Best of Hawai‘i Island 2022: Activities

Golf Course At Waikoloa Village Big Island Volcanic Beach Hawaii
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From ziplining over towering forests to scuba diving with manta ray, the activities on the Big Island are truly epic. Along with activities for adrenaline junkies, travelers can experience entertaining lūʻau and explore the origins of Kona coffee on the island. Check out our list of top activities on the Big Island.  

Best Dinner Cruise or Sunset Sail

  1. Body Glove Cruises
  2. Fair Wind Cruises
  3. Mauna Lani Sea Adventures
  4. Paradise Sailing Hawai‘i

Best Farm Tour

  1. Kona Coffee Living History Farm
  2. Greenwell Farms
  3. Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm
  4. Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation
  5. Hawaiian Vanilla Co.

Best Guided Tour

  1. Mauna Kea Summit Adventures
  2. Epic Lava Tours
  3. Hawai‘i Forest & Trail
  4. Waipi‘o Valley Shuttle
  5. Kona Cloud Forest Guided Walking Tours

Best Helicopter Tour

  1. Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
  2. Paradise Helicopters
  3. Safari Helicopters

Best Golf Course

  1. Kona Country Club
  2. Mauna Kea Golf Course
  3. Hualālai Golf Course at the Four Seasons Hualālai
  4. Hāpuna Golf Course
  5. Makani Golf Club

Best Lū‘au

  1. Royal Kona Lū‘au, Voyagers of the Pacific
  2. Legends of Hawai‘i Lū‘au, Hilton Waikoloa Village
  3. Island Breeze Lū‘au, Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel
  4. Sunset Lū‘au, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
  5. The Mauna Kea Lū‘au, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Best Museum

  1. Kona Coffee Living History Farm
  2. Hulihe‘e Palace
  3. Pacific Tsunami Museum
  4. Lyman Museum
  5. Mokupāpapa Discovery Center

Best Zipline

  1. Kohala Zipline
  2. Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience
  3. Skyline Eco-Adventures
  4. Botanical World Adventures

Best Fishing Charter

  1. Bite Me Sportfishing
  2. Marlin Magic Sportfishing
  3. A‘u Struck Sportfishing
  4. Fire Hatt Sportfishing

Best Wedding Venue (not a beach or resort)

  1. The Palms Cliff House Inn
  2. Volcano House
  3. Nani Mau Gardens
  4. Hulihe‘e Palace


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