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1. Posted by dooks (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I've dreamed of going to the Big Island for 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!


2. Posted by katzgar (Inactive 220 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

look at them on gmaps