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Location: Honolulu

Day 1 - 16 Feb 2022

Wreck Of The Sea Tiger

Honolulu, Wreck Of The Sea Tiger

Content: So we flew from Honolulu to Big island 🏝 Hawaii

Walmart

Honolulu, Walmart

Content: We had our day started with local “MALASADA “ it’s Portuguese donuts 🍩 famous in Hawaii, no other bakery was open so we took couple of them from near by walmart

Location: Hilo

Day 1 - 16 Feb 2022

Rainbow Falls Park

Hilo, Rainbow Falls Park
Hilo, Rainbow Falls Park
Hilo, Rainbow Falls Park
Hilo, Rainbow Falls Park

Content: Rainbow falls park was our first stop next day. you don’t need a to hike for this place , and neither you need to pay for parking. Falls are fine not so great 😀 but you can do a pit stop and watch it.

Rainbow Falls Park

Hilo, Rainbow Falls Park
Hilo, Rainbow Falls Park

Content: There are couple of spots where you can take some nice pictures but you can’t swim there nor you can access the water falls by feet 👣

Hilo Medical Center

Hilo, Hilo Medical Center

Content: We drove to next stop , it’s hardly few miles from Rainbow falls.

Pe‘epe‘e Boiling Pots

Hilo, Pe‘epe‘e Boiling Pots
Hilo, Pe‘epe‘e Boiling Pots

Content: Bolo good pots are good to stop by , they have higher temperatures compare to water falls around.

Location: Pāpa‘ikou

Day 1 - 16 Feb 2022

onomea bay scenic route

Pāpa‘ikou, onomea bay scenic route
Pāpa‘ikou, onomea bay scenic route
Pāpa‘ikou, onomea bay scenic route

Content: You need to follow a small trail to reach this point. They do have some rocky beach surface and high tide wave .. but highly recommend to stop by .. it will take 10-12 min walk one way to reach the point. Hike name is call as Onamea hike

Onomea Bay

Pāpa‘ikou, Onomea Bay

Content: Driving further on same road around a 0.5 mile you will find another point to watch the Onomea bay

Location: Honomu

Day 1 - 16 Feb 2022

Akaka Falls State Park

Honomu, Akaka Falls State Park
Honomu, Akaka Falls State Park
Honomu, Akaka Falls State Park
Honomu, Akaka Falls State Park

Content: Akaka falls you need to pay $5 per car for parking and $5 per person to visit the park.

Akaka Falls

Honomu, Akaka Falls
Honomu, Akaka Falls
Honomu, Akaka Falls

Content: It was small hike around 1.8 miles round trip. it was fun to walk down the trail .. if you don’t like rain ☔️ must carry your umbrella 🌂 since it has rain showers pretty much every time and every day 🧐

Mana's Aloha Farm

Honomu, Mana's Aloha Farm
Honomu, Mana's Aloha Farm
Honomu, Mana's Aloha Farm
Honomu, Mana's Aloha Farm

Content: On the way we found a small stall name as Mana Aloha. the man has really good wide range of fresh local fruits. i had the fresh sugarcane after ages

Location: Hilo

Day 1 - 16 Feb 2022

Naung Mai Thai Kitchen

Hilo, Naung Mai Thai Kitchen
Hilo, Naung Mai Thai Kitchen
Hilo, Naung Mai Thai Kitchen

Content: Nice Thai restaurant in Downtown Hilo. A goood cozy place to have a fine fine m.. rates are $$$

Location: Pahoa-Kalapana

Day 2 - 17 Feb 2022

Kalapana

Pahoa-Kalapana, Kalapana

Content: Next day we started with Kalapana scenic road. It is a beautiful drive. we took bunch of stops on this drive.

