https://hostedvillas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/big-island-lava.jpgKilauea VolcanoNestled within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. A volcano tour is the best way to see this natural wonder, be it by boat, helicopter or by hiking across the dry lava fields.
https://hostedvillas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/b1-nhla-merrie-monarch-001-w.jpgMerrie Monarch FestivalThis annual festival held is considered “hula’s Olympics” and it turns the town of Hilo into the epicenter of all things hula. Taking place over a week in April, it features a parade, craft fair, live music and dance, and 3 nights of competition.
https://hostedvillas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/mauna-kea-telescopes.-big-island.jpgMauna KeaThis dormant volcano sits 13,796ft. above sea level and over 33,000ft. from the bottom of the ocean floor, making it the tallest sea mountain in the world. Its summit is also one of the clearest places on the planet for viewing the night sky through the large telescope observatories.
https://hostedvillas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/ahalanui-hot-springs.jpgHot PondsThere are several hot springs/hot ponds in the Puna district on the island’s eastern coast. Most are publicly accessible and are a great addition to any itinerary – the Ahalanui pond and the Pohoiki warm springs are two of the most popular.
https://hostedvillas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/anne-preble-198119-unsplash.jpgFarmers MarketsOne of the Big Island’s little-known gems, there are farmers markets spread out over the entire island – with a little planning you can stop at one for breakfast, another for lunch and another for a little souvenir shopping as you explore.
https://hostedvillas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/michele-de-paola-752434-unsplash.jpgGolfThe Big Island is known as the golf capital of the state, and Kona is at its centre. Championship courses by some of the biggest names are found here, and all offer spectacular settings. Volcano Golf Course is one of the world’s most unusual courses.