Big Island Beaches
By Viator, April 2014
Black-sand to white-sand, crystal-clear calm to surf’s up, the Big Island has plenty of beaches to choose from – and no wonder, when it has more coastline than any other Hawaiian island. Most of the Big Island’s best beaches lie clustered on the island’s north-west coast, known as the Kohala Coast.
For secluded sandy beaches reached only by foot, head to the Kona north coast. For watersports, stay put in Kailua on the sunny west coast. If snorkeling is what you’re after, dive off the Kona south coast or from Kealakekua Bay on the west coast.
To combine hiking and a welcome paddle, trek your way through Waipio Valley. For that iconic Hawaiian beach framed by swaying palms, try Hapuna on the west coast. Finally, to soak in a warm volcanic pool, try Ahalanui.
To get around from beach to beach, hire a 4x4 and follow the coastal highway.
Tours & Tickets
Discover the best snorkeling off the Kohala Coast on this 3.5-hour Big Island snorkel cruise. Aboard a comfortable catamaran, admire Hawaii's postcard-worthy ... Read more
Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Combine two amazing Big Island experiences with this submarine adventure and snorkel cruise in Kona. On your submarine tour, discover Hawaii's tropical ... Read more
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)