Day 6 of your Big Island Vacation Package
In the morning you could visit The Kona Coast Macadamia Nuts and Candy Factory. They have been selling fresh Macadamia nuts and fine candies since 1983. In addition to the Macadamia Nuts themselves, they also carry a variety of related products, from bottled Macadamia nut oils to 100% Pure Kona Coffee. There are many samples available for you to sample on your Big Island Vacation packages vacation.They have a packaging facility available for you to view with a tour guide and it's free. The Hawaii Vacation Packages staff took this tour the last time we were on the Big Island of Hawaii and voted it a "best Pick".
Located in Honaunau, Hawaii on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Kona Coast Macadamia Nut & Candy Factory
P.O. Box 226
Honaunau, Hawaii 96726
[Royal Kona Visitor Center] A fun thing to do in the afternoon on your Big Island Vacation Package is to visit the Royal Kona Visitor Center
Find out how their fine coffee is produced - visit the Royal Kona Visitor Center located in the heart of Kona Coffee country in Captain Cook, Hawaii.
The address of the Royal Kona Visitor Center is:
83-5427 Mamalahoa Highway
Captain Cook, Hawaii 96704
At the Royal Kona Visitor Center, you can see where the Kona coffee farmers bring their coffee "cherries" for processing into our delicious Royal Kona coffee. What a way to spend fun time on your Big Island Vacation Packages vacation.The Kona coffee cherries are separated from their pulp, dried, graded and packed here within view from the Visitor Center's balcony. Take it all in while you gaze at Kealakekua Bay in the distance and savor a delicious cup of our coffee (free tasting samples!). Bring some coffee home with you from your Big Island Vacation Packages Vacation
For Dinner on the 6th night of your Big Island Vacation package you may consider Merriman's Restaurant, Big Island.
Located about an hour inland from Kona and up in the mountains, Merriman’s Restaurant is a dining destination for just about any foodie. One of the original founders of Hawaiian Regional Cuisine, Peter Merriman, changed the face of food on Hawaii as we know it back in 1991.
Merriman's purchases produce from the local island farmers daily. These seasonal and fresh products are used both in our menu and in the chef's nightly specials. If your timing is right, you might find Opakapaka (local Hawaiian pink snapper) served with a Sauce of Tropical Apricot. A must do says the Big Island Vacation Packages staff. This harmony between the farmer, the season and the chef create the dining experience at Merriman's that brings people back to the island year after year.
Directions from the Kohala Coast Hotels Four Seasons Resort at Hualalai, Waikoloa Beach Marriott, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, The Fairmont Orchid, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
Take Hwy. 19 north to stop sign. Turn Right, Travel 9.6 miles. Located on the left in the Opelo Plaza.
65-1227 Opelo Road
Kamuela, HI 96743
Below is a sampling of how you might want to schedule a typical weeks vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii. The schedule includes suggested hotels, places to eat and daily activities
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Going to Hawaii's Big island on a Vacation Package can bring you an experience of a lifetime. On this page we will create a sample Big Island Vacation Packages Itinerary. We will start with a sample 7 day Vacation itinerary (scroll down to view the itinerary) that includes daily activities,suggested places to eat,the staffs favorite hotels and even help you with selecting your car type,should you need one.
Hawaii's Big Island isn't just big, it's still growing
Famous for the active Kilauea volcano, Hawaii’s Big Island is home to a list of fascinating anomalies.
Eleven different climate zones generate everything from lush rain forests to arid deserts, black sand beaches to snow-capped mountaintops. The Big Island is Hawaii’s biggest playground. Be sure and call the Hawaii Vacation Packages staff to book your Hawaii Vacation to the Big Island. We are the Big Island Experts. Hawaii Big Island Vacation Deals are getting harder to come by.
A lake of lava flows into the steaming sea. An indigo seascape stretches along the golden Kohala coastline. Clouds surround the snow-covered summit of the tallest sea mountain on Earth. Needless to say, a visit to Hawaii’s Big Island can be a humbling experience. Be sure and visit Kilauea Volcano on your Big Island Vacation Package.
