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Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay is located near an active volcano, snow capped mountains, and marine activities. You can observe majestic manta rays ...
AU$260 per night for 2 guests
Located on the water next to Kona Pier, Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel is ideally situated for walking around Kailua-Kona village; ...
AU$235 per night for 2 guests
Fronting a deep, half-mile stretch of beach on the sunny Kohala Coast, this family-friendly Waikoloa Beach resort is located next to 2 golf courses and across ...
AU$233 per night for 2 guests
Part of the 1,839-acre Mauna Kea Resort on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii's Big Island, The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort is flanked by 2 golf courses and is a 20-minute ...
AU$379 per night for 2 guests
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Grand Naniloa Hotel is on the beautiful Hilo Bay at the point of the Waiakea Peninsula. Downtown Hilo is 1 mile away and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is 25 ...
AU$216 per night for 2 guests
This 32-acre oceanfront resort is set on the sunny Kohala Coast of Hawaii's Big Island. The resort features water sports, including kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, ...
AU$421 per night for 2 guests
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This Waikoloa resort is set on the beach a short distance from Dolphin Quest, Seaside Putting Course, and Anaehoomalu Beach. Also nearby are Genesis Gallery ...
AU$201 per night for 2 guests
This family-friendly Waikoloa hotel is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Waikoloa Kings Golf Course and Waikoloa Beach Golf Course. Kings Shops ...
AU$304 per night for 2 guests
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Located 7 miles inland on the spectacular Kohala Coast, this resort is adjacent to Waikoloa Village Golf Course and shopping, and offers easy access to the Big ...
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Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mokuaikaua Church and Hulihee Palace. Kailua-Kona Wharf and Kona Community Aquatic Center are also ...
AU$187 per night for 2 guests
Located in Keauhou, adjacent to Keauhou Marina, Holua Resort at the Mauna Loa Village is a favorite of families and golfers and is close to shops, restaurants, ...
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Located on the sunny Kona Coast, Castle Kona Bali Kai, a Condominium Resort, is situated just three miles from historic Kailua-Kona village and one mile from ...
AU$152 per night for 2 guests
Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Hawaii Island, and visitors give high marks for the volcano viewpoints, seaside, and local tours. Top sights in the city include Mauna Kea, Mauna Kea Observatory, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Cultural venues in the city include Imiloa Astronomy Center, Lyman Museum, and Pacific Tsunami Museum. Attractions like Panaewa Rainforest Zoo, Mauna Loa Observatory, and Subaru Telescope are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like Mauna Kea Observatory, Captain Cook Monument, and Hulihee Palace.
In Hawaii Island, you'll be able to select from 2010 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday getaway. Here are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:
Other favorite sights in Hawaii Island include Mauna Kea, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.
A stunning blend of nature and culture, America’s 50th state is home to such impressive landscape as an active volcano, lush rainforest, and miles of beach. From November to May, look for impressive Humpback whales off the coast. These majestic creatures visit nearby waters each year, and will often reveal their location by breaking the surface of the water. Hawaii is also a surfer’s dream, with some of the largest waves in Maui reaching more than 20 metres. Spend your morning on the beach, your afternoon in an aerial helicopter tour of the islands, and wind down at an evening luau. Hawaii is your oyster, and your journey there starts right here on Expedia.com.au today!
Nature at its most incredible
One of Hawaii's most impressive sites is Kilauea Volcano, one of the world's most active volcanoes. It erupted in January 1983 and has been continuously flowing ever since. By January 2000, it had added 506 acres of land to Kilauea's southern shore. You might imagine that humans are prohibited in this volatile landscape, but actually it's possible to hike through the lush rainforest nearby and experience vents spewing steam, walk-through lava tubes, and newly created land.
Being situated in the Pacific Ocean has its perks. Humpback whales migrate from Alaskan feeding grounds every winter to holiday in the warm waters surrounding Hawaii. If you're lucky, you might see a frolicking whale leap out of the water during one of many whale-watching catamaran cruises. Equally, dolphins seem to love Hawaiian water, and glass bottom cruises are the ideal way to view these intelligent animals in their natural habitat.
The islands are also home to some of the biggest waves on earth. Waves at Jaws Beach on Maui can reach heights of 70 feet and move at 30 miles per hour. For this reason, it has become something of a mecca for experienced surfers the world over.
For people who like their sea slightly less choppy, Hawaii also has some of the world's most beautiful snorkelling spots. Molokini, for example, has the clearest water in Hawaii, with visibility often at 200 feet, and is teeming with vibrant aquatic life.
From the air, a helicopter ride along the Kohala Coast explores stunning sea cliffs opening into the majestic valleys of the Kohala Mountains. Much of Hawaii is not accessible by foot, but a helicopter ride offers an unparalleled vantage above untouched landscape.
The culture of the native Hawaiian people has been enjoying a proud rebirth. The best way to experience this cultural uprising is at a Polynesian Luau, where the history, music, and dance of Hawaii are celebrated by women in grass skirts, men with face paint, and crowds of fire dancers.
Of course, Hawaii had a major part to play in the Second World War, and the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbour pays tribute to the men and women who lost their lives on December 7, 1941.
Be it on land, in the ocean, or from the air, the true power and beauty of nature reveals itself in Hawaii. But while its volcanoes bubble and its waves roar, the people of these islands are able to relax, smile, and enjoy the finer things in life. And when you visit, they'll encourage you to do the same.