Travel and Visitor Information

Travel

Hawaii Island aka Da Big Island has two Int’l. airports, Hilo (ITO) and Kona(KOA).

Kona flights may be more affordable but will increase your travel costs from Kona to Hilo.

Airlines with direct flights to Hilo:

Hawaiian Airlines 

United Airlines 

American Airlines 

Also check out Southwest’s flights to Hawaii Island

Accomodations

We’re booking rooms with the Hilo Hawaiian for less than $150 per day. Rates change almost daily and our deal with the Hilo Hawaiian includes the best rate anywhere. If you can find a better deal than the deal on this page, they will honor the better deal. Can’t beat that!

Places to Visit on Hawaii Island

Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau

A Place of Refuge Imagine you had just broken the sacred laws, the kapu, and the only punishment was death. Your only chance of survival is to elude your pursuers and reach the Pu’uhonua, a place of refuge. The Pu’uhonua protected the kapu breaker, defeated warriors, as well as civilians during the time of battle. No physical harm could come to those who reached this place of refuge.

The snorkeling is really great at two-step where this photo was taken. 

Mauna Kea

Realm of the Gods The summit is considered the realm of the gods. In ancient times it was kapu (forbidden) to all but the highest chiefs and priests. Occasionally Hawaiian ali’i (royalty) would make the long trek to the top. The last royal visitor was Queen Emma in 1881 who led her companions on the arduous 6 hour journey to the top to see the summit and rejuvenate herself in sacred Lake Waiau.
Private Tours Available