Category Archives: Big Island

Teshima’s Restaurant, Kona Eats Hawaii

I was smitten from the moment we walked into this old school Japanese eatery. Many Japanese people immigrated to Hawaii and brought their wonderful culture with them, fusing it with Hawaiian traditions, making a unique blend. Dining at Teshima’s [79-7251 … Continue reading

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Sun Dried Specialties, Kona Eats Hawaii

If you want really fresh, yummy, seafood combinations on the Kona side of the island, look no further than Sun Dried Specialties [81-951 Haleki’i St, Kealakekua, HI 96750]. No frills here, a few fold up tables, and the menu is … Continue reading

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Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, Big Island Hawaii

Step back in time to ancient Hawaii, beautiful, mysterious, and terribly interesting. If you are a history buff on the Big Island, a visit to Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park [1871 Trail, Captain Cook, HI 96704] is a must. … Continue reading

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Mauna Lani Beach, Big Island Hawaii

The Mauna Lani Beach [68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Puako, HI 96743 – follow the signs to Historic Shoreline Access] is a hidden gem in plain sight, north of Kona. This resort is incredible, and the best part is you don’t … Continue reading

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Waialea Beach, Big Island Hawaii

Many people choose to split their time on Big Island between the Hilo and Kona sides. Our itinerary was already crazy because we would be visiting three different islands so we wanted to keep everything as simple as possible, just … Continue reading

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Waipi’o Valley, Big Island Hawaii

Similar to the south section of Big Island, the north is remote, rural, peaceful. The big draw of the north is the view of striking Waipi’o Valley [Hwy. 240 west to Kukuihaele – the road comes to a dead end … Continue reading

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‘Akaka Falls, Big Island Hawaii

See a stunning waterfall and brilliantly beautiful natural scenes while walking comfortably on a smooth path? Yes please. A visit to ‘Akaka Falls [875 Akaka Falls Road, Honomu, HI 96728] is what I call a seriously fancy nature walk. Even … Continue reading

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