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INTRODUCTION

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ISLAND MAP

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EXPLORE

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Kona

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Puna & Ka‘ū

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Hilo & Hāmākua

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Kohala & Waimea

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Family

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Golf

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Taste Hawai‘i Island

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Local Grinds

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Spa

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Romance

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Hale o Keawe at Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park stands as a proud reminder of the legacy left behind by Chief Keawe.

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t more than 4,000 square miles (and still growing) Hawai‘i’s youngest island is larger than the other seven major Hawaiian Islands put together. With that sprawling size comes great diversity: you can explore the summit of an active volcano at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park or visit remnants of old fishing villages. Listen to native birds sing in the rain forests or stroll the shoreline of black sand beaches. Discoveries from the scenic to cultural abound. Centuries before Kamehameha, the great unifier of the Hawaiian Islands, four ali‘i (chiefs) ruled their respective islands with absolute authority. Cloaked in the plumage of native birds, the ruling class of these islands were revered by their people and so celebrated that we still honor them today, centuries after their bones were secretly laid to rest. Their epic battles and deeds, preserved in oli (chants) and mele (songs), form so much a part of each island and live on as poetic testaments to their leadership prowess. Keawe, short for Keaweikekahiali‘iokamoku, was an ali‘i of the island of Hawai‘i in the late 17th century and brought unity to the people through diplomacy as well as strategic alliances and marriages. He is also the great-grandfather of Kamehameha, the chief who would become the first ruler of the unified Hawaiian Islands. Today, the honorary name of Hawai‘i Island is Moku o Keawe. Hale o Keawe at Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park is also a proud reminder of the legacy left behind by Chief Keawe. Each of the ruling chiefs of the Hawaiian Islands promoted peace and prosperity through unity. Their leadership and aloha for their people and the ‘āina (land) will forever be a part of Hawai‘i’s fabric as long as there are those who share their stories and continue their memory. Welcome to a dramatic, dynamic Hawai‘i Island.

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HILO INT’L AIRPORT (ITO)

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Isaac Hale County Beach Park MacKenzie State Recreation Area

Hāpuna Beach Park...................................... 30 min (25 miles) Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park ............... 2 hrs, 5 min (102 miles) Hilo................................................................ 1 hr, 35 min (75 miles) Honoka‘a ....................................................... 1 hr, 10 min (51 miles) Kailua-Kona ................................................. 10 min (9 miles) Kealakekua Bay ............................................ 45 min (25 miles) Keauhou ........................................................ 25 min (14 miles) Waimea ......................................................... 45 min (37 miles)

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Heritage Sites of Hawai‘i World Heritage sites are extraordinary places around the globe that have been recognized by the United National Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for outstanding natural and cultural value. There are 23 World Heritage Sites in the United States, and only two in Hawai‘i: Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, containing two of the world’s most active volcanoes (Maunaloa and Kīlauea), and the remote Papahānaumokuākea—Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and its surrounding marine environment. 800-648-2441 5


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ramatic lava landscapes to snow-capped mountains—the largest of the Hawaiian Islands is equal parts dynamic nature and deeply sacred history. It is here that the goddess Pele finally made her fiery volcanic residence, and that King Kamehameha I, unifier of the islands was born. Explore the diversity that this most expansive of the Hawaiian Islands has to offer.

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Explore KONA

Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

Sure, Kona is known for its world-famous coastline, but it’s also home to a vibrant local arts scene, an innovative natural science community and ancient Hawaiian sites that give a unique glimpse into the island’s past.

Explore this North Kona park to learn how the early Hawaiians survived in this rugged coastal environment. Among the park’s ancient sites are four ahupua‘a (traditional mountain to sea land divisions), as well as heiau (sacred temples), collection of ki‘i pōhaku (petroglyphs), and two fishponds.

Kona at Sea

AHU‘ENA HEIAU IN KAMAKAHONU BAY

Historic Kailua Village Once a sleepy fishing village, Historic Kailua Village is now a lively seaside town. Chic shops and restaurants cooking up local produce line the main road of Ali‘i Drive, which winds past historic spots such as Ahu‘ena Heiau, a reconstructed temple and final home of Kamehameha I. Just across the bay is charming Hulihe‘e Palace, former vacation residence for Hawaiian royalty and today a gathering place for community events. Visit on select Sundays to join the Sunday Strolls, which feature live Hawaiian music, entertainment and a guided walk through the neighborhood, ending at Kailua Pier and a historic heiau (pro tip: come back for sunset!). Visiting in October? Don’t miss the exciting bustle at the start and finish of the IRONMAN® World Championship.

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To see some of the island’s most magnificent offerings, think beyond the beach. The reefs off the Kona Coast are complex ecosystems containing a world of colorful tropical fish, mysterious eels and graceful turtles. And, there are so many ways to dive in! Some quite literally, including Kona Honu Divers, Jack’s Diving Locker and Big Island Divers. Or, catch one of the crafts from Atlantis Submarines or Kona Glass Bottom Boat. See p. 24 for

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Hōlualoa A former agricultural center, Hōluloa’s artists are inspired by the region’s natural beauty. On First Fridays, the township really comes alive, with art-centered events, gallery receptions and entertainment. Or, anytime of the month, check out the galleries and shops that line the main street and the Donkey Mill Art Center. For an unforgettable stay, the Hōlualoa Inn is a luxurious and serene spot that overlooks the water and sits on 30 acres of fruit and flower gardens.


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Settle into a quaint bed and breakfast and immerse yourself in history, from the vibrant St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, known as “The Painted Church” because of its striking murals, to sweeping Kealakekua Bay, the largest sheltered natural bay on the island. South Kona is also the birthplace of Kona’s world-famous coffee, making it the perfect place to tour a coffeeproducing estate like Greenwell Farms. Other local favorites? Big Island Bees for luscious Hawaiian honey (try its creamy ‘ōhi‘a lehua honey, from blossoms only found in the islands) and the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory making bars from 100% Hawai‘i-grown cacao beans.

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Ancient Hawaiian society could be unforgiving. Break the law and face death. Unless, that is, the culprit could make it to a “place of refuge,” such as Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau. At these sacred places of peace and amnesty, criminals were safe from persecution, provided they reached it before the law caught up with them. Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau is actually one of the island’s five national parks and home to other significant sites, including: the 1871 trail, an abandoned farming and fishing village, three hōlua (sledding paths) and Hale o Keawe, a structure surrounded by ki‘i (carved wooden images) and which houses the bones of great chiefs.


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Explore PU NA

Nestled between Hilo and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, the Puna countryside holds its own charms, from the drama of unique geological formations to the blooming brilliance of an orchid farm.

Cheery, vintage storefronts and a raised wooden sidewalk infuse Pāhoa’s wee downtown with a charming Wild West atmosphere and playful personality. Known for its free-spirited community, you’ll find local and artistic flair, homegrown eats, galleries and mom and pop shops to poke your head into.

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Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

Lava Tree State Monument

Get lost in the orchids at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, home to over 1,000 delicate and prized blooms. The 13,000-square-foot showroom—or as Akatsuka calls it, the maze—displays one of the largest orchid collections in the Islands as well as anthuriums and other tropical flowers. Purchase a few plants for yourself, go on a self-guided (and free!) tour of the showroom, or opt for a guided tour that comes with tastings of Akatsuka’s in-house pohā (gooseberry) ice cream or lunch.

In 1790, a lava flow swept through this tropical wooded area on the outskirts of Pāhoa, engulfing the trees in fiery waves. When the lava hardened and cooled, the trees were gone, replaced by striking columnlike formations were left in the wake as reminders of Pele’s wrath. Today, you can stroll through this moss-coated “forest” on a .7-mile hike—be aware the path is uneven, so be careful—and get a glimpse into the intrinsic role volcanic activity has in shaping, and reshaping, the island topography. DAEJA FALLAS

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Explore KA‘Ū

Encounter remote towns and a taste of old Hawai‘i when you venture out to Ka‘ū, which also holds the distinction as the southernmost region of the United States.

Did you know a certain not-yet-famous writer named Samuel Clemens once spent four months in Hawai‘i? In 1866, he recorded his observations of the Islands for a West Coast newspaper 10 years before readers got to know him as author Mark Twain. His tenure in the Islands is immortalized at the Mark Twain Square along Highway 11. The now-privately owned area includes a park perfect for lounging, with a monkeypod tree and garden. The original tree, planted by Twain in 1866, was knocked down by winds in 1957. A cutting was saved, replanted and regrown.

Manukā State Wayside Park In 1988, as a response to concerns over development pressure potentially limiting public access to the state’s precious trail and hiking resources, the Nā Ala Hele trail program was established. Now, visitors and locals can enjoy trails all over the Islands, from protected seaside strolls to treks deep into the rainforest. A great way to discover the Nā Ala Hele system is through the 2-mile loop trail in Manukā Natural Area Reserve, home to cultural sites, native and non-native plants and animals, and a pit crater from lava flow formations. About a half-hour drive down the road will take you to the majestic Punalu‘u Black Sand Beach, formed when molten lava shatters as it touches the cool ocean water. You’re apt to stumble upon ki‘i pōhaku (petroglyphs) and native animals such as the endangered hawksbill turtle, threatened honu (green sea turtles), endangered ‘ōpe‘ape‘a (Hawaiian hoary bat) and ‘io (Hawaiian hawk). 14

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PUNALU‘U BEACH PARK

Punalu‘u Sweet treats and a striking beach make out-of-the way Punalu‘u a worthwhile stop. First, there’s Punalu‘u Bake Shop, known for its fluffy sweet bread that Neighbor Island families stock up on when they visit. The kalakoa (variety of colors) loaf blends mango, guava and taro-flavored dough for a vibrant swirl in every slice. Located in quaint Nā‘ālehu, the bakery has a large gift shop and a tropical garden complete with fishpond, ideal for sitting and munching. www.punaluubakeshop.com

Ka‘ū Coffee Mill

Kalae and Nā‘ālehu

Hawai‘i is one of only two states that grow coffee, and the smooth, rich blends from beans grown in our volcanic soil are widely considered some of the best in the world. Taste the difference at the 100-acre Ka‘ū Coffee Mill. Not only are the coffee plants grown here, but they’re processed (roasted, milled and more) on-site. Take a (free!) tour to learn about the coffee-making process, or just stop by the visitor center and retail store for complimentary coffee samples and tasty, Hawai‘i-made souvenirs. www.kaucoffeemill.com

The rocky shoreline of Kalae is said to be the place where Polynesians first landed in Hawai‘i, making it rich with cultural sites—fishing shrines, mooring holes and more—and collectively providing the longest and most complete archeological record of human occupation in the islands. It also includes the earliest recorded occupation site (A.D. 124) in the state. If you visit, remember that the South Point complex is registered as a National Historical Landmark, containing a small heiau (temple) and other sites. It’s accessed only by a one lane, rough road. Be respectful and treat it with aloha!


USGS HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

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ll Hawaiian islands have a volcanic past. But on Hawai‘i Island, dynamic Kīlauea, known as the most active volcano in the world, is still transforming the landscape. At Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, where austere rock meets tropical rain forest, millions of years of geological activity have created an otherworldly landscape of contrasts. There’s so much to discover here, including native plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. And the sacred home of revered Pelehonuamea, or Pele, goddess of the volcano, is here, in Kīlauea. Visit the Kīlauea Visitor Center to watch its signature video in the theater or shop for souvenirs. Drive the Chain of Craters road, which takes you past scenic lookouts, lava fields and formations, and a sea arch. www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit

Halema‘uma‘u Crater The park’s ever-evolving nature can be best seen in Halema‘uma‘u Crater. On May 10, 2018, after 10 years of visibility, the famous glowing lava lake within the crater disappeared from view. Near-daily collapse events changed the summit landscape dramatically, and then, on Aug. 1, 2019, scientists confirmed a new, growing pond of water forming inside the crater. While the mini lake is not visible from public areas, it is tangible evidence of the volcano’s powerful, dynamic and transmutative nature. You can see it through the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s webcam at volcanoes.usgs. gov/volcanoes/kilauea/multimedia_webcams.html

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Explore HILO

Vintage buildings and a windward climate give the island’s capital city a charming, tranquil flair. It’s a go-to spot for cascading waterfalls, rainbows, serene gardens and blast-from-the-past bayfront strolls.