Location: Kehena

Day 2 - 17 Feb 2022

Kehena Black Sand Beach

Kehena, Kehena Black Sand Beach
Kehena, Kehena Black Sand Beach
Kehena, Kehena Black Sand Beach
Kehena, Kehena Black Sand Beach
Kehena, Kehena Black Sand Beach

Content: We stumbled upon this hidden black sand beach while our drive on Kalpana. The beach was beautiful and sands were very black. Also this is a nude beach so if this is something you are looking for the. this might be a good option.

Location: Pāhoa

Day 2 - 17 Feb 2022

Kalani Oceanside Retreat

Pāhoa, Kalani Oceanside Retreat
Pāhoa, Kalani Oceanside Retreat

Content: On our drive we like this spot so we took a click on this spot

Isaac Hale Park

Pāhoa, Isaac Hale Park
Pāhoa, Isaac Hale Park

Content: This is at the end of the scenic road. You cannot swim here as this is not a beach rather you will see stones next to water.

Ning's Thai Cuisine

Pāhoa, Ning's Thai Cuisine
Pāhoa, Ning's Thai Cuisine
Pāhoa, Ning's Thai Cuisine

Content: We stopped here for our lunch before heading to Mauna Kea. Food was alright though.

Location: Waimea

Day 2 - 17 Feb 2022

Mauna Kea Summit

Waimea, Mauna Kea Summit
Waimea, Mauna Kea Summit

Content: This is a click we took on the way to Mauna Kea visitor center.

Location: Paauhau-Paauilo

Day 2 - 17 Feb 2022

Mauna Kea Observatory Complex

Paauhau-Paauilo, Mauna Kea Observatory Complex
Paauhau-Paauilo, Mauna Kea Observatory Complex
Paauhau-Paauilo, Mauna Kea Observatory Complex
Paauhau-Paauilo, Mauna Kea Observatory Complex
Paauhau-Paauilo, Mauna Kea Observatory Complex
Paauhau-Paauilo, Mauna Kea Observatory Complex
Paauhau-Paauilo, Mauna Kea Observatory Complex
Paauhau-Paauilo, Mauna Kea Observatory Complex
Paauhau-Paauilo, Mauna Kea Observatory Complex

Content: For drive to Mauna Kea summit you need to have a 4 wheel drive. We rented a keep for one day so we can drive to the summit. This was our first time driving a 4WD but we managed to. Drive from visitor center to summit is about 30 mins and you also need to spend at least 30 mins at the visitor center so that you get accustomed to the altitude. Rangers are every helpful so they will also guide you how to drive.We reached at the visitor center at around 5 pm and were at the summit at around 6. Sunset was around 6:30. Also it is very cold at the Mauna Lea both at the visitor center and at the summit. So you need to be properly dressed with jacket, gloves and beanie. The view from the summit is the best highlight of our entire Hawaii trip. It is so beautiful that you don’t want to come back. After getting down the summit you can also stay at the visitor center for star glazing. We didn’t get chance to do it as it was very cloudy.

Location: Honoka‘a

Day 3 - 18 Feb 2022

Waipio Lookout

Honoka‘a, Waipio Lookout
Honoka‘a, Waipio Lookout
Honoka‘a, Waipio Lookout
Honoka‘a, Waipio Lookout

Content: On our third day we started with Waipo lookout. It was quiet a drive from Hilo. It was a good view. We wanted to drive down as well but for some reason they closed the road leading to Waipio. Also you will need 4WD to drive to Waipio.

Location: North Kohala District

Day 3 - 18 Feb 2022

Pololu Trail

North Kohala District, Pololu Trail
North Kohala District, Pololu Trail
North Kohala District, Pololu Trail
North Kohala District, Pololu Trail
North Kohala District, Pololu Trail
North Kohala District, Pololu Trail
North Kohala District, Pololu Trail
North Kohala District, Pololu Trail
North Kohala District, Pololu Trail

Content: After Waipio lookout we drove to Pololu trail. It is a short but steep hike of 0.6 miles taking about 20-25 mins each way leading to a black sand beach. It was a gorgeous walk with stunning views. We really enjoyed our time here.

