Big Island of Hawaii
Hilo & Waikoloa
Kona Jeep Rental
and Hilo Too
The culture of the Hawaiian people thrives on the Big Island. To truly experience island culture, we suggest that you take a cooking class, learn to dance the hula, speak the words of the native language, make a lei, and talk to islanders you see working in island establishments. If you are lucky enough to see a local practicing a native craft, take the time to watch them at work.
You’ll soon discover that every resort on the island has their special version of a luau, but don’t expect an accurate history lesson at one of these events. We laugh with our friends that luaus should be experienced-- once. Even the pricey ones serve up so-so food, and cutesy entertainment.
Look for wildlife-- whales, dolphins, tropical fish, seals, Nene geese, colorful birds and sea turtles
Relax on a beach. Will you choose black or white sand?
Visit a coffee plantation
Rent a hydro-cycle
Take to the tropical waters- swim, snorkel, surf, paddle-board, dive
Visit a farmers’ market for fresh flowers and produce (especially if your lodging includes a kitchen)
Enjoy a hike
Try to para-sail
Visit a gallery that features local artists
Stop by the local micro brewery for a beer sampler and leave with a growler
Take a tour: Snuba, helicopter/airplane, eco tour, whale watching, horseback ride, dinner cruise, kayak, zipline or enjoy an island history tour