Big Island Travel Blog

Nothing is Better Than a Girls Trip to Hawaii

Ladies, we get it. Sometimes, you just need to drop everything and get away. And sometimes, that means leaving the kids, the dog, or your partner behind and getting some leisure time with just you and your girlfriends. You could go out for dinner and cocktails, hit the spa, or go lift weights at your Read More »

Honeymoons at the Holualoa Inn

Couple on their Big Island, Hawaii honeymoon

There may not be a more iconic honeymoon destination than Hawaii. Every old photo from a parent’s wedding album gives life to visions of being greeted with leis at the airport, taking in enchanting hula shows by torchlight and strolling along Waikiki Beach at sunset as gentle waves lap around your ankles. But the modern Read More »

Top 5 Scenic Drives on the Big Island

Top 5 Scenic Drives on the Big Island

As we have covered before, the Big Island is home to amazing hikes and endless backcountry adventures that you could spend years exploring. But in order to experience some of the most breathtaking views on the island, you need hardly leave your car. This month, we are covering some of the best scenic drives on Read More »

Intimate Big Island Weddings and Elopements in Paradise

If the idea of a grand wedding with a formal ceremony, elaborate reception, and endless guest list seems overwhelming, or simply isn’t your cup of tea, intimate Big island beach weddings and elopements at the Holualoa Inn offer a perfect balance of low-key elegance, intimacy, and convenience for couples looking to get married in paradise. Read More »

Top 5 Best Hikes on the Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii is a hiker’s dream. Within its 4028 square miles of land area are 11 different climate zones, a range of terrain types, and 13,796′ of potential elevation gain. Most trailheads are easily accessible from Kona and Hilo within an hour or two, which means hikers can explore a tropical forest, Read More »

Top 10 Big Island Events & Festivals in 2018 – 2019

cherry blossom tree festival on the big island

There is no shortage of Big Island events and activities to keep any visitor busy for the length of their stay. But if you are a repeat visitor, or if you are just looking for something unique to make your Big Island getaway even more memorable, you might consider attending one of the special events Read More »

Relaxing Staycation on the Big Island of Hawaii

Staycation view in hawaii

If you live in Hawaii and are in need of a getaway this year, a staycation in Hawaii might be your best bet to escape without taking too much time off or putting too much strain on your wallet. It can often feel overwhelming to plan a long trip to the mainland or Asia, but Read More »

Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Big Island this Summer

Beautiful beach on the Big Island of Hawaii

The Big Island of Hawaii has great things to offer visitors any time of year, but here are a few reasons you might want to consider experiencing summer in Hawaii for your island getaway. 1. It’s Less Crowded Aside from a peak around the Fourth of July weekend, summer is a good time to beat Read More »