It’s no surprise that verdant and lush Hilo, known for its rainy, windward climate, houses a multitude of flourishing gardens and parks. One of our favorites is the 24.6-acre, Japanese-style Lili‘uokalani Gardens, which is named after Hawai‘i’s last queen who donated the land. With rock gardens, bridges, fishponds and other structures, it was built in 1917-19 and is said to be one of the largest Edo-style gardens outside Japan. It includes a 2.5-mile trail that traverses through the garden, down shady and picturesque Banyan Drive, and out to the teeny islet, Mokuola (also known as Coconut Island). As you venture just outside of town, discover how two iconic waterfalls, Pe‘epe‘e Falls (aka Boiling Pots) and Waiānuenue (or Rainbow Falls) at the Wailuku River State Park, got their illustrative names. And, be sure to visit the Hawai‘i Tropical Botanical Garden, with over 2,000 species of rare and exotic plants. Located on the 4-mile scenic route at Onomea Bay, the garden’s trails pass tranquil streams and cascading waterfalls. Self-guided tours of lush gardens and waterfalls are also offered at World Botanical Gardens and Umauma Experience.

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Waterfalls Hawai‘i Island is a paradise for waterfall lovers. At ‘Akaka Falls State Park, one leisurely hike leads to two magnificent waterfalls, and along the way, you’ll experience the Hawaiian rain forest’s bevy of flora. The first stop on the paved footpath is stunning Kahuna Falls, dropping 100 feet from the mountaintops. Next, dramatic ‘Akaka Falls paints a spectacular picture as it plunges 442 feet.


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Downtown Hilo Downtown Hilo is a quaint, retro gem of a neighborhood that offers a snapshot of yesteryear Hawai‘i along the waterfront. Take in the vintage architecture, historical sights, museums, shops and restaurants overlooking Hilo Bay. Standout stops include the Pacific Tsunami Museum, which serves as a living memorial to those who lost their lives in past tsunamis, and the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center, headquarters for the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, or Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. At the latter, you’ll find a 3,500-gallon saltwater aquarium, interactive exhibits and lifesize models of wildlife found on the Northwestern islands. Nearby, Hilo Farmers Market is also a festive, bustling affair, and open daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (The best days to visit, are when the most vendors are there, and that’s Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

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Explore Big Island Candies

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Established in 1977, Big Island Candies’ claim to fame is its iconic shortbread cookie, a buttery confection in a variety of flavors dipped in chocolate. These and other specialties– biscotti, brownies, mints and more–are handmade. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how these sweet treats are made (and samples!) at the Hilo factory. www. bigislandcandies.com

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory A short drive through macadamia nut orchards sets the scene for a tour of one of the island’s most indulgent crops. Find out how the rich nuts are grown, husked, processed and turned into delicious treats like their housemade macadamia nut ice cream. www.maunaloa.com

‘Imiloa means to seek or explore. The University of Hawai‘i’s ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s planetarium and interactive exhibits dives into the connection between astronomy and cultural traditions, including WAIPI‘O VALLEY OVERLOOK navigation by the stars. Check out one of the incredible IMAX-style movies while you’re there. Some of the films will make you feel like you’re flying through space!

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Take a road trip along the Hāmākua Heritage Corridor scenic drive, known for its miles of water-carved gulches, valleys thick with tropical foliage, cascading waterfalls and seaside vistas. Just head north out of town and follow the coastline. Starting in Hilo, you’ll pass the pastoral Old Māmalahoa Highway and the emeraldgreen sands at Laupāhoehoe Beach Park. In Hāmākua district, you’ll find small, quaint Hawai‘i country towns including historic Honoka‘a and its tiny main street of local specialty storefronts, such as Hāmākua Fudge Shop and Honoka‘a People’s Theatre. Also on the route is Kalōpā Native Forest State Park and Recreation Area, where you can hike through a forest of ‘ōhi‘a trees, and an arboretum of other native plants, at a 2,000-foot elevation.

Waipi‘o Valley, once an important center for political and religious life and home to thousands of Native Hawaiians, holds deep historical significance. Today, the remote community is home to fewer than a hundred people who live and work close to the land. The undeveloped landscape, with its sweeping coastline and sheer, lush cliff sides, attract visitors every year, eager to see this quintessentially Hawai‘i slice of paradise. It’s visible from the overlook at the end of Hāmākua Heritage Corridor Drive. Keep in mind that is a working valley for kalo (taro) farmers—much of it is private land and accessed by a steep, narrow and dangerous road. Your best bet? Book a guided tour or a helicopter company such as Paradise Helicopters or Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and gaze at the scenery from above.

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Explore K O HAL A

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Head north into the Kohala region and step back in time. Tropical wildernesses create settings ripe for outdoor rambling, while historical sites offer snapshots of the island’s history, from ancient times all the way up to the ranching days of the 19th century.

Kamehameha Statue In the small town of Kapa‘au stands the original Kamehameha I statue, erected not far from where King Kamehameha himself was born. Ancient prophecy announced his birth and his destiny as a great warrior, diplomat and leader and, true to predictions, in 1810 he would go on to unite the Hawaiian Islands as one royal kingdom. While some may be familiar with the Kamehameha Statue in downtown Honolulu, that piece is actually a replacement, commissioned after the original one from Florence, Italy sank off the Falkland Islands in 1880. The original statue was recovered in 1912, restored, and installed here in Kapa‘au.

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The wilds of the northern point of the island hide all manner of ways to get lost in Mother Nature. ATV Outfitters send you on rollicking ATV tours into untrekked areas of forests and coasts. Or, explore Pololū Valley (the view from its panoramic scenic lookout is one of the most magnificent in the state) by hiking down to a black-sand beach. The hostile waters at Kēōkea Beach Park means swimmers should stay out, but an elevated picnic area with a stellar view of the gorgeous rocky cove make it a favorite spot for sightseeing and gathering. Just north, the century-old Kohala Ditch is a system of tunnels and flumes that once shuttled fresh water to sugar cane plantations. With Flumin’ Kohala, visitors can actually kayak down 3 miles of channels, floating through private lands and waterways that are otherwise inaccessible. Or, learn a little something at the Ho‘opūlama Science and Discovery Center, the Hawai‘i Wildlife Center’s interactive educational facility with exhibits centering around native bird rehabilitation and conservation processes. Take a virtual tour of a wildlife hospital, stroll in a native garden, or try your hand at being a wildlife vet.

A self-guided tour through partially restored remains of this ancient coastal settlement will give you a glimpse of life in an early Hawaiian village. Visit sites where hale (homes) have been erected, along with canoe hālau (long houses) and more. Or, try your hand at ancient Hawaiian games such as ‘ulu maika (stone disc rolling) and kōnane (a checkers-like game of strategy).

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In the upland town of Waimea, paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) culture rules. The first cattle were given to King Kamehameha in the late 1790s. Decades later, thousands were running wild and Mexican-Spanish vaqueros (cowboys) were brought in to teach Native Hawaiians how to keep the animals in check. Waimea was the center for Hawai‘i’s important ranching industry in the 19th century, and remnants of that era are still present today. Visit the Paniolo Heritage Center to learn more about the history, and to see photos and saddles from the time. Then, take a tour at Anna Ranch Heritage Center, home of the late Anna Lindsey PerryFiske, also known as the “First Lady of Ranching” in the Islands. While you’re in the area, don’t miss visiting the old-timey and eclectic Waimea General Store and the lively farmers markets (Wednesday and Saturday). Set aside time to tour Hamakua

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awai‘i Island is home to all but four of the world climate zones, so you can hike in a rain forest, walk on a desert-like lava trail, or play at a white sand beach in a single day, year-round. Explore the striking and ever-evolving landscapes of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, snorkel with graceful manta rays and dive into the blackness of deep ocean, watching as marine life illuminates the night waters. Watch for whales migrating in the winter season or lounge in a hammock listening to the surf rolling up and down the shore.

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Cruise Companies such as Body Glove Cruises offer sunset rides down the Kona Coast. A local historian points out significant sites on the way south to Kealakekua Bay as you indulge in a buffet with kālua pig and coconut rolls, and on the way back watch the setting sun as local musicians play. For a more exciting ride, sign up for an adventure with Captain Zodiac, where fast maneuverable vessels take you on dolphin or whale-watching tours. Want to peek underwater without getting your hair wet? Atlantis Submarines takes you 100 feet underwater in air-conditioned comfort to view a 25-acre natural 24

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coral reef off the Kona Coast.

Kayak and SUP Grab a paddle and a kayak or SUP (stand-up paddle board) to get acquainted with the waters around the island. Paddle at your own pace along the shores of Hilo Bay or the numerous coves that line the Kona and Kohala coasts. Rent equipment from places including Kona Boys, or sign up for one of their guided tours.

Whale Watch From November through May, humpback whales travel from summer feeding grounds in Alaska to birthing waters off Hawai‘i. Almost

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The Island of Hawai‘i has over 266 miles of coastline and the most marine life conservation districts in the state. Walk on white- and blacksand beaches, wade into waves that etch the cliff sides or skim above colorful fish darting through marine preserves.

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anywhere along the Kona, Kohala and Hilo shoreline will provide a great view of the graceful giants swimming with their babies or, if you’re lucky, leaping in the air. You can also sign up for a whale-watching cruise from companies including Mauna Lani Sea Adventures, which takes

you along the Kohala coast, a marine mammal sanctuary. Ocean Sports also has early morning and mid-morning cruises, so you can wake up with whales, and through a hydrophone, perhaps even hear their haunting songs.

Dive Descend through lava tubes and into caverns to discover a small wreck on the ocean floor with companies including Jack’s Diving Locker. You might spot a longnose hawkfish or Tinker’s butterflyfish. In addition to evening dives with manta rays, Kona Honu Divers can take you blackwater diving, a night dive miles offshore (no this isn’t the beginning of a horror movie). You will hang from a 60-foot tether over water that’s 4,000 feet deep to watch openocean animals drift by, from clear larval fish to cephalopods. After-dark dives are particularly popular on this island and Big Island Divers

can take you deep into the blackness. But if you prefer to explore shallower waters, opt for reef dives.

Fish For a reel good time, fish for deep-sea tuna, blue marlin, ono (wahoo) or mahimahi in the blue waters. Most charter fishing boats leave from the Kona side, including Humdinger Sportfishing,

captained by a fatherand-son team, who take only six people per trip, ensuring a personalized experience, and hopefully, a great catch. Bite Me Sportfishing

has seven boats of varying sizes and can accommodate up to 37 people.


Beaches The Island of Hawai‘i is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. We recommend only swimming at beaches with lifeguards, which include: Swim with Manta Rays

Snorkel Introduce yourself to Hawai‘i’s friendly fish. There are hundreds of snorkeling sites around the island where you can find fascinating underwater life. All you really need is goggles, but a snorkel, mask and flippers are helpful. Be sure to look out for the humuhumunukunukuāpua‘a (Hawai‘i’s state fish). Please do not approach protected marine animals. You can sign up for snorkel tours with companies including Fair Wind, which combines a scenic cruise with snorkeling, or Sea Quest Hawaii for a chance to swim with wild dolphins. If you venture on your own, the best sites are on the western side of the island between South Kona and the Kohala Coast. Here are our favorite snorkeling spots:

HILO • Carlsmith Beach Park • Honoli‘i Beach Park • Leleiwi Beach Park • Onekahakaha Beach Park • Richardson Ocean Park KOHALA COAST • Hāpuna Beach State Rec Area • ‘Ōhai‘ula or Spencer Beach Park KONA • La‘aloa, or White Sands, Beach Park • Kekaha Kai State Park

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One of the most magical experiences on Hawai‘i Island is swimming alongside manta rays, elegant creatures with wingspans of up to 16 feet. Don’t worry, they feed on plankton, not people, and can’t sting you! The Kona Coast is the most popular location to find them. Join a night boat tour, such as Anelakai Adventures, which will take you onboard a double-hull canoe. Tour operators set up bright lights on the ocean to attract the feeding rays; You can dive to the ocean floor or hover above the graceful rays.

