Shave ice is heaven in a cup on a hot day; a sugary delight made from a slice of ice so thin it creates a new texture in your mouth you've have probably never experienced. Like us, you may have grown up eating sno-cones. Don't be deceived: what we're talking about here is on a whole different …
The Big Island - Hawaii
The youngest of the islands, and the one actually named Hawai'i, is where you will find the active volcanoes (Volcanoes National Park) and miles upon miles of volcanic rock. It’s also home to Mauna Kea and the tallest peak of any of the Hawaiian islands.
Because of its youth, its beaches are smaller (although still lovely) and not always as accessible as other islands. You will find multiple color beaches here though (including green, black, and white).
The Big Island is the largest of the islands and takes a few hours to drive across or around.
It’s two main areas are the Hilo side and the Kailua-Kona side. The Hilo side is the windward side. With more rain it gives way to beautiful waterfalls and lush tropical botanical gardens. The Kailua-Kona side is the drier leeward side where you’re going to find more resorts, many coffee plantations, and the home of the Ironman Triathlon.
The Big Island goes from rural to small suburban towns. It has airports in Hilo and in Kona.
Below you will find all of the posts about the Big Island. Explore them to get a flavor of what you'll find awaiting you!
see the stars and milky way
It's not a mistake that Hawai'i has ~16 observatories. It's dark here. Get outside of the cities and you'll find a blanket of stars unlike anything you've probably seen before. Stargazing can be a romantic adventure to share with your beloved. Alone, with the stillness of the universe around …
Eat an Acai Bowl
If you like eating ice cream for breakfast, but want to be healthier, than the acai bowl is for you! Or if you need a great energy boost after a long hike, the acai bowl is your go-to food. Acai (a-sigh-ee: but the ee is quick that people's pronunciations just sound like a-sigh) is a berry from …