Hawaii is a truly unique location, and anyone who has been there would say. There’s a wide array of activities, from the snowy mountains to the wildlife-filled waters and lushly green volcanoes.
With a vast array of islands, each one of which is distinct and unique, a Hawaii itinerary can be endless.
Here is the list of things to do in Hawaii for adults:
The Big Island
Due to its name, it should not be a surprise to you to learn that Big Island is the largest of them all. Big Island is the largest Hawaiian Islands (large enough to contain all the islands). It is also the largest and most varied. It is home to 10 of the 14 microclimates. Because of its rugged terrain, it is also a magnet for adventurers who want to go out and explore.
Night Snorkeling With Manta Rays
After a fantastic day snorkeling, you can dive in the ocean at night to meet Manta Rays. The snorkeling boats that are part of this tour feature lights on the top of the flotation devices that draw plankton. Manta rays will then gather to feast on plankton, and you’ll be able to observe them beneath the water as you. The thrill of watching these gentle giants close is as moving as breathtaking.
Kehena Black Sand Beach
The Puna district of the Big Island is known for being a little odd. What could be stranger than living in an area covered by volcano lava in the blink of an eye? People who decide to reside in Puna are taking this risk and are aware that it is the most active area for volcanic activity on the entire island. Puna has a funky hippie vibe, and Puna Beach is the perfect place to experience this.
Kehena is famous for its Sunday drum circles, relaxed vibe, and nudity. The surf can be rough sometimes, but if the waters are at a calm level, it’s an ideal beach to swim at. Make sure to feel the water before jumping into the water. If there’s no one other than you, it’s likely a good indication that you shouldn’t go in.
Punalu’u Black-Sand Beach
The black-sand beach in this area is a favorite of Green sea turtles that live in the area. The places where they rest are roped off. However, you can check them from afar as you stroll along the beach. Like other beaches with vibrant colors in Hawaii, the one here has its color due to volcanic rock that’s broken down and turned into sand.
Papakolea (Green Sand Beach)
Being one of the only four beaches with green sand around the globe, You shouldn’t be able to visit this one. It’s indeed brownish-green. However, it’s green in the same way. If you take the sand, you’ve been holding. You’ll be able to discern the green hues better.
To reach the beach, You can stroll along the coastline for approximately an hour or drive in an SUV along South Point Road until you notice a sign reading “Green Sand Beach.” From there, you will be able to follow the road to the beach. You can also book an excursion to the one green sandy beach in Hawaii and travel with a small group of people with a private guide.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
The Big Island is home to four active volcanoes in Hawaii. The potential of Pele is not known but is evident. If you’re looking to get in touch with Mother Nature in a powerful way, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the ideal place to do it. You can walk around the park, and at night, you’ll be able to see the sunset change into a dazzling starry sky that is perfect for stargazing.
South Point Cliff Jump And Snorkeling
If you’re a lover of fall-off cliffs or freediving, go toward South Point to get your fix. You can reach it by following South Point Road. South Point Road leads to Papakolea (Green Sand Beach). However, rather than turning right towards the beach, continue straight until you come to the final stretch of the paved road. From there, stroll to the cliff-jumping area. Check that the water is safe before jumping in since water conditions around Big Island can be unpredictable.
If you’re not interested in taking a risk and jumping into the ocean, you can walk down the rock. You’ll see thousands of fish swimming beneath it, making for a stunning view.
Sunset At The Steam Vents
At the Kilauea Visitor Center, it is easy to access the sulfur-rich banks and steam vents. It’s about a two-mile route, based on the detours you may make along the road. It’s a great location to watch the sunset, particularly during the golden hour due to how the sun reflects off those steam vents.
Pepeekeo Scenic Drive
It’s one of the most breathtaking Big Island drives. On the route, you’ll find everything from lava flows that have been solidified and beach mansions to magical tree tunnels that resemble fairytales. To travel along this scenic route, you’d have to make an out-and-back route after the year 2018 up before the eruption of a lava flow cutting off the way, but it’s now an enjoyable loop once more!
Onomea Bay Trail
There’s not a lot of parking at the trailhead of this particular trail, so be sure to get there before. It is also possible to pay for parking at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens, which also has an on-ramp that connects with this one. Onomea Bay Trail Onomea Bay Trail is quite long. However, it does offer an incredible view at the end that’s worth a visit.