Aloha! Our Big Island Hawaii vacation in December was EPIC! Seriously, I’m still daydreaming about the adventures we had (yep, still geeking out about the lava)! Want to see what we did or note down some ideas for your own trip to the Big Island? Check out our travel videos!
Our Big Island Travel Guide/Itinerary:
Day 1: South Point, Green Sand Beach, Punaluu Black Sand Beach
Day 2: Volcanoes National Park (Steam Vents, Sulphur Banks, Crater Rim Drive to the Sea Arch, Thurston Lava Tube, Jaggar Museum/Lookout)
Day 3: Rainbow Falls, Boiling Pots/Pe’epe’e Falls, Kalapana Lava Fields (Bike Rental and Hike)
Day 4: Punalu’u Bakery, Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, Big Island Candies
Day 5: Akaka Falls, Manta Ray Dives of Hawaii
Day 6: Hapuna Beach, views of Mauna Kea/Mauna Loa, Kona Hawaii Temple, Manta Rays
Day 7: Pu’uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge), Kailua-Kona – Ali’i Drive, Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha Hotel (Ulalani’s Shave Ice/Pool)
Day 8: Kayaking Kamakahonu and Kailua Bay, Waipi’o Valley Lookout
*Also… We flew Hawaiian Airlines from HNL to Kona Int’l Airport and back. We stayed at the KMC in Volcanoes NP and at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha Hotel in Kona.