Big Island Travel Blog

Two Cultural Festivals Showcase Big Island Heritage

Everyone has, at the very least, a general familiarity with Hawaiian culture. The flower necklaces called leis, for example, are known worldwide and might bring to mind warm welcomes in a tropical paradise of swaying palms and Pacific sunshine. Hula dancing is also a well-known practice, one which many visitors are introduced to during the Read More »

Top 10 Animal Adventures on the Big Island – By Air

By the time we made it to part 3 of this series, we realized a Top 10 list would not be enough to encompass all of the amazing animal adventures on the Big Island. For all of you who have continued to follow this post over the past several weeks, we now present the finale Read More »

Top 10 Animal Adventures on the Big Island – By Land

As we mentioned last week, the Big Island of Hawai’i is home to eleven of the world’s thirteen climate zone types, creating a paradise both for the creatures that inhabit them and animal lovers from around the world who come to witness the Big Island’s natural wonders. This is the second part of our series, offering Read More »

Top 10 Animal Adventures on the Big Island – By Sea


The Big Island of Hawaii is home to eleven of the world’s thirteen climate zone types. In the span of a mere ninety miles, a visitor could drive from a barren lava desert, up and over a sub alpine plateau, and back down into a lush tropical rainforest. This climatic diversity creates numerous habitats for Read More »

Elope to the Big Island!

The Big Island of Hawai’i is an idyllic location for those who would prefer to forego the pressure, expense, and occasional family drama of planning a traditional wedding in favor of an intimate ceremony with a few close friends or relatives in a tropical paradise. To those who still believe an elopement entails a trip Read More »

Holualoa Inn Reviews

Holualoa Inn

As a recipient of Fodor’s 2014 Hotel Award,’s Top 10 Luxurious B&B’s, and recurring Certificate of Excellence winner on TripAdvisor, we know we’re doing something right. We have even received recognition from Men’s Health, SFGate, Sunset, USA Today, National Geographic, Frommer’s, Lonely Planet, Huff Post, Trivago,  Wedding Wire, Culture Trip, and many more. But it Read More »

Hawaii’s Other Whales

Hawaii's Other Whales

Each December in Hawaii, the headline “The Whales are Here!” rapidly spreads across the internet, through blogs, onto the front pages of our newspapers, and into local talk story. The beginning of whale season eclipses the other spectacular events that occur around the same time, such as the first snows on the Big Island’s Mauna Read More »

Top 5 Dives in Kona

Top 5 Dives in Kona

The waters off the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i are renowned by divers for their excellent visibility and the abundance of coral and marine life found just offshore. The possibilities for dives sites are endless, and it was very difficult to choose which five would make it onto this list. Here are Read More »