Sea Turtles

Hawksbill Sea Turtles

Many sea turtles swim in the waters throughout the state of Hawaii, but the rarest of them all is the critically endangered ‘Ea, or Hawksbill sea turtle, which can only be found in the waters around big island’s Ka’u district. Less than 100 nesting females come ashore every year to lay their eggs in the …

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Hawaiian Ocean View

Hawaiian Ocean View, referred to by most simply as Ocean View, sits on the southern coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. Deemed “The world’s largest subdivision”, it hosts more than 10,500 1-acre lots and over 150 miles of paved roads. Ocean view is the fastest growing community in Ka’u. Cut through the lava desert and ohia …

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Mega Resort

The Hilton Waikoloa Village

The Big Island’s Mega Resort Located eighteen miles from the Kona International Airport at Keahole, this huge sprawling hotel is by no means for those who are craving a private and intimate setting. The Hilton Waikoloa is the largest of several resorts along the Kona-Kohala Coast, but this one is an extraordinary collection of activity, …

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Akaka Falls

Akaka Falls State Park

Fifteen miles northwest of Hilo, tucked away in the heart of Hamakua is the most accessible large waterfall found on the island: Akaka Falls. Far from being the largest in the state, (that title goes to the 2,953ft Olo’upena Falls on Molokai) Akaka falls is still a massively grandiose sight with a plunge of 442 …

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South Point Park

South Point Park

The southernmost point of the United States of America is Big Island’s South Point. It’s believed that it was here approximately 1200 years ago that Polynesian voyagers first landed in Hawaii upon discovering the untouched islands. You may be surprised at how many guidebooks skip over this place, but south point has a lot to …

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Tsunami Past

Hilo’s Tsunami Past

In recent years the world has been made shockingly aware what devastation and destruction can occur when earthquakes trigger tsunami. Traveling at the speeds of a jet aircraft, these waves are very difficult to track and advance warnings to possible victims can be a challenge even in this digital age. The Hawaiian Islands have had …

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Island Sounds

Kuana Torres Kahele

Delightful and Silky Island Sounds Many may have already encountered this Big Island talent during one of his performances as a part of the group Na Palapalai. The group was frequently featured at special events around the islands where they would bring their creative and cultural sounds to many visitors lucky enough to experience them …

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