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|10-04-2012 08:47 AM|
If you are going south from kona to volcanoes. There are alot of snorkeling options. Black sand beaches, green sand beaches, off roading.
If you goto volcanoes via the north (Hilo side) you can always stop and explore hilo.
|10-03-2012 06:16 PM|
|10-03-2012 04:56 PM|
|asimo||I like the idea of snorkeling and coffee tour. Trekking is ok, but don't want to waste an entire day for the volcanoes.|
|10-03-2012 01:58 PM|
|10-02-2012 06:46 PM|
|scarletfever1||I was in Kona last November. Hawaii is really an incredible trip. Volcanoes National Park is a MUST. Keep in mind that in November it is EXTREMELY rainy on that side of the island but that should not stop you from doing anything.|
|10-02-2012 02:26 PM|
Look up night time manta ray snorkel. Thats a pretty awesome experience. cost about 75-100$ depending on the company. Jack's diving locker is who i went with.
I would highly recommend buying a snorkel set (pick it up at Costco in Kona for about 40$) This allows you to snorkel anywhere (most snorkeling is along the kona side of the island). Easily 5+ beaches/coves that you can snorkel in.
Kona area coffee tours (greenwells was pretty cool)
I highly would recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle. 4x4 would allow the following:
Mt. Kea (14000 feet dirt road) pretty awesome place at sunset. but very cold and windy.
Green sand beach (not that interesting, but really awesome to do some off roading on some knarly terrain)
Descend into the Wai'po valley. pretty fun 45 degree road. Hill descent helps. Worth checking out and hopefully no tourist around.
Volcanoes national park was neat, but currently not active. The hike into the inactive crater and into the tunnel is a short (2 hrs) hike.
Hit up a few farmers markets, awesome fresh sweet fruits.
I just returned from a 1 week trip. I still have all my travel itineraries/places to eat/see/do. PM me if you want it.
|10-02-2012 09:37 AM|
|Airamei||Depends on how adventerous you want to be, but a visit to Volcano National Park is a must and is great for the whole family. You can keep it simple and easy by driving around, or spend the whole day hiking. The beach at Kua Bay was one of my favorite (it is white sand). There are other great beaches, but they are pretty remote and may require an off road vehicle (like a jeep). PM me if you want more info on those. There are also some nice waterfalls and valleys on the Hilo side. Driving around/thru the Island does take some time because there really isn't a highway. So driving to the Hilo side for activities and then returning to Kona in one day may be too much. Oh, and if you like burgers, try Splashers, good beer and burgers.|
|10-02-2012 03:43 AM|
November Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Going to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in November. Any suggestions for activity?