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HILO Wai‘ōlena/Waiuli (Leleiwi) and Richardson Ocean Park The shallow waters are good for beginners (stay near the shore!).

KOHALA ‘Anaeho‘omalu Bay This protected, sandy bay has great visibility.

Welcome to Paradise in Paradise Spread out and settle in at Marriott’s Waikoloa Ocean Club. Make yourself at home in a well-appointed 1- or 2-bedroom suite with kitchenette and spacious living and dining areas. Exploring our newest Hawaiian resort, you’ll be surrounded by brilliant whitesand beaches, clear blue waters and lush island flora.

KONA Kealakekua Bay This marine preserve offers great visibility, especially on the north side of the bay.

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Hiking, biking or taking to the skies are some of the best ways to appreciate Hawai‘i Island’s unique landscape and attractions.

Hike Take a hike? With pleasure. From coastal trails to lush forest paths, and even petroglyph fields, the island of Hawai‘i has a wealth of hiking options. Get a snippet of Hawai‘i’s history while traversing along a section of the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail—a 175-

mile corridor and trail network of cultural and historical significance. Staying on the Kohala Coast? Try the Kawaihae to ‘Anaeho‘omalu trail

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(15.4 miles). Other hikes will take you into tropical wilderness and volcanic landscapes, to quiet beaches, romantic waterfalls and ridgeline lookouts and across open ranchlands. For more information on Hawai‘i’s Trail and Access System, visit www.hawaiitrails. hawaii.gov/trails. If you prefer a guided tour, join Hawaii Forest & Trail, which leads birdwatching tours through native habitats in dryland areas and rainforests, where you might spot endemic birds

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like the crimson ‘i‘iwi and inquisitive ‘elepaio. The company also offers an in-depth hike through a lava tube and into the ever-changing landscape of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Zipline Soar above the forests and waterfalls of Hawai‘i Island at 35 mph for a different view of the island’s backcountry. Companies such as Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience

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glide alongside a friend. Afterwards, decompress with a meditation tour just steps away. Or you can combine ziplining with sightseeing with KapohoKine Adventures, which offers itineraries pairing a tour of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park with a zip course almost eight miles long.

Stargaze You can see 80% of the stars from the island of Hawai‘i. Our skies on the Kohala Coast are clear,

dry and away from too many city lights, making it the perfect place for stargazing. Or visit ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i in Hilo, where

you can view IMAX-style movies in the planetarium and learn more about Native Hawaiians and their connection to the night sky.


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You can ride the worldfamous IRONMAN® World Championship biking segment—112 miles roundtrip along Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway from Kailua-Kona to the turnaround in Hāwī. Not that much of an athlete? Sign up for a guided bike tour of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park with companies such as Bike Volcano. Other options include Big Island Bike Tours, which offers rides from easy to expert throughout the island.

Explore paniolo (cowboy) country on horseback. Paniolo Adventures offers rides on Ponoholo Ranch, an 11,000-acre working cattle ranch stretching from the rainforest to the ocean on Kohala mountain. Ho‘omau Ranch gives you time to acquaint yourself with your horse’s personality while enjoying the scenery in South Kona. Horseback rides at Dahana Ranch offer thrills for both novice and experienced riders, and there’s even an option to herd cattle.

Rise above it all. Nearly twice as big as all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined, the island of Hawai‘i’s sheer size is amazing. Helicopter tours give you context and help you appreciate the island as you witness hidden valleys and waterfalls. This thrilling perspective provides views of usually inaccessible scenery.

Hawai‘i’s Most Unique Landings Adventures & Charter Experiences

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Dolphin Quest Learn about spinner dolphins at the oceanfed lagoon at Hilton Waikoloa Village. Kids will dive in with a marine mammal specialist and get to touch, feed and play with these charismatic creatures. There’s even an underwater scooter option, so you can swim alongside them beneath the surface.

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Ho‘opūlama Science and Discovery Center Kids can learn all about Hawai‘i’s native birds at the Hawai‘i Wildlife Center’s interactive area. Identify species, from the colorful ‘apapane to the Hawaiian hoary bat, and watch through live video feeds as the center’s team takes care of sick and injured birds. www. hawaiiwildlifecenter.org

the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center. Look for the giant titanium cones on the university campus—they house a planetarium showing 3D movies; a floating globe that uses real data to display the ripples of earthquakes and tsunamis; and dozens of hands-on displays about navigation, the stars and planets as told through a local lens and in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian language).

their stories while keiki (kids) see lunch prepared on an openhearth stove, touch toys made from plants and learn how the Uchida children helped harvest the crops. www.konahistorical.

at one of the only seahorse farms of its kind, dedicated to protecting the species in the wild.

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Onekahakaha Beach Park Little swimmers can paddle in the shallow, sandy-bottom waters monitored by lifeguards. Just stay inside the breakwall, which keeps away bigger waves. The park includes picnic pavilions on the grass, shady trees, showers and restrooms.

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‘Imiloa Astronomy Center Centuries ago, the stars led the first Polynesian voyagers to the islands. Today, the clear skies above Hawai‘i Island make for an ideal place for the exploration of space. Kids can experience how Hawaiian culture and science intersect at

Kona Coffee Living History Farm Step onto the grounds of a farmhouse and travel 100 years back in time. Kids will experience life as the Uchida family, coffee pioneers from the 1920s. Friendly docents will tell

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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm Little ones and their parents will have the opportunity to learn more about exotic seahorses

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Make sure to visit the eight Heritage Sites of Hawai‘i. These special places provide significant historical, cultural and environmental contributions to the island of Hawai‘i.

1. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Hawai‘i’s most popular attractions.

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Those who say “the journey is the destination” may be talking about a drive around the island of Hawai‘i. This drive earned the island one of National Geographic’s 50 Ultimate Road Trips in the World and Rand McNally’s Best of the Road, the only road trip to make the list in the state. Rent a car, or guided circle island tours are also available.

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3. Lapakahi State Historical Park Take a self-guided tour and explore traditional Hawaiian lifestyles.

2. ‘Akaka Falls State Park

4. Pu‘ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site

A self-guided walk leads to two amazing waterfalls, ‘Akaka Falls (442 feet) and Kahuna Falls (100 feet).

This site features one of the largest heiau (temples) built in Hawai‘i.

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5. Kaloko-Honōkohau National Historical Park

7. Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park

Find out about life in early Hawai‘i by learning about fishpond systems, viewing ki‘i pōhaku (petroglyphs) and heiau (temples).

This is where Captain James Cook first set foot on the island of Hawai‘i in 1779, and died about a month later. A monument stands here in his name.

6. Hulihe‘e Palace

8. Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park

Once a favorite retreat of Hawaiian royalty, this palace features original koa furniture, Hawaiian artifacts and personal memorabilia of the royal family.

This 180-acre park was once royal grounds and a place of refuge for Hawaiian lawbreakers.


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What better place to tee off than surrounded by breathtaking mountain ranges and the Pacific Ocean? We’ve got more oceanfront holes than any other island in the Pacific. Just don’t let the beautiful surroundings distract you—these gorgeous courses are fun yet challenging! Play at courses by designers like Perry Dye, Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay, William Bell, Jay Morrish and Robert Trent Jones.

Francis H. I‘i Brown North and South Courses at Mauna Lani Resort The courses offer challenges for novice and professional golfers alike. 68-1310 Mauna Lani Dr, Kohala Coast, 808-885-6655, www.maunalanigolf.com

Mauna Kea Golf Course Repeatedly on “best course” lists, playing on this 18-hole resort course is demanding but rewarding for its breathtaking beauty. 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Kohala Coast, 888-9-PRINCE, 808-882-5400, www.maunakeabeachhotel.com/golf/

Hapuna Golf Course The distinctive design elements of this course combine to create a stunning natural tapestry. 62-100 Kauna‘oa Dr, Kamuela, 866-774-6236, 808880-3000, www.westinhapunabeach.com

The more the world changes, the more you’ll appreciate how some things stay the same. We think the best things in life endure the test of time. Stroll our signature white sand beach or swim with the mantas in idyllic Kauna‘oa Bay. Indulge in every timeless moment at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

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Waikoloa Beach & Waikoloa King’s Golf Course Spectacular, historic and compelling, the Beach and Kings’ courses challenge golfers where shimmering Pacific meets stark black lava.

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Makani Golf Club

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This course offers golfers a cooler climate with refreshing breezes and sweeping vistas of mountains and the ocean.

Hualālai Golf Club

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Kona Country Club Just 6 miles away from Kailua Village, the club features spectacular ocean views, excellent facilities and friendly service. Expect pleasant sunny skies, gentle ocean breezes and, from November to March, keep a lookout for humpback whales in the distance. 78-7000 Ali‘i Dr, Kailua-Kona,808-322-2595, www.konacountryclub.com

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Oceanfront Landmark Discover a new definition of beauty on the Island of Hawai‘i. After a day spent chasing volcanoes and exploring black sand beaches, take in a perfect sunset view and experience true Hawaiian hospitality along the picturesque Kona Coast.

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ne of the best ways to experience the island of Hawai‘i is through its food. Waves of immigrants have left their imprint on how we eat, from the first Polynesian settlers to the whalers and missionaries to the plantation workers from Japan, China, the Philippines, Portugal and other countries. On Hawai‘i Island, you’ll find mom and pop establishments and old-school diners, as well as avant garde brewpubs and a farm-to-table ethos in casual and resort restaurants.

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FIND SOME OF THE FRESHEST FOOD IN HAWAI‘I. THE ISLAND’S ROLLING RANCHES AND PLENTIFUL FARMS PROVIDE INSPIRING INGREDIENTS FOR INTRICATE PLATES AT FINE-DINING RESTAURANTS, AUTHENTIC HAWAIIAN FOOD, MOCHI MAKERS, POKE BOWLS AND MORE.


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Kona Brewing Co. in Kailua-

Kona is the company’s original brewery location. You’ll find brews unique to the brewpub daily. Enjoy a pint of Black Sand Porter or Kua Bay IPA on the lānai (patio), and indulge your inner beer geek by signing up for a brewery tour. www.konabrewingco.com

Merriman’s Waimea is

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lunch at The Feeding Leaf Here, local ingredients are highlighted in choices ranging from traditional to nishime and musubi to specials including lychee-and-sakebraised pork belly. Go early. It closes after lunch and some dishes will run out before then.

Kitchen & Okazuya.

The oceanfront Huggo’s in

Kailua-Kona has been a favorite of locals and visitors for just over 50 years. It’s known for its casual and friendly vibe, steaks and fresh fish dinners, though its breakfast menu including kālua pork and yuzu hollandaise Benedicts and apple banana French toast are a great way to start the day. www.huggos.com Nearby, build your own plate

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Comfort food is dished out at Gramma’s Kitchen in Honoka‘a. A favorite is their Portuguese Bean Soup, a weekly special.

The sweet bread French toast features thick slabs of Punalu‘u Bake Shop bread. Get it with corned beef hash. At Magic’s Beach Grill in Kailua-Kona, order lightly crispy mochiko fish and chips and upscale entrees for a sunset dinner or pick up ‘ulu (breadfruit) wedges and grass-fed beef burgers at its casual Beach Shack. Leave room for an icy Dole Whip or liliko‘i scone. www.magicsbeachgrill.com

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the first restaurant of Peter Merriman, one of the pioneers of Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine. The movement, which began in 1991, had chefs turning away from the continental cuisine and imported ingredients popular at the time in favor of the flavors and foods of the Islands. At Merriman’s Waimea, most

of the menu is sourced from Hawai‘i Island, from the wokcharred ‘ahi to the Hirabara greens and Hawai‘i Island goat chevre salad. You’ll need reservations for dinner.

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Here are some of the ways to taste the unique flavors of Hawai‘i’s biggest island.

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TWO LADIES KITCHEN MOCHI

One taste and you’ll know why locals say these favorites are ‘ono (delicious).

