Big Island of Hawaii

Old Feb 7th, 1997, 05:22 AM
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Avraham de-Haan
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Big Island of Hawaii

A lot of info on www.Hawai and more on the web
Fodors' is my favourit for Hawai
 
Old Mar 26th, 1997, 07:09 AM
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Juliann Maurath
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My husband and I were on the Big Island about a year ago. I'd go back in a heat beat. We redeemed a bunch of his frequent flyer miles and stayed farther north of Kona, at the Hilton Wikoloa Village. It was incredible. It's worth visiting even if you aren't staying there. It's also very expensive. We loved the parks on the west coast. (Learned lots of history) My favorite thing was taking a zodiac tour along the coast to Captain Cook's monument. We got to snorkel. Got lots of history and geography. Even got to go into a lava tube. We had a blast. It rained most of the wek we were there. We still did Volcano, checked out coffee plantations, There's so much to do..
 
Old Mar 27th, 1997, 05:14 PM
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Andi Fressle
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I'll be going to the big island this summer. Any suggestions for good restaurants?
 
Old Mar 29th, 1997, 08:43 AM
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Juliann Maurath
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The Charthouse in Kona had great food when we were there. If you get there when they open for dinner (at 5, I think) you can get a table overlooking the ocean. It's a wonderful place to view a sunset. Try their MUD PIE. It's great. The prices were moderate but the food was good. We ended up dining there twice in the five evenings we were around Kona.


 
Old Mar 30th, 1997, 09:04 AM
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Vickie Brown
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Hi Susan,

You will love the big island of Hawaii! After visiting most of the other islands we discovered the big island, and it is our favorite.

The last time we were there we rented a house. It came fully equeipted with all the comforts of home plus a swimming pool. The price was very reasonable. I don't have the rental agency on hand, but if you would like I can get it for you. Just let me know by e-mail at [email protected].

As far as activities, the highlite for me was a night snorkle/dive with the mantrays. It was incredable!!
You'll have a great time.
Bye,
Vickie :-}

 
Old Apr 2nd, 1997, 10:40 AM
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My husband and I honeymooned in Hawaii, including the big island, three years ago. We love fine dining and would recommend Merriman's and the Canoe House. Merriman's is located near Parker's Ranch and provides a very special meal using regional specialties. Canoe House is in the Mauna Kea (I think?) hotel and is a beautiful outdoor setting with an exquisite menu, but very expensive. By the way, we much preferred the Big Island to Maui!
 
Old Apr 8th, 1997, 10:46 PM
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The Big Island is the best, its nice and quite. A trip to the volcano is a must, you can also stop at the rain forest on the way. snorcle beach is fun, snorcle with the turtles. If you have kids, its the best. The best part about the Big Island is how rural the island is, no traffic or smog. The sunsets are really nice on the Kona side, and its dryer than the Hilo side. Enjoy the trip, and dont forget the sun screen, we also will be there June 1.
 
Old Apr 8th, 1997, 10:46 PM
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The Big Island is the best, its nice and quite. A trip to the volcano is a must, you can also stop at the rain forest on the way. snorcle beach is fun, snorcle with the turtles. If you have kids, its the best. The best part about the Big Island is how rural the island is, no traffic or smog. The sunsets are really nice on the Kona side, and its dryer than the Hilo side. Enjoy the trip, and dont forget the sun screen, we also will be there June 1.
 
Old Apr 14th, 1997, 06:31 AM
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Susan, If you get this late post.....My wife and I just returned from a week on the big island. We stayed at the Hilton Wikiloa on the Kona side. It is an incredible place and takes several days just to find your way around all of the things the hotel offers. It was expensive and set out on the newer lava flows (about 100 years old). When flying into Kona I was surprised at how barren the island looks from the lava. This quickly changes as you move away from the airport and Kona resorts. We also had a great time snorkeling by the Captain Cook monument with the zodiak rafts. The best of all was a "walk through the rain forest" which was actually an excursion walking around a private compound up high on one of the volcano side through the cloud layer checking out the flora and fauna. Anyone a the hotel can put you in touch with this tour. I'm sorry but the only thing I can remember about who ran this is that it was a professor from Hawaii University. It was spectacular and if you have ANY interest in plants/trees/birds this was the place to go. Whale watching is about over now but it was also fun. Email for more.
 
Old May 7th, 1997, 03:20 PM
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I believe the rainforest hike for those interested is done by Hawaii Forest & Trail, GREAT TRIP!!!
 

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