Rainbow Falls State Park, Hawaii

Virtual Tour: Take a Virtual Tour of Rainbow Falls The 80-foot Rainbow Falls is renowned for the rainbow formed from its mist many mornings.  Legends say that the cave beneath the waterfall was the home of Hina, mother of the demigod Maui.  The most dramatic time to view these falls is after a rain, this is when the greatest volume of water … [Read more...]

Hilo, Hawaii Hotels

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Shore Diving - Hilo, Hawaii

Some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world happens off the coasts of this archipelago.  Enjoy easy access to these great local shore diving sites on the Hilo side of the Big Island.  Visibility is not as splendid as Kona, but sea life is just as incredible.  You will see dozens of sea turtles every dive on the Hilo side. We are going … [Read more...]

Coconut Island, Hilo Hawaii

  Coconut Island is a small island park in Hilo Bay, located right next to the hotels along Banyan Drive.  A footbridge just opposite the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel connects the island to the main island.  Coconut Island is the perfect place for a picnic and a relaxing swim.  This grassy little isle is a fantastic spot for the kids.  They will … [Read more...]

Onekahakaha Beach - Virtual Tour

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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

    The splendid Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is located just 7 miles north of Hilo on the fertile Hamakua Coast. The Garden's trails wind through a variety of environments offering a diverse view of more than 2,000 different plant species, waterfalls, back-dropped against the … [Read more...]

Richardson Beach Park

       Richardson Beach Park (also known as Richardson Ocean Center) is very picturesque, and boasts some of the best snorkeling on the Hilo side of the island. Richardson's superb snorkeling is due largely in part to its vast diversity of marine wildlife, including honu (green sea … [Read more...]

Leleiwi Beach Park

Leleiwi Beach Park is at the eastern end of Hilo, adjacent to Richardson's Ocean Center. An abundance of marine life makes this a popular spot for both fishing and snorkeling. Leleiwi has a rocky shoreline and tall palm trees surround shallow ocean pools fed by fresh water springs. It’s an ideal spot for families; picnic tables and pavilions are … [Read more...]

Onekahakaha Beach Park

  Many people forget about the Hilo-area beaches. Onekahakaha is a beautiful white sand beach, found further on along Kalanianaole Avenue in Hilo. This beach park features lifeguards, showers, restrooms, and picnic facilities. Onekahakaha is the best family beach in the Hilo area - with a sandy-bottomed swimming … [Read more...]

Isaac Hale Beach Park

This beach park is known to locals as Pohioki and is located at the edge of Pohoiki Bay, in the Puna district of the Big Island. Oceanfront park facilities include rest rooms and picnic areas. It's a good place for an afternoon nap but can be dangerous for swimming. Strong waves make this a popular place for local surfers, but can make it rough … [Read more...]