THE BIG IS­LAND

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If you have vis­ited the Big Is­land of Hawai’i, you know how var­ied the ter­rain is around ev­ery cor­ner. From the mist and wa­ter­falls of Hilo you can view a vol­cano spewing fire; ride a horse through green cow grass wav­ing in the wind; and drive on a road along the ocean next to stark black lava. Big Is­land is the most ge­o­graph­i­cally di­verse in the is­land chain.

Splurge on the Big Is­land:

Can­not Beat The Mauna Kea’s Beach

The Mauna Kea Beach Ho­tel sits above the best beach on Hawai’i; the sandy cres­centshaped Ha­puna Beach at Kauna’oa Bay is per­fect for walk­ing hand in hand. Orig­i­nally built by Laurance Rock­e­feller to house an art col­lec­tion, the ho­tel is sited so that the first thing you see as you walk through the doors is a mag­netic view to the ocean that is framed by the open lobby. Ocean­front rooms are taste­fully dec­o­rated with large lanais for hang­ing out and en­joy­ing the views. Baths in the suites are also very sexy, again with ocean views and bath­tubs big enough for two. You will see the magic of Mauna Kea’s Beach soon enough. PrinceRe­sort­sHawaii.com

Thrifty on the Big Is­land: Ha­puna Beach Prince Ho­tel, Nearby Value

We did not have to go far. Next door to the Mauna Kea is the lux­ury deal. Re­serve an ocean­front room here, and you will still have one of the most ro­man­tic views in the world. Guests at Ha­puna Beach Ho­tel may also dine at the Mauna Kea and sign it to their room. Go early and watch the Manta Rays swirling at the point, and then dine un­der the stars over­look­ing the beach at the Manta & Pav­il­ion Wine Bar. PrinceRe­sort­sHawaii.com

Fi­nal Thoughts Although many choose to is­land hop (holo­holo), for a ro­man­tic stay, it is of­ten best to se­lect only one is­land for your trip. You will find much to do on each is­land, but re­mem­ber that you and your loved one are vis­it­ing par­adise so...

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