Big Island Travel Blog

Free Big Island’s National Park Pass – January 21, 2019

Kilauea volcano

This coming Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21st 2019, is one the the National Park Service’s fee-free days. That means you can visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, or any of the other parks on the Big Island (or in the country!) for free. If you happen to be on the Big Island this winter, Read More »

Flowers of the Holualoa Inn

Lili’uokalani, the last Queen of Hawaii, once said that for “true Hawaiians, flowers are necessary to their very life.” Flowers are everywhere in Hawaii, and they are inextricably intertwined with the local culture. In the spirit of the islands, our property includes 15 meticulously-landscaped acres adorned with fruit trees, herb gardens, and a rainbow’s array Read More »

Waimea Ocean Film Festival 2019

The Waimea Ocean Film Festival returns to Kohala this January at venues throughout Waimea Town and the coastal resorts. The timing of the festival coincides with the beginning of the winter season on Hawaii’s waters. This is the time of year when passing storms in the North Pacific generate the massive swells that make Hawaii’s Read More »

Holiday Season on the Big Island

What better way to spend the holidays than with your ohana here in the tropical beauty of the Big Island. With clear skies, sunny days, and comfortable temperatures, the holiday season on the Big Island is the perfect time of year to get away and soak up some sunshine and aloha to boost your spirits Read More »

Best Fall Events on the Big Island

Fall events on the Big Island

There are plenty of festivals and events going on during the Fall season! Here are a few of our favorite fall events on the Big Island: Ironman World Championship – Saturday, October 13th At the annual championship event of the Ironman triathlon season, over 2,000 of the world’s most elite athletes converge on Kailua-Kona. For Read More »

Big Island Local Food: The Best of the Season’s Harvest

When you think of the top five things on your must do list for your getaway to the Big Island, you might be thinking of waterfalls, beaches, sea turtles, and mountaintops. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Chances are, visiting a local farmer’s market might be a bit lower down on your list, if Read More »

Experience Winter in Hawaii like the Locals

Whale Breaching on Tropical Winter Vacation

As autumn approaches on the Big Island, the lull in volcanic activity and the return of clear skies and fresh air has breathed new life and vibrancy into our community. We are looking forward to the upcoming season to recharge and enjoy time with each other here on the island before the busy season begins Read More »

Experience Fall in Hawaii

Experience Cultural Events This Fall in Hawaii

The skies over the Big Island are the clearest they have been in the past decade. After a period of elevated volcanic activity in the Southeast of the Big Island, Kilauea’s eruptions are in a lull. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is reporting that aside from a few small streams of lava draining into the ocean Read More »