Many islands can be fully enjoyed from a beach chair while holding a cocktail. But not the Big Island if you’re on the Kohala Coast. By staying resort-bound, you’re going to miss out on discovering the mystical mix of science, nature and beauty. Journey up the North Kohala coastline where there’s a hiking trail that will leave you breathless (from the beauty and not the exertion, thanks to the relatively flat terrain).
You will need a guide and Hawaii Forest & Trail experts manage to keep the fun in all the learning. There are enough flowers, vistas, vegetation, birds and seven waterfalls to keep you from thinking about the beach chair that is waiting for you back at the hotel.