Best time to visit Big Island (Hawai'i), HI

Big Island (Hawai'i), HI

14 THINGS TO DO IN BIG ISLAND (HAWAI'I), HI (MARCH 04 - MARCH 13)

Beach Season

Beach Season

March–May (all year round) • activity

A time to enjoy the most exotic beaches of Hawaii!

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

all year round (best in November–March) • activity

A unique opportunity to see a volcano at work!

Ziplining

Ziplining

all year round • activity

America's first zipline appeared in Hawaii and the activity still remains one of the major attractions on the islands

Luau Party

Luau Party

all year round • activity

A trip to Hawaii isn't complete without a traditional Hawaiian party

Kona Coffee Blossom or 'Kona Snow'

Kona Coffee Blossom or 'Kona Snow'

February–March • nature

Witness the unique "Kona snow" of Hawaii during the blooming period of coffee trees

Green Sand Beach (Papakōlea)

Green Sand Beach (Papakōlea)

all year round • nature

Relax on the amazing sand of Mahana Bay, on one of the four green beaches in the world

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

mid-January–early March • nature

Japanese brought the cherry trees to Hawaii along with hanami tradition

Skiing and Snowboarding Mauna Kea

Skiing and Snowboarding Mauna Kea

February–March • activity

It's not a joke. You really can ski and snowboard in Hawaii

Pineapple

Pineapple

March–July • food

A delicious fruit that grows in many backyards in Hawaii

Crater Rim Drive

Crater Rim Drive

all year round • activity

A stunning drive through Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park

Soursop

Soursop

January–April | June–August | October–November • food

This strange looking fruit is great for smoothies

Avocado

Avocado

September–April • food

Even though avocado is not native to Hawaii, it's widely used in modern Hawaiian cuisine

Surinam Cherry

Surinam Cherry

September–November | March–June • food

It doesn't look like a cherry at all, but the sour taste is somewhat close to one

Rambutan

Rambutan

October–March • food

A colourful and hairy fruit very popular in Hawaii

13 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Merrie Monarch Festival

Merrie Monarch Festival

April 16–18, 2020 (cancelled) • event

One of the most colorful cultural events in Hawaii held to honor King David Kalakaua

Hiking Mauna Kea

Hiking Mauna Kea

April–November • activity

Do you want to climb the world's highest mountain?

Ironman World Championship

Ironman World Championship

October 10, 2020 • event

Try yourself in one of the world's toughest races and prove that you really are made of ​steel. Notice, it's by qualification only!

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

May–September • activity

Explore picturesque lagoons, tunnels, reefs, and underwater canyons as well as the stunning marine life of the Hawaiian Islands​

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

December–February • nature

Hawaii is home to a number of rare birds and a great number of seabirds

Kona Coffee Harvest

Kona Coffee Harvest

August–February • activity

Try one of the world's most famous coffees and participate in its harvesting by hand

Apple Bananas

Apple Bananas

June–October • food

Forget your supermarket bananas. Taste Hawaiian apple bananas for the first time

Lychee

Lychee

May–June • food

Try this sweet and juicy fruit with a short harvesting season

4th of July

4th of July

July 04 • event

Fireworks and celebrations all over Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island

Ohi'a'ai or Mo​untain Apples

Ohi'a'ai or Mo​untain Apples

June–October • food

Try these exotic Hawaiian fruits which are absolutely delicious

May Day (Lei Day)

May Day (Lei Day)

May 01 • event

Lei is not just an accessory. This element of Hawaiian culture even has its own holiday

Mango

Mango

June–October • food

There are over 60 varieties of mango in Hawaii

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing

May–September • activity

Hawaii is one of the few places in the world where you can still catch a 50 kg yellowfin tuna