Location: South Kohala

Day 3 - 18 Feb 2022

Waimea-Kohala Airport

South Kohala, Waimea-Kohala Airport

Content: This was just a video that we took of our drive on the way.

Location: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Day 3 - 18 Feb 2022

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Content: We reached Hawaii national park in the evening. We first went to Lava tube. This is one of many such tubes on the island, which was actually created by a river of molten lava. When a lava tube is active, lava travels along its floor at temperatures that exceed 2,000º F (1090º C). It is not a long hike.

Location: Volcano

Day 3 - 18 Feb 2022

Keanakākoʻi Crater

Volcano, Keanakākoʻi Crater
Volcano, Keanakākoʻi Crater
Volcano, Keanakākoʻi Crater

Content: We reached at the live volcano hike late so we had to park little further away thus increasing one way hike from 1 mile to 1.5 mile. You should not forget to bring torch and wear some cold protecting clothes as it will be cold. The experience was awesome. This is one of the live volcanoes in the world and was worth it. You should not miss this place. It is experience of life time.

Location: Nā‘ālehu

Day 4 - 19 Feb 2022

Waiohinu

Nā‘ālehu, Waiohinu

Content: After seeing Volcanoes at the Volcano National park we stayed at Naalehu which is close to both Green Sand beach and Pahala black sand beach. We didn’t get to spend much time at this property but it was a good stay and they had all the amenities you can think of.

Big Island Bed & Breakfast

Nā‘ālehu, Big Island Bed & Breakfast
Nā‘ālehu, Big Island Bed & Breakfast
Nā‘ālehu, Big Island Bed & Breakfast

Content: Just took some clicks of the place.

Naalehu Scenic Viewpoint

Nā‘ālehu, Naalehu Scenic Viewpoint
Nā‘ālehu, Naalehu Scenic Viewpoint
Nā‘ālehu, Naalehu Scenic Viewpoint
Nā‘ālehu, Naalehu Scenic Viewpoint
Nā‘ālehu, Naalehu Scenic Viewpoint
Nā‘ālehu, Naalehu Scenic Viewpoint
Nā‘ālehu, Naalehu Scenic Viewpoint
Nā‘ālehu, Naalehu Scenic Viewpoint
Nā‘ālehu, Naalehu Scenic Viewpoint
Nā‘ālehu, Naalehu Scenic Viewpoint

Content: There was a good way from Naalehu to Pahala so we took some pictures here.

Location: Pāhala

Day 4 - 19 Feb 2022

Punalu'u Black Sand Beach

Pāhala, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Pāhala, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Pāhala, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Pāhala, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Pāhala, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Pāhala, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Pāhala, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach

Content: We got to Punalu’u black sand beach and saw about 7-8 turtles. Since this was our third black sand beach I would recommend other black sand beaches as compared to Punalu’u. The only attraction I liked at this location was the turtles. Apart from that it was ok place.

Location: Nā‘ālehu

Day 4 - 19 Feb 2022

Punalu'u Bake Shop & Visitor Center

Nā‘ālehu, Punalu'u Bake Shop & Visitor Center
Nā‘ālehu, Punalu'u Bake Shop & Visitor Center
Nā‘ālehu, Punalu'u Bake Shop & Visitor Center

Content: After visiting Punalu’u black sand beach we went to Punalu’u bakery. This place was packed and line was long. It took us 30 mins to place our order. There were also love band playing Hawaiian music. We ordered Masaladas and ice cream. They were very good. We also bought bag of shirt bread cookies and fruit cake. Fruit cake was way too sweet but I still loved it. All in all this place was worth the wait.

