TO HAWAII, US.
14 DAYS/4 STOPS
Island life: diving, sea world & volcanoes.
We traveled to Hawaii during summer 2015, which was an unforgettable experience for the whole family. We visited two islands: Big island and Maui island. The first one is a must-see. On this island we discovered several ecosystems: everything from the desert to the alps to a rain forest. This trip was very rich in experiences and activities: volcanoes, a diving tours, snorkeling, hiking, sea wildlife…all while devoid of tourists!
Arrival airport: Kailua-Kona, Big Island
Departure airport: Kahului, Maui Island
14 hours flight from JFK or Newark with one stop in Honolulu.
Average price per person: 1500 $ including domestic flight
Rental cars and island domestic flights with Hawaiian
Small driving distances
2000 $ per person for 15 nights
excl. flights and restaurants
including 3 activities
Diversity of nature, landscapes and marina wildlife.
Easy access to marina wildlife.
Once in a a lifetime experience: green, red, black & gold beaches, walking on boiling lava…
Good food, lovely people and far from the big touristy resorts!
In a snapshot
We stayed in a very peaceful former coffee farm B&B style, The Rainbow Plantation. It’s quiet, you just hear the sound of birds and it is nestled in a garden with a large variety of tropical plants, flowers and fruit trees. Perfect location to travel around the island from east to west.
We went to the beaches: gold, black and green! and swim all over with turtles and with various fishes
We went on a snorkeling tour off the beaten path with an amazing organisation, Wild Hawaii Ocean adventures. As soon as you get into the water, the scenery is just unbelievable.
Whale watching, swimming with dolphins and manta rays with Coral Reef Adventures.
We stayed at Holmes’ Sweet Home B&B. This Bed and Breakfast doesn’t exist anymore.Check the 10 best B&B in Hilo on Trip Advisor.
We did an amazing helicopter tour, with an impressive view of the most geologically active environment on earth which has been continuously erupting…We booked through Blue Hawaiian.
Different walks are provided around the volcanoes.
We walked on the hot lava with with Ahiu Hawaii ! This is an amazing experience but hard to do as it needs about 2 hours walk (both ways) in the rain and mud to reach the lava. It’s really worth the effort.
We recommend to browse this site to get more ideas: http://www.lovebigisland.com/volcano-village/activities/
We had rented a vacation home from Maui Condo. We stayed in Maui Kamaole.