Best of the Big Island
When visiting the Hawaii Island, it’s essential to take in the local vibes. Try 100% pure Kona Coffee, visit one of the hundreds of coffee farms in Kona or check out the annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival in November. You can also stop by the Hilo Farmer’s Market to try the delicious and fresh local fruits and vegetables.
The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, located in Kau, is home to two active volcanoes, Maunaloa and the world’s most active, Kilauea. Due to the constant volcanic activity, beach goers can also take in the jet-black sand of Punalu’u Black Sand Beach. For another colorful beach, head over to Papakolea Beach (Mahana Beach) and experience one of only 4 green-sand beaches in the world!
The breathtaking waterfalls on the northeastern coast of this island are well worth the hike. Experience the 80-foot Waianuenue waterfall, which creates bubbling pools or take a guided tour to get a close look at the 1,300-foot Hiilawe Fall. The stunning 442-foot Akaka Falls in Akaka State Falls Park is a must-see, as well.