To avoid confusion with the name of the entire state, the island of Hawaii is called “Hawaii’s Big Island,” and what an appropriate name it is. Bigger than all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined, its sheer size can be intimidating. You’ll find 11 of the world's 13 climactic zones within this island’s shores.You can ski in the morning and surf in 85 degree weather in the afternoon. Big Island Vacation Packages
Home to numerous ancient Hawaiian temples, the birthplace of King Kamehameha I, and the landing spot for the first European missionaries, the Big Island is also an important place to learn about Hawaiian history. With so much to see, it’s best to experience the island in small pieces. There’s plenty of room on Hawaii’s Big Island for your return. A Big Island Vacation Package will bring you joy for years to come.
Day 4 of your Big Island Vacation Package
Something that is fun to do in the morning when it's cool for adults and children too is a 2-3 hour visit to the Waikoloa Petroglyphs Field.
The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Hotel maintains a marked trail leading to petroglyphs adjacent to the resort.The King's Shops shopping mall offers a complimentary guided tour of the trail and after walking the petroglyphs be sure and stop in at Starbucks in the Kings Shops for a refreshing frappuccino. Hawaii Vacation Packages staff goes to Starbucks all the time. After visiting the petroglyphs you may want to return to your resort to sunbathe and swim in the resort pool. Big Island Vacation Package. In the evening you'll want to attend the Firenesia Luau Located at Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa. This luau is only scheduled to operate on Monday's,so you may need to alter your schedule depending on your day of arrivial. Hawaii Vacation Packages staff has stayed at this resort and votes it a favorite resort to stay at.
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Day 7 of your Big Island Vacation Package
In the morning go on a Hike Underneath a 500-foot Waterfall
This is a hike that was made in paradise. It takes you into the center of Pololu Valley to a spectacular waterfall that plunges from 300 feet above you and spills across the trail, falling another 200 feet into a deep chasm.You don't have to be a seasoned hiker to make the hike. Tour guides rate the trail easy—so long as you aren't extremely fearful of heights. The Big Island Hawaii Vacation Packages staff says this a a Big Island Vacation favorite.Big Island Vacation Packages.
This valley waterfall adventure is an exclusive offered by Hawaii Forest & Trail. Your final destination is Kapoloa Falls. Your guide, who provides all the essentials including water, leads you to the Kohala Ditch Trail, which was built in the early 1900s and is one of the engineering marvels of the islands. The three-mile hike follows a fairly level path carved into the cliffside 1,000 feet above the valley floor. You'll cross narrow footbridges and hidden water tunnels with guides who'll tell stories about the area's natural, cultural and geologic history.
Kapoloa Falls is the turn-around point on the trail. Here you'll have the opportunity to explore the waterfall. The final stop is a lookout that provides an unforgettable view of Hawaii's magnificent pali coastline with its miles of towering sea cliffs.
Hawaii Forest and Trails
74-5035B Queen Kaahumanu Hwy
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
For Lunch or Dinner try the Kona Mix Plate
They are a dine in or take out restaurant establishment,located in the Kopiko Plaza, below Long's Drugs in the Lanihau Shopping Center in Kailua-Kona. Their Menu is diverse, with local ethnic flavors as well as some American favorites. They offer daily specials, with their famous Prime Rib Roast with Au Jus and Creamy Horseradish offered only on Fridays. Big Island Vacation Packages staff loves this place.Big Island Vacation Packages.
The owners Laine and Erica Uchida, took over this establishment in 2006 and already have a loyal customer [The Girls of Kona Mix Plate-Big Island Vacations] following. Their aim is to offer good quality food, with the most affordable prices the economy will allow them to.
The kitchen crew, along with Laine have many years of culinary history behind them and hail from the kitchens of five star restaurants. Laine and his brother Brandon are formerly from Hualalai Resorts, The Hualalai Grille by Alan Wong. Lastly, the other valuable kitchen crew member and line cook is James Russell.The Kona Mix Plate is a Big Island Vacation Packages favorite. With all of their experience, they can take their culinary skills to different levels as the need arises in the restaurant and Catering Department. Big Island Vacation Packages staff has eaten plate lunch and dinners at all the islands and considers this one a "Great Pick"Big Island Vacation Packages.
Kona Mix Plate
75-5660 Kopiko Plaza
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
For an alternate activity on your Big Island Vacation Packages vacation you might want to try a Hike through Waipio Valley, the “Valley of the Kings”
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Located on the northern Hamakua Coast, the sacred Waipio Valley was the boyhood home of King Kamehameha I and an important center for political and religious life in Hawaii. Not only is "The Valley of the Kings" an important site for Hawaiian history and culture, it's also a place of dramatic tropical beauty. If you want to go to the bottom of the Waipio Valley on your Big Island Vacation be sure and rent a 4 wheel drive SUV.
