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Plan to get out early on Sunday, March 24 to witness the Lavaman Triathlon at Waikoloa Beach Resort. This Olympic distance triathlon includes a 1.5k swim in Anaeho'omalu Bay (in front of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott), a 40k bike ride on Queen K Highway, and a 10k run through the hotel grounds and lava fields, finishing on the beach. Race starts at 7:30am and the first finishers will arrive back at A-Bay around 9am.
Interested in participating? Register now for the Lavaman Keauhou, being held November 24, 2013.
Mmm, chocolate! Mountains and rivers of it. Chocolate fondue, mole, sculptures. Plus culinary competitions, wine & beer tasting, dancing and live music. Join world class chefs and chocolate experts in this delightfully decadent event, March 21-23 at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii. Follow the link for details on this fun festival.
Yellow Hawaiian hibiscus, the Hawaii State Flower, grows on all the main islands of Hawaii
Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo combines Hawaii culture and astronomy, paying tribute to the study of space and navigation by ancient Hawaiian explorers.
No less than 9 airlines offer flights to Hawaii Island. Plan ahead and make use of our handy travel guide, including airline choices and best times to fly.
The Big Island is home to five of the seven National Parks in Hawaii, including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail.
Puukohola Heiau is one of the best preserved ancient temples in Hawaii, a fascinating historical remnant of the reign of Kamehameha the Great.
This Hawaii Big Island Travel Guide lets visitors share their own experiences and favorite Big Island vacation memories.
The Kona coast is one of the richest areas in the world for growing superior coffee beans. Don't be fooled! If it doesn't say "100% Kona" on the label, it's NOT! That so-called Kona coffee you're drinking is likely a blend of a few Kona beans and a host of other inferior coffees.
Look for the 100% Kona label to ensure you are getting the very best. One of our favorites is
The view atop Mauna Kea volcano is out of this world as it towers nearly three miles above the coast. The summit serves as staging area for the largest astronomical observatory in the world.
Secluded and scenic, Manini Beach Park provides a relaxing alternative for those wishing to enjoy Kealakekua Bay in a more private setting, away from the crowds.
The beaches of Honaunau Bay hold the secrets of an ancient Hawaiian civilization at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau, while the undersea world offers some of the most rewarding diving and snorkeling in Hawaii.
Discover Lapakahi State Park, a historic fishing village that is one of the most well preserved settlements of ancient Hawaii.
There are 14 Hawaii State Parks, State Monuments and State Recreation Areas on the Big Island. Explore them all!
Honomalino Bay is home to one of the larger south Kona beaches. It's an easy hike with plenty of reward for your efforts.
Book a Hawaii Island cruise and discover a fascinating and entirely unique way to experience the Big Island.
Our Big Island Hawaii tours offer everything from ocean adventures to land excursions to airplane and helicopter tours. Come explore with us!
Scenic and serene, Anaeho'omalu Beach is a delightful place to explore or simply relax in the shade of a coconut palm.
Honokohau Beach is one of many fascinating areas to explore in Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park on the Big Island.
Following in the footsteps of ancient Hawaiians, the Ala Kahakai Trail traverses some of the most pristine coastline in Hawaii.
With 10 climatic zones on the Big Island, the Hawaii climate is uniquely diverse, including tropical rainforest, arid beaches and even polar tundra.
Wawaloli Beach north of Kona is long and wide, with lots of soft sand to play in and a magnificent tide pool that is protected from the ocean.
Kiholo Bay has a wide variety of stunning and unique features that make this a spectacular Hawaii hike.
What Pahoehoe Beach Park lacks in the way of a good swim beach, it more than makes up for in scenery, with a lush lawn and tall palms providing plenty of shade.
Of all the Kona Beaches, Kamakahonu Beach and Kailua Bay are delightfully mellow for being so close to town.