L O C O M O C O : hamburger patty on rice, covered in gravy, and topped with sunny side up eggs (or however you like your eggs). Hilo is considered the birthplace of the loco moco, HAUPIA: coconut pudding. You’ll find haupia and the (contested) originator of the dish is everything, from pie to ice cream, though in Café 100—go for the classic version here its most traditional form the texture is some- or one of the 30 other varieties that might where between pudding and gelatin. include fish, SPAM© or chili. KĀLUA PIG: pork wrapped in ti leaves and MALASADAS: fried dough rolled in sugar. cooked in an imu (underground oven). Get it These originally came from the Portuguese in a Hawaiian plate lunch (it’s especially good islands, where it was a Fat Tuesday indulwith lomi salmon and poi) or find modern gence before Lent, but people in Hawai‘i interpretations such as kālua pig hash for have made the recipe their own and eat it brunch. year-round. Tex’s Drive Inn in Honoka‘a is

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Local Grinds

pork (and sometimes chicken or salted fish) wrapped in kalo (taro) and lā‘ī or ti leaves and steamed. Each package has to be wrapped by hand, making this a particularly special treat. LAULAU:


the most famous Hawai‘i Island PŪPŪ: appetizer. Order plenty stop for malasadas. They’re of pūpū for pau hana (after work). made a little differently here— the dough is lighter and square SAIMIN: a noodle soup, usually topped with SPAM©, fishcake instead of round. and green onions. Saimin has Chinese and Japanese influences M O C H I : a sticky, chewy rice cake, usually sweet. Most places but tastes like nothing else from make it with glutinous rice flour, either culture. though traditionally it’s made from rice, pounded smooth. Try SHAVE ICE: finely shaved ice it at Two Ladies Kitchen, where doused in sweetened syrups, in people line up for all varieties flavors from lychee to liliko‘i of mochi from peanut butter to (passion fruit). A local favorite is one stuffed with azuki beans and rainbow, blue vanilla, lemon and strawberry. People on Hawai‘i a fresh strawberry. Island, especially old-timers in Hilo, also call it ice shave. PLATE LUNCH: Local style: two scoops of white rice, one scoop of macaroni salad and a main entrée Hawaiian style: kālua pig and/ or laulau, poi, lomi salmon and haupia

Hāleo Sheraton Kona Bay Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay 808-326-4969 www.haleoluau.com Hawai‘i Loa Lū‘au Fairmont Orchid 808-885-2000 www.fairmont.com/orchidhawaii/dining/hawaii-loa-luau/

Legends of Hawai‘i Lū‘au Hilton Waikoloa Village 808-886-1234 www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com/ luau

seasoned, cubed raw fish salad. Poke may have taken the rest of the world by storm, but there’s still no better place to eat it than in Hawai‘i. POKE:

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Melodic hula and exhilarating Samoan fire-knife dances and are just part of the fun at a lū‘au (feast). Woven into the dances and songs are stories from Hawaiian and Polynesian cultures that educate and entertain while you dig into traditional dishes like kālua pig, poke and poi. Our suggestions include:

Island Breeze Lū‘au Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel 866-482-9775 www.islandbreezeluau.com

mashed taro root. Poi is a staple of the Hawaiian diet and was pounded on a wooden board with a stone pestle. Right off the board, it’s called pa‘i ‘ai, thick and sticky. POI:

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Sunset Lū‘au Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Waikoloa 808-886-8111 www.marriott.com/hotels/ hotel-information/restaurant/ koamc-waikoloa-beach-marriottresort-and-spa/ Voyagers of the Pacific Lū‘au Royal Kona Resort 844-734-3370 www.konaluau.com 800-648-2441 37


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ou’ll feel the spirit of these islands the moment you inhale the flower-scented air and fresh ocean breezes. Take relaxation to the next level with a seaside massage or a rejuvenating facial. The lapping waves of the ocean are the perfect accompaniment to your sunset cocktails, and a dinner for two is a recipe for romance as you savor every bite that has been inspired by the land and sea. Watch the moon illuminate the skies above and trace the captivating constellations that appear before you.

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A relaxing vacation on the island of Hawai‘i, often referred to as the “healing island,” wouldn’t be complete without at least one spa experience.

Pamper yourself with this traditional form of Hawaiian massage, which employs broad, flowing, rhythmic strokes to relax the body and nurture the spirit.

Lomi Pōhaku (stone massage) Hot rocks are used to massage and relieve sore, tight muscles.

Seaweed Body Wrap A mineral-rich seaweed is applied to detoxify and stimulate circulation.

Shiatsu This traditional Japanese massage uses finger pressure to loosen tight muscles.

Reiki Ancient Japanese method of healing by energy movement and light touch.

Swedish Massage Long, kneading, circular massage strokes are used to reduce tension.

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Local ingredients like seaweed, papaya, kī (ti leaf), honey, ginger, coffee and poi are used to renew, rejuvenate and stimulate circulation.


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From the rugged, wild Hāmākua Coast to the dynamic Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to the coastal resorts on the western side, you’ll find a backdrop to suit your style of romance.

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Here are 9 ideas for a romantic escape on Hawai‘i Island, whether you’re celebrating an engagement, wedding, honeymoon, anniversary or just being in love.

Weddings on the Island of Hawai‘i Elope and say “I do” on dramatic black lava fields or let a resort plan your wedding down to every last detail. You’ll find venues including secluded beaches for an intimate barefoot ceremony, expansive ranches for a bohemian night under the stars, or one of the island’s historical churches or luxury hotels perfectly suited for a formal affair. Specific sites include Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Kohala Coast, fronting Kauna‘oa Bay’s soft white sand beach. On the Hilo side of the island, which lacks large resorts, you’ll find The Falls at Reed’s Island, wedged into a rainforest and right beside a romantic waterfall. And at Hōlualoa Inn, on 30 acres on the slopes of Mount Hualālai, you’ll find panoramic ocean views and a Polynesia-meetsZen aesthetic for your big day.

Marriage License A marriage license agent for the state of Hawai‘i will issue your license. The couple must be present when the license is issued and both must be at least 18 years old. There is no waiting period, no residency requirement and no mandatory blood tests or shots. The license is good for 30 days and the fee is $65. For more information on Hawai‘i marriage licenses, call 808-974-6008 or visit

Snorkel Kahalu‘u Bay, admiring the colorful fishes and your mermaid or merman.

Get a couples massage (garden or ocean side) at a spa.

Night dive or snorkel with manta rays and watch the graceful creatures somersault beside you.

Take in live Hawaiian music as you toast the sunset with champagne or a mai tai.

Watch the full moon rise over the ocean from the eastern coastline.

Stay warm with hot chocolate and marshmallows, hot tubs and fireplaces—yes, even in Hawai‘i, it can get cold, especially in high-elevation areas like Volcano Village.

Engage in horseplay with a horseback ride on a ranch.

Hop on a sunset dinner sail.

Find your own stretch of sand for a beach picnic.

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THE STORY OF HAWAI‘I’S YOUNGEST ISLAND IS STILL UNFURLING.


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n this island of wonder, Pele— the goddess of fire and volcanoes— continues to wield her power to shape the landscape. View sacred sites long honored by island residents, including heiau (temples), petroglyphs and fishponds. Hear stories told through powerful hula and mele (song). Explore history and culture at every turn.

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Aloha You will hear this word many times throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Hawai‘i’s nickname, “The Aloha State,” is more than just a moniker. It is a genuine expression of life in the 50th state. Locals use it to say hello and goodbye, to express love and compassion. We ask each other to “show aloha” every day, whether it is a small gesture such as a driver pausing to let a pedestrian cross the road or a community coming together to help someone in need. We invite you to share in the true meaning and feeling of aloha on Hawai‘i Island.

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Hawaiian Music From traditional slack-key guitar and ‘ukulele music to Hawaiian reggae, hip-hop and modern beats, the melodies of Hawai‘i Island are a diverse soundtrack. The best way to experience it is in person. You can find local musicians playing at spots including Lava Lava Beach Club in Waikoloa, where live music nightly accompanies the toesin-the-sand dining experience. Every third Friday, you’ll find Henry Kapono, one of the Islands’ most celebrated musicians, playing here. Also in Waikoloa, at Kings’ Shops, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m., enjoy the slack-key and ‘ukulele stylings of various artists, including Grammy-Award-winning slack-key guitarist John Keawe (on Tuesdays). And you can even pick up a few chords on the ‘ukulele with beginner lessons Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at Kings’ Shops.

Hula Nothing is quite as universally symbolic of the Hawaiian Islands as the art of hula. It was King Kalākaua who said: “Hula is the language of the heart, therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people.” Loved for reviving hula in the late 19th century, King Kalākaua is to whom the world’s premier hula event, the Merrie Monarch Festival, is dedicated. Each year in Hilo, this weeklong festival features two different eras and styles of hula: hula kahiko (traditional) and hula ‘auana (contemporary), and the best hula hālau (troupes) from the Islands and around the country compete. Tickets are notoriously difficult to snag, but you can view hula performances year-round at Kings’ Shops on the first, third and fourth Fridays of the month, from 6 to 7 p.m. and at 6 p.m. at Queens’ MarketPlace on Mondays, the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, as well as Fridays. If you happen to be on-island on the third Sunday of each month, check out Afternoon at Hulihe‘e Palace, a cultural day with hula and Hawaiian chants and songs. Note that schedules are subject to change without notice.

The Language of Hawai‘i The two official languages of Hawai‘i are ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian language) and English. The Hawaiian language is a Polynesian dialect with 13 letters in the alphabet: A, E, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, U, W and the ‘okina (‘). The ‘okina is like the pause between the ohs in oh-oh, and is a consonant. The ‘okina and kahakō, or macron, change the pronunciation and meaning of a word. The Hawaiian language has 18 sounds: • a like a in above • ā like a in far • e like e in bet • ē like ay in pay • i like y in city • ī like ee in see • o like o in low • ō like o in sole • u like oo in hoot • ū like oo in moon • Plus, he, ke, la, mu, nu, pi, we and w with a v sound. Some vowels are diphthongs, forming a single sound as in ai in Waikoloa. In general, the consonants are pronounced as in English with the exception of w. W can be either a v or w sound. You can find the Hawaiian dictionary at www.wehewehe.org

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Hawai‘i Rooted Before the sun comes up in Hilo, Cliff Kapono wades into the water. The pro surfer and chemist has a deep connection to the ocean, which speaks to the scientist in him and to the heart of his family. Hear his story at www.gohawaii.com/hawaii-rooted/Cliff-

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raveling in double-hulled canoes and using the stars, ocean currents, birds and other signals of nature as their guide, it’s believed that voyagers from the Marquesas Islands in the South Pacific first landed near Kalae, or South Point, over 1,500 years ago. Centuries later, in 1778, Captain Cook arrived, opening the door to an influx of Westerners. And one year later, warriors at the island of Hawai‘i’s Kealakekua Bay killed Cook after a contentious chain of events. During this time, the island of Hawai‘i was divided into separate chiefdoms and war between factions was common. In 1791, Kohala-born Kamehameha united the island and went on to unify all of the Hawaiian Islands. King Kamehameha housed his court on the island of Hawai‘i until 1804, returned here in 1812 and died in 1819. Captain George Vancouver gifted five cattle to Kamehameha in 1788 from whence Parker Ranch, one of the largest privately owned cattle ranches in the country, was born. In 1820, missionaries arrived in Historic Kailua Village and other westerners followed. Many different cultures, once foreign to Hawai‘i, came to work the sugar plantations in the 20th century. Today, our island remains rooted in Hawaiian culture while enjoying many traditions brought to our shores by those immigrants long ago.


Historical Sites on the Island of Hawai‘i

Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park This restored compound on the Kona Coast served as the last place of refuge for kapu (taboo) breakers. Hawaiian temple ruins, fishponds, sacred burial spots and petroglyphs, dating back to before Captain Cook’s arrival, are preserved here.

Pu‘ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site Built under the rule of Kamehameha I in 1790, this Kawaihae structure is the last major heiau (religious temple) constructed by Hawaiians and the largest restored heiau in Hawai‘i.

Kealakekua Bay

Hawai‘i’s greatest ali‘i (chief) was believed to have been born at the island’s northern tip sometime in the 1750s. Near his birthplace in Kapa‘au, the original King Kamehameha Statue stands. For a time lost at sea, the statue was recovered after a replacement had already been installed in Honolulu.