This fertile valley is about one mile across and over five-miles deep, and surrounded by cliffs up to 2000-feet high. Waipio Valley was once the home for thousands of native Hawaiians.Big Island Vacation Packages. Today, there are less than 100 residents living amongst the waterfalls, taro fields, and rivers permeating the valley. The Big Island's tallest waterfall, Hiilawe Falls cascades down 1,300 feet in the back of Waipio. Be sure and take your camera so you can reflect back on your Big Island Vacation Packages Vacation.
You can view the valley from the coastal Waipio Valley Overlook, or you can take a guided van tour, hike, or horseback ride to explore the hidden wonders within. Tour guides will happily share the stories and legends of this special place. The road into the valley is extremely steep so driving isn't a simple task for the faint at heart.
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Day 3 of your Big Island Vacation Package
For your 3rd day on your Big Island Vacation Package you might want to go on a Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour during the day. This tour includes a drive by of Hilo Town & Banyan Drive, Rainbow Falls, Volcanoes National Park, Chain of Craters Road, Jagger Museum, Thurston Lava Tube, Kilauea Iki Crater, Macadamia Nut Factory (seasonal) and orchid and anthurium nursery.This is really a must do on your Big Island Vacation packages vacation. The tour includes admission to Volcanoes National Park. Sturdy, covered walking shoes are required. Since this tour takes up most of the day your arrive back at your resort in time to freshen up and go out to dinner.Tres Hombres, a Mexican Food Restaurant, Kawaihae Harbor, NW side of Big Island Hawaii. Big Island Vacation Packages.Yes I know what you are thinking, Mexican food in Hawaii?!?! because I was thinking the same thing, but it was prime dining time, we wanted to eat and Tres Hombres did not have any wait. A great dinner on your Big Island Hawaii Vacation packages vacation. About 10 minutes north of the Hilton Waikoloa Village, Tres Hombres is located in the Kawaihae Shopping Center off of 250.
Directions: From your Big Island Vacation Packages resort to the Kahaluu Beach Park.It is located 5 1/2 miles south of Kailua-Kona on Ali'i Drive, at the 5-mile marker, south of Magic Sands Beach and close to the Keauhou Beach Resort.
Sometimes for an inexpensive dinner we go to the Big Island Costco store. Located near the Kona Airport,before dinner you can shop at Costco for your Aloha Shirt, Kona Coffee and many local items including surfboards,buggie boards and snorkeling gear. The dinner menu at Costco on your Big Island Vacation Packages vacation will include, pizza (by the slice or whole), hot dog with coke,ceasar salad or chicken bake. They even have an ice cream desert. A family of 4 can eat dinner for $18.00.Big Island Vacation Packages.
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The sunny Kona coastline stretches from Kailua-Kona to beyond Kealakekua Bay and can take more than 45 minutes to drive through. Within this expansive area you’ll find everything from Kona Coffee farms to historic Hawaiian landmarks. Bring some coffee home with you from your Big Island Vacation Packages Vacation.
In fact, the Kona coast was once the home of Hawaiian royalty. King Kamehameha himself spent his later years in Kailua-Kona. Significant historic places like Puuhonua o Honaunau, Hulihee Palace, and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park let you explore Hawaii’s past first-hand.Don't Bring lava rock home with you from your Big Island Vacation Packages Vacation because some say it will bring a curse.Big Island Vacation Packages.
South Kona’s calm and clear waters are also perfect for snorkeling, diving, and spotting dolphins and honu (green sea turtles). For the more adventurous, take a boat tour and swim with manta rays or go deep-sea fishing for giant Pacific Blue Marlin. On land, the cooler uplands are home to hundreds of coffee plantations where you can sample Kona’s unique, aromatic bean. On the versatile Kona coast, the adventures are as big as the island itself.
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Day 5 of your Big Island Vacation Package
In the morning you may want to experience the Big Island Eco Adventures Zipline Tour.
Ziplining in the North Kohala mountains is an experience you won't soon forget. The Zipline course is only part of your tour. The drive up the mountain will blow your mind.
