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Plan your next trip to Hawaii with the Big Island Vacation Guide
HAWAI'I ISLAND IS #1!
Hawaii's Big Island is known for its awesome natural wonders and incredibly varied eco-systems. In fact, most of the world’s climates exist here. It’s possible to ski on Mauna Kea in the morning and swim at the beach in the afternoon. Many thank Pele, the Big Island volcano goddess, for creating such a beautifully diverse island. You’ll see fascinating contrasts from Hilo to Kona. Go just about anywhere on your Big Island vacation, and you’ll have dramatic, camera-worthy views of the land and seascapes, all close to one of our beautiful Big Island resorts.
But this island is more than just candy for the eye. It holds the power to revitalize your mind, body, and spirit. The “mana,” or rejuvenating power, on The Big Island is said to be especially strong. How you choose to take advantage of it is up to you. Bask away the day on some of the world's most pristine white, black, and green sand beaches. Ride horseback through a lush jungle. Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and witness a lava flow from Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano. Whatever you want to do, wherever you want to go, you’ll find Castle Resorts & Hotels. In fact, stay with Castle and choose to receive an exclusive 15% discount at any Denny’s restaurant in Hawaii, or a free meal for your kid! Click here for more information. Your Big Island vacation headquarters for exploration.
The west side or Kona Coast is the dryer, more tropical side and a focal point of visitor activity with quaint shops and restaurants. It’s the place to be for a little excitement and plenty of Big Island attractions. Our Kona resorts include the Kona Reef and Kona Bali Kai and are the perfect vacation rentals if you’re looking for a sunny safe haven on the ocean. Both are a mere 15 minutes from Kona Airport. Traveling towards the Kohala Coast will take you to the beautiful resort area of Waikoloa where the luxurious Halii Kai at Waikoloa and Kolea Beach Villas at Waikoloa are situated. Waikoloa is famous for their world class golf, majestic rolling black lava fields and white sandy beaches.
If pastoral and rural landscapes appeal more, Waimea might be more your style. This countryside is home to famous Parker Ranch, not to mention amazing pastures giving way to lush valleys of vibrant green foliage. Near the base of Mauna Kea volcano (Hawaii’s tallest), you’ll find the charming Waimea Country Lodge. For the best stargazing on the island, head to the top of Mauna Kea. Or if you’re looking for the perfect launching point and landing pad for a Big Island volcano exploration, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is your place. All Castle Resorts condo rentals and hotels offer vacation packages that help you experience all the Big Island activities, without the big price.
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