Hawaii (Big Island)


Hawaii Vacations

If you’re planning on visiting the big Island of Hawaii you should know something about the local legend.  Legend has it that two gods, the demigod Kamapua’a, and the volcano goddess Pele did battle over the island. As the story goes they battled for a very long time and then made a deal to divide the big Island into two halves with the west side very dry and the east side very wet.

The big Island of Hawaii has some of the most varied climate zones in the world. The climate here ranges from Mauna Kea’s frozen tundra to East Hawaii’s tropical rain forest to Ka’u’s arid southern desert. Even with the Big Island’s crazy weather there is still very much to do here. You can check out some of the local golf courses such as Hapuna Golf Course, which was ranked as one the the best golf resorts in Nation. You can also go scuba diving to some of the best dive spots in the world. The underwater visibility around Big Island of Hawaii is usually about 100 feet.  You can see magnificent underwater lava flows and tubes.  If you like volcanos be sure to visit Mt. Kilauea, Hawaii’s most active volcano which has been continuously errupting since 1983. Ocean lovers can take a swim with dolphins at Dolphin Quest, a marine education and research center.  Afterwards friends and family alike can experience a local Luau with hula dancing, traditional music and enjoy the customary cusine including their famous pig roast known as kalua pork.

No matter what you’re into Hawaii has something for everyone.  Simply walking on the white and black sand beaches along the coast, enjoying the local nightlife or getting out on the water to do some fishing, you will feel right at home and have an unforgetable time. Be sure to plan a trip to The Big Island for your next family vacation.

There are many individuals who choose to vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii each year. Regardless of what season you choose to visit there will be plenty to keep you busy while you are here.  Tourist often choose to visit during the winter months just so they can experience warm weather a bit longer. Some who have a more flexible schedule actually spend most of the winter months in Hawaii while their normal home location is dealing with drastic temperatures. Normally the temperature doesn’t dip below 65 degrees in Hawaii.

For those traveling to the Big Island of Hawaii will be thoroughly impressed by the many attractions, activities, and places to explore while they are there. You can enjoy things such as shopping, fine dining, and relaxing at one of the many day spas. There are many Kona Condos to rent as a vacation rental on your stay here.

For those who are looking to stay active you can participate in many of the outdoor sports including swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, horseback riding, tennis, fishing, and playing golf. You can enjoy lounging on the sand white beaches of the island doing nothing but sunbathing and reading a good book. Many of the beaches offer additional services such as barbecue pits, picnic areas, and public showers for your convenience.

If you are still looking for a place to stay while visiting you will also be pleased with the selection to choose from. There is a wide variety of hotels, bed and breakfast, vacation rental homes, resorts, and condos. This is just a small list of what is available throughout the Big Island of Hawaii.

Shopping here is definitely an experience in its own. You will have a variety of shops to choose from including retail stores, souvenir shops, and specialty shops. If you are looking to purchase a unique gift or a specific item then you will be able to find it here.