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

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Big Island (Hawai'i), HI

17 THINGS TO DO IN BIG ISLAND (HAWAI'I), HI (FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 07)

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

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

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

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

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

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

December–February • nature

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

Pineapple

Pineapple

March–July • food

A delicious fruit that grows in many backyards in Hawaii

Manta Ray Night Dive

Manta Ray Night Dive

year round (best time: May–September)  • activity

Did you miss the feeling of winning in a lottery? Swimming with these fantastic animals will give you one!

Crater Rim Drive

Crater Rim Drive

all year round • activity

A stunning drive through Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park

Avocado

Avocado

September–April • food

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

Soursop

Soursop

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

This strange looking fruit is great for smoothies

Rambutan

Rambutan

October–March • food

A colourful and hairy fruit very popular in Hawaii

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

12 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Merrie Monarch Festival

Merrie Monarch Festival

out of rangeJune 24–26, 2021 (online) • event

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

Hiking Mauna Kea

Hiking Mauna Kea

out of rangeApril–November • activity

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

Ironman World Championship

Ironman World Championship

out of rangeOctober 9, 2021 • 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 and Snorkeling

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

out of rangeMay–September • activity

Explore picturesque lagoons, tunnels, reefs, and underwater canyons of the Hawaiian Islands​

May Day (Lei Day)

May Day (Lei Day)

out of rangeMay 1 • event

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

4th of July

4th of July

canceledJuly 4 • event

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

Apple Bananas

Apple Bananas

out of rangeJune–October • food

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

Lychee

Lychee

out of rangeMay–June • food

Try this sweet and juicy fruit with a short harvesting season

Ohi'a'ai or Mo​untain Apples

Ohi'a'ai or Mo​untain Apples

out of rangeJune–October • food

Try these exotic Hawaiian fruits which are absolutely delicious

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival

out of rangeFebruary 5, 2022 • event

Buy a bonsai, see how mochi ice cream is made, and feel the cherry blossom spirit on this annual island festival

Mango

Mango

out of rangeJune–October • food

There are over 60 varieties of mango in Hawaii

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing

out of rangeMay–September • activity

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

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