EXPLORE THE ISLAND OF HAWAII
The Island of Hawaii offers a variety of places to explore, including some of Hawaii’s most incredible natural wonders and historic sites. No other island gives you a place to swim with manta rays, horseback ride and whale watch, all on the same visit. No other island lets you see a 420-foot waterfall and a black-sand beach. No other island offers so many cultural treasures in so many varying environments. With so much ground to cover, you’ll see why it is known as “Hawaii’s Island of Adventure.”
A FEW OF THE MANY WAYS
To Explore The Island of Hawaii
The Kalahuipua`a’s Fishponds were used by ancient Hawaiians to raise fish and supplement their ocean fishing efforts. Makaha (sluice gates) were incorporated in the walls to allow circulation of seawater.
Since 1989 baby Honu, Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles are also cared for and raised until they can be released into the wild.
Hawaii is known for water adventures and crystal clear waters. Explore the underwater world on a snorkeling tour or take it all in from a water bike, paddleboard or kayak. The Island is known for its superb snorkelling with visibility up to 100 feet. Directly off the beach at Mauna Lani, you will swim with tropical fish and corals. Our expert local staff will ensure you have an amazing experience.
Outrigger canoe paddling, a traditional Hawaiian method of transportation, is a must do experience. Mauna Lani will offer lessons and excursions in both two- and six-person outrigger canoes
Extensive fitness offerings are fun and approachable for all ages, including individual workouts, group classes and outdoor activities with an emphasis on metabolic conditioning, high intensity interval training and enhanced sports performance. Indoors and outdoor classes connecting you to nature and the physical challenges and exhilaration found in activities such as beach boot camp, surfing, kiteboard lessons and stand-up paddleboard yoga.
Explore with all your senses at Flumin’ Kohala. A truly unique experience via off-road vans and custom four-man kayaks, you’ll float through tunnels dripping with spring water, soar high over rushing streams via elevated flumes, and quietly meander through thick forests.
Meander through lush jungle trails along the hillside; through streams and rivers, and on to ancient Hawaiian villages. See dramatic 1,200-foot waterfalls, taro patches, lotus ponds, wild horses, exotic flowers, plants, native trees, and birds. Learn about one of Hawaii’s oldest forms of farming that produces taro, a Hawaiian staple that helps feed the local community.
One of the most popular ocean activities on the Island of Hawaii is whale watching. Experienced between December and May, humpbacks and other whales are often seen frolicking in the warm waters near Mauna Lani. You can observe these 40-ton cetaceans from shore or up close on a half day ocean cruise.
Kona coffee is the market name for coffee (Coffea arabica) cultivated on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa in the North and South Kona Districts of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is one of the most expensive coffees in the world. Only coffee from the Kona Districts can be described as “Kona”. The weather of sunny mornings, cloud or rain in the afternoon, little wind, and mild nights combined with porous, mineral-rich volcanic soil create favorable coffee growing conditions. Tour and taste this amazing coffee.