Living in the Moment on Hawaii Island
This gallery is comprised of photographs that mirror the inspiring landscape and culture of Hawaii Island.
burned tree trunks in Hawaii Island's Volcanoes National ParkThe eccentrically shaped molds of burned tree trunks are just one example of the unique and surprising discoveries that await you when you visit Hawaii Island's Volcanoes National Park. The molds are artifacts of ancient lava flows. 960 1280
Puuhonua o HonaunauLocated on the coast of Honaunau Bay in south Kona, Puuhonua o Honaunau (Place of Refuge) is a 180-acre national historic park that was once the home of royalty and a sanctuary for ancient Hawaiian lawbreakers. Here you can explore cultural relics that include royal fishponds, ancient temples, and burial sites. 960 1280
Punaluu Black Sand BeachLocated between Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the small town of Naalehu, Punaluu Black Sand Beach's jet black shores are an unforgettable sight. Coconut palms fringe the upper edge of sand and you may also discover large honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles) basking on the beach. 960 1280
Sea turtles in HawaiiFour of the seven existing species of honu (sea turtles) can be found in Hawaiian waters. Once a source of food and tools for Hawaiians, green sea turtles are the most common. A guided Hawaii Island eco tour is perhaps the best way to learn more about them. 960 1280
Chain of Craters RoadThe 23 mile-long Chain of Craters Road is one of Hawaii's most spectacular drives. Open from 10 in the morning until 9 at night, the road offers scenic views of rainforests and seacoasts as well as pit craters and steam from lava tubes and ends where a lava flow has literally overtaken the road. 960 1280
Petroglyphs in HawaiiPetroglyphs are lava rock carvings etched into stone centuries ago by Native Hawaiians. There are petroglyph fields at locations throughout Hawaii Island, including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where carvings of canoes, turtles and human forms depict significant events in the life of the Hawaiian People. 960 1280
2: Four Season Hualalai (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)Take a refreshing dip the Beach Tree pool at the Four Seasons Hualalai. It's just one of 7 pools at this luxe resort.
3: Hilton Waikoloa Village (Waikoloa, Hawaii)The Hilton Waikoloa Village is so huge that guests will appreciate having the tram and canal boats to explore all 62 acres of this oceanfront resort.
Hilton Waikoloa Village (Waikoloa, Hawaii)Guests can relax in Kohala River pool, four interconnected pools with waterslides, that winds through the resort. Kids will enjoy the Kona pool is the Hilton Waikoloa Village's largest pool and it includes a 175-foot waterslide. And if parents need some downtime away from the kids, they can enjoy a secluded retreat by the Ocean Tower pool.
4: Sheraton Kauai Resort (Koloa, Hawaii)Enjoy Poipu beach and stay at the Sheraton Kauai Resort, where guests who reserve an Ocean Luxury room, get a spectacular ocean views.
Sheraton Kauai Resort (Koloa, Hawaii)The Hawaiian sunset on Poipu beach is just one of several reasons why guests will enjoy their stay at this resort. And if you're an outdoor enthusiast, we recommend some of the activities nearby including ziplining, moutain tubing, snorkeling, hiking, biking, surfing or playing a round of golf.
5: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea (Wailea, Maui)A guest watches the sunset from the Serenity pool at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, located on the island's southwest coast.