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Kealakekua Bay
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The Painted Church
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Mookini Heiau
Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Puukohola National Historic Park
Historic Sites, National Parks
Mookini Heiau
Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Cooper Center
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Red Road (Hwy 137)
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Scenic Drives
South Point Complex
Nature & Wildlife Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Heavenly Hawaiian Holualoa
#1 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
Awesome free tour and friendly staff , great coffee pure quality , free coffee and chocolate samples in a small intimate tour setting Nice views of the island
We learned a lot about Kona coffee as we relaxed, tried out their delicious coffee and goodies and enjoyed their glorious ocean view!
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Paradise Meadows Naalehu
#2 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
Flavoured mac nuts, coffee (harvested by hand on site), chocolate covered goodies, honey, and more.
We even discovered that Brenda grew up in our town and we connected on the local sights and sounds.
Big Island Bees Captain Cook
#3 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
Jillian gives the free tasting tour and you can view all the interesting things in their small museum.
They have times listed on the web site for tours, check there if you want to see the tour and tasting, which I totally recommend.
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Captain Cook
#4 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
They also have great coffee to sample on site and a neat little gift shop.
I loved the history and views of the farm.
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Pololu Valley Lookout
#5 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
Hiked down a muddy trail which took about 40 minutes to the black sand beach and incredible views of a river valley and large cliffs along the ocean, amazing!
It is a beautiful drive with a view of the ocean and a few little, cute towns, winding roads, luscious vegetation to the very N tip of Hawai'i, Pololu Valley!
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Kealakekua Bay Captain Cook
#6 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
If you have the time during your visit to the Big Island, a boat trip to Kealakekua Bay is a must -- the waters in this calm and protected place teem with tropical marine life :)) Snorkeling is sufficient to view...
It has history in that it was the site of a thriving Hawaiian village, you can rent kayaks to take across the bay to Captain Cook Monument; if you are a good swimmer, you can swim/snorkel in the bay and catch a gl...
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St. Michael the Archangel Church Kailua-Kona
#7 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
Beautiful New Catholic church with best view of the ocean and town
You will find a shrine in the front of Mary placed within what appears to be lava structure.Only the other side of the church is a cemetery grounds which must have been moved from the former site.
Waipi'o Valley
#8 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
We took an ATV tour of the Waipo'o all the way through the valley and up to the top of the valley where you find the most breathtaking views of the Big Island's Hi'ilawe Falls (the island's tallest waterfall) and...
We viewed the valley from the Waipio Valley Overlook at the end of the Hamakua Heritage Corridor drive, there is ample parking and it takes 10-15mins to wander down and view this amazing sight.
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Kalapana Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
#9 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
At the end of hwy 137, we parked our car and took a few minutes walk with good views to the new black sand beach, where ocean waves meet with black lava rocks and cliffs.
You feel like a lifetime achievement as it takes a lot of stamina and patience to actually view the lava flow.
The Vanillerie Kailua-Kona
#10 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
We greatly appreciate her having given us a chance to see this very interesting site.
Waipio Valley Lookout Honokaa
#11 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
Waipio Valley is the sacred valley of the kings, a pristine valley at the northern art of the Big Island, Anyone can see that this view is awesome and the senses reel at its beauty.
There you will be richly rewarded with views of twin, extremely high waterfalls (800 feet + I recall), the valley floor and taro fields and even better views of the coast, cliffs and more seaside waterfall.
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Greenwell Farms Kealakekua
#12 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
The views are to die for and the plantation and family history among the oldest on the island.
I also recommend trying the programme at the historic store on site- very entertaining, educational and as close as you're going to get to going back in time 150 years!
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Chain of Craters Road
#13 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
You will see lava fields, older and newer, splendid ocean views, nenes (Hawaii's national geese) and other birds, even petrogliphs.
You can drive through the old lava flows and get great views of the ocean and where the old lava mets the ocean.
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Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park Honaunau
#14 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
You will see sacred place for Hawaiian people, houses, wooden sculptures of Gods, Great Wall, and beautiful views of palms, sand, and ocean.
Park Rangers offer introductory talks at times during the day and a visitors center, restroom facilities, picnic tables, tide pools, hiking trails and free audio tour of the cultural sights is available.
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Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Holualoa
#15 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of their beautiful facility (with its amazing views) the well tended trees, the careful attention that goes into each batch of coffee, and of course, the tasting!
