The Big Island Of Hawaii (1997 & 2022)

My mother, brother, and I are enjoying a beach on the Big Island in 1997.

I attended an awesome luau on the beach too at the Royal Kona Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii back in 1997.

In 2022, I returned to the Big Island and stayed at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort near Kona.  We had to take a tram or boat to get around the large resort!

The views of the sunset from our balcony at the Hilton Waikoloa Village were amazing!

The Hilton Waikoloa Village has dolphins on site also!

This is view of Maui in the background from the Big Island of Hawaii.

We had dinner at Ulu at the Four Seasons Resort one night on the trip in 2022.  The guy is blowing a sea shell horn in the background after lighting the tiki torches!

The best shaved ice on the Big Island is at OBISIC in the King's Shops at the Waikoloa Village.

This is a picture of rural Hawaii near Waimea on the northern highlands of the Big Island.

We tried the famous malasadas which are filled donuts with powdered sugar on top!  Yum!

This is the Akaka Falls on the Hilo side of the island.

We also went to the Rainbow Falls in the City of Hilo.

In the distance, one can see Coconut Island in Hilo Bay.  The shoreline of Hilo Bay is very rocky.

At the Hawaii Volcanos National Park, we saw the eruption zone for the Kilauea Volcano.

The black spots in the picture are lava flows from the volcano to the ocean.

This is the Queen Liliuokalani park in Hilo which is a Japanese Garden.
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    In 1997, my family took a vacation to Hawaii.  We went to Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii.  This picture is taken on the Big Island on a white sandy beach.  My mother and brother are pictured with me.  Hawaii was one of our best family vacations ever!  The weather was great, and the beaches were amazing.  The Big Island has so many different ecosystems.  There are deserts, rain forests. and even mountains.  We also saw the Volcanos National Park.

    I returned to the Big Island of Hawaii in 2022 with my wife, Joy.  For the first part of the trip, we stayed at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort and enjoyed the amazing resort facilities there including the lagoon!  We also loved dinner at Ulu, a fine dining establishment at the Four Seasons.  We finished our trip on the Hilo side and stayed at the iconic Grand Naniloa Hotel and visited the water falls and Hawaii Volcanos National Park too!  The Big Island is very diverse in landscape ranging from dessert to mountains to the tropical rain forests!

Last Updated:  September 15, 2022 9:08 PM