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Reef and Dolphin Snorkel Eco Adventure
"Embark on an unforgettable eco adventure and explore protected marine wildlife such as Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins green sea turtles exotic tropical reef fish and delicate corals along the beautiful Kona Coast. As we journey through the clear sapphire waters of the Pacific we watch for the many pods of spinner dolphins that rest and play in areas such as Keahole Bay Makalawena Ho’ona Bay and Kiholo Bay. Dolphin behavior is very predictable in these areas
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Swim Kohala Falls
"Begin your adventure with a ride in a 6-wheel drive off road vehicle. Take a short 20-30 minute walk by a stream and over a footbridge to the stunning “Secret Falls” a picturesque cascading waterfall surrounded by Ginger and Bamboo all in a private nature reserve. Then return to our swimming hole where you’ll have a chance to swim under a secluded waterfall.""""Enjoy an off road adventure a quick walk in a private nature reserve and the opportunity to swim under a private waterfall in this short-form version of our Kohala Waterfall Adventure."title=Highlights&1=Go+swimming+at+Kohala+Falls&2=Ride+through+the+jungle+in+a+6-WD+SUV&3=Trek+30+minutes+to+a+secret+waterfall&4=Cool+off+in+a+local+swimming+hole
From $93.00
Island Breeze Luau on the Big Island
"While on Hawaii’s Big Island have an authentic fun and entertaining experience at the Island Breeze Luau. Winner of the ""Best of West Hawaii"" award the Island Breeze Luau at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel is a favorite of both visitors and locals. You are invited to join the Island Breeze Luau for a unique cultural experience featuring delicious food drinks and an amazing Polynesian production!The luau is held in a beautiful oceanfront setting near the historic Kamakahonu Bay and Ahu’ena King Kamehameha’s former estate in Kailua-Kona. Guests of the Island Breeze Luau will enjoy a backdrop of passing boats outrigger canoes
From $111.00

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Black sand Beaches and Turtles!

Since a lot of the sand on this side of the island is lava based (basalt) you will find many areas with black sand. It is a beautiful difference from the white sand that you would normally see at most...
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Mar 07, 2006

Black Sands Beach

Breathtaking to watch the waves crash against the rocks as you emerge from your car, finally your eyes turn to view the sandy beach. Yes, it is like some alien landscape. But so beautiful. And windy....
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Oct 05, 2002

visit the black sand beach...

visit the black sand beach (Hawks billed turtle refuge), the volcano, Pahoa(hippie town), snorkel, body surf, eat at the Ocean Breeze (real Hawaiian food cheap) and Cafe Sibu. And of course don't...
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Oct 04, 2002

Punalu.. Black Sand Beach..

This was an interesting place to visit. I was amazed at how black and coarse the sand was here. Extraordinary place...
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Apr 16, 2003

Visit a black sand beach

Visit a black sand beach
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Oct 04, 2002

Black sand beach, Punaluu

South of the Hawaii Volcanoes NP, you'll come across an astounding sight. Black-sand beach's appearance is a result of ocean waves wearing down and crushing volcanic rocks and debris.
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Sep 01, 2002
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Things to Do Near Kailua-Kona

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Hulihe'e Palace

As my wife walked along Ali'i Drive, we came upon the Hulihe'e Palace. This was the former vacation home of Hawaiian Royalty and is now a museum open to the public. Inside the house is furniture,...
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Kahaluu Beach

In my opinion, the nicest beach on the Big Island. Located just north of Kailua-Kona, this long, shallow beach is perfect for swimming and body-boarding. Snorkeling isn't very good, but there are some...
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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

My husband found out about this place online and I was thrilled to go. it was one of the main things on my must try list. Snorkeling is my main reason for coming to the island but my husband was aware...
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Pu'uhonua o Honaunau

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park is a must see when you are in this area. It is located 20 miles south of Kailua-Kona. The park service has tried to restore this refuge to the way it...
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City of Refuge

This was a really neat place to see. It is an old religeous site that is called the place of refuge because in the old days if you broke sacred laws the chiefs would sentenced you to death. The only...
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The Saddle Road

Saddle road is the shortest way across the island but the last time we visited it wasn't paved and the insurance companies forbid using it or you would pay big if you broke down. We used it anyway...
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