|Spend your best Hawaii vacation on Big Islandís Kohala Coast††May 14 2007
It’s not the ‘Call of the Wild’ but it’s the ‘Call of
Hawaii’, which has finally caught up with you. For one reason or another, you
decided to spend your first Hawaii vacation on the Big Island. Maybe you heard
that this is the only Hawaii Island where you can spend a day on sunny
sandy white beaches
and go skiing or sledding
on top of snow-covered Mauna Kea later in the day or where one can experience
the fireworks of a live volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park? Yes, this is
true. Hawaii Big Island is not only the biggest of the Hawaiian Islands but it
is the island of superlatives with adventures beyond the ordinary.
Kohala Coast - your next Hawaii vacation destination
Well, here you are planning your first Hawaii vacation on
the Big Island and you just don’t know where to stay on this literally ‘big’
island despite of all the Big Island guidebooks you read and the many Big Island
websites you cruised. The purpose of this article is introduce you to the unique
beauty of the Kohala
you fall in love with this beautiful coast and its wonderful people during your
Hawaii vacation, just as many visitors did before. Some even became residents as
we did. Many more will follow in the years to come.
the sun always shine on the Kohala Coast?
What are your associations
with the word ‘Hawaii’? With me it was white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees,
beautiful weather all year round and of course, the ‘obligatory’ hula dancer!
The typical image or cliché of Hawaii! Believe it or not, the Kohala Coast on
the Big Island has it all. Most first time visitors to the Hawaiian Islands are
not aware that climate and weather can vary on each island tremendously
depending on location (east or west) and elevation. Located on the dry west
coast of the Big Island, north of the Kona Coast, the Kohala Coast provides the
most stable weather throughout the year thus guarantying the first major
component for your Hawaii vacation…sunshine! Well, now you could say why not
stay in Kona, as you heard from friends whose cruise ship landed there that it’s
beautiful and fun. Admittedly, it is but…it’s a tourist town, traffic in and out
of town gets quite congested, beaches are smaller and more crowded and sometimes
the ‘vog’ from the volcano can be bothersome, especially during hot summer
Where to stay on the Kohala
conscious vacationer can find affordable Kohala
Coast Vacation Rentals, vacation condos and luxury
Kohala Coast Vacation Homes at different Kohala Coast locations like Waikoloa
Village, Kawaihae, Kohala Ranch, Kohala Estate or Waimea. The only non-resort
but ocean front location is Puako with many different ocean access spots. Puako
has recently become one of the most desired areas on the Kohala Coast. See our
for Kohala Coast resorts and hotels. Kohala
Coast vacation rentals combine many of the amenities of a Kohala Coast hotel
with the comfort and character of a beautiful Kohala Coast home to make your
Hawaii vacation experience memorable and affordable. Rates of Big Island
accommodations vary depending on location and amenities.
What to do on the Kohala Coast?
There are no limits to your Kohala
. Within short driving distances of your vacation home or
hotel on the Kohala Coast, you can play golf at 9 championship courses, play
tennis, go horseback riding, take a hike into spectacular valleys, explore the
Pacific waters snorkeling & meeting tropical fish, rays, dolphins and
turtles, go deep sea fishing or scuba diving or go boogie boarding…the Kohala
Coast has something for everybody!
So, what do you think of the Kohala Coast? Please, come and see
for yourself! Last but not least, don’t get taken by surprise when landing at
Kona International Airport in the middle of barren moonscape lava fields. It
does not seem to get any better when driving Highway 19 north to your Kohala
Coast destination. We assure you palm trees, white sand beaches, blue green
waves of the Pacific, hula dancers and Mai Tai are awaiting you. Welcome to the
Kohala Coast of the Big Island!
Written by Pua, one of Kohala Coast Vacation Guide editors
However, most of the regular Hawaii travelers have their own special Hawaiian
island they prefer as their tropical getaway. Lots of you love Kauai, the garden
island, as it is lush and green, Maui attracts with its surfing beaches and
Oahu’s Waikiki Beach Hotels did not lose any of their tourist attraction to
Hawaii travelers from around the world, especially from Japan. So, what Hawaiian
island is your favorite and why?