The youngest island among the islands of Hawaii, Big Island, is also the largest island of the bunch. However, the young age doesn’t make the island any less fun, in fact, it is probably the most popular island in all of Hawaii. Every year thousands of tourists from all over the world flock over to this beautiful place, book one of the luxurious Big Island vacation homes and spend their vacation enjoying the plethora of activities this island has in store. Big Island is especially known for its volcanic landscapes and over 400 kilometres of beautiful coastlines. With such a beautiful terrain, it is obvious that the place has a lot of outdoor activities. The Big Island is all about adventures, and there are the top activities which you must try out if you want to enjoy the perfect adventurous vacation in this breathtaking island of Hawaii.
Go cliff jumping at Keauhou Bay
Located in the Kona District of Big Island, Keauhou Bay is a beautiful historic area. However, other than the historically interesting sites, Keauhou Bay is also famous for its caves which you can explore while riding on your canoe. Exploring these beautiful caves are quite fun, and on top of that, you also get the chance of experiencing something which will surely give you the adrenaline rush you seek. You can climb on the cliff of these rock formations looming out of the ocean and then jump straight down to the water below. You can jump from over 30 feet height, and it is surely one of the best experiences you will have in your Big Island trip.
Go night snorkelling with the manta rays
Snorkeling in Hawaii is always a great activity to enjoy. However, if you want to take your snorkelling experience to the next level, you have to try this activity while you are in Big Island. This is another really popular adventure activity which you can take part in the Kona District of Big Island. You will go to a natural habitat of manta rays which is located just off the west coast of the island. The rays come to this location at night feed on planktons. You will have the opportunity of diving in the water, and swim with these majestic creatures while the area will be illuminated by the diving lights attached to your boat so that you will get to properly see the manta rays within their natural environment as well.
Helicopter ride over the volcanos
There are total five separate volcanos in Big Island, and three of them are active! This makes a helicopter ride over the volcanoes of Big Island an extremely adventurous one. You will get to fly over the craters of Mauna Kea and Kilauea. Kilauea is considered one of the most active volcanos of the world, and it has been erupting since 1983. You may get to see lava oozing from the crater or smoke puffing out as you fly over Kilauea if you are lucky. You will also get to fly over the beautiful tropical rainforest and the famous Rainbow Falls, while you fly on your chopper.
Hike to see the lava meet the ocean
Seeing the volcanos from a helicopter is well and good, but if you truly want to experience the majestic beauty of these volcanos, then you have to get more close to them. And Kilauea Volcano is the best place if you want a really thrilling experience. You can take a driving tour to the crater rim, and get a really good view of the smoking crater. Moreover, you can also take a hike through the Chain of Craters Road, which descends down to the coast. From there, you will get to see the red-hot, melted lava flowing into the ocean. It’s an experience which you won’t forget in your lifetime.