Our drive along the south coast of Hawaii brought us along the southernmost tip of the US, black sand beachs, and a Kona coffee farm, Greenwell.
Places we've been:
- Big Island
Trips we've taken:
Chains of Empty Craters and Full Cauldrons
The Chain of Craters, including the Devil's Throat, Pauahi Crater, the Jagger Museum, and the Thurston Lava Tubes, made our jaws drop.
Flowing Lava at the Pu'u huluhulu Fields
Hiking to the fissures of the Pu'u huluhulu volcano on Kilauea with Epic Lava Tours gave us the show of our lives.
From the ocean, to the gardens!
Hawaii Tropical Botanic Gardens filled with orchids and waterfalls were delightful.
Look at that! I think I could leave this post at this sight, which captivated me well before I'd seen it in person. I hadn't noticed the waves in the photos I scanned trip dreaming, and they turned out to be one of the most captivating images from above. My mother in law and I had both read about this ancient valley's beauty before we landed on the island, but after our concierge, who grew up nearby, suggested it yet again, we were in. The only issue? The drive down was very narrow and very…
Place of Refuge (Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau)
Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau, the Place of Refuge, taught us about the traditional Hawaiian culture, and filled us with serenity.
O, Ray Can You See
Swimming with Manta Rays with Kona Ocean Adventures was absolutely a highlight of our week in The Big Island.
Kohala Coast and Fairmont Orchid
The Fairmont Orchid on the Kohala coast was the perfect hub for all the northern coast of the Big Island had to offer.
Swimming with dolphins off the Big Island, Hawaii, was mesmerizing and calming.
A Whale of a Trip on the Kohala Coast
Looking for humpback whales on Wahine Charters from the Honokohau Marina