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Solo on Hawaii (Big Island)

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1. Posted by dooks (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 28 Nov '13 21:25

I've dreamed of going to the Big Island for years...no more excuses.

What can anyone tell me about anything in both Hilo and Kona?

I'm interested to know about:

- Nightlife
- Best areas of both places to stay in
- Best hotels (On/close to beach, no hostels, no boutique hotels, not a dump...I'm treating myself)
- Best things to see and do
- Places to eat
- Tours (if they're awesome)
- Any other awesome tips you can give

I'm not new to travel but I definitely still like my comforts in this situation and Hawaii as a whole is not new to me. I've been going to Honolulu 1-2 times a year for MANY years. Not so much interested in museums or cultural centers...I'm well aware of the culture and history. I'm more of a beach bum by day and find a nice little bar for a few at night person.

Volcanoes NP is top of the list as is seeing a black sand beach. Debating a shark diving tour as well.

I'll be on the island for up to a couple weeks in early March so I had planned on flying to Hilo (unless Kona is incredible) as I have a one way to Honolulu booked for mid-January and renting a car as needed, checking there out, but regardless end in Kona and fly home from there.

Help a fellow traveler out here please!

Mahalo

2. Posted by katzgar (Budding Member, 34 posts) 7 Dec '13 07:45

look at them on gmaps