You start by hopping in one of the Humvees or a Pinzgauer (a six wheel drive Swiss army vehicle).You will want to bring your camera and take lots of pictures of this for your Big Island Hawaii Vacation Packages vacation. Your tour begins with a 40 minute off road safari. Sit back and hold on!
Once you are inside the canopy of the Albizia forest, you will soar across eight ziplines, hang out, talk story and eat locally made snacks in our Mac Nut Hut overlooking the beautiful 32 foot waterfall. Big Island Vacation Packages Vacation
In the afternoon the Big Island Vacation Packages staff says you'll want to gather your snorkeling gear and head out to the Kahaluu Bay Beach Park. It is one of the best snorkeling spots on the Big Island. Many locals refer to this place as "Snorkel Beach". These waters are almost always calm, with colorful corals, rock formations, and 110 plus different species of fish. Swim with large schools of colorful fish and green sea turtles in these protected waters; don't forget your underwater camera! The north end of the beach is where the waves break and is best for body boarding and surfing. Big Island Vacation Packages.
Directions: Kahaluu Beach Park is located 5 1/2 miles south of Kailua-Kona on Ali'i Drive, at the 5-mile marker, south of Magic Sands Beach and close to the Keauhou Beach Resort.
Sometimes for an inexpensive dinner we go to the Big Island Costco store. Located near the Kona Airport,before dinner you can shop at Costco for your Aloha Shirt, Kona Coffee and many local items including surfboards,buggie boards and snorkeling gear. The dinner menu at Costco on your Big Island Hawaii Vacation Packages vacation will include , pizza (by the slice or whole), hot dog with coke,ceasar salad or chicken bake. They even have an ice cream desert. A family of 4 can eat dinner for $18.00. Big Island Vacation Packages Vacation
Day 2 of your Big Island Vacation Package
Now that you have selected the hotel that you want to stay at,you've unpacked your bag and are ready to go on your first day of your Big Island Vacation Packages Big Island activity.
You have a full day to enjoy the Big Island and all it has to offer. Today you might want to go on the Pawai Bay Snorkel Cruise. The cruise to Pawai Bay, a protected marine preserve just north Kailua-Kona, includes a continental breakfast and buffet style deli lunch. Beer and soda available at additional charge. Snorkel gear and water toys included along with instruction. Big Island Vacation Packages. Many beautiful Hawaiian reef fish abound in this preservation area. Bathing suit, towels, cover-ups, sunscreen and sun glasses are recommended items to bring on the cruise. Transportation is not included so you'll need to take a short drive to get there.
Day 1 of your Big Island Vacation Package
Arrive at the Kona airport and pick up your car. For your Big Island Vacation Packages,it is suggested that you get a car. There is so much to do on the Big Island - Hawaii that a car is almost a must.
Check into your Resort Hotel.Big Island Vacation Packages. On the Big Island we recommend for your Big Island Hawaii Vacation Packages resort hotel that if you are on a budget staying at Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel, situated in the heart of Kailua-Kona.
If you would like to stay at a moderate resort hotel on your Big Island Vacation Packages vacation then we recommend you stay at the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's
Kona Beach Hotel. It sits directly on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.
If you are looking to stay at a deluxe resort hotel then a favorite of the Big Island Vacation Packages /
Aloha Packages staff is the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Located beachfront along the Big Island's sunny Kohala Coast, the resort features redesigned guestrooms, Mandara Spa, heated Infinity pool, two Keiki(children) pools, Ocean View dining, private lanai's, championship golf, ocean activities, spectacular sunsets and within walking distance to numerous shopping and dining options. Big Island Vacation Packages.
For a luxury resort on your Big Island Vacation we recommend staying at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu.
On the exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, this magical, tropical oasis captures the essence of Hawaii's golden age. It offers seclusion without isolation, complemented by an award-winning sports club and spa and a private Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. Big Island Vacation Packages.
Since you will be arriving in the afternoon at your Big Island Vacation Packages resort hotel for an activity we recommend that you enjoy sunbathing at the swimming pool. The Hard Rock Cafe has some excellent meal entree's and you can get a table on the lanai overlooking the ocean.Big Island Vacation Packages.
Tomorrow will be a great day to begin your activities and eating dinner in Kona town on your Big Island Vacation Package.