Activities on the Big Island

Big Island Diving Classes and Fishing Charters

Kohala Divers, a PADI 5 STAR dive center on the sunny Kohala Coast! We have been servicing your underwater needs from the same location for over 25 years...

Big Island Dining

The Big Island offers unique cuisine from all around the Pacific Rim...

10 Unique Things to do on Hawaiis Big Island

Snorkel with the turtles at Kahaluu Beach Park or see them up close on the Black Sand Beaches of Punaluu. Shop for antiques in Honokaa and Hilo. Catch Marlin off the Kona Coast Night Dive with Manta Rays Sail aboard a double hull Hawaiian canoe Stargaze atop Mauna Kea Explore Ancient Petroglyphs on the Kohala Coast near Puako Discover paniolo heritage in Waimea Visit a flower farm in Puna Gain deeper understanding of the ocean at Hilos Mokupapapa Discovery Center

Hawaiian Heritage and Culture

Kamehameha I (Hawaiian pronunciation: [kmehmh]; ca. 1758 - May 8, 1819), also known as Kamehameha the Great, conquered the Hawaiian Islands and formally established the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1810... http://www.nps.gov/havo/historyculture/index.htm

Big Island Beaches

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Big Island Golfing

KOHALA COAST, Hawaii -- If you thought the oceanfront par-3 seventh hole on the Francis H. Ii Brown South Course at Mauna Lani Resort was beautiful, just wait an hour. The 15th hole delivers a gorgeous grand finale. Stunning is the only way to describe this 196-yard par 3 over an ocean inlet where the green hugs the rocky coast. A third scenic ocean lookout -- the 13th green along the cliffs -- makes the 6,924-yard South golf course more popular with tourists than Mauna Lanis North Course, even though most critics and locals favor the challenge and strategy of the latter. These same views bedazzled the audience who tuned in to watch Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Hale Irwin and others compete in the Senior Skins Game from 1990-2000. Golfers cant go wrong playing either course. In 2013, Golfweek ranked the North Course no. 14 and the South Course no. 15 among the best public golf courses of the Hawaiian islands. Shared from Golf Advisor. See link below ~ http://www.golfadvisor.com/articles/mauna-lani-resort-south-course-kohala-coast-big-island-hawaii-14406.htm ~ Mauna Lani Resort is a luxury ocean front Hawaii golf resort with two championship courses, the Francis H. Ii Brown North and South Courses. Both golf courses offer a challenging experience to novice and professional golf enthusiasts alike. Mauna Lani was home to the Senior Skins Golf Game for 11 years and now hosts the prestigous Hawaii State Open in December. The Big Island golf courses at this luxury resort are masterpieces of design, each strikingly different, yet equally challenging. Each course is a world apart geographically, and in playing experience. Two endangered Nene, Hawaii States Bird have recently been visiting Mauna Lanis North Course. Be on the lookout as you tee-off and please enjoy these majestic birds from a distance. For tee-times call 808-885-6655. MAUNA LANI RESORT HAWAII STATE OPEN Mark your calendar for December 12 - 14, 2014 Event Updates - PGA Aloha Section ~ Shared from Mauna Lani Resort Golf Website http://www.maunalani.com/hawaii-golf ~ MAUNA KEA GOLF Golf Course HomearrowGolf Course "Mr. Rockefeller, if you allow me to build a golf course here, thisll be the most beautiful hole in the world." Robert Trent Jones, Sr., at the 3rd hole site. Without changing the essential character of his fathers design, Rees Jones Inc. re-planted the championship Course with highly efficient ultra-dwarf Tifeagle Bermudagrass on the greens and Tifway 419 hybrid Bermudagrass on the tees, fairways and roughs. State-of-the-art irrigation systems, liners in the bunkers, and advance drainage improvements keep our Hawaii golf course in top shape and save on environmental resources. As for play, the number of bunkers has been increased to 99, overall yardages have expanded by about 200 yards from the tips, and multiple tees will challenge all levels of players. Course Statistics Yards Par Rating Slope Championship 7,370 72 76.6 144 Tournament 6,806 72 73.6 140 Resort 6,358 72 71.4 138 Composite 5,798 72 69.2 133 Forward 5,096 72 66.0 122 Look for classy new golf facilities designed by architect John Hara Associates Inc. that make your Mauna Kea golf experience even more memorable. Check out the new Pro Shop, designed by John Hara Associates Inc. and Procraft Heritage Creations, for state-of-the-art golf equipment, the latest designer attire and accessories, logo gifts and golf items. You can also drop off your golf shoes for Buzzy to clean, sign up for lessons or relax and talk golf with our attentive staff. And, golfers who seek a mid-round oasis will love the tasteful new look and tasty cuisine of the new "Number 3" clubhouse restaurant-almost good enough to guarantee a lower score on the courses back nine. Stop by after golf to relax in casual atmosphere, along with pupus and a cold one from the tap, or a signature Mauna Kea cock