Aloha from beautiful island of Maui! As a resident of Hawaii and a travel agent I make it a point to experience the islands as my clients would during their stay. This includes checking out hotels, resorts, and condos in Hawaii as well as tours and excursions.
Today’s blog is about my recent trip to the island of Hawaii aka “The Big Island.” There is much to see and do on “The Big Island” for example, visit an active volcano, check out a black sands beach, ride horseback in a remote valley, and more!
During my 3 day stay I stayed on the Kona side of the island for 1 night and 2 nights on the Waikoloa side. Both locations would be the resort side of the islands. Kona town is very laid back. It reminds me of Front Street in Lahaina, Maui 20 years ago.
There are many great places to eat, shop and drink. One of my favorites and a “must do” when in Hawaii is the Kona Brewing Company.
The other 2 nights I stayed in the more deluxe or luxury location on the island. This would be on the Kohala Coast in Waikoloa. Here you are surrounded by lava fields and 2 of the prettiest sandy beaches in Hawaii. The Big island of Hawaii does not have a lot of sandy beaches, so this location is great if you are a beach person.
The Kohala Coast is world renown for their golf courses with spectacular mountain and ocean views. There are 20 golf course on Hawaii’s Big Island, many that are carved out of ancient lava flows and meander past historical Hawaiian landmarks.
Another fun thing to do is to go on a 2 hour dinner cruise. This is a great way to get out and enjoy the water and the great views that Hawaii has to offer. This is a great activity for honeymooners!