Have the best time on the Big Island!

We’d love to share our favorite locations on the island! It’s so hard to pick our Top 10, but here you are:

  1. Fun day at Waipio Valley

    We usually stop at Grandmas Kitchen for Eggs Benedict and Stake salad before going for a long day at Waipio. (The road down to the beach closed)

  2. Makalawena Beach

    We go there for a long day, we pack cold drinks, snacks, and towels. On weekdays the beach is usually less crowded and sometimes it feels like we are the only ones there. Truly a magical place!

  3. Night Manta Snorkelling

    You need to try and feel this magic. You can also see Mantas at Mauna Kea Restaurant or Sheraton hotel but not 2 feet away!

  4. Driving to Hilo

    We love Hamakua Coast and visit Botanical Garden, Akaka Falls and then go straight to Carlsmith Beach Park.

  5. Kona

    When we go to Kona, we order sushi at You make the Roll, a great place to grab fresh sushi, but be prepared to wait at least 1-2 hours! It is very popular among locals! After we grab food we go watch sunset at Kona Inn Restaurant and go to this secret beach

  6. Waimea Farmers Markets

    You can find us at farmers markets in Waimea on Saturdays. There are 4 markets in this small town. We grab coffee at Waimea Coffee and go for breakfast!

  7. Hikes:

    Best Hike – Pololu Valley, on the way we stop in Hawi Town for ice creams and Coffee.

  8. Best of the Best

    Best Place for snorkeling, kayaking, surfing or have a yoga class

  9. Foodies:

    Taste some beer, coffee, malasadas, macadamia nuts, chocolate,…

  10. Photos:

    Don’t forget to have a photo session for yourselves to remember your time in Hawaii!

Best Beaches:

Kona Area

Kukio Beach, Kikaua point park, Mahai’ula Bay

Kukio Beach (sandy beach+lava fields): Google Maps / Recent Gallery

Kikaua Point Park: Google Maps / Recent Gallery

Mahai’ula Bay (sandy beach +lava fields) & Makalawena: Google Maps / Recent Gallery

The End of the World Cliffs (only for adventurous!): Google Maps / Recent Gallery

Waikoloa Area

Hapuna, Mauna Kea, Beach 69, Kiholo bay, Puako Bay

Hapuna Beach: Google Maps / Recent Gallery (not available at the moment)

Mauna Kea Beach: Google Maps / Recent Gallery

Beach 69: Google Maps / Recent Gallery (not available at the moment)

Puako Bay/Hidden beaches: Google Maps

Kiholo Bay (black sand beach) (only for couple): Google Maps

Kohala Area

Pololū Valley, Waipio Valley

Pololū Valley (easy hike 15 mins down / 30 mins up): Google Maps / Recent Gallery (the permit is $110 + 4.712% HI GE TAX)

Waipio Valley (4×4 wheels drive): Google Maps / Recent Gallery (the road is closed at the moment)

Restaurants in Kona, Waikoloa and Kohala

Kona and Holualoa Area:

Papa Kona: $$ Brunch, Cocktails, and Good Coffee Google Maps

On the Rocks: $$ Happy Hour Google Maps

Waikoloa and Waimea Area:

Kuleana Rum Shack $$ Dinner

Red Water Cafe $$ Dinner

Hale I’a Da Fish House $: Best Poke Bowls, Google Maps

Merriman’s Big Island: $$$$ Special Dinner 🙂

Lava Lava Beach Club: Happy Hour and Sunset Google Maps

Favorite Attractions

Manta Ray Night Snorkelling

Mauna Kea Sunset and Stargazing

Two Steps Snorkelling

Waipio Valley

Green Sand Beach + South Point

Black Sand Beach

Hilo / Pahoa / Volcano

Carlsmith Beach

Pahoa Sunday Market

Botanical Garden or Onomea Bay

Falls: Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots

Volcano National Par

….& more…

Hawaii Tshirts: Sig Zane Design

Best Weather App: Windy

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