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 level! Quality shave… Read More
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!
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 you, holding each other. Yeah, it’s a pretty fantastic way to… Read More
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 Brazil that’s been… Read More
Every year humpback whales make their way from Alaska to Hawaii for (ahem) romantic reasons. They are just another group full of romantic tourists, one could say! // Why do the whales come to Hawaii? The waters of Alaska get cold and are full of predators, so the whales make their way south for protection during the breeding season and… Read More
One of the best ways to see the islands is by the air. And a doors-off helicopter tour is the epitome of that experience. I really can’t say enough good things about it. It’s one of the most unique ways to see the islands. The views you get are unbelievable. And if you’ve never flown in a helicopter before, the… Read More