainbows that form in its mist.
Relaxation on Hawaii’s Big Island
From yoga classes to spa treatments, Hawaii’s Big Island has a variety of activities that will help you slow down and relax.
Resorts of Hawaii’s Big Island
From the Kohala Coast to Keauhou, the resorts of Hawaii’s Big Island offer world-class amenities, amazing restaurants, spas and golf courses.
Romance on Hawaii’s Big Island
Whether you’re lounging at your resort, hunting for waterfalls or stargazing on Maunakea, romance flourishes on Hawaii’s Big Island.
Sig Zane Designs
Shop at designer Sig Zane’s flagship store, Sig Zane Designs, one of many unique shops in Downtown Hilo.
Sky Adventures above Hawaii’s Big Island
There is no better way to view the sheer scope and striking environmental contrasts of Hawaii's Big Island than from above.
Snorkeling and Scuba on Hawaii’s Big Island
From North Kohala to South Kona, Hawaii’s Big Island is famous for its calm and clear waters perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Snorkeling on Hawaii’s Big Island
From North Kohala to South Kona, Hawaii’s Big Island is famous for its calm and clear waters perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Stargazing atop Maunakea
Maunakea on Hawaii’s Big Island is home to one of the most renowned astronomical sites on the planet.
Surfing on Hawaii’s Big Island
Whether watching surfers or taking your first surf lesson, Hawaii’s Big Island offers fantastic surf adventures from Hilo to Keauhou.
Big Island Country Club
Hapuna Golf Course
Kahili Golf Course
Storytelling in Hilo with Sig Zane
Vijay Singh