Aloha! Welcome to the Island of Hawaii


On the beautiful island of Hawaii, there is no shortage of places to explore. The Big Island, as it’s known, is famous for its lush forests and gardens, dramatic volcanoes, beaches, and all kinds of attractions for visitors of all ages. Tour Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, hike to the waterfall at Akaka Falls State Park, or experience the Punaluu Black Sand Beach.  Let’s get ready for an amazing adventure on the island of Hawaii!

Snorkeling/Diving/Surfing places:

Carlsmith Beach Park

Onekahakaha Beach Park

Honolii Beach Park

Leleiwi Beach Park

Richardson Ocean Center

Punaluu Black Sand Beach

Hapuna Beach State Park



Other attractions on the Big Island:

Liliuokalani Gardens

Nani Mau Gardens

Wailuku River State Park

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Hamakua Heritage Corridor

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory

Lava Tree State Park

Volcano Village

Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

Historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona)





Downtown Hilo provides a variety of local shops, restaurants and attractions. Spend a day in Downtown Hilo and experience the local culture and aloha spirit of the people of the island of Hawaii.

Prince Kuhio Plaza the largest enclosed retail center on the big island of Hawaii with more than 65 designer and brand name stores.  The plaza also has a First Hawaiian Bank location and is beside a Safeway and Walmart.

Hilo Farmer’s Market, located in Downtown Hilo, is one of the best open markets in Hawaii, featuring fresh fruit, vegetables, plants and local crafts.


Food, Banks, and Grocery stores near UH Hilo:

Safeway and Safeway Fuel Station:

381 E Maka’Ala St.
Hilo, HI 96720
United States

Bank of Hawaii:

381 East Makaala St. #101
Hilo, HI 96720


325 Makaala St.
Hilo, HI 96720


For other travel information, please go to the Big Island’s official travel website.