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Return Visit to Hawaii Island

With so much beauty to discover, so many historic sites to explore and so many adventures to experience, a return visit to Hawaii Island is inevitable. Now that you’ve had a taste of what Hawaii Island has to offer, explore the island at a more leisurely pace or see regions you weren’t able to see before.

The first place to start is not on land, but in the water. Whether it’s diving with manta rays, going on a whale watching tour, taking a sunset cruise or going on a snorkelling expedition, you’ll find some of Hawaii Island’s biggest surprises out at sea. And while you may have already seen lava meet the sea at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, don’t forget to look towards the heavens atop Maunakea for unparalleled stargazing.

Explore the small towns of Hawaii Island and you’re bound to discover treasures in the art and coffee village of Holualoa, Honokaa Town on the Hamakua Coast, and peaceful Hawi in North Kohala. The Pololu Valley Overlook just beyond Hawi and the Waipio Valley Overlook just past Honokaa are worth the trip alone.

And while having extra time to indulge in Hawaii Regional Cuisine, golf and wellness and rejuvenation treatments in Hawaii Island’s best resorts is welcome, a continued exploration of the history and culture of Hawaii can be even more rewarding. Go on a hike and discover amazing petroglyphs on the Kohala Coast. See a hula competition or celebrate with locals at a cultural event or festival. Or tour the amazing art galleries and museums of Hawaii Island to get an even deeper insight into Hawaii’s heritage. On an island this size, there won’t be time to do it all. But with an active volcano still changing the landscape, all this and more will be waiting for you on your next trip back to Hawaii Island.

Featured Sites and Attractions

Hawaii Island Events

Experience one-of-a-kind festivals, cultural performances and musical events throughout the year on Hawaii Island.

Events , Activities
Hawaii Regional Cuisine on Hawaii Island

Hawaii Regional Cuisine inventively blends Hawaii Island's freshest flavours with the cuisine of the world.

Hula on Hawaii Island

See authentic hula throughout Hawaii Island at seasonal festivals, competitions, luau and live performances at hotels and resorts.

Entertainment , Hula , Luau , Culture and Arts
Manta Ray Diving on Hawaii Island

The Kona Coast of Hawaii Island offers the best opportunity to encounter Hawaii’s amazing manta rays.

Beaches , scuba , snorkeling , Manta Ray , Water Adventures
Petroglyphs of Hawaii Island

Hawaii Island has some of the most extensive sacred petroglyphs fields in Hawaii.

Hiking , History , Culture and Arts
Pololu Valley Lookout, Hawaii Island

Offers a breathtaking view overlooking Pololu Valley, a black sand beach and the northeastern coastline.

Natural Beauty , Off the Beaten Path , Hiking , Beaches , Landmark , land adventures , plantations , farms and gardens
Waipio Valley Lookout, Hawaii Island

Located on the northern Hamakua Coast, the sacred Waipio Valley was the boyhood home of King Kamehameha I, and an important center for political and religious life in Hawaii.

Natural Beauty , Off the Beaten Path , Culture and Arts , History , land adventures
Whale Watching on Hawaii Island

From December to May, go on a whale watching tour or spot humpback whales from Hawaii Island's coastal areas.

Whale watching , Water Adventures , Beaches