Visit the Big Island’s Kohala Coast
Did you know that the Big Island (the actual name is Hawaii) is the largest of all Hawaiian Islands? And not only that, it is the youngest of the islands, and also provides one of the most diverse landscapes in Hawaii.
Everything from lush rainforests to active volcanoes can be found on the island, and with so much to explore, you might find yourself planning a return trip during your upcoming vacation.
One of the most amazing sites on the island is found on the North Shore, where history meets a well-kept secret that many visitors miss out on. Miles of sandy beaches meets lush valleys, and stunning panoramic views provide enough beauty to fill a lifetime.
The Kohala Coast is truly a hidden gem of paradise, and something that you just have to see during your trip.
Consisting of 6 towns, the Kohala district is where the locals go for a staycation and escape from Kona and Hilo. From the inland country side of Waimea, where Parker Ranch, is located, to the tiny town of Halaula (population 495), the remote part of the island has managed to stay true its Hawaiian roots. Most well-known for the Mauna Lani Resort in Waimea and the original statue of King Kamehameha the Great in Kapaau, the Kohala Coast’s charm is endearing to locals and visitors.
Seeing the Kohala Coast is easy, whether on land or on an aerial tour with Blue Hawaii Helicopters showing off the island’s features, and giving the best views of the island’s natural scenery, including hidden waterfalls, towering sea cliffs, and valleys that stretch from the ocean, deep into the island.
For the sightseeing enthusiast, the Ultimate Kohala Adventure Tour will take you to the must see sites of the coast, with lunch stops, photos at the original King Kamehameha the Great statue, Waipio Valley Lookout, and samples of locally grown macadamia nuts at the Hamakua Macadamia Nut Factory. While you explore and stop throughout this tour, you will learn the history of the area, and discover its importance to Hawaii’s history.
The tour includes amazing sightseeing, and the chance to learn all about the small towns that inhabit the coast, and you will understand why the Waipio Valley is known as the Valley of the Kings, and even find that this is the area where King Kamhameha the Great was born, making this a truly important and significant place to the history of Hawaii.
No matter how you choose to discover the Kohala Coast, there is little doubt that this part of the island will soon become one of your favorites. Secluded and untouched, the scenic beauty of the island harkens back to the origins of the island and will make you feel like you’ve been transported to the earliest days of Hawaii.
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