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

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Big Island (Hawai'i), HI

15 THINGS TO DO IN BIG ISLAND (HAWAI'I), HI (SEPTIEMBRE 05 - SEPTIEMBRE 14)

Beach Season

Beach Season

March–May (all year round) • activity

A time to enjoy the most exotic beaches of Hawaii!

Hiking Mauna Kea

Hiking Mauna Kea

April–November • activity

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

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

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

May–September • activity

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

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

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

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!

Apple Bananas

Apple Bananas

June–October • food

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

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

Mango

Mango

June–October • food

There are over 60 varieties of mango in Hawaii

Crater Rim Drive

Crater Rim Drive

all year round • activity

A stunning drive through Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park

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

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

14 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Merrie Monarch Festival

Merrie Monarch Festival

out of rangeMarch 31–April 6, 2024 • event

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

Hawaii 4th of July Fireworks & Events

Hawaii 4th of July Fireworks & Events

out of rangeJuly 4, 2024 • event

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

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

out of rangemid-January–early March • nature

Japanese brought the cherry trees to Hawaii along with hanami tradition

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

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival

out of rangeFebruary 3, 2024 • event

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

Ironman World Championship

Ironman World Championship

out of rangeOctober 26, 2024 • 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!

Skiing and Snowboarding Mauna Kea

Skiing and Snowboarding Mauna Kea

out of rangeFebruary–March • activity

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

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

out of rangeDecember–February • nature

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

Kona Coffee Blossom or "Kona Snow"

Kona Coffee Blossom or "Kona Snow"

out of rangeFebruary–March • nature

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

Christmas Lights in Hawaii

Christmas Lights in Hawaii

out of rangelate November–early January • event

Every island deserves its own winter wonderland

Lychee

Lychee

out of rangeMay–June • food

Try this sweet and juicy fruit with a short harvesting season

Pineapple

Pineapple

out of rangeMarch–July • food

A delicious fruit that grows in many backyards in Hawaii

Soursop

Soursop

out of rangeJanuary–April | June–August | October–November • food

This strange looking fruit is great for smoothies

Rambutan

Rambutan

out of rangeOctober–March • food

A colourful and hairy fruit very popular in Hawaii

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