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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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