This trip is a perfect blend of flavors, colors and everything Hawaiian. Behold an active volcano from afar, then explore it up close. Bike through lava fields along the coast, kayak on a sparkling bay, then finish off the day lounging oceanside beneath the palms. You're engaged, entertained and exhilarated by your Hawaiian experience.
1 Hike along the coast from Hookena Beach Park | Hawaii's best scenery is on display—sweeping ocean vistas, beautiful valleys, lush tropical gardens and dramatic cliffs | Visit Puuhonua, an ancient place of refuge and a sacred healing ground for locals today | Splash around in the warm waters of the Pacific | Stargaze as you soak in a hot tub at our charming bed-and-breakfast.
2-3 Explore a caldera with a local guide and walk through a lush forest in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, taking in the beauty of Kilauea, the most active volcano on Earth | Spin past giant tree ferns on Crater Rim Drive and discover Mauna Ulu, the growing mountain | Ride the Red Road, some of the Big Island's most scenic coastal riding.
4 Kayak past rocky cliffs and secluded sea caves in the crystal-clear waters around Puako | Snorkel among colorful parrot fish, Moorish idol and Hawaiian lionfish | Bask on our hotel's half-moon beach.
5-6 Spin along the sun-soaked Kohala Coast, tracing 30 miles of the Kona Ironman Triathlon's cycling course | Back at the hotel, snorkel, find your balance on a stand-up paddleboard or bliss out on white sand | Venture out in an outrigger canoe onto the Pacific at sunrise | Learn about historic petroglyphs and King Kamehameha the Great on a coastal walk.