Things to Do in Big Island, Hawaii

written by Christine December 8, 2020

Within the 4 days we visited the Big Island of Hawaii, we were able to have so many amazing adventures and indulge in delicious foods. Watch this cinematic vlog to check out what we did during our short stay in Kona. Hope this inspires your next vacation once traveling is safe AFTER Covid! 🙂


Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm

If I’d had to pick one activity I enjoyed the most, this would have to be it! Visiting a Kona coffee farm not only teaches you so much about the coffee growing and making process, but you get to see gorgeous views and support local farmers. I would recommend visiting the Heavenly Hawaiian Coffee Farm. The tour lasts about 1-2 hours, includes tastings, and is completely FREE! But please consider supporting the farm by purchasing their delicious coffee beans or other items. They also have a coffee bar on the site that sits on a hill overlooking the farm and ocean. It’s the perfect place to watch the sunset!

Keauhou Farmers Market

This was the only farmers market we visited, but there are plenty throughout the island! You can find a variety of local produce, baked goods, handmade crafts, jewelry, and more!

Punalu’u Black Sand Beach

Punaluu Black Sand Beach Punaluu Black Sand Beach

This beach is located near the southern most point of the Big Island. However, it’s definitely worth the trip! And if you’re lucky, you can spot a couple sea turtles chilling on the sand.

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

There is plenty to do and see at this National Park, but if you’re only there for a brief amount of time like we were, then I’d recommend the Kilauea Iki Crater hike. It is a short trail that takes you directly to the crater. It only took us about 2 hours round trip.

If you’re not a fan of hikes, you can definitely drive around the park via Crater Rim Drive and Chain of Craters road. There are multiple overlooks to stop at.

Snorkeling at Kahalu’u Beach Park

This beach is a great place to snorkel at for beginners! We rented Snorkel gear at a local shop right next to the beach. Remember be mindful and respectful of the reef and fishes. Also, don’t forget reef safe sunscreen.

If you’re up for more of a challenge, Two Step is claimed to be gorgeous!


Punalu’u Bake Shop

Be sure to try their famous Malasadas!

Da Poke Shack

808 Grindz Cafe

We enjoyed the Loco Moco here.

One Aloha Shave Ice

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