When determining which Hawaiian islands to visit, we were amazed to find out that the Island of Hawaii, aka the Big Island, is the largest island in the US and also home to 8 of the world’s 13 climate zones. One day you could be snorkeling over a reef, to watching live lava flows, to snow-capped mountains 14,000 feet above sea level and even diving with Manta Rays. Pretty incredible, right? We had 4 magnificent days to explore the Big Island and knew we wanted to fit in as much as possible. The below is the perfect way to explore most of the island on a quick trip and take in all the natural beauty the island of Hawaii has to offer.
In my experience, choosing an area to stay is one of the most important things to decide when going on vacation. Depending on your style, there are hotels in the middle of all the action, more secluded spots or family friendly oriented hotels. Although some of these may be a bit expensive, the amenities and experiences you have are well worth it for a once in a life time vacation.
My favorite part about Oahu is that there is so much to see and do, on one little island. You have the most breathtaking beaches, fun nightlife, lush greenery, mountains, waterfalls and the list goes on. I hope this list, that outlines some of the best spots to checkout when vacationing on Oahu, helps you plan a memorable trip, but most importantly I hope you have fun and enjoy the aloha spirit!