Our Top 3 #Bucketlist items

Only possible on the Big Island, don’t visit Hawaii without at least seriously considering these unique experiences!

  1. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Spend the night in the enchanting rainforests of Volcano Village, see the active volcano, and try to see the flowing lava.
  2. The Manta ray night dive: Dive or snorkel with these gentle giants in the open ocean. Many of our readers say this is one of the most memorable experiences of their life!
  3. Stargazing: The Big Island is home to some of the best telescopes in the world. Don’t miss your chance to see them at the summit of MaunaKea.

Step-by-step trip planning guide

Cut your planning in half with our trip planning tips. We don’t cut any corners and give our best advice, covering all the basics and talking about things like:

  1. When the best time is to go (price, weather, daylight hours, etc.)
  2. How to spend your time most efficiently on the Big Island
  3. What we think are the unmissable activities


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