Naalii Plantation

2939a Pulima Dr., Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, United States
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Forum Posts

Share a Driver in Hawaii

by jdgebutch

My wife and I are visiting Hilo on Feb 5th via a Princes Cruise Ship and wish to share a driver to see the island. Anyone interested?/

Re: Share a Driver in Hawaii

by Odinnthor

Aloha Auina La - (Good Afternoon) Pehea 'oe? (How are you?)

You would be better off befriending your fellow passengers in order to share a car/driver. Considering the short shore time allowed on the Hawaii cruises, it is unlikely that you will find anyone on land to join that type of quickie excursions. That's just pupule (crazy)....d:o)

But not to dispair. You really should not have any problems hooking up with your fellow passengers. There will be a number of them with the same idea. It is so much better to do those shore excursions by car/driver, rather than a bus tour. It is an easy sell. Enjoy the islands.

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou - (Happy New Year)
Aloha nui loa.

Travel Tips for Hilo

The Waterfalls

by Sweetberry1

The many waterfalls... Rainbow falls, to Akaka falls, and many in between.
The lush greenery in this area is spectacular. Makes you feel like you have just entered a different world. The natural lush green rainforests, and the beauty of the waterfalls, is spectactular.

Frequent rainfall

by KiNyA

One of the features os Hilo is the frequent rainfall, averaging 133 inches a year, that helps to produce lush waterfalls above Hilo. Water descending from the mountains irrigated the ancient Hawaiian taro cultivation systems. So essential was water to the well-being of a village that the word for wealth in Hawaiian is ""waiwai," meaning abdunant water.

Chinese New Year

by rexvaughan

I was aware that there is a significant number of people in Hawaii of Chinese background but was surprised to find a Chinese New Year festival in Hilo in early February. The parade was not large, but was quite colorful and loud as there were numerous strings of firecrackers set off. In addition to the colorful parade, including the dragons in the photo, there was a festival in Kalakaua Park. I think the Chinese New Year was in reality an excuse for a festival because most of the entertainment on stage was Hawaiian including a really good band and some senior citizen hula dancers. Doesn't sound great but they knew what they were doing and while maybe not as sexy as grass skirted young women, they were very entertaining.

I don't think this picture has...

by Sweetberry1

I don't think this picture has much to do with cultural tips, ha,ha....
But I liked it, and had to put it somewhere... ;-))
At least it is in the right City ;-)) .... We did stop at this store, in Hilo to do a bit of shopping.

Guide to Hilo Packing

by triplehelix

You're better off not bringing loads of clothing here as you'll probably be shopping for it anyway. The good news is, you need not bring cold weather gear as it's pretty comfortable weather wise. Unless you are traveling with family or staying long term, travel light in the luggage department. Shoes are a must, preferably tennis shoes if you're going hiking in Volcano just outside of Hilo. Beach wear is just as you think, skimpy and comfortable is good enough (for our Euro tourists, please no speedos!!!) We're not conservative but "being on display" is a bit over the top :-/ Nothing more than a couple of bandaids will do... If you go swimming and get stung by a jellyfish, see a lifeguard right away. Take a camera where ever you go. This is Hawaii for goodness sakes! You may want to invest in an underwater camera to get some nice shots especially if you're going diving. Camping... on the beach? Don't forget your ghostbusters kit muahahaha. Depends where you go, you may run into some nasty insects (centipedes, mosquitos, cane spiders). Bring a spray on bug repelent. Bring money, all you'll need really. You can buy everything else.


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