Sunday, February 23, 2014

Big Island

Hope you all enjoyed your beautiful Sunday. Weather was awesome here and we had fun with our friends. I really like writing this Hawaii trip post as I am able to recollect some of my old sweet memories. For all who read my previous post (http://preethi-pretty.blogspot.com/2014/02/planning-trip-to-hawaii-few-tips.html) today I am going to write on what all we did in Big Island.
This Island has two sides, Hilo and Kona .Kona is the beach side and Hilo is the green tropical side. This island is big so we landed on one side and then took off from the other side.It is a good 3 hrs drive from one side to the other.
Day 5: We landed in the Hilo side of the Island and drove to these places in order:
         *Acaca Falls for more information (http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/hawaii/index.cfm?park_id=2)
         * Mauna Loa Macadamia nut factory ,these macadamia nuts were too good,we bought some from                   here,for more information (http://www.maunaloa.com/visitor-center/)
          *Punaluu Black sand beach for more information (http://www.gohawaii.com/big-island/regions-neighborhoods/kau/punaluu-black-sand-beach)
          *I also remember us going to a deserted beach which served as backyard to many multi million dollar houses and sunset looked amazing.One thing in Hawaii is dont  miss any sunrise or sunset. Wherever you are make sure to stop and watch the sunrise or sunset :).I dont remember its name.
Day 6: We visited the Hawaii Volcano National park ,for more info (http://www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm)  and hiked two craters and drove around the park and finally during the evening we saw the lava mix with the ocean,you can take a boat or helicopter ride to watch it closer.
Day 7: We  visited the Hawaii volcano national park as we could not cover everything the previous day.Later noon we  started to drive to Mauna Kea National park  (http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/vis/visiting-mauna-kea/visiting-the-summit.html)for star gazing at night. Dont miss this.It was amazing to see many stars and also the galaxies.
Day 8:We drove to Kona side early morning and then visited these places there:
              *Coffee plantations (http://www.gohawaii.com/big-island/guidebook/topics/coffee-plantations)
              *Hapuna beach (http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/hawaii/index.cfm?park_id=44)
After this we took off to Maui to continue our next Island trip. Stay tuned to learn  more about Maui.
         
       
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