Papakōlea Beach (Green Sand Beach)

Nā‘ālehu, Papakōlea Beach (Green Sand Beach)
Nā‘ālehu, Papakōlea Beach (Green Sand Beach)
Nā‘ālehu, Papakōlea Beach (Green Sand Beach)
Nā‘ālehu, Papakōlea Beach (Green Sand Beach)
Nā‘ālehu, Papakōlea Beach (Green Sand Beach)

Content: After Punalu’u bakery we headed to green sand beach. You can hike upto the beach which is about 3 miles. The hike is challenging although you would be hiking along the coastline with ocean breeze blowing at you. We however took shuttles which takes $20 for back and forth and it was totally worth it. I am not sure if I would have completed the hike. Also if you are planning to drive by yourself you need to have 4WD. The ride to the beach was very bumpy but we are still glad we took shuttles. The beach was different and sand were green. We stayed there for about an hour and we enjoyed our time there. Would really recommend this beach.

Location: Kailua-Kona

Day 4 - 19 Feb 2022

Kona Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Kailua-Kona, Kona Brewing Co. & Brewpub
Kailua-Kona, Kona Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Content: After green sand beach we drove to Kona and had dinner at Kona Brewing. Wait was about 30 mins. The ambience is really nice and I loved their beers. My husband had IPA’s and he really enjoyed it. We order nachos and pizza both of them were very good. We also ordered desert which was also awesome.

Location: Captain Cook

Day 5 - 20 Feb 2022

Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park

Captain Cook, Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
Captain Cook, Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
Captain Cook, Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
Captain Cook, Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park

Content: We stayed at an airbnb for the night at Kona . It was very different experience. They had this rooms which were more like tents and you can see stars. It was unique and we really liked it.

Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park

Captain Cook, Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
Captain Cook, Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
Captain Cook, Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
Captain Cook, Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
Captain Cook, Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
Captain Cook, Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
Captain Cook, Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park

Content: Our first spot was at this Pu’uhonua National park. This was place of refuge and there were lot of structures that detailed about big islands history.

Location: Kailua-Kona

Day 5 - 20 Feb 2022

Kona Taeng On Thai

Kailua-Kona, Kona Taeng On Thai

Content: We had dinner at this Thai place. Food was good.

Location: Kamuela

Day 5 - 20 Feb 2022

Lava Lava Beach Club

Kamuela, Lava Lava Beach Club
Kamuela, Lava Lava Beach Club
Kamuela, Lava Lava Beach Club
Kamuela, Lava Lava Beach Club
Kamuela, Lava Lava Beach Club

Content: We saw the sunset here at this beach. The beach was beautiful and crowded and sunset was awesome.

Location: Kailua-Kona

Day 5 - 20 Feb 2022

Kiholo Bay

Kailua-Kona, Kiholo Bay

Content: This was the drive back form the beach. Look at the color id the sky how mesmerizing it is.

Location: Volcano

Day 6 - 21 Feb 2022

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Volcano, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Volcano, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Content: Last day of the trip was super tiring and hectic day !! we really had lot of hikes and adventurous during our trip. in morning we packed our bags , did check out from our Airbnb stay and then we drive till the volcano 🌋 national park

Steam Vents

Volcano, Steam Vents
Volcano, Steam Vents

Content: steam vents , here you can feel the warm air coming out from vents it’s actually from the volcanoes

Location: Pāhoa

Day 6 - 21 Feb 2022

Kilauea Volcano

Pāhoa, Kilauea Volcano
Pāhoa, Kilauea Volcano
Pāhoa, Kilauea Volcano

Content: It’s the live volcano you fun din Hawaii 😊 it’s the morning view .. where you will see a large cater firm due to lava flow

Location: Kailua-Kona

Day 6 - 21 Feb 2022

Commuter Terminal

Kailua-Kona, Commuter Terminal
Kailua-Kona, Commuter Terminal

Content: It’s time to say good bye 😘

Kona International Airport (KOA)

Kailua-Kona, Kona International Airport (KOA)
Kailua-Kona, Kona International Airport (KOA)

Content: Cya again Hawaii