8' foam top surf board with leash.
Sleeps 2 smaller people.
Popular spot, especially in the high season. Must reserve a spot online. Beautiful beach hiking, fresh water spring bath, turtles and more.
Beautiful gardens and waterfalls just north of Hilo. Scenic drive.
Amazing waterfall walk just north of Hilo town. Scenic drive up.
Beautiful oriental style gardens right next to Coconut Island and Hilo Bay.
Cool, historic island overlooking all of Hilo bay and Hilo town. Was hit by a Tsunami in the past. Great spot for picnics, swimming, relaxing.
Best Laulaus - a Hawaiian classic hands down. Tiny family run joint off the highway about 35 mins south of Kona.
Awesome breakfast place in Waimea. Worth the drive from Kona, or on your way to explore the Hamakua Coast. Go on a weekday. Weekends are crazy busy.
An institution. This 24 hour diner is a must go. Gigantic pancakes, kitchy retro feel and sweet waitresses.
Hilo's most popular bar - live music, good food and popular among locals, students and travelers. Centrally located in downtown Hilo on the east side of the island.
Good burgers and bar in central Hilo on east side of the island. Live music sometimes.
Smoothies, hot bar and cold salad bar. Pricey but good selection. Indoor and outdoor seating for eating.
Cheapest gas on island. Must be a Costco member. Also onsite is the store and concessions - Kona's cheapest meal a hot dog and soda for $1.50.
Great Thai food owned and operated by local family. Take out and eat in. Excellent soup!
Good Vietnamese food - Pho, sandwiches on house baked french bread, and Thai iced coffees.
Yummy, grass fed burgers and crispy french fries served up with a special sauce! Skip McDonalds and come here. So good!
Good sushi and Japanese food. Centrally located in Kona, in same shopping center as Safeway.
Try the fish tacos and poke bowls. Lively scene with a bar too.
Authentic Mexican in Kona. Don't be fooled by the places on Ali'i drive. This place is the real deal. Awesome prices too. Good selection of Mexican bottled beers, sodas and spicy salsa!
Sample some Kona coffee and hang out at this community hub. Free wifi, cute dogs, and indoor and outdoor seating. Also local beers, wine and kombucha on tap.
REAL east coast pizza made by a New Yorker. Simply the best pizza in Kona if you like it greasy, cheezy and in big foldable slices.
Try their delicious malasadas - a local style sweet and grab some good old fashioned drive in fare like burgers, chili dogs and more.
Grind down on awesome Hawaiian and Filipino style food. So good, it was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives!
Local brewery - fantastic beer and ciders made on site! Locals favorite.
Go on a night time Manta Ray snorkel or day time ocean tour in a traditional Hawaiian Outrigger canoe. This family company is simply the best and an unforgettable experience. Book online or call.
This is a small, but popular beach campground on a beautiful grey sand beach about 40 minutes south of Kona. Make a reservation online, because its super popular. Bathrooms and showers. Scenic drive.
24 hour Safeway with bathrooms. Ok place to park in a pinch and spend the night, or grab some food if you need. Located central in Kona town.
Get everything you need here for your trip. McDonalds and groceries inside. Hours are 6 am - 12 am.
Amazing lookout and day hike down into Pololu Valley and it's black sand beach. Fun coffee shops and sightseeing along the way through Hawi town.
Don't miss this amazing park! Camping available inside. Beautiful hikes.
Located inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Basic, with only a pit toilet. Nicer public bathrooms throughout the park are open during normal park hours. For showers you will need to head to beach.
Good stop over point for exploring northern tip of the island. You can pay and reserve online, or just park in the lot and see what happens. Usually not a problem. Nice bathrooms and showers.
There is paid camping on the south side by the surfing beach with bathrooms and showers. Free camping to the north side, accessed via a sand/dirt road. Careful where you park so you don't get stuck.