Luxury Hawaii : Luxury Hawaii 2018
24 LUXURY HAWAI‘I The Hawaiian Islands: Island of Hawai‘i Also known as the Big Island, because it is the largest of the Hawaiian islands, the Island of Hawai‘i is nature at its most powerful. Eleven of the world’s 13 climates can be found on the island, and it is home to five volcanoes, two of which are active. Often snow-capped, Maunakea is the tallest peak in Hawai‘i, with an astronomical observatory at the summit. Soar over lava fields and sheer drop waterfalls on a scenic helicopter flight, see Captain Cook’s final resting place on a sailing tour and enjoy a mesmerising night snorkel with manta rays. Visit gohawaii.com/islands/hawaii-big-island ISLAND OF HAWAI‘I INSPIRING ADVENTURES DRIVING TIMES From Kona International Airport (KOA)to: ‘Akaka Falls State Park 2 hrs, 10 mins Hāpuna Beach Park 30 mins Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park 3 hrs,15 mins Kailua-Kona 15 mins Kealakekua Bay 45 mins Keauhou 25 mins Onizuka Center for Astronomy, Maunakea 2 hrs Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau Historical Park 1hr Waimea 45 mins Waipi‘o Bay 1 hr, 30 mins From Hilo International Airport (ITO) to: ‘Akaka Falls State Park 30 mins Hāpuna Beach Park 1 hr, 45 mins Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park 45 mins Kailua-Kona: 2 hrs, 30 mins Onizuka Center for Astronomy, Maunakea 1 hr Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau Historical Park 3 hrs Waimea 1 hr, 30 mins Waipi‘o Bay 1 hr, 30 mins WHERE TO STAY Choose from hostels, hotels, inns and luxury resorts: • Kohala Coast (North-West) – Home to some of the island’s finest resorts and golf courses • Kona (West) – Stay in the Keauhou resort area or historic Kailua village • Hilo (East) & Puna (South-East) – Close to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park • Waimea (Upcountry) – Stay in a hotel, inn or B&B in cowboy country.
Luxury Hawaii 2017