Articles Tagged ‘big island’

Big Island beauty

Big Island beauty April 9, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Waipio Valley Child fishing during Kona sunset Kealakekua Bay Looking south from Kealakekua Yes, a zebra in South Point! Warm pond at Issac Hale Beach Park Looking east down the Puna coast Kalapana Lava Flow Hilo Bay and Mauna Kea Beautiful Ho`okena Beach

Star of the Sea painted church shares Kalapana’s past

Star of the Sea painted church shares Kalapana’s past March 30, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Mauna Kea’s lava flow of the late 80s and early 90s left just one building that still stands today, the Star of the Sea, or Kalapana’s Painted Church. Located on the left at the bottom of the Kalapana Highway, just before the fork in the road leading to the lava field that was once the beautiful...

Big Island beach is green with beauty

Big Island beach is green with beauty March 26, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
At the southern most point in the Hawaiian Islands on the Big Island, lies a secluded crescent shaped green sand beach. Located in South Point and blanketed in the green mineral olivine, a byproduct of the continuous volcanic activity, the beach is a mix of grayish sand a vibrant green – hence...

Come Face to Face with Manta Rays During a Nighttime Kona Dive

Come Face to Face with Manta Rays During a Nighttime Kona Dive February 29, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Sunset on the Kona coast marks the start of what is perhaps the Big Island’s most intriguing nighttime show – the manta ray feeding frenzy taking place inches from curious ocean lovers submerged in the dark sea. Manta ray dives have been a coveted experience for over a decade, offering guests...

Swim with dolphins at Ho`okena Beach

Swim with dolphins at Ho`okena Beach February 1, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
There doesn’t seem to be anything more romantic, adventurous, or special than swimming with dolphins – without a scuba instructor or dive cage. And the Big Island is known for just that. While each side of the island has spots known to locals as great for swimming with dolphins, one of the...

Uncle Billy’s Kona still delivers good service and low rates

Uncle Billy’s Kona still delivers good service and low rates January 27, 2012 | Hotels | Read More
Growing up on the east side of the Big Island, Kailua-Kona was our weekend getaway spot. Kona is usually dry and sunny, always warm, and covered in white sand beaches that the east side lacks. When we weren’t camping, Uncle Billy’s Kona Bay Hotel in Kona was our go-to affordable place to...

A Day In Puna

A Day In Puna August 19, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
So you’re on the Big Island, and you head to the east side, AKA the rainy side. You’ll want to explore deep in isolated Puna, known as the boonies. Begin your day down along the Puna coast enjoying nature in all of her glory. If you haven’t had breakfast yet stop by the town’s...

Rain, rain, don’t go away, the Big Island is still fun for play

Rain, rain, don’t go away, the Big Island is still fun for play May 19, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Hawaii just emerged from about a week of rain, thunder and lightening, puddles and blustery days. Personally, I enjoy the rain when it’s that heavy, when it’s truly fitting to where long pants, a cozy sweat shirt, and maybe even those fluffy Ugg boots that a lot of us girls in Hawaii long...