As you all probably know, Hawaii is comprised of a series of islands that all offer different sights and attractions. Maui, Oahu, and The Big Island are the most well known islands, with Oahu being the island that holds Honolulu and many of the more popular tourist attractions. However, Hawaii’s Big Island, also called Hawaii, is a beautiful and magical place worth visiting.
The Kona district is where the magic of the island truly lays. It is a 60 mile stretch between the Kona International Airport to Kealakekua Bay on the western part of the island. This district is where you will find amazing sandy beaches- both black and white sand- and delicious Kona coffee.
The water on this Western part of the island is remarkably calm and clear, making it perfect for snorkeling or diving. You can often find sea turtles, dolphins, and amazing multicolor fish swimming happily in their beautiful coral reef home.
If you wish to learn about the history of the island, you can visit a number of the historical parks, like the Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, which was once a sacred place of refuge for ancient Hawaiian lawbreakers. Here they could be absolved of their transgressions and reenter society. You can walk through huge statues, and see ancient sacred temples to fully immerse yourself in the culture. Take a walk through at sunset for a once in a lifetime experience.
Most people visit Hawaii for the beaches, and the Big Island does not disappoint. If you are staying at one of the larger resorts in the Kona district, they often come with their own beautiful sandy beach. However, if you are staying at a bed and breakfast or Air B&B farther inland, you can still find over a dozen beautiful beaches to visit. Many have restrooms and picnic tables to make a whole day of the experience. The water at every beach is crystal clear and perfectly blue, perfect for swimming or just relaxing on the sand.
If you are interested in visiting Hawaii, take a peek at the Go Hawaii website to plan your trip!