Your Ideal Hawaii Island Vacation




Why Hawaii Island is an Ideal Place for a Vacation

Hawaii Island has uncrowded, pristine beaches, hundreds of miles of coastline, an errupting volcano, and tropical jungles to explore. Whether you are on a tight budget or looking for a luxury resort, you get more vacation for your money on Hawaii Island.

Hawaii Island is larger than all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined and has twice as many things to do and see. The island is the least crowded with the best snorkeling, diving, fishing, swimming, and hiking. It has volcanoes, white sand beaches, turquoise bays, waterfalls, colorful flowers, and a warm tropical climate.

It is easy to underestimate how big the island is and how long it will take to get to the island's many sites and activities. It helps to have a guide when planning a vacation and after arriving on Hawaii Island. We wrote Your Ideal Hawaii Island Vacation: A Guide for Visiting the Big Island of Hawaii to help people tour places around the island with maps, detailed descriptions, photographs, and driving directions. The book includes driving tours with estimated driving times to help plan exciting trips to beaches, coffee plantations, historic national parks, tropical gardens, waterfalls, the active volcano, and around the island. It also has walking tours for Hilo and Kona. We included interesting stories about the events and people who made Hawaii Island such a special place.

Mauna Kea beach
Mauna Kea Beach

We started coming to Hawaii for our vacations twenty years ago. We fell in love with Hawaii Island and moved full-time seven years ago. We created this web site with photographs and videos of our experiences at some of the many places and activities on the island.

fish in Kona
Snorkeling in Kona

snow on Mauna Kea
Snow on Mauna Kea Summit

If you have a Kindle, Your Ideal Hawaii Island Vacation East Side: A Guide for Visiting Hilo, Volcano, Kau, and Puna on the Big Island of Hawaii is a great guide for a day or longer in Hilo and the east side of the island. A companion Kindle Your Ideal Hawaii Island Vacation West Side: A Guide for Visiting Kona and Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii covers Kona, the Kohala resorts, North Kohala, and the cowboy country in Waimea.

kona sunset
Sunset in Kona


If you are thinking about buying a home on Hawaii Island or moving to the island, these books offer some helpful advice:
YOUR IDEAL HAWAII HOME: Avoid Disaster when Buying or Building in Hawaii
YOUR IDEAL HAWAII MOVE: A Guide for Moving to Hawaii Island

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