Holiday in Hawaii – A popular honeymooners’ destination, Hawaii’s an exotic island of tranquil waters and breathtaking natural beauty. Here are 6 suggestions on some interesting things to do on your next holiday to Hawaii
Go to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Here at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you’ll find the earth’s most massive volcano, Mauna Loa, towering 13,677 feet above sea level, as well as the world’s most active volcano, Kilauea, which has been in a constant state of eruption since January 2008. Lucky travellers may even have the opportunity to watch lava flow from either within the park or from the viewing are outside the park. Start your visit at the Kilauea Visitor Center to obtain information on current lava conditions, before driving on to the Steam Vents, Thurston Lava Tube, and down tha Chain of Craters Road. There are several other interesting attractions such as the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and the Jagger Museum, as well as the Volcano Art Centre which visitors should also drop by.
Whale & Dolphin Watching
If you’re looking for a wildlife adventure like no other, venture out into the Pacific Ocean. Be blown away by the majestic humpback whales that leave their Alaskan feeding grounds to mate and give birth in the warm shallow waters around the Hawaiian islands. To see up-close the sheer size and power of these massive whales rocketing up above the waves is an amazing experience that visitors will never forget. Visitors might also chance an encounter with the friendly and curious dolphins, such as the Bottle-nose dolphins.
Play a game of Golf
From dramatic backdrops to lush green fairways and pleasant weather all year round, there are few places as perfect for golf as Hawaii. Golfer lovers of all skill levels will find a suitable course for them among-st the 18 golf courses on the island, from championship courses to the inexpensive municipal courses. The newest of these courses is designed by Jack Nicklaus for Hualalai Golf Club, located at the luxurious Four Seasons Resorts. This premium golf course is alas, for resort guests and by invitation only. Nonetheless, the island still holds 7 of the best courses within 15 miles of each other such as the Robert Trent Jones designed golf course at Mauna Kea Beach Club. This course is the oldest and most highly rated course and is considered as on of the most challenging courses you can find on te Big Island. Other gorgeous courses include the Hapuna Golf Course, Mauna Lanu Resort among many others.
Visit the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Hawaii is home to several stunning botanical gardens such as the Nani Mau Gardens, Manuka State Wayside Park and the World Botanical Garden. However the garden to visit if you haven’t much time left on Big Island is the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. The garden is a non-profit enterprise; where its founder purchased the the parcel of land and decided to build a botanical garden so as to preseve the valley and its peaceful beauty forever. Visitors to the Hawaii Topical Botanical Garden will wander through a variety of different environments, such as the coconut groves, mango and palm jungles.
Sitting atop the summit of Mauna Kea are several observatories with their telescopes high above the clouds, creating the ideal conditions for observing the night sky. On clear days, visitors can see the observatories glinting in the sun, while during winter, you’d find the adventurous skiing and snow boarding on the snow covered slopes of Mauna Kea. Travellers can take up the free tours offered by the Visitors Information Station or drive up the summit if you have a 4-wheel drive.
Go Horseback Riding
Check out the rest of Big Island on horseback! Travellers can find several tours in different areas that offer horseback riding to view the fabulous island. Go on trail rides that lure you into the depth of Waipio Valley, across streams and dense valley foliage; ride across the range like a true paniolo on the grasslands of Kohala Mountains; or take the back way to The Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay to go snorkeling. However, before you book a horseback trip, remember to check what level of experience is required, which trails you will be going on and the kind of horses you will be riding.