Among the most fascinating places on earth, the Big Island is also one of the most diverse, with eleven different climate zones that range from rain forests to black-sand deserts and active volcanoes.
Perfect forAdventurers | Families | Romantics | Soul Searchers | Ultimate Indulgers
When to goYear-Round
Ideal length of stay3-5 Nights
Designing Your Journey
Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.
5 Days: Essential Big Island
Our itineraries include special access to the adventures and luxury resorts that make the Big Island an otherworldly paradise. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.
Hawaii’s largest island is still growing, thanks to a continually erupting volcano. Spend your first days exploring the island’s eleven different climates. Indagare can arrange scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing and other watersports, as well as guided tours of the most adventurous hiking trails and the Mauna Kea Summit, petroglyph ruins and scenic waterfalls and lagoons. In the afternoons, relax by the pool or beach and enjoy the spa before dinner.
Spend your morning on a private two-hour helicopter tour of the island, including the lovely and very wild Waipio Valley, with its multitude of waterfalls. Your expert pilot will make sure you get an unbeatable view while sharing information about Big Island. In the afternoon, return to your resort for a scheduled activity and pool time, or make your way to the Spa Without Walls for an invigorating Kona coffee exfoliation before cocktails and a fun dinner.
Plan on a full day to visit Kilauea, the Big Island’s active volcano and the centerpiece of the Volcanoes National Park. It is the most-visited attraction in all of Hawaii, and it shows the devastation of entire towns and even some historical landmarks caused by lava. There are also 150 miles of hiking trails, many of which will take you through old lava fields and around crater edges. Return to your hotel for a cocktail by the water before a final gourmet dinner.
Where To Stay
We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special amenities, including upgrades, early check-in, breakfast, spa credits and more. Look for the Indagare Plus logo in the reviews.
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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Tucked away on a fantastic beach in the northwest corner of the Big Island, Mauna Kea is reminiscent of old-style beach hotels.
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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Big Island
The ultimate luxury resort on the Big Island, the swanky Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Big Island complex is a destination in itself (and it recently underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation).