Looking for a little solitude? Maybe an early morning paddle is just what you need!
This beautiful shot from Thomas Hergenrader captures a lot of what we enjoy about playing in Hawaii’s Kona waters. On the leeward side, waves and wind are more calm, creating wonderful conditions for getting out and taking it easy.
The corals here are separated by swaths of white sand in shallow ocean. This causes the high contrast coloring of the sea, especially brought out by the angle of this photo, taken from a quad-copter.
Need to pass a little time? If you can manage it, we recommend Kukio Bay. Kukio Bay is home to a longer (for the Big Island), narrow beach, known for its sea turtle population and gorgeous sunsets. It’s typically a … read more
Here in Kailua-Kona, Hurricane Madeline passed without incident. We are thankful that on this leeward side of the Big Island the duo of 13,000+ ft peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa act as a protective wall, keeping most westbound … read more
After being hidden for too long for many us, the Big Island’s Pu’u O’o volcano flow emerged above ground recently, slowly making its way near Kalapana and into the ocean. Visitors from all over have read more
The Kapoho Tide pools are one of Hawai’i’s most unique and beautiful snorkeling spots. Set on the southeast corner of Hawai’i Island, these natural tide pools have warmer temperatures, calmer waters, and different fish and coral that spots on the … read more
Taken from high above the Big Island–miles and miles above–Mauna Kea stands out in this image taken last month by an Expedition 45 crew member aboard the International Space Station. read more
A red hibiscus adorns ocean-wet lava rock on the Big Island’s Kona shoreline. read more
Your flower today comes from the lush hillsides of Hualalai on the Big Island of Hawaii–Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet). Hualalai is known for being one of the most productive, rich parts of the Kona coffee belt. This area provides plenty of rain … read more
Another Kona day ends with a beautiful sunset. read more
Front the Four Seasons Resort at Hualalai, is a gorgeous view of Waiakuhi and Kukio Bay. read more
A bright orange hibiscus with both orange petals and orange stamen displays brightly in Hawaii. These gorgeous flowers grow to several inches across, making them visible from quite a distance. Lacking a strong scent, they use their size and color … read more
A bright yellow Plumeria flower stands out in sharp contrast to the muted red and green buds on its branch that have not yet bloomed. read more