Akaka Falls State Park

Visit the tallest waterfall in the state of Hawaii, coming in at 442 feet, almost twice the height of Niagara Falls!

Hilo Bay Cafe

This new American/Japanese cuisine cafe almost seems to float above the city of Hilo!

OK Farms

OK farms sits on 1,000 acres nestled up against the Wailuku River in a small area called Pueo.

Big Island Year-End Events: 2023

Experience the holiday magic on the Big Island with festive events, from the Volcano Village Art Studio Tour to the Hilo Christmas Lights Parade, all showcasing Hawaii’s vibrant culture and cheer.

Kilauea Lodge

Step back in time at this classic rainforest lodge retreat, located in charming Volcano Village.

Hāʻena Beach (Shipman Beach)

Follow parts of the historical “Kings Trail” to a beautiful marbled black and white sand beach.

Pineapples Fresh Island Cuisine

A few of our go-to meals at Pineapples would be the Nui Nachos and Teriyaki Flank Steak appetizers, or the BBQ Kalua Pork Sandwich! If you enjoy fresh caught fish, then the fresh catch is always great as well.

Pololū Valley

This valley is a hikers paradise offering sweeping views of the Hamakua Coastline.

Nicoco Hawaiian Gelato Shop

Nicoco Hawaiian Gelato is locally sourced ingredients including fresh tropical island fruits and flowers.

Cafe Pesto

This local favorite has something for the whole family to enjoy!

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Big Island Year-End Events: 2023

Big Island Year-End Events: 2023

The Big Island buzzes with excitement as 2023 draws to a close, hosting an array of events from the artistic Volcano Village Art Studio Tour to the enchanting Downtown Hilo Christmas Lights Parade. Highlights include the melodious Waimea Christmas Chorus and the...

Kings’ Land Waikoloa

Kings’ Land Waikoloa

Kings' Land Waikoloa offers something for everyone! This resort is centrally located on the Kohala Coast allowing for you to easily travel around the island and experience Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Mauna Kea Stargazing and Manta Ray Diving. The pool bar and...

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Click here to get our special rates! Located at the mesmerizing Kaunaʻoa Bay, commonly known as Mauna Kea Beach. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel was built by Laurence S. Rockefeller in 1965 after he took a swim off the beach's dreamy shores. It became the first luxury resort on...

Fairmont Orchid

Fairmont Orchid

Fairmont Orchid is a AAA Four Diamond resort, resting on 32 stunning oceanfront acres. Staying true to its namesake, the resort features orchids of all varieties located in the beautiful landscape installments all over the property. The orchids have strong scents,...

Westin Hapuna

The Westin is located at the world-class coastal jewel and largest white sand beach on Hawaii Island, Hāpuna Beach.

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Palace Tower

Palace Tower at Hilton Waikoloa Village has always been a staple resort, located in the middle of the property. With access to multiple pools and close proximity to Nui Italian, this is a must stay!

Pure Kona Green Market

This quickly growing farmers market showcases the best of South Kona’s fresh island produce, art, food and baked goods!

Best Dining in Volcano

Best dining in volcano! It is difficult to find somewhere to eat in Volcano, but don’t worry! We have the inside scoop so you can always find a warm meal.

Miranda’s Farms

Drink award winning coffee fresh on the farm.

Merriman’s

An upscale restaurant with roots deeply embedded in Hawaii Island’s farming and ranching community.

Carlsmith Beach Park (Mahikea Island)

Wiggle your toes in the powdery white sand of the tidepools while being surrounded by marine life!

Hilo Bay Cafe

Hilo Bay Cafe is surrounded by the scenic Liliuokalani Park and Gardens, massive Banyan trees and the sparkling Hawaiian waters of Hilo Bay.

Copper Bar

Enjoy the sound of waves crashing on the shoreline and concentrate on the live slack key guitar music and mesmerizing hula dancing provided at Copper Bar!

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Kings’ Land Waikoloa

Kings’ Land Waikoloa

Kings' Land Waikoloa offers something for everyone! This resort is centrally located on the Kohala Coast allowing for you to easily travel around the island and experience Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Mauna Kea Stargazing and Manta Ray Diving. The pool bar and...

