Big Island, HI
Things to See & Do
Big Island is a location majesty and magic. There are many natural forces at work in this geographical vortex- from the jungle to the ocean, waterfalls, mountains, volcanoes and so much more. This is a powerful place to come and experience a strong sense of grounding and healing. Here are some of our favorite locations on the 'Aina...
Off the Beaten Track in Puna
Check out the world's newest black sand beach. There wasn't any beach here until July, 2018. During the eruption in 2018, the hot lava flowed into the ocean water and exploded into tiny fragments, creating the new black sand. While you're there, take some time to touch the newly cooled lava, and tune into its energy.
Enjoy great food and live music in Kalapana at Uncle Robert's, a local night market offering a huge assortment of everything from crystals to jewelry to tie-dye T-shirts. Wednesdays from 5:00-10:00pm. Photo: Crystal Richard
This clothing optional beach is also known as Dolphin Beach because of the spinner dolphins that swim close by. The black sand beach is located along Hwy 137, the 'Red Road.' Sunday is drum circle day at Kehena Beach.
Sunday afternoons from about 4:30 to sunset, the drum circle crowd from Kehena Beach moves to the Seaview lawn, overlooking the ocean. Take a picnic dinner with you and a drum (or any kind of instrument) and join the fun.
Every Sunday until 2:00pm, you can find an eclectic mix of Hawaiian, Asian, and Mexican cuisine along with an abundance of locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables and island delicacies. Check out the stands loaded with locally made clothes,
decorations, jewelry, and artwork. Sit down and enjoy a bite to eat while listening to live music.
When you walk through old Pahoa, you get an impression of what island life was like 50 years ago. With its wooden walkways and old buildings, Pahoa looks like the wild west. Pahoa is also known as the Big Island's hippie capital, a place where New Agers, hippies and others living an alternative lifestyle reside.
Around the Island
The largest town on the east side of the Big Island. There are plenty of treasures to discover here.
Visit Waimea and its rolling green hills, home to cowboys (paniolo), cattle, and ranches.
Fine, white sand beach with warm, turquoise blue, crystal clear water.
Just south of Hapuna Beach, Waialea (Beach 69) has lots of shade trees, along with fine, white sand and warm, turquoise blue, crystal clear water. Great snorkeling.
Kona is where most of the tourists stay when they are on vacation on the Big Island. There are lots of hotels, restaurants, shops, nightclubs, and shows.
Learn all about the world's most active volcano, Kilauea.