Humpy’s Big Island Ale House, Kailua-Kona

Humpy's Big Island Ale House

Big Island Nightlife? Before I packed up and moved out here, I was a tourist looking for cool things to do on the island for a week. Mostly I looked for active, outdoor adventures, but I was also faced with the all-too-common question: What is there to do around here at night? On the first night of my first week on the Big Island, I went to … [Read more...]

Magic Sands Beach Park, Kona (La’aloa Bay Beach Park)

Magic Sands Beach, Kailua-Kona, Big Island Hawaii

  La'aloa Beach Park – also known as Magic Sands or White Sands beach. This is another beautiful Big Island white sand beach, small and quaint and easily missed as you drive down Alii Drive. The beach is called Magic Sands because when rough surf hits, all of the sand is emptied off thebeach and Magic Sands Beach, Kona temporarily moved … [Read more...]

Kahalu’u Beach Park, Kona

Surfers at Kahaluu Beach Park, Kona

Snorkel Kahalu'u Kahaluu is one of the best snorkeling spots on the Big Island. Many of the tourist brochures and maps simply refer to this place as "Snorkel Beach". Fed by a fresh water spring, up to 10 million gallons per day. These waters are almost always calm, with Raccoon Butterfly Fish at Kahaluucolorful corals, rock formations, and 100+ … [Read more...]

Anaehoomalu Bay

Anaehoomalu Beach, backed by hundreds of palm trees and, is famous for its breathtaking sunsets which are prominently photographed and  featured in magazines and calendars. This is one of many beautiful beaches on Kona's Kohala Coast. As you approach the beach from the paved parking lot, you will notice the ring of tall palm trees lining the … [Read more...]

Kiholo Bay, Kohala Hawaii

    Adjacent Mile Marker #82 off Highway 19 is a Scenic Overlook with a terrific view of Kiholo bay. To get closer, you will have to hike about one mile on a trail crossing dried lava fields. The trail is varied with portions passing by underbrush. Towards the end of Fish Pond … [Read more...]

Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona

    Explore Ali'i Drive Fishing at the Sea Wall, Kailua BayAli'i Drive is a scenic waterfront panorama, nestled between rows of souvenir and curio shops, sidewalk cafes, and a long lava rock sea wall. Take the time and explore Ali'i Drive. You could visit Kailua-Kona a dozen times and find something new, … [Read more...]

Kona Manta Ray Diving

One of the premier dives in the world is the famous Kona Manta Ray Night Dive. It is an awesome experience. Each year thousands of divers and snorkelers from all over the world come to Kona to dive with the manta rays. The Kona Coast is one of the best places in the world to get close to and observe manta rays. The best way to interact with … [Read more...]

Kona Resorts - Kohala Coast

    Some of the very best Big Island Beach locations are along the sunny Kohala Coast. This barren coastline appears at first to be inhospitable, with the dominant feature being the craggy black rocks deposited by lava flow after the eruption of Mauna Loa in 1801 and 1859. But several small … [Read more...]

Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park

    One of the most accessible, interesting, and enchanting cultural sites in the State of Hawaii is the Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. Translated, the "Place of Refuge at Honaunau" is the most complete restoration of an ancient Hawaiian religious sanctuary in Hawaii. On the black lava … [Read more...]

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

  Kailua-Kona is the Big Island's waterfront tourist hub with a small-town feeling. Although abuzz with visitors, cruise passengers, and tourists from all over the world, Kailua-Kona is not thought of as a large city. In fact, you won't find the shore lined with high-rise hotels and many of the nearby beaches are still only sparsely … [Read more...]