Westin Hapuna

Westin Hapuna

Click here to book and get our special rates! The Westin is located at the world-class coastal jewel and largest white sand beach on Hawaii Island, Hāpuna Beach. This fabulous luxury beach resort was renovated to highlight the pristine and vast panoramic ocean views...

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Click here to get our special rates! Located at the mesmerizing Kaunaʻoa Bay, commonly known as Mauna Kea Beach. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel was built by Laurence S. Rockefeller in 1965 after he took a swim off the beach's dreamy shores. It became the first luxury resort on...

Fairmont Orchid

Fairmont Orchid

Fairmont Orchid is a AAA Four Diamond resort, resting on 32 stunning oceanfront acres. Staying true to its namesake, the resort features orchids of all varieties located in the beautiful landscape installments all over the property. The orchids have strong scents,...

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Moon and Turtle: Drinks

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Moon and Turtle

Moon and Turtle

One of the best restaurants on the Big Island, there is always something new and delicious at Moon and Turtle.

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Best place to see the lava

On June 22, 2023, the Halemaʻumaʻu crater at Kīlauea’s summit is observed to be still actively erupting.

Moon and Turtle

One of the best restaurants on the Big Island, there is always something new and delicious at Moon and Turtle.

Big Island Year-End Events: 2023

Experience the holiday magic on the Big Island with festive events, from the Volcano Village Art Studio Tour to the Hilo Christmas Lights Parade, all showcasing Hawaii’s vibrant culture and cheer.

Moon and Turtle: Drinks

One of the best restaurants on the Big Island, there is always something new and delicious at Moon and Turtle.

Moon and Turtle

One of the best restaurants on the Big Island, there is always something new and delicious at Moon and Turtle.

Best place to see the lava

On June 22, 2023, the Halemaʻumaʻu crater at Kīlauea’s summit is observed to be still actively erupting.

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Kilauea Military Camp

Kilauea Military Camp

One of the best restaurants on the Big Island, there is always something new and delicious at Moon and Turtle.

Big Island Year-End Events: 2023

Big Island Year-End Events: 2023

Experience the holiday magic on the Big Island with festive events, from the Volcano Village Art Studio Tour to the Hilo Christmas Lights Parade, all showcasing Hawaii’s vibrant culture and cheer.

Moon and Turtle: Drinks

Moon and Turtle: Drinks

One of the best restaurants on the Big Island, there is always something new and delicious at Moon and Turtle.

Moon and Turtle

Moon and Turtle

One of the best restaurants on the Big Island, there is always something new and delicious at Moon and Turtle.

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Below are the best beaches on the Big Island, in no particular order. A number of them are known as some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We love these beaches due to their natural beauty, accessibility, and facilities.

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Best dining in volcano! It is difficult to find somewhere to eat in Volcano, but don’t worry! We have the inside scoop so you can always find a warm meal.

Best Resort Pools for Families

These pools allow for the whole family to let loose and relax! From slides, waterfalls, and volleyball nets, to more lavish private cabanas and rope bridges! These pools check almost all the boxes, and help to push your getaway to another level.

Best Restaurants Near Hilton Waikoloa Village

Cruising in Kohala and looking for the best casual spots to have a delicious meal? Look no further! The following restaurants are in no particular order.

Best Lava Viewing Spots

For the best view of the glow and lava, plan to view it at night or in the early morning hours. Check the weather conditions before you start your journey.

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Going out for a night in Hilo and don’t know where to eat? Hang on, because we have scoured all of Hilo town so you don’t have to. Hilo is a melting pot of so many different restaurants, below are a few of our favorite restaurants that bring us happiness and full stomachs.

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Kilauea Military Camp

Kilauea Military Camp

One of the best restaurants on the Big Island, there is always something new and delicious at Moon and Turtle.

Big Island Year-End Events: 2023

Big Island Year-End Events: 2023

Experience the holiday magic on the Big Island with festive events, from the Volcano Village Art Studio Tour to the Hilo Christmas Lights Parade, all showcasing Hawaii’s vibrant culture and cheer.

Moon and Turtle: Drinks

Moon and Turtle: Drinks

One of the best restaurants on the Big Island, there is always something new and delicious at Moon and Turtle.

Moon and Turtle

Moon and Turtle

One of the best restaurants on the Big Island, there is always something new and delicious at Moon and Turtle.