Moku‘aikaua Church Located on Ali‘i Drive in Historic Kailua Village, this is the first Christian church built in Hawai‘i by the first missionaries, who arrived in the Islands in 1820.

Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park Established in 1978, this park preserves, protects and interprets traditional Native Hawaiian activities and culture, including ki‘i pōhaku (petroglyphs), kahua (housing platforms), hōlua (stone slide) and heiau (place of worship). It also has portions of four different ahupua‘a (traditional ocean-tomountain land divisions).

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A monument here marks where Captain James Cook, who first established European contact with the Hawaiian Islands, was killed in a battle with Native Hawaiians in 1779.

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From 19th-century railroads to country ranches, a palace for royalty to a place with one of the world’s clearest views of the stars, discover Hawai‘i Island’s past, present and future in its museums.

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HĀMĀKUA COAST Laupāhoehoe Train Museum Restored from an old stationmaster’s home, this museum commemorates the Hilo Railroad (1899-1946) that hauled sugar, provisions and people up and down the coast. Thu-Sun: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon-Wed by appointment only, closed on holidays. 808-962-6300 www.thetrainmuseum.com

HAWAI‘I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK Kīlauea Visitor Center Browse photographs and artifacts relating to volcanoes and watch the colorful, 20-minute film about Kīlauea, “Born of Fire…Born of the Sea,” shown on the hour and half-hour. Daily: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 808-985-6101 www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm

HILO ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i Explore the connections between Hawaiian cultural traditions and the science of astronomy. Kids and adults will enjoy the interactive exhibits and planetarium shows. Tue-Sun: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 808-932-8900 www.imiloahawaii.org

Lyman Museum & Mission House See what life is like inside a missionary home from the 1800s, then walk through the natural and cultural history of the island. See seashell and mineral collections and the newly renovated Island Heritage Gallery with artifacts from the people who created modern Hawai‘i. Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 808-935-5021 www.lymanmuseum.org

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Mokupāpapa The Discovery Center for Hawai‘i’s Remote Coral Reefs offers educational and interactive exhibits, including a 2,500-gallon aquarium. Tue-Sat: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 808-933-8180 www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/ education/center.html

Pacific Tsunami Museum It began as the idea of a woman who survived the devastating 1946 tsunami. Today, the museum tells the stories of those who lived through Hawai‘i tsunami as well as the science of deadly waves. Tue-Sat: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 808-935-0926 www.tsunami.org

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The Greenwell Store Museum This museum is housed in the historic Greenwell family store built in 1875. Visit around 1 p.m. to buy a loaf of Portuguese bread, hot from the wood-fired forno. Mon, Tue and Thu: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 808-323-3222

Anna Ranch Heritage Center On the State and National Register of Historic Places, the 1910 ranch house is open for tours. Visitors can get a glimpse of life in the early 20th century or hop on a bike for a ride that ends with a stunning view of Maunakea, Maunaloa and Hualālai. Tue-Fri: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 808-885-4426

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Hulihe‘e Palace Formerly a vacation residence for Hawaiian royalty, this museum displays royal Hawaiian artifacts and personal memorabilia of the island’s kings and queens. Mon-Sat: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 808-329-1877 www.huliheepalace.com

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parkling beaches, deep turquoise ocean waters, wild mountain trails. The striking natural setting of Hawai‘i Island is just a part of its beauty. Immerse yourself in the true culture and community by working alongside those who are dedicated to preserving Hawai‘i’s unique history and precious ‘āina (land). Clear a centuries-old fishpond, pull invasive plants from the rim of one of the nation’s most dynamic national parks or remove the rubbish marring a white-sand beach. Voluntourism opportunities for keiki (children) and adults take you into places beyond the tours. Travel2Change is a Hawai‘i-based non-profit centered around voluntourism. The group partners with organizations to offer visitors vacation experiences that are both authentic and altruistic. On Hawai‘i Island, you can remove non-native ginger along the Crater Rim Trail, which circles Kīlauea’s caldera, and restore a 600-year-old fishpond, Aimakapa, that was used to breed fish for the ali‘i (chiefs) in north Kona. The www.travel2change.org website allows you to sort opportunities by island, interest and activity. Or click on its calendar to discover free activities for every day of your stay. Other local organizations that visitors can get involved with? Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund battles back the 15 to 20 tons of debris that washes up on shore, specifically at South Point where nets, plastic and other trash come ashore where endangered Hawaiian monk seals rest and the endangered hawksbill turtle nest.

Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project

protects the fragile native forests of Maunakea through the planting of native species and irrigation repair. It is one of several dry forest sites with regular work days. Find the rest through Ka‘ahahui ‘O Ka Nāhelehele which lists other dry forest areas across the island, from Waikoloa to Kealakekua Bay.

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Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

helps conserve the area’s 330,000 acres of unique island forests. Get your hands busy collecting native seeds, planting native seedlings or even assisting with grant writing or mailings. www.fhvnp.org

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When you volunteer with nonprofit Pōhāhā I Ka Lani, you get a glimpse into the

world of Waipi‘o Valley, a remote, historically significant Native Hawaiian community whose people live close to the land in the beautiful, hard-to-access northern valley. The nonprofit was founded to advance the indigenous knowledge and way of life preserved in the valley, elements that are, in

Hawaiian culture, intrinsically linked with land stewardship. Volunteers are invited to help participate in projects that involve restoring ancient structures, protecting native plants, and educating visitors about the cultural and religious significance of certain sites.

Kanu Hawai‘i’s projects are cultural and environmental, focused on everything from food security and civic engagement to waste management. Its Volunteer Week Hawai‘i offers more than 100 volunteer opportunities at nonprofits across the state. www.kanuhawaii.org

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From funky boutiques to beachside shopping centers, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for souvenir-hunting on Hawai‘i Island. Find traditional Hawaiian crafts, island-inspired jewelry and more at places recommended here:


Farmers Markets

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Try everything Hawai‘i Island’s wide variety of farms and ranches have to offer. Sample homemade pohā (cape gooseberry) and ‘ōhelo berry jams and jellies on fresh-baked bread, island-grown coffee or tea from the ma uka (upland) slopes and exotic fruit. • VOLCANO ART CENTER

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Volcano Art Center At Volcano Village, this gallery showcases pieces by ceramic and glass artists as well as painters and photographers. The center also offers classes on lei making and Hawaiian language and leads tours into the nearby Nī‘aulani, one of the last oldgrowth koa and ‘ōhi‘a rain forests.

Shopping Centers Local designers create breezy and modern aloha wear, jewelry ranging from beachy to sleek and a range of accessories and decor capturing the essence of the islands. In Waikoloa, Kings Shops’ visit art galleries and upscale boutiques or enjoy daily activities including hula performances and ‘ukulele classes. www.kingsshops.com. Browse 35 charming shops and premier retailers at Queens’ MarketPlace and visit the biggest food court on the Kohala Coast. www.queensmarketplace.net. Parker Ranch Center is home to more than 30 unique restaurants, retailers and services in Waimea, the heart of paniolo (cowboy) country.

Find local and national clothing brands, art galleries, restaurants, grocery stores, watersports rentals and more at The Shops at Mauna Lani, an open-air mall in Kohala. www.parkerranchcenter.com.

www.shopsatmaunalani.com.

KTA Super Stores You’ll also find lots of locally made edible souvenirs, such as guava bread and macadamia nut cookies, and other Island favorite snacks including crackseed (preserved fruits and candies) at this homegrown supermarket with seven locations throughout Hawai‘i Island. In addition to local brands, look for the company’s own Mountain Apple brand, dedicated to food products grown, processed or manufactured in Hawai‘i.

Ali‘i Drive, Historic Kailua Village Find one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques, charming art galleries and jewelry stores on Ali‘i Drive. Don’t miss the outdoor markets—they’re a favorite among locals and visitors.

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Hāmākua Harvest: Sun., 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Hilo Farmers Market: Wed. and Sat., 6 a.m.–4 p.m.; Mon., Tues. and Thurs., 7 a.m.– 4 p.m. Pana‘ewa Farmers Market: Fri., 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sat., 7–11 a.m. Volcano Farmers Market, Puna: Sun., 6–10 a.m. Maku‘u Farmers Market: Sun., 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Nā‘ālehu Farmers Market: Wed. and Sat., 8 a.m.–noon Keauhou Farmers Market: Sat., 7:45 a.m.–noon Kona Farmers Market: Wed.–Sun., 7 a.m.–4 p.m. Kona Sunset Market: Wed., 2 p.m.–sunset Ho‘oulu Community Farmers Market: Wed., 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Pure Kona Green Market: Sat., 8 a.m.–2 p.m.; Tues., noon–5 p.m. Hāwī Farmers Market: Sat. 8 a.m.–2 p.m.; Tues., noon–5 p.m. Waimea Homestead Farmers Market: Sat., 7 a.m.–noon Waimea Town Market: Sat., 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Waimea Midweek Farmers Market: Wed., 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Kamuela Farmers Market: Sat., 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Waimea Nui Farmers Market: Sat., 7 a.m.–noon Kings’ Shops Farmers Market: Wed., 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

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With so many natural wonders and cultural riches, who can blame residents for celebrating year-round? From hula to history, food to flowers, coffee to kings, there’s always a special event to enjoy.

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2020 Events & Festivals

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JANUARY

Kona Brewers Festival

Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualālai

Annual event celebrating Hawai‘i’s brewing industry. 808-987-9196,

This annual golf event is the first match of the year on the PGA TOUR. www.hualalairesort.com/golf/mitsubishi-

www.konabrewersfestival.com

APRIL

Hawai‘i Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival This three-day event features food, dance, fashion, arts, workshops and more. www.hikuauli.com

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Lavaman Waikoloa Triathlon

JUNE

FEBRUARY

Features an ocean swim, off-road run and bike ride down Queen Ka‘ahumanu Hwy. 808-329-9718, www.lavamantriathlon.

Hilo Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show

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Gorgeous orchid displays can be found here, along with mini classes, sales of rare orchids and orchid-related products, refreshments and other entertainment. Held at Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium in Hilo.

Pana‘ewa Stampede Rodeo This weekend event features an amateur competition between cowboys, cowgirls, keiki and kūpuna. Enjoy paniolo (cowboy) demonstrations, Hawaiian musical entertainment, food and craft booths. Located at the Pana‘ewa Equestrian Center just outside Hilo. www.hawaiirodeostampede.com

Merrie Monarch Festival This is the world’s premier hula competition. Even if you cannot get a ticket to watch the popular performances, you can enjoy a week of art fairs featuring local artisans, cultural demonstrations and entertainment. 808-935-9168, www.merriemonarch.com

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival

MAY

This annual event celebrates the blooming of Waimea’s historic cherry trees. Enjoy performing arts, mochi pounding and demonstrations. 808-961-8706, www.

Enjoy tastings, food, exhibits, games for keiki (children), contests, tours, workshops and plenty of entertainment. 808-929-9550,

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MARCH

Big Island International Marathon Run along the ocean at one of the world’s more scenic marathons. 808-969-7400, www.hilomarathon.org

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Ka‘ū Coffee Festival

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Farm Festival at Hāmākua Harvest Enjoy music, food, seminars, tastings and much more at this annual event that celebrates the rich agricultural resources along the Hāmākua Coast. www.hamakuaharvest.org/annualfarm-festival/

www.hiloorchidsociety.org

Kamehameha Day Festivities Hawai‘i’s King Kamehameha is commemorated with several events around the island. Hilo: draping of lei on his statue in Wailoa Park and a music and cultural festival on Mokuola (Coconut Island). North Kohala: A celebration with a statue lei-draping ceremony, floral parade, hula, food booths and musical performances. Kailua Kona: A floral parade, music, crafts and much more. www.ags.hawaii.gov/ kamehameha


Kona Marathon & Family Fun Runs More than a decade old, this event features four great races for the entire family. 808967-8240, www.konamarathon.com

Hawai‘i Performing Arts Festival Featuring Handel’s Alcina, Adamo’s Little Women, Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, Opera on the Rocks, An Evening of Chamber Music and more! 808-333-7378, www. hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org

SEPTEMBER

NOVEMBER

Queen Lili‘uokalani Canoe Races

50th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Races from Kailua Bay to Keauhou and Hōnaunau are held each year on Labor Day Weekend. Fun includes a torchlight parade and dance on Saturday night, and an awards lū‘au on Sunday. 808-937-3255, www.kaiopua.org

Hawai‘i’s oldest food festival honors Kona coffee pioneers and their traditions. 808-326-7820,

A Taste of the Hawaiian Range Food & Agricultural Festival Dozens of local celebrity chefs create extraordinary dishes. 808-969-8228,

www.konacoffeefest.com

YEAR-ROUND

Kahilu Theatre Performing Arts Season The theatre presents a dynamic performance season from September through June. 808885-6868, www.kahilutheatre.org

www.tasteofthehawaiianrange.com

JULY

Experience Volcano Festival

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Kona Historical Society’s Hands on History Series

This festival set across various locations in Volcano offers wine tasting, restaurant specials, a movie night and artist demonstrations. www.experiencevolcano.

