The main island of Hawaii is a beautiful location to experience the “aloha” life. It’s pastoral beginnings make it one of the more laid back islands with lots of large, open spaces–and 14 different climates! The island boasts a very diverse landscape, from the active lava fields, beaches, and wet northern coast, to the coffee region of Kona. It’s a great place to explore nature or just relax on the beach. Here are a few spots that I enjoyed on a recent trip.
One of the most remarkable things to me are these little flowers. Most people might recognize them since they are often seen on little hair clips and other Hawaii paraphernalia. But, the crazy thing is that the real flowers look completely fake! You can hardly tell the difference between the plastic one in someone’s hair and real one blooming on the tree.
The coast along Kona is known for it’s rocky terrain, but it also has lovely little beaches mixed in. It’s great for snorkeling and cliff jumping. And for a tip–no one owns the beach in Hawaii, so all beaches are available to the public. Don’t be afraid to try them out!
It’s definitely a Hawaii cliche, but I think it’s a great one. Treat yourself to one of these beautiful pieces of local culture. And a tip: buy one at the local Kona market and you can probably see someone making them–or take a class!
Also Keei Bay
The Most Southern Point in the U.S.