The Is­land of Hawai‘i

101 Things to Do (Big Island) - - WELCOME -

The Big Is­land of Hawai‘i has al­ways at­tracted the more ad­ven­tur­ous and spir­ited trav­el­ers. This is­land is a place not short of mana (spirit)—from the deep cul­tural roots that span the peaks of the vol­ca­noes to the south­ern­most tip of the isle (which hap­pens to be the south­ern­most point in the U.S.!). It’s this very same mana that more than likely at­tracts those seek­ing a “higher” travel ex­pe­ri­ence.

There were vi­brant rain­for­est, tow­er­ing sea cliffs, rolling grassy plains, wildlife, surf, a ver­i­ta­ble spec­trum of col­or­ful beaches (black, green and white sand are just a few), hump­back whales in the “win­ter” and dol­phin, sea tur­tles and monk seals play­ing amidst the thou­sands of va­ri­eties of reef fish long be­fore any hu­man stepped foot here. Thank­fully, it’s all still here for us to now ap­pre­ci­ate. Oh, and there is sun­shine. Lots of sun­shine.

Be­tween some of the most swank re­sorts on the planet, moun­tain inns tucked on the slopes of the largest moun­tain on the planet (if you count from un­der sea level), and camp­grounds are a rather dizzy­ing ar­ray of “things” you can par­tic­i­pate in to boost your va­ca­tion ex­pe­ri­ence. Luck­ily, there are hun­dreds of ex­pertsin-their fields who are ea­ger to guide you.

Of course, you’ll need some­thing to di­rect you to those ex­perts. Which is where we fit in. You want an is­land flush with hid­den wa­ter­falls? We’ve got a guy for that! How about spas that soothe aching mus­cles into submission? There’s a place for that! Dive an ex­pan­sive co­ral reef or maybe reel in that gi­ant sail­fish? Check! And we’re just scratch­ing the molten sur­face. This is­land is, in­deed, big. Which is why we’re here. 101 Things to Do has or­ga­nized more “stuff” for you to do than is hu­manly pos­si­ble in one visit. Whether you’re the type to carry around this guide book and check off/ear-mark the pages with ac­tiv­i­ties you’ve done, or, you study it in the evening by the light of a camp­fire, look­ing for that one “thing to do” to­mor­row, we’ve got some­thing for you.

This is­land is yours to ex­plore. Al­low us to be your handy com­pan­ion. And, in the event that you wind up hav­ing the time of your life—please feel free to share it with us by sub­scrib­ing to our news­let­ter (at www.101thingstodo.com). Also, feel free take this mag­a­zine home with you. Trust us: It will keep you warm on frosty, mid-win­ter main­land nights… and there’s al­ways an­other va­ca­tion next year. We’ll be here wait­ing.

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