A science, sci-fi and fantasy destination convention with stars, panel discussions, adventures with celebrities and fantastic food. www.hawaiicon.com

An interactive program that allows one to experience traditional cultural practices that were part of the daily lives of Kona’s coffee pioneers. 808-323-3222,

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Rubber Duckie Race Join this fundraiser for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawai‘i. The festivities at Kings’ Shops include food booths, contests at the center stage, children’s activities and special promotions at participating stores. www.kingsshops.com

AUGUST

Establishment Day Hawaiian Festival Held at Pu‘ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site, this festival features hula performances, a royal court procession, arts, crafts and cultural exhibits. 808-882-7218, www.nps.gov/puhe/index.htm

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament This weeklong event is known as the “grandfather of all big game fishing tournaments.” 808-836-1723, www.hibtfishing.com

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Hawai‘i Island Festival of Birds Celebrate Hawai‘i’s unique blend of birds— from native honeycreepers found nowhere else in the world to common backyard birds from five continents. The annual Hawai‘i Island Festival of Birds supports the Hawai‘i Island Coast to Coast Birding Trail and the Hawai‘i Wildlife Center. www.birdfesthawaii.org

OCTOBER

IRONMAN® World Championship This extreme event is considered the world’s top triathlon. 808-329-0063,

Volcano Art Center’s Nā Mea Hawai‘i Hula Kahiko Performance Part of the center’s year-round series of traditional hula and chant performances. Call or visit their web site for performance dates. 808-967-7565, www.volcanoartcenter.org

Hawaiian Sunset Saturday Located on the Coconut Grove Marketplace lawn on the last Saturday of every month. Live Hawaiian music and hula from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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Hilo Wayfinding & Navigation Festival Hawaiian voyagers and master navigators introduce Hawaiian starlines, the Polynesian star compass and other traditional wayfinding techniques through presentations, storytelling, film documentaries and hands-on activities at this three-day festival. 808-932-8901, www.imiloahawaii.org

For a complete listing of events on the island of Hawai‘i, visit www.gohawaii.com/island-of-hawaii/events. Events subject to change.


ESSENTIAL ISLAND OF HAWAI‘I 10 inches per year. Hilo averages 132 inches, though much of the rain on the Hilo Side falls at night.

Flights Direct transpacific flights to Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keāhole are available from several destinations. Additionally, Hilo International Airport (ITO) is serviced by United Airlines. Most major carriers also serve Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). From Honolulu, it is a 45 minute island hop to Kona or Hilo.

Sun Sense You’ll want to show off a nice tan when you go home, but please use common sense when sunbathing in the tropics. Remember, it’s usually hottest between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and the sun is stronger here than you’re probably used to. Non-prescription sunscreen containing oxybenzone and octinoxate are prohibited in Hawai‘i waters.

Time Zone Hawai‘i Standard Time is GMT-10 (Pacific Standard Time-2, Eastern Standard Time5). Since Hawai‘i doesn’t observe daylight savings time, add one hour to the time difference when in effect (March through November).

about beach safety conditions, visit www.hawaiibeachsafety.com.

If you’re hiking into a wilderness or remote area, be sure someone knows where you are going and your expected return date/ time and observe all warning signs. In the national parks, sign out with park rangers. Few places are as safe as Hawai‘i, but that doesn’t mean you should abandon all care as you travel about. Lock your car doors and don’t leave any personal belongings in your unattended vehicle.

Area Code 808 Dress Code Dress is casual. Because of the numerous Hawai‘i Island microclimates, pack a sweater or light jacket.

Climate

Safety

The average daytime summer temperature at sea level is 85 degrees Fahrenheit. In winter months, the average temperature is 78 degrees Fahrenheit at sea level and 45 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit at higher elevations, however, mountaintop elevations can be below freezing. Rainfall varies widely from the west/dry side to the east/wet side. The Kohala Coast averages

The ocean is Hawai‘i’s playground, but there are precautions to observe. Offshore winds and currents can be powerful and change suddenly. That means don’t stray far from shore or head out to kayak, windsurf or sail if warning signs are posted or if conditions warrant caution. If you’re unsure about conditions, ask a lifeguard. For information

The area code for the entire state is 808. For long distance calls between islands, dial 1-808 and then the number. When placing calls to the U.S. Mainland from Hawai‘i, dial 1, the area code and the number. All on-island calls are local. Hawai‘i Island’s cell phone law requires the use of a hands-free device when using a mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle. Many of Hawai‘i’s larger hotels and condominium resorts have high-speed internet access, including wireless in some public areas.

Direct flights to Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA) from: ANCHORAGE, AK Alaska Airlines (seasonal)

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Transportation

Environment

Ground transportation includes rental cars, limousine service, shuttles and taxis. Several companies provide guided tours with transportation included. Since the island is large, most visitors rent a car. Hawai‘i County provides public transportation around the island on the Hele-On bus, although routes and frequency are limited. For information on child car seat regulations, visit www.hidot.

The natural beauty of Hawai‘i’s fragile environment comes from its geographical isolation from other ecosystems. The Department of Agriculture enforces strict rules regarding the exportation of uninspected plants and animals. When departing, luggage must pass a pre-flight check at the airport to ensure that no plants, insects or diseases are hitching a ride back with you. You’re welcome to take inspected fresh flowers and fruits home. Many items purchased at the airport or mailed home from local vendors are already inspected. For more information, call the Dept. of Agriculture at 808-933-9040 (Hilo) or 808-326-1252 (Kona).

hawaii.gov/highways/safe-communities/ child-passenger-safety or call the Hawai‘i

County Police Dept. Traffic Services Division at 808-961-2305.

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Useful Phone Numbers PROTECTING THE ISLAND OF HAWAI‘I The area code for the state of Hawai‘i is 808.

Kuleana Any trip to Hawai‘i is more meaningful when you truly connect with the culture and environment of this special place. For a deeper experience, we invite you to share the kuleana (responsibility) of protecting our islands. Share in this commitment and learn how to travel like a local at www.gohawaii.com/traveltips.

Mlama i ke kai Mālama i ke kai (care for the ocean) is a Hawaiian tradition that you should practice while visiting the island. This means please don’t take sand, don't touch or stand on the coral or the plants, and keep a respectful distance from all sea creatures—for their safety and yours.

Mlama i ka ‘ina Mālama i ka ‘āina (care for the land) is one of the more important concepts in Hawaiian philosophy, and it’s as important today as ever. Help us take care of natural resources by staying on trails when hiking and by not disturbing any plants or historical features. Guided tours are sensitive to the environment, and you are

sure to learn more with an expert on hand. Please recycle or properly dispose your ‘ōpala (trash) to avoid littering. All commercial businesses are restricted from providing plastic bags at checkout, however, reusable grocery bags are offered at most stores. Hawai‘i values healthy lifestyles and fresh air. The Hawai‘i Smoke-Free Law prohibits smoking in enclosed public areas, workplaces and within 20 feet of doorways, windows and ventilation intakes, including e-cigarettes. There are many environmental groups fighting to protect the island from the stress of foreign flora and fauna species. You can help some of these groups by not touching wildlife and volunteering time during your visit. Volunteering for conservation activities is a great way to have fun while exploring the island. You can sign up for afternoon or multi-day trips to help with a variety of projects. Most groups will provide training, if needed. Only with awareness and respect can we be environmentally responsible. When visiting, please do your part to help protect our fragile ecosystem.

Agricultural Inspection Hilo........................................ 933-9040 Kona ...................................... 326-1252 Ambulance, Fire, Police ......................911 Camping Permits County ................................... 961-8311 National.................................985-6000 State ....................................... 961-9540 Fishing License Hilo........................................ 961-9530 Kona ...................................... 327-6226 Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency..................... 935-0031 Hawai‘i County Mass Transit Hele-on Bus ............. 961-8744 Hawai‘i Island Chamber of Commerce ........................ 935-7178 Hunting License ........................ 974-4221 Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce ........................ 329-1758 Lifeguard Services ..................... 961-8689 Marine Conditions .................... 935-8555 Marriage License ....................... 974-6008 Road Conditions........................ 933-8878 Time of Day............................... 643-8463 Volcano Activity .........................985-6000 ............................................... 961-8093 Weather Forecast....................... 961-5582

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H A W A I ‘ I

BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATIONS

I S L A N D

SHOPPING

ACTIVITIES

ROYAL KONA RESORT

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This oceanfront resort offers spacious guestrooms featuring large lanais with beautiful mountain vistas or magnificent ocean views, a private swimming lagoon and sandy beach area, oceanfront pool, and Luau show.

Home of the world famous, triple-tiered Umauma Falls, we offer 9-line zipline, ATV tour, waterfall rappel, horseback riding, swimming and kayaking, a tropical garden walk and other outdoor activities.

Gingerhill Farm’s elegant accommodations, fresh food, and daily activities fuse luxury and simplicity to serve as your captivating home away from home. Come feel how good life can be.

808-400-1706 | RoyalKona.com/book

808-930-9477 | umaumaexperience.com

808-427-9972 | gingerhillfarm.com

ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS

BIG ISL AND BEES

HAWAII FOREST & TR AIL

HAWAII NAUTICAL

Join our beekeeper for a fun exploration of beekeeping and honey. Safely view an open beehive demonstration with our bees, tour our museum and taste different varieties of Hawaiian honey.

Explore the island with outfitted, small group tours reaching destinations that inspire a deep connection with the land. Discover hidden craters and private waterfalls or zip through the forest canopy.

Experience some of Hawaii’s most amazing marine life. Sailing the spectacular Waikoloa and Kohala-Kona coastline. Enjoy Hawaii Nautical catamaran sailing, snorkeling, dolphin and whale-watching, sunset cruises, private charters and more!

808-328-7318 | bigislandbees.com

808.331.8505 | hawaii-forest.com

808-234-7245 | hawaiinautical.com

ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS

K A‘U COFFEE MILL

MAUNA LOA MACADAMIA NUT

BIG ISL AND CANDIES

Beautiful coffee mill and visitor center providing services, a unique gift shop and free tours three times daily of coffee orchards, milling and roasting. An experience not to be missed!

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts have a unique signature “crunch” and buttery flavor. Experience over 11 mouth-watering flavors at our Visitor Center.

Since 1977, Big Island Candies has been crafting Hawaii’s finest cookies, chocolates and confections. Only the highest quality ingredients go into creating our signature dipped shortbreads and other delectable goodies.

