While airline prices to most destinations have been creeping up, the opposite is true for Hawaii. In fact, the average airfare from the mainland right now is less than $800. Of course, with lower prices, the number of visitors each year is soaring. The Big Island, however, is still relatively undiscovered. While Oahu received 5.2 million visitors last year, the Big Island only welcomed 1.4 million, making it the perfect place to sit back and get away from it all.
The Big Island of Hawaii is for the adventurous and those looking for a totally unique experience. With a great deal of biodiversity, the Big Island is one of the few places in the world that you can see lava flows, snow capped mountains, and rainforests, all in one place.
Whether you want to stay in an elegant and romantic bed & breakfast, vacation rental or a luxury resort, the island offers lots of great options. Activities abound to suit your ideal vacation style. Here on the Big Island you can hike in Volcano National Park, dive with manta rays, swim at Green Sand Beach, or just sit back and soak in the sun. For another beach experience that is like no other, be sure to stop by Punaluu Beach, where the sands are a stunning jet black and the beautiful sea turtles, called Honu in Hawaiian, nest.
Of course, while you are on the Big Island, you are going to want to swing by and see us too. Be sure to make Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm in South Point one of the stops on your Hawaii adventure to enjoy a free tour of our farm, sample some of our delicious products, and take home Hawaii’s best macadamia nuts, honey, and more.