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Coconut Island: A Tiny Historic Gem in Hilo Bay

Just offshore of Liliuokalani Park and Gardens along Hilo’s Waiakea Peninsula lies Coconut Island, arguably the best place in town to see the iconic panorama of downtown’s colorful waterfront shops and palm tree-lined boulevard. The island lies across the bay from Hilo’s main commercial center and world-famous bayfront beaches, and gives its visitors a unique …

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Uncle Robert’s Bar and Farmers Market – The Pride of Kalapana

At the edge of a lavafield along Puna District’s rocky coastline lies the tiny fishing village of Kaimu and its world-famous open-air live music venue simply known among locals as “Uncle Robert’s”.  This is where the Kalapana Awa Band – a fixture of the Big Island music scene for years – plays every Wednesday evening …

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The 5 Best Charters for Night Manta Ray Snorkeling on Big Island

There’s an incredible thrill in floating face down in the ocean at night, with only the sound of your breath flowing through your snorkel. Dim blue lights dot the area, barely illuminating the dark water beneath you. As the first manta ray gracefully emerges from the darkness, your anticipation builds into an unforgettable mix of …

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Explore the Tropical Big Island Botanical Gardens  

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, A Beautiful Garden In A Valley On The Ocean Imagine this. Breathtaking natural beauty surrounds you. Simply “nani.” Everywhere you look, there is something new, extremely unexpected, and new to experience. If you are looking for something amazing to awaken all of your senses at once, add The Hawaii Tropical Botanical …

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