808-928-0550 | kaucoffeemill.com

888-628-6256 | maunaloa.com

Open daily 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 16-701 Macadamia Rd., Keaau, HI 96749

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Accommodations B E D & B R E A K FA S T S

5th Street Ohana....................... (808) 985-9500 5thstohana.com Belle Vue Cottage and Suites...(800) 772-5044 hawaii-bellevue.com Dragonfly Ranch: Healing Arts Center.................. (808) 328-2159 dragonflyranch.com Hale Kai Hawaii Bed & Breakfast....................... (808) 935-6330 halekaihawaii.com Hale Maluhia Country Inn......... (808) 329-1123 hawaii-bnb.com Hale ‘Ohu Bed & Breakfast......(808) 731-5243 haleohu.com

Hale ‘Ohu Bed & Breakfast

Experience paradise and aloha at our boutique B&B with extensive lush gardens and rainforest. Includes tropical homemade continental breakfast daily. Haleohu.com Holualoa Inn............................... (800) 392-1812 Holualoainn.com The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls...... (866) 935-6789 waterfall.net Ka‘awa Loa Plantation Guesthouse & Retreat...............(808) 323-2686 kaawaloaplantation.com Kamuela Inn..............................(808) 885-4243 thekamuelainn.com Kane Plantation Guesthouse....(808) 328-2416 kaneplantationhawaii.com Kilauea Lodge.............................(808) 967-7366 kilauealodge.com Kona Bayview Inn.................... (808) 345-5476 konabayviewinn.com Kona Bed and Breakfast Inc....(800) 772-5044 kona-bed-breakfast.com Old Hawaiian B&B..................... (877) 961-2816 thebigislandvacation.com Volcano Lava Lodge Accommodations.......................(800) 733-3839 lavalodge.com Volcano Rainforest Retreat......(800) 550-8696 volcanoretreat.com Volcano Village Lodge.............. (808) 985-9500 VolcanoVillageLodge.com

CRUISE SHIPS UnCruise Adventures.................(888) 862-8881 uncruise.com HOSTELS Arnott’s Lodge & Hiking Adventures................(808) 339-0921 arnottslodge.com H OT E L S & R E S O R T S , C O N D O M I N I U M S , VA C AT I O N O W N E R S H I P Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.......(888) 869-5931 HiloHawaiian.com Castle Kona Bali Kai Resort.....(855) 300-0778 KonaBaliKai.com Castle Kona Reef........................(877) 872-7781 Kona-Reef.com Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel....................... (800) 367-2111 konabeachhotel.com Dolphin Bay Hotel..................... (800) 935-1466 dolphinbayhotel.com Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii..........(800) 845-9905 fairmont.com/orchid-hawaii Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.. (888) 340-5662 FourSeasons.com/Hualalai Grand Naniloa Resort a DoubleTree by Hilton.............(808) 969-3333 grandnaniloahilo.com Halii Kai Resort at Waikoloa............................... (866) 258-2165 castleresorts.com/big-island/halii-kai-at-waikoloa Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Hoomaluhia.... (808) 889-6336 hawaiiislandretreat.com Hilton Waikoloa Village.............(800) HILTONS HiltonWaikoloaVillage.com Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village.................... (800) 989-6901 extraholidays.com/kailua-kona-hawaii/wyndhammauna-loa-village Kings’ Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Club.. (800) 445-8667 kingslandhgvc.hilton.com Kohala Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations............(800) 445-8667 waikoloabeachresorthgvc.hilton.com Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy’s).............................. (800) 367-5102 unclebilly.com

Kona Coast Resort..................... (800) 989-6901 extraholidays.com/kailua-kona-hawaii/kona-coastresort Kona Coast Vacations............... (877) 322-2407 konacoastvacations.com Kona Reef Resort........................(808) 331-2925 KonaReefResorts.com Marriott’s Waikoloa Ocean Club.................................(800) 845-5279 marriott.com/koamv Mauna Kea Beach Hotel...........(877) 880-6524 maunakeabeachhotel.com Mauna Lani Point.......................(877) 272-8210 maunalanipoint.com Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection...... (800) 367-2323 aubergeresorts.com/maunalani Paniolo Greens.......................... (800) 989-6901 extraholidays.com/waikoloa-hawaii/paniolo-greens Royal Kona Resort................. (800) 222-ALOHA royalkona.com Royal Sea Cliff Kona................. (800) 688-7444 OutriggerRoyalSeaCliff.com Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay.............(888) 488-3535 sheratonkona.com Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa...............(800) 922-5533 waikoloabeachmarriott.com The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort...............................(877) 619-0407 westinhapunabeach.com Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort....................... (800) 989-6901 extraholidays.com/kailua-kona-hawaii/wyndhamkona-hawaiian-resort Wyndham Mauna Loa Village.................... (800) 989-6901 extraholidays.com/kailua-kona-hawaii/wyndhammauna-loa-village P R I VAT E H O M E S & C OT TA G E S The Dolphin House............................................ vrbo.com/24550 Halii Kai Villa Rentals at Waikoloa Beach Resort............ (808) 987-4519 waikoloavacationrentals.com/halii-kai-rentals Kolea Rentals at Waikoloa Beach Resort............. (866) 839-1581 waikoloavacationrentals.com/kolea-rentals

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Directory Kona Beach House: Plantation Manager’s Beach House & Seaside Zen Cottage............................... (510) 547-0447 konabeachhouses.com Kona Coast Vacations............... (877) 322-2407 konacoastvacations.com Lava Lava Beach Club................(808) 769-5282 LavaLavaBeachClub.com Mauna Lani Terrace...................(808) 987-4519 waikoloavacationrentals.com/mauna-lani-terrace. html The Puakea Ranch..................... (808) 315-0805 puakearanch.com South Kohala Management..... (800) 822-4252 southkohala.com Turtle Huts at Punalu‘u Black Sand Beach...................... (808) 936-9615 vrbo.com/26727 Volcano Places........................... (877) 967-7990 volcanoplaces.com R E S E R VAT I O N S & B O O K I N G S E R V I C E S Hawaii Vacation Rentals...........(800) 332-7081 vacationbigisland.com Hawaii Volcano Vacations........(707) 931-4704 hawaiivolcanovacations.com HawaiiGaga.com.............................................. HawaiiGaga.com Kona Coast Vacations............... (877) 322-2407 konacoastvacations.com Waikoloa Vacation Rentals.......(808) 987-4519 waikoloavacationrentals.com

Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort

Luxury two- and three-bedroom beachfront villas and private homes at Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawai‘i.

808-987-4519 | WaikoloaVacationRentals.com

VA C AT I O N R E N TA L S Ainamalu at Waikoloa Beach Resort...............................(808) 987-4519 waikoloavacationrentals.com/ainamalu Cuvée’s Hualalai Estates........... (720) 833-4533 cuvee.com The Falls at Reed’s Island......... (808) 635-3649 reedsisland.com Hualalai Vacation Rentals........ (808) 987-4519 hualalai.com K-Bay Haven.............................. (800) 313-9907 kbayhaven.com Kona Coast Vacations............... (877) 322-2407 konacoastvacations.com

Activities AT T R A C T I O N S

Island Source............................. (808) 987-0920 islandsource.com/islandsource.htm

Atlantis Submarines Kona....... (800) 548-6262 atlantisadventures.com/kona

Kailua Village Business Improvement District....................................... HistoricKailuaVillage.com

Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.........(808) 985-7373 fhvnp.org

F E S T I VA L S & E V E N T S

Friends of NELHA....................... (808) 329-8073 friendsofnelha.org Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory & Visitors Center...........................(808) 982-6562 maunaloa.com University of Hawaii - Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii....................... (808) 969-9703 imiloahawaii.org BOO KIN G & CO N CI ERGE SERVI CES Hawaii Activities Discount........ (866) 482-9775 hawaiidiscount.com C U L I N A R Y E X P E R I E N C E S , TO U R S & TA S T I N G S Aikane Plantation Coffee Co....(808) 927-2252 aikaneplantation.com Honoka‘a Chocolate Co.............(808) 494-2129 Kahi Ola Mau Farm, LLC Kau Coffee Mill Inc.................... (808) 928-0550 kaucoffeemill.com Kona Lisa Coffee....................... (808) 426-8576 konalisacoffee.com Mauna Kea Cacao..................... (808) 796-0147 maunakeacacao.com The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory......................(888) 447-2626 ohcf.us Volcano Winery......................... (877) 967-7772 volcanowinery.com C U LT U R E A N D T H E A R T S , H I S TO R Y Anna Ranch Heritage Center... (808) 885-4426 annaranch.org Donkey Mill Art Center............. (808) 322-3362 DonkeyMillArtCenter.org Hawaii Pacific Parks Association.................... hawaiipacificparks.org

Ironman Triathlon.....................(808) 329-0063 ironmanworldchampionship.com L AN D A DVENTU RES An Evening at Kahua Ranch.... (808) 882-7954 exploretheranch.com ATV Outfitters Hawaii.............. (888) 288-7288 ATVOutfittersHawaii.com Bikevolcano.com....................... (888) 934-9199 bikevolcano.com Botanical World Adventures.....(888) 947-4783 botanicalworld.com Hawaii Forest & Trail................ (800) 464-1993 hawaii-forest.com HAWAII VIP.......................... (855) H-A-W-N-V-I-P hawaiivipconcierge.com Hawaii Wildlife Center.............(808) 884-5000 hawaiiwildlifecenter.org Hawaiian Legacy Tours..............(877) 707-TREE HawaiianLegacyTours.com Hoomau Ranch.......................... (808) 392-0621 hoomauranch.com KapohoKine Adventures.......... (808) 964-1000 KapohoKine.com Kohala Zipline........................... (800) 464-1993 kohalazipline.com Mauna Kea Summit Adventures.................. (888) 322-2366 maunakea.com Paniolo Adventures.................. (808) 889-5354 panioloadventures.com Seaside Tennis Club at Mauna Kea Resort................ (808) 882-5420 MaunaKeaBeachHotel.com Skyline Eco-Adventures Akaka Falls.................................(808) 201-2339 zipline.com

Kahilu Theatre Foundation......(808) 885-6868 kahilutheatre.org

Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience................ (808) 930-9477 umaumaexperience.com

Kona Historical Society............ (808) 323-3222 konahistorical.org

L Ū ‘A U & D I N N E R S H O W S

Lyman Mission House And Museum.............................. (808) 935-5021 lymanmuseum.org Volcano Art Center.................... (808) 967-8222 volcanoartcenter.org D I R E C TO R I E S & G U I D E S

Haleo Luau The Voice of Life........................ (808) 326-4969 eventsbyislandbreeze.com/haleo-luau Island Breeze Luau..................... (808) 329-8111 eventsbyislandbreeze.com/island-breeze-luau Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Luau..(808) 882-5810 maunakeabeachhotel.com

Experience Volcano................... (808) 967-8222 experiencevolcano.com 800-648-2441 61


Voyagers of the Pacific at the Royal Kona Resort.........(800) 222-5642 konaluau.com

Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm.... (808) 329-6840 Seahorse.com Ueshima Coffee (UCC Hawaii) Corp....................(888) 822-5662 ucc-hawaii.com SK Y A DVENT U RES

MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE Luana Lounge............................(800) 845-9905 fairmont.com/orchid Rays on the Bay........................ (808) 930-4949 raysonthebay.com P L A N TAT I O N S , FA R M S & G A R D E N S Akatsuka Orchid Gardens....... (888) 967-6669 akatsukaorchid.com Big Island Bees........................... (808) 328-1315 BigIslandBees.com Botanical World Adventures.....(888) 947-4783 botanicalworld.com Gingerhill Farm..........................(808) 427-9972 gingerhillfarm.com Green Point Nurseries, Inc....... (800) 717-4456 greenpointnursery.com Greenwell Farms Inc................. (888) 592-5662 greenwellfarms.com Hawaii Island Farm Trails........ (808) 699-8192 hifarmtrails.com Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden......................(808) 964-5233 htbg.com

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Big Island Helicopter Tours...... (808) 638-3230 bigislandhelicoptertours.com Blue Hawaiian Helicopters...... (800) 745-2583 bluehawaiian.com Paradise Helicopters..................(866) 876-7422 paradisecopters.com Sunshine Helicopters................(800) 469-3000 sunshinehelicopters.com TO U R S & S I G H T S E E I N G Hawaii Outdoor Guides........... (888) 886-7060 hawaiioutdoorguides.com Kailani Tours Hawaii................ (808) 938-4057 kailanitourshawaii.com Kona Adventure Tours.............. (808) 987-4284 KonaAdventureTours.com Kona Nature Tours.................... (844) 566-2628 konanature.com Roberts Hawaii........................... (800) 767-7551 RobertsHawaii.com Taikobo Hawaii......................... (808) 329-0599 taikobo.com Wasabi Tours Hawaii............... (808) 238-5222 wasabitourshawaii.com

