It’s easy to feel awed on Big Island of Hawaii. From the molten magma flowing from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the snow-capped heights of Maunakea; from the green rainforests of the Hamakua Coast to the jet-black sands of Punaluu Beach; Hawaii Island is an unrivaled expression of the power of nature. Hawaii Island is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain, but it’s remarkable for more than just its size. Picture yourself visiting Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, or talk history with a cultural demonstrator at Puuhonua o Honaunau, a historic park that was once a place of refuge. Whether you’re walking on a black sand beach, snorkeling with manta rays, horseback riding in Waimea or sailing along the Kona Coast, Hawaii, the Big Island is your island for adventure.
You may never want or need to leave the Waikoloa Village. Feel the Aloha spirit at the 62 acre resort along the Kohala Coast. The resort features an ocean-fed lagoon with a white sand beach for snorkeling or other water activities, Dolphin Quest where you can swim, feed and play with dolphins, three pools featuring waterfalls, a 175 foot waterslide and an adults-only pool. Dine in one of the many restaurants on site, enjoy a day at the Kohala Spa or visit an eclectic array of shops, boutiques, and galleries throughout the Hilton Waikoloa Village. Cruise the resort on the mahogany canal boats along tranquil waterways or take one of the Swiss-made air-conditioned trams, which operate all day for your convenience. Just outside the resort, but part of the Waikoloa area are two championship golf courses and additional shopping/dining options at the King’s Shops or the Queens’ Marketplace available via the trolley for a small fee or a moderate walk. For a more adventurous walk you can take the Kings Highway Foot Trail and see the petroglyphs. Please join us for NSREC 2018 on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii.
Waikoloa Hilton: http://www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com/
Waikoloa Village: http://waikoloabeachresort.com/index.php/
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Companion Event): https://www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm
Kona Coffee Living History Farm (Companion Event): http://www.konahistorical.org/index.php/
W. M. Keck Observatory: http://www.keckobservatory.org
Kings Shops: http://kingsshops.com/directory
Queens Marketplace: http://queensmarketplace.net/
Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g29217-Activities-Island_of_Hawaii_Hawaii.html
Love Big Island: https://www.lovebigisland.com/
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