Elite Pacific's Favorite Big Island Activities

Posted Tuesday, September 3, 2019 by Liana Mayer

According to the Elite Pacific ohana, these are the best activities to do on the Big Island. Did your favorite make the list?


Go Horseback Riding up on the Kohala Hillside

"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/


Volcano National Park

"Awesome display of natural forces of destruction and creation at work. A rare and precious place." - Mary Farkash

Photo courtesy of Mary Farkash


Malasadas at Tex Drive-In

"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

Photo courtesy of https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/tex-drive-in-honokaa?select=GfyeuubgzMms4DdRxZPIiw


Go sailing

"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


Snorkel at Kahalu'u Bay

"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/


Go to the Farmers Markets!

"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


Visit the Mauna - The Summit of Mauna Kea


Mahalo to our contributors Chelsea Pferschy, Forrest Arnold, Julie Cambe, Mary Farkash, Rebecca KeliihoomaluRomy Jacobson, and Stephanie Stewart.