Unleash your adventurous side with our top 5 exhilarating activities on the Big Island, Hawaii, the ultimate travel destination! With its breathtaking landscapes, clear turquoise waters, and towering volcanoes, the Big Island promises unforgettable Instagram-worthy moments. Luxury vacation rentals in Hawaii from Destinations in Paradise enhance your stay, letting you experience Hawaii in style.
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Ranked among Hawaii's most visited attractions, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO
World Heritage Site, is an international sensation. Hosting the Kilauea and Mauna Loa active
volcanoes, the park offers stunning landscapes, sacred sites, and exciting hiking trails. For easy
accessibility, we recommend a rental car as there's no public transportation within the park and internet access is limited. Get a sneak peek at live webcams on the park's website, courtesy of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Kona International Market
Looking for a unique local experience outside your Big Island vacation rental? Head over to the
Kona International Market for a taste of authentic Hawaii. This bustling market, offering both
outdoor stalls and an indoor shopping experience, showcases local vendors selling traditional
Hawaiian sculptures, statues, and arts and crafts. Indulge in local Hawaiian dishes and
international cuisine at the indoor food court. The family-friendly market operates from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
Surf at Kahalu'u Beach Park
Surfing enthusiasts, Kahalu'u Beach Park is your paradise! Suitable for both beginners and
seasoned surfers, it offers an exhilarating surfing experience with NW-SW swell direction.
Beginners can start close to shore, while experienced surfers can tackle the larger swells at the
outer breaks. Not into surfing? Explore Hawaii's marine life by snorkeling in the bay. Local surf
shops offer equipment and board rentals and expert instructors to help you conquer those waves.
Swim with Dolphins in Hawaii
Experience the thrill of swimming alongside Spinner and Pacific Bottlenose dolphins, frequent
visitors of the Big Island coastlines. Snorkelers and paddleboarders often encounter these
magnificent creatures in local bays. For a more structured experience, check out Sea tours in
Hawaii, offering sailing and snorkeling adventures that'll mesmerize the whole family.
Dining Experience at Merriman's
Enhance your Big Island vacation with a dining experience at Merriman's, located in Waimea. Chef Peter Merriman's iconic venue showcases fresh local produce and flavors, complemented by an extensive wine and cocktail list. Ensure a memorable lunch or dinner by booking in advance through your vacation rental's travel concierge, as tables fill up fast and walk-ins may not be accommodated.
Make the most of your travel adventure with these amazing activities on the Big Island, Hawaii.
Your unforgettable Hawaiian journey begins with us at Destinations in Paradise.