Ziplining is an activity where you are attached with a harness to a rope that is strung between a high and a low point. The zip lines are built high above scenic areas and features such as ravines, jungles, meadows, and forests, and there are plenty of those on the Big Island.
Hawaii is a great place to go whale watching during in the period between December and May, and the Big Island is one of the most popular Hawaiian Islands for Whale watching.
Hawaii is one of the world’s best places for stargazing, and there are many stargazing options that fit in your itinerary on the Big Island; from a (free) nighttime picnic to an adventurous visit to the world-class telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea (where you can also find daily free stargazing tours).
Hawaii is famous for its warm tropical waters and extremely diverse marine life. The waters around the Big Island are teeming with tropical fish of every size and color, and snorkeling is the perfect way to explore this beautiful underwater world.
Scuba diving in Hawaii is a great way to get away from the crowds and enjoy the Big Island underwater paradise on your own. The underwater world around all Hawaiian Islands is a #1 destination for Scuba divers worldwide.
Having a picnic is an easy and fun way to add value to your excursions. By packing a cooler with cold drinks and snacks you can fit a picnic in between the activities you plan in the morning and the afternoon, saving time and money and adding an experience.
A small detour to your destination can often open up a whole new face of the Big Island. These scenic drives are made to show some of the beautiful places on the Big Island that you would have missed if you rushed from destination to destination.
Several ranches around Waimea offer the opportunity to explore their (often very large) range as part of a guided tour of the pastures with spectacular views of the coastline and peaks. It is also possible to make it off the range and explore other spectacular parts of the island, such as Waipi’o valley.
The Big Island hosts some GREAT hikes through barren lava fields, lush rainforests or to secluded beaches. Or do you feel like hiking through a crater that was filled with lava only 50 years ago? That is also possible!
The Big Island is known as the golf capital of the state, and Kona is in the heart of it. Some of the biggest names in course design have carved championship golf courses into the island that will call you back to the green – again and again.
View the nighttime glow of active lava at the summit of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 30 minutes from Big Island Rainforest Escape B&B. Witness the 2018 1600ft collapse of Kilauea Caldera and the ongoing recreation of new land at the summit crater. The trails in the park are open and visitors can safely walk along the crater rim day and night. A few miles from hike, bike or drive the magnificent landscape at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Hawaiian Islands’ most visited natural attraction. Explore primal rain forest, lava tubes, desert trails, ancient petroglyphs, old lava flows and new land where the lava once entered the sea from one of the most active volcanoes on earth. Experience ‘aloha aina', love of the land, and the enduring spirit of the Hawaiian people and their culture.