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 Take a rest at 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, known locally as the "growing mountain" Pedal a quiet coastal road with incredible ocean views and lush rain forest.
4 Kayak past rocky cliffs and secluded sea caves in the crystal clear waters around Puako Want a closer look? Plunge in for a snorkeling adventure among colorful parrot fish, Moorish idol and Hawaiian lionfish Set out on a hike where you can see thousands of ancient petroglyphs carved into the lava rock Bask on a pristine beach or luxuriate at the Fairmont's stellar spa.
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.