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Explore Hawai‘i Island

Hawai‘i Island’s land is as rich and diverse as the ocean. Sample our world-famous Kona coffee, stargaze at the earth’s largest observatory and indulge in farm-to-fork dining. Shop, browse and graze on-the-go at a local farmers market. Volunteer on your vacation to protect our special destination for generations to come.

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Mālama Hawaiʻi

We invite you to care for the ʻāina (land) as it cares for us. Hawai‘i Island is as precious and vulnerable as it is beautiful and alluring. Visit with intention and make protecting the fragile ecosystem a major part of your trip. Responsible tourism is a growing pursuit and Hawai‘i Island offers several opportunities to join in while you’re here.

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Hiking Hawai‘i Island

Trek around the resort’s protected bay to petroglyph fields, caves and ancient fish ponds with our cultural ambassadors. Or head out on your own to find hidden valleys with black sand beaches, sweeping island panoramas and towering waterfalls cascading past forests of wild orchids and bamboo.

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Historic Sites

Picnic among ancient temples and hike past fields of 3,000-year-old petroglyphs carved into the black volcanic rock. See the historic monument of Captain James Cook at Hawai‘i’s top snorkeling destination. Our ancient land is filled with archaeological sites, significant landmarks and remnants of the past.

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes, experience some of nature’s most awe-inspiring wonders at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The park is home to two volcanoes including Kīlauea, one of the most active volcanoes on earth.

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Helicopter Tours

Take a birds-eye view by helicopter to experience all of the Hawai‘i Island wonders such as volcanoes, waterfalls and dramatic cliffs, making it a truly unforgettable experience. Please see our Concierge for assistance with booking a helicopter tour.

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Coffee Plantations

Tour a farm and taste fresh Kona coffee. Delve into harvesting and processing techniques, compare boutique brews, or take a self-guided tour. There are hundreds of coffee plantations in Kona alone. Hilo, Puna and Kaʻū also offer excellent tours of coffee plantations.

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Farmers’ Markets

Farmers markets offer an easy way to meet locals, uncover insider tips and taste some of Hawai‘i’s freshest tropical flavors. Pick up some picnic goodies, artisan wares and seasonal staples, or venture into the exotics, like dragon fruit, lilikoi and fresh papaya.

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Pay a visit to the planet’s largest astronomical observatory, Maunakea, also atop the biggest sea mountain on earth. Peer through giant telescopes, sit in on an astronomy talk, watch a state-of-the-art planetarium show or join a spectacular guided stargazing program.