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Old 05-23-16, 02:53 AM
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Hawaii Big Island vacation

We are going in the middle of October for 7 days. Wife and two daughters 10 and 17.

We have been to Kauai twice and loved it.

Looking for tips, ideas, etc.
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Re: Hawaii Big Island vacation

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Obviously.

My favorite beach is Makalawena just north of Kona. It's pretty secluded. You have to hike/walk 20-30 minutes over a lava rock field to get to it.
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Re: Hawaii Big Island vacation

never been. I'm a Maui guy. We want lots of pics in this thread when you get back, though.
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Re: Hawaii Big Island vacation

The waterfalls and black sand beaches on the East side of the Island are worth the trip. And yes, don't miss Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Even if the volcanoes aren't visually active.
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Re: Hawaii Big Island vacation

Maybe I'm in the minority but we spent 4 days on the Kona coast and frankly found it beautiful but expensive and boring. Other than the volcano helicopter ride over the volcano, I don't remember much to do there.
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Re: Hawaii Big Island vacation

Take a ride up to the observatories on Mauna Kea. The climate transition is something I always wanted to experience.
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Re: Hawaii Big Island vacation

Uncle Billy's hotel in Kailua-Kona is not much more than most mainland hotels. The others are very expensive. Eating at the hotel and fast food places are actually cheaper than the grocery store.
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Re: Hawaii Big Island vacation

Thanks for the hotel recommendation.

We always stay at hotels, but being the XXI century, should we try something else?
A house or something like that from one of those apps.
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Re: Hawaii Big Island vacation

We were there last year and rented a house for 10 days on the East cost south of Hilo. Had a great time.

Drove over to Kailua-Kona (touristy) and also visited the Tiki statues and such at Pu'uhonua.

We also drove down to the southern most US point, which was kinda surreal (tall open cliffs).

Did some snorkeling at various places including the Punaluu black sand beach which was pretty cool. There is also a green sand beach, but it's a bit of a trek to get to.

There is an observatory up on Mauna Kea, but it was closed when we were there.

The volcano is interesting. Pretty much a big hole in ground, and you really only get a feel for it at night. In the day all you could really see was steam. There are a few decent walks/hikes around there.

Oh, and it rains.

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