Places to visit in Island of Hawaii

Top Things to Do in Island of Hawaii, HI

Places to Visit in Island of Hawaii

Top Attractions in Island of Hawaii

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What travellers are saying

  • JCL-Markham
    Markham, Ontario10 contributions
    It was a cool experience to drive up to Mauna Kea, to be above the clouds and to watch the sunset. Then the second part of the excursion, our guide Aidan gave us an astrological tour of the stars. We capped off the tour with some hot beverage and snacks and a cool picture of the stars.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • SuzertteChap
    Victor, NY59 contributions
    When you arrive at Pololu Valley Lookout, there is a small 8 car parking spot. Everyone else just parks along the road. The lookout is like something out of a movie. In fact, there has to have been a movie that used this view! Amazing. Peaceful. Inspiring. Please be sure not to miss this! I didn't hike down to the water as I had a knee injury, but the husband did and loved it. What an incredible display of Mother Nature at work.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Melissa B
    Henderson, NV11 contributions
    This was a beautiful doable hike for 55 year olds. I think it’s a must do. Path was paved with steps and good handrails.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • williwanna
    Boston, MA104 contributions
    The lookout is pretty, you can see the valley, the far-away mountain. However, the most famous trail that can let you reach the valley and mountain is closed for maintenance or something.
    Still recommend a visit to the look out, but other than taking photos, there is not much to do.
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • Marilyn M
    Columbia, MD99 contributions
    It was disappointing because the volcano was not erupting. No red lava flows. Just cooled lava, rents in the earth, and steam. Other than the sheer size of the caldera, it was boring.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Clare L
    4 contributions
    The dolphins are amazing! The trainers are very knowledgeable and answer any/all questions you might have. You get to meet 3 dolphins in total, but spend the most time with 1 of them. Overall incredible experience. Only downside is the photos are very expensive to purchase.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Linda M
    3 contributions
    I loved this beautiful white sand beach! Such a comfortable fun way to spend and afternoon. There is plenty of shade if you do not enjoy having too much sun. The water is a nice comfortable temperature too.
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • marriott946
    London, UK346 contributions
    This place is a must, an active volcano.

    Steam rising in so many places, I noted that hesitant cars made the steam vents create more prolific steaming.

    There is a pathway to the crater rim with a hiking path and you can get very close. Obviously for the danger merchant's out there, not me.

    Time restrictions my excuse!

    A genuine natural wonder of the world.

    Thank you Mr Volcano 🌋
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Brown_Samantha
    Kennewick, WA1,346 contributions
    We took about two hours round trip for this drive. Lots of lava flow fields, overlooks, trails. Very fun and leisurely drive. At the end, you are rewarded with the beautiful lava sea arch Holei.

    Packed ample water and snacks. Pretty desolate drive with vast lava throughout the decades. Wonderful journey.
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • Cowboy
    Stanwood, WA460 contributions
    Worth the drive. Limited parking but you should go and check it out. Watch out for heavy surf, you might get wet.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • Joe Canuck
    Ottawa, Canada299 contributions
    These are normal beaches except that the sand is black and kinda of cool when you know this if finely grounded lava
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Kenneth E
    Erwin, TN420 contributions
    Great place to chill, swim or snorkeling. This beach has it all. Off to the right there are some rocks that sea turtles swim in. I swam with about 3. Waves do get rough around the rocks though.

    In middle is a huge rock with tons of fish around it. Waves are minimal. Beach gets very busy but has good space. By far my favorite snorkeling spot.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Kara017
    Bayport, MN47 contributions
    This beach has phenomenal snorkeling! The waves were choppy, and the bottom was rocky, so some skill was helpful. We saw a huge variety of fish, likely die to it being a protected area. We have two teen boys that prefer the waves of Hapuna (your parking ticket covers both beaches), but it’s worth a stop.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • lotsagoldens
    Surprise, AZ728 contributions
    We went the day after a huge rainstorm, so the water was really muddy. No rainbow for us, but it was still beautiful. Easy to get to, good parking, bathrooms available (none too clean).
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • nlcu
    Eugene, OR37 contributions
    The ranch was beautiful and definitely a different experience from our many previous visits. But the apartment was disappointing because the view over green hills to the ocean from the wall of windows in the main room was completely blocked by the roof of the adjacent house. This was not shown in any of the photos so it was easy to expect views like the photos. Most reviewers didn’t mention the obstruction or that the little outside table had views of several old sheds and pens. Glimpses of rolling green are visible in side windows but none with comfortable seating (like in the stairwell going to the laundry in the garage). What bothered us so much would probably be no problem for younger, more active people who wouldn’t mind walking and sitting on the grass to enjoy the peaceful green vistas whatever the weather.
    Written 17 May 2022
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