V O L U N TO U R I S M

HĀWĪ

Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park......... (808) 985-7373 fhvnp.org Kanu Hawaii..............................(808) 206-8446 KanuHawaii.org travel2change................................................... travel2change.org Volcano Art Center.................... (808) 967-8222 volcanoartcenter.org WAT E R A D V E N T U R E S Anelakai Adventures................ (808) 987-0377 anelakaiadventures.com Body Glove Cruises....................(800) 551-8911 bodyglovehawaii.com Captain Zodiac...........................(808) 329-3199 captainzodiac.com Dolphin Discoveries................... (808) 322-8000 dolphindiscoveries.com Dolphin Quest Hawaii.............. (800) 248-3316 dolphinquest.com Fair Wind.................................... (808) 322-2788 fair-wind.com Flumin’ Kohala........................... (844) 933-4294 fluminkohala.com Hanamana Boat Charters........ (808) 936-5855 hanamanaboatcharters.com Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors......................... (808) 324-0442 surflessonshawaii.com

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Sunset Luau................................ (808) 886-6789 marriott.com/hotels/travel/koamc-waikoloa-beachmarriott-resort-and-spa


Directory Hawaii Nautical........................ (808) 234-7245 hawaiinautical.com

Kohala Sports Club & Spa..........(800) HILTONS kohalaspa.com

Humdinger Sportfishing........... (808) 800-2303 HumdingerSportfishing.com

Spa Without Walls....................(800) 845-9905 fairmont.com/orchid-hawaii

Iruka Hawaii Experiences........(888) 543-4449 Hawaiiexperiences.com

Dining & Drinks

Jack’s Diving Locker..................(800) 345-4807 Jacksdivinglocker.com

A MERICAN

King Kayak Hawaii...................(808) 756-1854 kingkayakhawaii.com Kohala Divers.............................(808) 882-7774 kohaladivers.com Kona Boys...................................(808) 328-1234 konaboys.com Kona Glassbottom Boat............ (808) 324-1749 konaglassbottomboat.com Kona Honu Divers...................(888) 333-HONU konahonudivers.com Kona Ocean Adventures...........(800) 520-2175 KonaOceanAdventures.com Kona Ocean Experience........... (808) 557-5560 konaoceanx.com Kona Snorkel Trips.................... (808) 326-4774 konasnorkeltrips.com Kona Sunrise Charters DBA Hula Kai............. (808) 322-2788 fair-wind.com Mauna Lani Sea Adventures.... (808) 885-7883 maunalaniseaadventures.com Ocean Sports Waikoloa........... (888) 724-5234 hawaiioceansports.com Sea Paradise Sailing & Snorkeling Tours.................... (800) 322-5662 seaparadise.com

Sea Paradise Tours

Your Hawai’i Island Sailing & Snorkeling Adventure Begins Here! Manta Ray Snorkel, Captain Cook Monument, Private Charters, & Corporate Events. 808-322-2500 | seaparadise.com Sea Quest Rafting & Snorkeling Adventure........... (808) 329-7238 seaquesthawaii.com Sportfish Hawaii........................(877) 388-1376 sportfishhawaii.com Sunlight on Water..................... (808) 896-2480 sunlightonwater.com UFO Parasail.............................. (844) 899-7824 ufoparasail.net W E L L N E S S & R E J U V E N AT I O N Ho‘ola Spa at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa...(808) 930-4848 sheratonkona.com/spa/overview Hualalai Grille........................... (888) 340-5662 fourseasons.com

Boat Landing Cantina.................(800) HILTONS hiltonwaikoloavillage.com Hau Tree......................................(808) 882-8510 maunakeabeachhotel.com Ikena Landing............................. (808) 880-1111 westinhapunabeach.com Kona Brewing Company........... (808) 334-1133 konabrewingco.com Lagoon Grill.................................(800) HILTONS hiltonwaikoloavillage.com Naupaka Beach Grill................. (808) 880-1111 westinhapunabeach.com Number 3....................................(808) 882-5810 maunakeabeachhotel.com The Orchid Court.......................(800) 845-9905 fairmont.com/orchid Orchid Marketplace....................(800) HILTONS hiltonwaikoloavillage.com Queen’s Court Dining Room..... (808) 935-9361 CastleResorts.com Sunday Brunch...........................(808) 882-5810 maunakeabeachhotel.com B A R S & LO U N G E S Billfish Poolside Bar & Grille......(800) 367-2111 konabeachhotel.com/billfish-poolside-bar-and-grill-. htm Copper Bar.................................. (800) 735-1111 maunakeabeachhotel.com Golf ClubHouse..........................(808) 885-6655 maunalanigolf.com Hale Kai......................................(800) 845-9905 fairmont.com Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge................ (808) 886-6789 marriott.com/hotels/travel/koamc-waikoloa-beachmarriott-resort-and-spa Kahakai Bar...............................(800) 845-9905 fairmont.com/orchid Mai Grille................................... (808) 886-7800 waikoloabeachgolf.com/mai-grille Silversword Bar.........................(808) 930-4900 sheratonkona.com CO FFEE & TEA The Kona Coffee and Tea Company............................. (888) 873-2035 konacoffeeandtea.com Piko Coffee + Bar....................... (808) 880-1111 westinhapunabeach.com

C O N T I N E N TA L The Ocean Bar & Grill...............(808) 885-6622 maunalani.com Ainakai.......................................(808) 930-4900 sheratonkona.com H AWA I ‘ I R E G I O N A L Beach Tree Restaurant.............. (888) 340-5662 fourseasons.com/hualalai Brown’s Beach House Restaurant..................... (800) 845-9905 fairmont.com/orchid-hawaii The CanoeHouse.........................(800) 367-2323 aubergeresorts.com/maunalani Don The Beachcomber............... (808) 329-3111 royalkona.com/Dining.cfm Honu’s on the Beach Restaurant........................(800) 367-2111 konabeachhotel.com/honus-on-the-beach.htm Huggo’s........................................(808) 329-1493 huggos.com Hula Hulas................................. (808) 932-4545 hilohulahulas.com Kamuela Provision Company....(800) HILTONS hiltonwaikoloavillage.com Manta..........................................(808) 882-5810 maunakeabeachhotel.com Merriman’s Waimea.................(808) 885-6822 merrimanshawaii.com Pahu i‘a....................................... (888) 340-5662 fourseasons.com/hualalai Ulu Ocean Grill.......................... (888) 340-5662 fourseasons.com/hualalai I TA L I A N Dona & Toni’s Pizza.....................(800) HILTONS hiltonwaikoloavillage.com J A PA N E S E Imari...........................................(800) 445-8667 hiltonwaikoloavillage.com STEAK & SEAFOOD Bay Terrace................................(808) 885-6622 maunalani.aubergeresorts.com Clambake................................... (808) 882-5707 maunakeabeachhotel.com Meridia........................................ (808) 880-1111 westinhapunabeach.com Ruth’s Chris Steak House - Mauna Lani............................. (800) 544-0808 RuthsChris.com BAKERI ES Punalu‘u Bake Shop.................. (808) 929-7343 punaluubakeshop.com

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Golf GO LF COU RSES Hualalai Golf Club.................... (808) 325-8467 fourseasons.com/hualalai Kona Country Club.....................(808) 322-2595 konacountryclub.com Makani Golf Club......................(808) 325-5044 makanigolfclub.com Mauna Kea Golf Course........... (808) 882-5400 maunakeabeachhotel.com/golf Mauna Lani Resort North Course............................ (808) 885-6655 maunalani.com Mauna Lani Resort South Course............................. (808) 885-6655 maunalani.com

Kohala Coast Resort Association......................(808) 747-5762 kohalacoastresorts.com

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Island of Hawaii........................(808) 924-5459 Enterprise.com

Shopping

Hawaii Car Rentals........................................... HawaiiCarRentals.net

D E PA R T M E N T S TO R E S , S H O P P I N G CENTERS & OUTLETS Kings’ Shops...............................(808) 886-8811 kingsshops.com Parker Ranch Center................. (808) 885-7178 parkerranchcenter.com Queens’ MarketPlace................ (808) 886-8822 queensmarketplace.com

VA C AT I O N PA C K A G E S & TO U R S

H AWA I I A N A P R O D U C T S

Travel to Paradise...................... (808) 263-1192 traveltoparadise.com

ABC Stores.................................. (888) 703-4222 abcstores.com

Waikoloa Kings’ Course........... (808) 886-7888 waikoloagolf.com

Big Island Candies Inc..............(800) 935-5510 bigislandcandies.com

Waikoloa Village Golf Course. (808) 883-9621 waikoloavillagegolf.com

Hamakua Macadamia Nut Co.........................................(888) 643-6688 hawnnut.com

C H I L D R E N & FA M I L I E S BabyQuip IQP Ashley Anderson....................... (808) 238-8509 BabyQuip.com/ashley740 Mauna Kea Resort Children’s Program................... (808) 882-5707 maunakeabeachhotel.com M E E T I N G S/C O N V E N T I O N S E R V I C E S Amstar Hawaii, DBA Worldstar........................... (888) 946-3930 worldstargroups.com Chrysalis Events Hawaii........... (877) 989-4728 chrysaliseventshawaii.com Hawaii Expo.............................. (808) 536-2849 hawaiixpo.com Island Style Innovations........... (808) 294-6020 island-styleinnovations.com PRA Hawaii................................ (808) 445-1208 PRA.com Weil & Associates.......................(800) 367-2333 weildmc.com P H OTO G R A P H E R S/ V I D E O G R A P H E R S Audio Visual Services............... (808) 331-8403 audiovisualhawaii.com V I S I TO R R E S O U R C E S Hawaii.com................................ (808) 529-4700 hawaii.com

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Travel Professionals

The Shops at Mauna Lani................................. shopsatmaunalani.com

Waikoloa Beach Course........... (808) 886-7888 WaikoloaBeachGolf.com

Services

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N F O R S P E C I A L N E E D S T R AV E L E R S Wheelers Van Rentals of Hawaii..................... (877) 735-6365 wheelersofhawaii.com

Kona Natural Soap Company.. (808) 322-9111 www.konanaturalsoap.com KTA Super Stores - Hilo............. (808) 959-9111 ktasuperstores.com Original Donkey Ball Factory and Store...................... (808) 322-3362 shop.alohahawaiianstore.com Shaka Tea...................................(808) 375-9381 ShakaTea.com

Transportation AI RLIN ES Alaska Airlines...........................(800) 252-7522 alaskaair.com Hawaiian Airlines..................... (800) 367-5320 hawaiianairlines.com Mokulele Airlines...................... (866) 260-7070 mokuleleairlines.com Southwest Airlines.................... (800) 435-9792 southwest.com United Airlines........................... (800) 241-6522 united.com BUSES & SH UT TLES Polynesian Adventure Tours.....(800) 622-3011 polyad.com M OTO R C YC L E S & M O P E D S Discount Hawaii Car Rental Island of Hawaii........................ (800) 292-1930 discounthawaiicarrental.com

Love Big Island........................... (707) 927-1839 lovebigisland.com

Island Partners Hawai‘i............ (808) 589-5537 IslandPartnersHawaii.com Kathy Clarke Hawaii Rock Solid Events & Destination Management Company........... (808) 885-8060 KathyClarkeHawaii.com MC&A.......................................... (877) 589-5500 mcahawaii.com Pleasant Holidays.....................(800) 448-3333 PleasantHolidays.com Trade-Winds Management Group, LTD..................................(808) 883-1600 tmghawaiiltd.com Travel Bug.................................. (877) 827-3920 travelbughawaii.com

Weddings and Honeymoons C AT E R E R S , FA C I L I T I E S & V E N U E S Mauna Kea Beach Hotel - Weddings................................ (877) 880-6524 maunakeabeachhotel.com OFFICIANTS A Kona Wedding with Reverend Patrick Thompson............................ revpatrick.com P H OTO G R A P H E R S & V I D E O G R A P H E R S Surf City Images........................ (808) 428-2094 surfcityimages.com WED D I N G SERVI CES PROVI D ERS Aloha Fun Weddings................ (808) 365-2746 AlohaFunWeddings.com The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort - Weddings.........(808) 882-5466 westinhapunabeach.com


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