The Big Island of Hawaii from the sea floor to the top of Mauna Kea is 33,500 feet. That is one big volcano. More surprising is the diversity of things to do on the Big Island as it has almost every climate zone on the planet in over 4,000 square miles of land mass.
Beaches are essential experiences on the Big Island, and Puako is one of those state park beaches that offer sitting, swimming, snorkeling and wave watching in a semi-protected cove. Like other beaches on the Big Island, there is a high use by residents on weekends, so avoid that time if possible.
Coffee is a big crop on the island, and while farm tours are interesting, you do not get to do much sampling. The Kona Coffee & Tea Company fixed that by opening a store where you can try the various coffee blends in assorted drinks before you buy. Moreover, the bonus is it is a great gathering and relaxation point to plan and plot your next…