Big Island of Hawaii Attractions

The real adventure begins as you travel to Hawaii’s Big Island where Kilauea volcano is at its most active. Head out of Hilo on Highway 11 to the village of Volcano. Check in at The Country Goose Bed & Breakfast before making your first foray into Volcanoes National Park. Visit the Kilauea Visitor Center then take a leisurely drive along the Chain of Craters Road pausing at the scenic lookouts and for short walks. Return to the center and explore the area including the Thurston Lava Tube. Browse the Volcano Art Center for artwork, gift items and books. Eat an early dinner at the Thai Thai Restaurant where you'll want to order the house specialty, a green mahi mahi curry.

Aloha Kayak: Kealakekua Bay

79-7248 Mamalahoa Hwy. Honalo HI 96750 U.S.

Kayak and Snorkel in Kealakekua Bay.

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters: Big Island Helicopter Tour

Queen Kaahumanu Hwy. (Waikoloa Rd.) Kahului HI 96720 U.S.

View the Big Island’s lava flows, black sand beaches and lush rainforests from above with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters.

Dahana Ranch Horseback Rides

Dahana Ranch Rd. Waimea HI 96743 U.S.

Discover Hawaii’s unique paniolo cowboy culture by taking a horseback ride through Dahana Ranch.

Dolphin Quest

69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr. Waikoloa HI 96738 U.S.

Get up close and personal with the friendliest ocean mammals. 

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

Old Puako Rd. Waimea HI 96743 U.S.

Hapuna is a popular beach along the Kohala Coast of the Big Island because of its large size and deep, clean sand.

Hawaii Forest and Trail Tours

73-5593A Olowalu St. Kailua Kona HI 96740 U.S.

The tours include Twilight Volcano Adventures and Kohala Waterfalls. 

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Volcano HI 96718 U.S.

For a primordial experience, head to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island, home of two active craters: Kilauea and Mauna Loa, the world’s largest.

Hookena Beach Park

86-4322 Mamalahoa Hwy. Captain Cook HI 96704 U.S.

Families spend hours at this beach enjoying activities from kayaking to camping.

Hualalai Golf Course

100 Ka'upulehu Dr. Kailua Kona HI 96740 U.S.

The Hualalai Resort is home to two courses, but the Nicklaus Signature Design is the one you want.

Hulihee Palace

75-5718 Ali`i Dr. Kailua Kona HI 96740 U.S.

Originally built out of lava rock, this former vacation home for Hawaiian royalty is now a historic site.