This is a perfect location with the constant island breezes keeping the temperatures lower and the jaw dropping view overlooking the valleys and coastline of the Kona area.
Evening at Kahua Ranch Waimea
#16 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
From great food, entertainment and some more information on the ranch and how it seeks sustainability of the land via good grazing practices and incorporating different types of animals.We were able to view snow o...
The sunset and view of the ocean is one-of-a-kind spell binding, and it alone is worth the trip and the price.
Kona Joe Coffee Kealakekua
#17 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
We just happened to tumbling on this heifer gem, we were so pleasantly surprised, Excellent coffee view is to die for picture perfect views, highly recommend it.
Spectacular views, unique farm, artisan dining, informative tour & great staff
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Kohala Mountain Road Hawi
#18 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
The view changes as you round each bend: mountain, sea, sky, farms, orchards, ranches, cows, and plenty of unspoiled nature.
While driving from north to south on this route we drove through everchanging landscape – from tall trees towering over both sides of the road, to mountains, rolling hills and grasslands with views of the ocean to...
Dahana Ranch Waimea
#19 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
Awesome trail ride with breathtaking views
Beautiful day, rode on Maisy with the dogs running nearby and amongst cattle, great view of the island.
Pepeekeo Scenic Drive Hilo
#20 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
It is a four mile stretch of the old Mamalahoa Highway that snakes from scenic spot to scenic spot through lush tropical forest and gives some stunning views of Onomea Bay.
A must-stop is the iconic now-fallen sea arch at Onomea Bay. Park before or after the bridges *IF* you find space to be fully off the road, for a refreshing view of streams, small falls, and even an old man-made u...
Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation Kailua-Kona
#21 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
Located high on the mountain above Kona, family owned Mountain Thunder Coffee is a wonderful visit with spectacular views on the way to the plantation.
We had a great tour guide who explained everything about making coffee; you can sample all their flavours and purchase coffee and tea from their shop on-site.
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Mauka Meadows Holualoa
#22 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
After parking you stroll through a pathway of flowering arches and fruit trees, bubbling fountains and spectacular views at every turn!
Stunning gardens with breathtaking views await you at this favorite Hawaiian paradise.
Holei Sea Arch Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
#23 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
Drive along with Crate Rim Drive is a must, you will see different formation of lava, beautiful views of lava hills and ocean.
There is the Kealakomo Overlook and Picnic Area (be sure to bring a snack to enjoy while admiring the spectacular view), the Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, and the ultimate reward for photographic opportunities, the Holei...
Ka'u Coffee Mill Pahala
#24 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
The view of the ocean on the way down is phenomenal.
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The Painted Church Captain Cook
#25 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
This beautiful little church sits on a lush, beautiful lot of land with a great view of the ocean in the background and it is really worth the stop.
Worth a visit for a lovely view, lovely gardens and a touch of history.
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Saddle Road Kailua-Kona
#26 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
... on Saddle road it was amazing views of lava fields lava Fields as far as I can and then the beautiful mountains of greenery just beautiful and as you go down toward the end you can see the ocean just amazing view
The transformations in the landscape and views are truly amazing- especially the fields of lave but also the wonderful opportunity to see plants and small trees making inroads and changing the vegetation in their...
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The Captain Cook Monument Captain Cook
#27 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
Monument sits on the site on a gorgeous bay with fantastic snorkeling saw turtles, octopus, dolphins and all types of beautiful fish.
Make sure you bring your snorkeling gear because near the monument is a prime snorkeling spot to swim with fish and view coral which we loved.
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Mokuaikaua Church Kailua-Kona
#28 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
Very close to great shopping and many choices for food and beverages with incredible bay views.
Beautiful area to leisurely walk and enjoy the sites both historical and cultural.
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Puukohola National Historic Park Kawaihae
#29 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
Wonderful historical site sacred to Hawaiians and all those with respect to the culture and history of this magical place.
A great visitor center offers several videos focusing on Kamehameha and other aspects of Hawaiian history; in an semi open air setting accompanied by views of and breezes from the ocean.
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Ali'i Drive Kailua-Kona
#30 of 128 Sights & Landmarks in Island of Hawaii
A long stretch of road with everything you could want: touristy shops, miles of places to eat, views of the beach and the volcano, an historic church and palace and super friendly locals.
A leisurely stroll on Alii Drive rewards visitors with scenic ocean views on one side of the road and a variety of stores, galleries, activity shops and restaurants across the street.
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