Hawaii volcanoes national park is without doubt the #1 highlight of volcano village (and of Hawaii for that matter). However, There are a couple of things that we would like to highlight because they will make your visit to volcano village truly unforgettable.
First of all, the national park is BIG, and you can easily spend a couple of days there if you want to see all sights it has to offer. A couple of things that you should not miss are the easy/intermediate difficulty Kilauea’iki hiking trail, the chain of craters road, the volcano art center to pick up local art for home and, last but not least, a visit to the Jaggar museum at night to see the glow above the Halema’uma’u crater.
Spending the night in Volcano Village
A day trip is always to short for a visit to volcano village, especially if it is a day trip from Kona, Waikoloa or Waimea because this will easily mean spending 4 to 5 hours in the car. There are many charming accommodation options in Volcano Village, and they are in general cheaper than those on the west coast. Part of the “volcano village experience” is to relax in the hot tub or in front of the fire place in your own, private house. Check out our favorite vacation rentals in volcano village.