Hawaii

Here are a few suggestions & choice places to visit whilst

you're here in Hawaii

Another beautiful beach is Hapuna Beach, just north

of the airport.  Plan at least half a day, it is always

in the top five when travel magazines name the worlds

most beautiful beaches.

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The snorkle trip to Kealekekua Bay to see the tropical

fish is awesome.  There are several boat trips to choose from. 

It just depends on how much you want to spend.

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The Captain Beans Dinner Cruise is also very entertaining

(especially if you enjoy seeing other tourists having to

wear grass skirts and dance with the natives).  My

wife has not stopped laughing at me yet!

Its about a 20 minute drive to the town of Kealekekua,

which is a neat little town.  There are two really good

places to eat near there, The Aloha Theatre Cafe and

The Coffee Shack (which is actually in Captain Cook).

Both are reasonably priced.

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Huggos might be a good place to splurge for a meal.

You can walk there from the condo.  The food is

very good along with a gorgeous view (but not

cheap). Jamesons By the Sea is also excellent

and you can watch the professional surfing just

a few yards away.  It is a few miles south of

our condo.

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Most anywhere you eat north of the airport

(Kohala) will be very good and very

expensive.  While you are in that area, stop

 by the Hilton Waikoloa Village...it has been

called the "Disneyworld of Hawaii".

The Kona Brew Co. is a good place for

lunch (sandwiches/pizza).  Be sure to

try some of the local beers, they are

quite good.

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If you decide to drive around the island one

day (you will need ALL DAY), there are

lots of waterfalls and gorgeous scenery

around Hilo.  Don't miss Akaka Falls.

Rainbow Falls is also very pretty.

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Volcano National Park is very interesting

and well worth a visit.  You could probably

take the Crater Rim drive, which would give

you a good overview, and then drive down

to the ocean to see where the lava

"explodes" in the sea.  You can see the

"tower" of steam that it creates from

miles away.