Pic­nic Un­der Co­conut Trees

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

Wan­der across a foot­bridge over Hilo Bay, keep­ing your eyes peeled for sea tur­tles that of­ten play un­der­neath, and you’ll find your­self on a small, peace­ful is­land fre­quented by tourists and lo­cals alike.

Aptly named for the co­conut trees scat­tered across it (heads up!), Co­conut Is­land of­fers shal­low pools with sandy bot­toms per­fect for chil­dren to play, grassy spots ideal for pic­nick­ing, and a beau­ti­ful view of Hilo Bay set against a moun­tain­ous back­drop. The breeze that reaches the is­land and the shade of the palm trees makes for a nice re­treat where you can snack, fish and play.

Head to the east side of the is­land and you’ll even find an old stone tower, rem­nants of a foot­bridge that was wiped out by a tidal wave.

The foot­bridge to Co­conut Is­land is just op­po­site the Hilo Hawai­ian Ho­tel along Banyan Drive.

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