Land DiversionsSee all 101 Things To Do on the Big Island!

Find Beachfront Om

YOGA is known for its relaxing-and-centering qualities. Beaches are hailed as a place to escape and rejuvenate. Hawai‘i is a destination renowned for its luxury and leisure. Why not combine all three for the ultimate tranquil getaway? Near Pahoa, KALANI OCEANSIDE RETREAT (kalani.com) offers a variety of workshops and packages, including a weeklong “Introduction to… Continue »

Pamper Yourself

Hawai‘i is a HEALING PLACE, and not just because of the soothing sounds of waves crashing on the shore or the warmth of the sun on your skin. Hawaiian culture traditionally stresses the importance of healing both body and spirit, with the focus on mind-and-mana (spiritual power) TLC. Treatments that stem from Hawaiian tradition relax… Continue »

Surround Yourself With Blooms

There’s little else that says “Hawai‘i” better than a flower lei—this GARLAND OF FLOWERS that is given as a gift upon greeting guests is a fragrant symbol of aloha. Lei can be as simple as a daisy-chain-like string of perfumed plumeria or as intricate as a multi-braided haku lei composed of flowers, berries and leaves…. Continue »

Golf from the Mountains to the Sea

Whether you prefer to play in a cool, misty climate reminiscent of Scotland or so close to the Pacific that you have to wipe salt spray off your clubs, Hawai‘i Island has all you need for a great day at the links. Sunny South Kohala is home to several fine GOLF RESORTS. Mauna Kea Resort,… Continue »

Hike with a Guide

Hawai‘i Island is too big (and too full of secrets) to grab a hiking stick and head into the wilderness on your own. If you want to get the full experience of this island’s wild-and-beautiful landscape, take a GUIDED, NATURE TOUR. HAWAII FOREST & TRAIL—an award-winning, eco-friendly tour company—offers innovative-and-informative nature adventures, and is known… Continue »

Learn about Papahanaumokuake‘a

Located in the historic Koehnen Building in downtown Hilo, you’ll find a portal to another, virtually untouched locale in the Pacific Ocean, rife with vibrant sea life. MOKUPAPAPA DISCOVERY CENTER brings the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to life. The center tells the story of the science, history and culture of MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT Papahanaumokuakea through audio… Continue »