8 Amazing Reasons To Visit Hawai’i Island ("The Big Island") This Spring Break
Are you longing to leave behind the cold weather and grey skies?
Spring break is all about breaking from the script to experience something totally new and fresh, and the laid-back atmosphere and blue skies of Hawaii Island (a.k.a. the Big Island) are the stuff that spring break dreams are made of.
Chase waves and volcanoes while you decompress from a busy season in Hawaii this spring. Let loose at tons of amazing bars and restaurants. Explore beautiful beaches, unreal volcanoes and Earthy rainforests. And burn off some steam in paradise on wild excursions.
Need a reason (or eight!) to visit Hawaii Island this spring break? Here are the best-of things that make this the perfect spring break getaway.
#1 Snorkel Among Manta Rays at Night
Seeing manta rays is an amazing experience—and night swimming with them is beyond magical. Try the famous manta ray night snorkel experience at Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa. Or you can stay ashore and see them in Keauhou Bay right in front of the resort.
#2 Ride an ATV along Two Gorgeous Coasts
There are two beautiful, rugged coasts to explore on Hawai’i Island: Hamakua and Kohala. And booking an ATV tour is one of the best ways to do it. Whether you're bringing the whole family or making it a romantic excursion, it's the best kind of adventure for all.
#3 Take a Volcano Biking Tour
A bike allows you to enjoy some of the most stunning views of the island, and there are so many trails to explore. Ride along quiet back roads to the Waipio Valley Lookout for awesome views of the island or try a wild volcano biking tour of Kilauea!
#4 Attend the Feast and Fire Luau
A luau provides a great opportunity to learn about Hawaii's history and culture. The Feast + Fire Luau is the best way to enjoy this beautiful tradition—and to celebrate while dining under the stars to magical displays of music, chants and hula honoring the kūpuna (ancestors).
#5 Try 'Ulu Superfruit
The Kona Coast is known for the tropical fruit known as 'ulu (breadfruit) that grows here on the island. 'Ulu is a versatile superfruit that has a pudding-like texture and is delicious when roasted. Check it out in markets or in local dishes.
#6 Head to Makalawena Beach for Insta Moments
Remote Makalawena Beach is a stunning white-sand beach that is more secluded than other beaches. Find your way to this hidden treasure to snap some unforgettable family photos.
#7 Stargaze From One of the Clearest Spots on the Planet
The Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO) at the summit of Mauna Kea is one of the best places to stargaze in the world. It's the largest observatory in the world and hosts telescopes operated by eleven different countries.
#8 Tour Local Coffee, Vanilla, Honey, Chocolate and Macadamia Farms
The Hawaiian islands are an agricultural paradise. Everything from macadamia nuts to coffee to dragon fruit is found on Hawaii's many farms. A farm tour or two provides the perfect opportunity for kids to learn where their food comes from.
You Deserve Hawai'i This Year
The things that locals love about life on Hawai'i Island are the same things that draw visitors to this slice of tropical paradise every year for spring break. The best reason to see Hawaii Island for spring break this year is that you can truly build your own adventure in paradise. Of course, building your itinerary any time of year is a breeze even if you can't break free for spring break. Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa is ready to help you find paradise all year.
If you crave a more immersive and intimate experience with the world's oceans, only an adventure that sprinkles your soul with salt water will do. There's always something happening on the world's most iconic beaches.