According to the Elite Pacific ohana, these are the best activities to do on the Big Island. Did your favorite make the list?
"The views are out of this world and it’s a relaxing ride along the hillside." - Chelsea Pferschy
Photo courtesy of https://www.panioloadventures.com/photosvideos.php#prettyPhoto/7/
"Awesome display of natural forces of destruction and creation at work. A rare and precious place." - Mary Farkash
Photo courtesy of Mary Farkash
"They are so delicious and have amazing flavors. You can even watch them make the malasadas inside the shop, or go to the drive-thru to order and pick up. You can’t get food at the drive-thru - just malasadas. They are fresh, delicious, and you can’t just buy one. They are filling, so you might not be able to eat more than one! Great place to go before or after the Waipio lookout that is close by." - Stephanie Stewart
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"Sailing is a great way to see different areas of the island that may not be accessible otherwise. I particularly like sailing off of the Kohala Coast!" - Romy Jacobson
Photos courtesy of Romy Jacobson
"It's the only time I have every felt like I was in a gigantic aquarium. No matter which path I take, it always seems like I'm seeing it for the first time and I often seem to encounter species I have never seen before." - Julie Cambe
Photo courtesy of https://www.lovebigisland.com/big-island-beaches/kahaluu-beach-park/
You MUST go see the tropical waterfalls at Akaka Falls north of Hilo Town & then take the 4-mile scenic coastal drive nearby.
"This is one of the most authentic Hawaii experiences that matches a visitor's image of the tropical island scenery." - Forrest Arnold
Photo courtesy of http://www.unrealhawaii.com/2015/03/akaka-falls/
"We are blessed. No matter what you eat, you can create complete meals every day with Big Island-grown and made meat, chicken, fish, cheese, vegetables, amazing organic bread, tea, coffee, nuts, fruit, juices, ice cream, eggs, coconuts, and more. I thank our farmers and ranchers every day!" - Rebecca Keliihoomalu
Mahalo to our contributors Chelsea Pferschy, Forrest Arnold, Julie Cambe, Mary Farkash, Rebecca Keliihoomalu, Romy Jacobson, and Stephanie Stewart.