I must go down to the seas again, / to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship/ and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song/and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face/ and a grey dawn breaking.
When you step into the big island of Hawaii, also called the Orchid Isle, the spectacular island trimmed with dozens of beaches in a spectrum from white, to amber, to gray, to black, to olive green, you are bound to remember these pristine lines of the poem Sea Fever by John Masefield, the great poet laureate.
Yes, the azure seas of the big island that have provided the Hawaiian people with a place to fish, work, sail and surf, are beckoning you to experience the first-person perspective of snorkeling and scuba diving, and to observe the beauty and serenity of the Kona Coast. And when you have an accommodation for your spouse or family at one of the amazing seaside condominiums located in the heart of the Kailua-Kona City, what more can you ask for?
Location of the Hawaiian Islands:
Considered as one of the most beautiful places on earth, the stunning physical beauty of Hawaii has mesmerized millions of global tourists for ages. The Hawaii Islands, made up of a string of 137 islands, lies in the north central Pacific Ocean. Recognized as the most geographically isolated population center on earth, Hawaii is 2,390 miles from California, 2,850 miles from Japan, and 4,900 miles from China. The major islands of Hawaii extend from northwest to southeast and from the oldest to youngest are; Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Hahoolawe, Maui and Hawaii.
With the upsurge of global tourists flocking to the Islands for spectacular underwater beauty, fishing and golf tournaments and more, luxurious hotels as well as vacation condominiums and long-term rentals along the Kona and Kohala Coast have been phenomenal in their own right. With an abundance of oceanfront and beachfront homes attracting a steady flow of tourists worldwide, the competition is no less. Truly speaking, Hawaii’s finest oceanfront vacation rentals, with their fabulous pools, great cuisine and top-notch hospitality give you the best holiday house befitting your individual needs and budget.
In other words, whenever you would want to imagine a dream destination tailor-made for lovers of life, beauty and romance, the real treasures hidden in the Hawaiian Islands will welcome you with its beautiful stretches of beaches and its awe-inspiring lifestyle. You will probably want to see many areas of the Big Island while you are here; you may even feel inundated with too many choices. Some of them are listed below:
There are incredible valleys stretching miles inland, breathtaking waterfalls, and lava fields meeting the ocean at isolated and pristine black sand beaches. To be precise, Kona-Kohala coastline sports many fine beaches and Kailua provides island style entertainment.
While there are day trips that can take you to enjoy the beauty of tropical rain forests, there are others that take you to the adventurous snow skiing sites! If this sounds music to your ears, well, there’s more for your fun! Make sure to see the annual humpback whale migration and the marvelous underwater beauty of the seas. With 11 of the world’s 13 climactic zones represented on the Island, and an endless variety of flora and fauna, no place on earth is more fascinating to explore. From tropical rain forests and sparkling waterfalls, to snow capped mountains and desolate moonscapes, to sprawling ranch land and rolling meadows, you have it all in the Hawaiian Islands.
For all water sport enthusiasts, nothing can be more fascinating in Hawaii than the Kohala Coast which offers world-renowned scuba diving. Did you know that the Manta Night dive is considered one of the top ten dives in the world? You can also indulge a lot in deep-sea sport fishing that abounds with marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, and ono, among others. Besides, you can also take a day trip to Mauna Loa, the world’s most active volcano, and stop on the way and have a picnic lunch on one of the Big Islands black sand beaches.
The mesmerizing Big Island, as Hawaii is better known, welcomes the global tourists to its incredible valleys stretching miles inland, breathtaking waterfalls, and lava fields meeting the ocean at isolated and pristine black sand beaches.While enjoying your Hawaiian vacation, you have an abundance of sight-seeing, hiking, wildlife viewing and water sports activities to choose from.
Among the many water sports are: snorkel tours to Pawai Bay (with scuba), and whale watching when in season. Snorkel tours to Kealakekua Bay.
Snorkel tours aboard Fairwind catamaran to Kealakekua Bay. A 46-foot sailing catamaran with a four-hour snorkeling cruise to Cook’s Point and a sunset sail/manta snorkel. Guided open ocean snorkeling, also 1 or 2 person kayak rentals. Guided open ocean snorkel / kayak tours covering the Keauhou Sea Caves. Tank Boat dives, manta dives/submarine dives through out the day.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park-where the visitor center highlights the history of one of the world’s rarest “visitor-friendly” active volcanoes.
Kohala Resorts is home to some of the most extensive stretches of white sand beach the Big Island has to offer. During snowfall on Mauna Kea, you can rent skis or snowboards from tour operators in Hilo.
Numerous opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, golf, tennis, any time of the year. At the same time, there’s a whole lot of exciting championship golf courses within 10-45 minutes of Kona Mansion, which act as an added attraction for the golf freaks.
To sum it up, the activities and attractions for a tourist in the Kailua Kona includes the following:
Hiking, biking, golf, tennis, fishing (the islands are said to be home to the world famous Billfish Tournament), hunting, wildlife viewing, horseback riding.
Shopping, swimming, snorkeling, diving, boating, surfing, swimming with dolphins at the Hilton, dining in fine restaurants and downhill skiing or snowboarding when there is snow atop Mauna Kea.
Love is in the air… and on the beach… and in the mountains…
To top all attractions of Hawaii, the islands are also considered to be the hotspot for some of the most classic beach weddings anywhere in the world! Getting married on the beach amidst the idyllic coastal setting of the Big Islands has been a fashion statement for the celebrities and the high profile. With the fabulous stretches of white sand beaches, romantic cruise-boats, with the beauty and serenity of the Kona Coast and with scrumptious seaside cuisine, getting married has never been more picture-perfect than that the Big Islands has to offer. While you are at Hawaii, you can find your own tropical paradise in no time and get married on a secluded beach with family and friends!
What are you waiting for, then? Plan an ideal romantic getaway in the fascinating islands of Hawaii and let the breathtaking, natural beauty mesmerize you and rejuvenate you when you return from the trip, wishing you could stay in Paradise forever!