The Big Island of Hawaii has something for everyone – from little keiki (children) to kupuna (seniors). Here are some of our favorite things to do, whether you’re bringing the kids or just want to act like one yourself.
All-ages activities on Hawaii’s Big Island
Slurp a shave ice. The really good ones have ice so finely shaved, it is almost creamy. Try the flavors made with real fruit – it’s healthier and fresher. (And it’s even better with a scoop of locally made ice cream inside!) Our favorites are Scandinavian Shave Ice in Kona, Anuenue in Kawaihae, and the Original Big Island Shave Ice Co., which travels around the island.
Rent a convertible (or better yet, a bicycle!) and feel the wind on your face as you cruise around the island. Check out Bikeworks Beach and Sport in Waikoloa Beach Resort for bike rentals.
Make a black or green sandcastle. Here on the Big Island, you can not only play in beautiful white sand, but there are exotic black and green sand beaches as well, a result of the amazing volcanic activity that shaped our island. Be sure to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to learn more about Hawaii’s volcanic history.
Watch the stars. On the Big Island, you can travel to the world’s largest sea mountain (Mauna Kea), where some of the world’s foremost observatories study the night sky. But you don’t have to go that far to enjoy the stars. With very little light pollution on the Big Island, you can appreciate the amazing expanse of constellations with the naked eye right from your own backyard.
Looking for more ideas for your Hawaii vacation?
These are just some of the fun activities that all ages can enjoy here on the Big Island. Be sure to check out the other articles our blog for more information and ideas on things to do and see on your Hawaii vacation.
Plan your perfect trip to paradise
We also invite you to start planning your trip by visiting our website. We can help you find the perfect vacation rental, whether you’re looking for a cozy studio for two or a luxurious villa for a large group.
Hawaii vacation rentals: Wai’ula’ula at Mauna Kea Resort
Ocean views await at Wai’ula’ula, a luxury condominium property located in the exclusive resort community of Mauna Kea Resort. The three-bedroom, three-bath units boast 2,000 square feet of living space, including dual master suites, gourmet outdoor kitchen and breathtaking panoramic ocean views form your private wraparound lanai.
When you’re not enjoying Wai’ula’ula’s pools, spas or fitness facilities, you can play a round of golf on the renowned Mauna Kea Resort courses, or soak in the warmth of the sun on the white sands of Kauna’oa and Hapuna, two of Hawaii’s top-ranked natural white sand beaches.
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Remember, you can save 10% on your vacation rental when you book direct with us and mention “Aloha escape” in your reservation.
We hope to see you soon – a hui hou!