(Closed) Kona Hawaii Honeymooners

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Volcanoes National Park for sure, you can do the hike across the crater, it’s pretty neat.  If you’re getting a jeep, there’s a secluded beach you can drive to which involves driving over a lava field for a few miles – not for the faint of heart!   There’s also the green sand beach at the southern most tip.  If you have a jeep, you can drive all the way there, or hike 3 miles to it, or pay a local with a jeep to take you.

Get your hands on a copy of Hawaii the big island Revealed.  (http://www.amazon.com/Hawaii-The-Big-Island-Revealed/dp/0981461069/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339789523&sr=8-1&keywords=hawaii+revealed+big+island)  Great book with lots of off the beaten track info.. like the lava field drive, and theres a blurb about hiking down to a random lava tube which was a neat little adventure.

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We went to the Big Island one year, not as our honeymoon though. We went to the Volcanoes like PinkShoes mentioned. That was the actual reason I wanted to go to the Big Island. But other things we did was drive from Hilo to Kona through the south so we could hit up the black sand beach and I think there is also a pink and green sand beach if I remember correctly from my days of research. We are also big coffee drinkers so we went to tour a coffee plantation too. There are also waterfalls you can take an easy hike to. And OH!  Big Island Candies!! You have to go to their candy factory. They make the best short bread cookies!!

Happy plannings! Bring lots of bug spray.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I just got back from the Big Island for my Babymoon! 🙂

I hope you like active outdoor adventures….:)

The Volcano Park is neat (hopefully the weather will be nice- it was rainy and windy the day we went, so we couldn’t see much due to fog). The drive around the south from Kona has some cute towns.Once you’re over there, you can go on hikes out to see the lava flows- we didn’t do that because I’m pregnant, but we did drive out to the end of the island where we could see the flows from the road. There is a pretty glow you can see at the Volcano at night, so maybe find a B&B to stay in over there for the night so you can take advantage of seeing some of that. It’s also a LONG drive to go all the way over there and then all the way back in one day.

On the north road around the island, there is Akaka Falls which is really pretty (about a 30 minute light hike in a circle). There is also the Mauna Kea Observatory in the middleish area of the island- you can take tours up there and see some stars. Again, we couldn’t go because of the altitude (pregnant women aren’t allowed to go to the summit) but my boss who used to live there said it’s really neat.

Friends of mine did a helicopter tour of the island and said it was the highlight of their honeymoon.

Oh! We did the Kona Joe coffee plant tour and had a really good time- if you like coffee, it’s kind of fun to see how it grows. The guy who did our tour was hilarious.

Other than that… I have to admit, we stayed at the Four Seasons Hualalai for three nights and didn’t leave the resort (we did the Volcano and Hilo side of the island for two days). There isn’t as much to do on the Big Island as there is on, say, Maui, but 12 days should give you plenty of relaxing sunshine time and time to do some great adventures.

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