Saddle Road - Big Island Attractions
Island Breeze Luau - King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Taking place at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, this luau is fun for everyone in the family. Watch the traditional imu ceremony and enjoy a delicious luau feast, which is followed by an exciting Polynesian show! DURATION: 3.5 HOURS
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Paradise Helicopters - Circle Island Experience (Kona Airport)
This is a complete helicopter tour circling around the entire Big Island of Hawaii! See it all on this fantastic aerial tour! This is the only Big Island helicopter tour that ventures south to encompass the entire island.
DURATION: 1.9 – 2.35 hours
Luau Hale Hoaloha at Mauna Lani
Join the Luau Hale Hoaloha at Mauna Lani for a celebration of Hawaii's beauty! Here at the Kalahuipua'a, the center of the Majestic Haleakala, Kohala, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Hualalai, guests will feast while enjoying the beauty and stories of the land. DURATION: 3 HOURS
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KapohoKine Adventures - Mauna Kea Stellar Explorer (Kona)
KapohoKine Adventure's Mauna kea Stellar Explorer features some of the best stellar explorers in Hawaii including one who created and operated the Mauna Kea Visitor's Center, and several who have written articles and reviews for well known astronomy magazines and/or have worked at world-class observatories.
DURATION: 6 HOURS
Saddle Road is a drive for the adventurous. Also called Route 200, it will be a nice change of scenery from the typical Big Island day.
Saddle Road cuts boldly between the two great mountains, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, across the high valley (saddle). It’s a shortcut between East and West Hawaii. You will climb as high as 6,000 feet as you go through a variety of eco, climactic, and geologic zones.
The drive is a little over an hour weather permitting. There are some guidelines and rules you will need to follow, but the drive is offered at no fee. Check with your rental car company to see if your vehicle is permitted to take the Saddle Road drive.
Be sure to have a full tank of gas and maybe a water or snack. You will not see a station. Fog blankets the area for miles. Visibility may not be the greatest. Use your headlights during the entire drive. A jacket, sweater, and maybe even a hat are recommended in case you decide to get out and take some pictures.
- Kailua-Kona - Big Island