Nearly everything about the Island of Hawaii (commonly referred to as the “Big Island”), feels larger-than-life. Here, you’ll find Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, the vast moonlike landscape of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in the southeast and giant, snow-capped mountain peaks of Mauna Kea, the “white mountain.”
Get the lay of the land aboard an exhilarating Two-Hour Waikoloa Big Island Spectacular helicopter tour. Rated as the “World’s Best Helicopter Ride” by the Travel Channel, this fantastic tour will give you a Nene bird’s eye view of all that the Island of Hawaii has to offer, from cascading waterfalls to erupting volcanoes, endless beaches and more.
Located on the historic shores of Kamakahonu Bay and Kamehameha the Great’s former Kailua-Kona home, the Haleo Luau offers a chance to sample the best authentic Hawaiian dishes and musical entertainment on the Big Island.
You can’t beat the fun of taking an outrigger canoe, paddleboard or kayak along the island’s sunny western shores. Visit pleasantactivites.com for ideas on the varied attractions on the Island of Hawaii.
Drive through the Chain of Craters road and experience the red glow of an erupting volcano at twilight. Or head high into the sky towards snow-capped Mauna Kea, where you can explore the Keck Observatory telescope and breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding islands.