JoYo Guide to Big Island, Hawaii

Kona

  • Greenwell free Coffee farm tour
  • The original Chocolate factory farm tour

Volcano

Sample Itinerary

  • 9:00am: Visit Hala Tree Organic Kona Coffee Farm for good views (9am-4pm, closed sat/sun)
  • 10:00am: Drive 1.5 hrs to green sand beach: bring cash or hike
  • 11:30am: Arrive at green sand beach trailhead (need SUV to go down). (1.5 hrs)
  • 1:00pm: Finish at green sand beach. Drive to Aloha Mix Food truck for lunch.
  • 1:30pm: Each lunch at Aloha Mix Food truck.  (1.5 hrs, 11:00am-3pm, not open every day)
  • 3:00pm: Pick up malasadas for dessert at Punalu’u Bake Shop (8:30am to 5:00pm)
  • 3:30pm: Drive 1.5 hrs towards Kona to Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (8:30pm-4:30pm)
  • 5:00pm: Arrive at Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
  • 5:30pm: Visit Two Step for snorkeling
  • 6:30pm: Drive home to Kona
  • 7:00pm: Dinner at Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill (11am-9pm)

Hilo

  • 8:00am: Depart and drive 1.5 hrs to Two Ladies Kitchen (10am-3pm, not open all days) for mochi. Try to call 1-3 days ahead to place mochi order. Get the strawberry mochi that you need to order ahead.
  • 9:30am: Arrive at Two Ladies Kitchen (wait 1.5 hr for mochi)
  • 11:00am: Get mochis. Go to farmers market and buy food/snack for hiking.
  • 12:00pm: Hilo Lunch Shop for breakfast/lunch
  • 1:00pm: hike rainbow falls
  • 2:00pm: hike Onomea Bay Trail
  • 3:30pm: Visit Hawai‘i Tropical Bioreserve & Garden
  • 4:30pm: hike Akaka Falls Lookout
  • 5:30pm: Drive 1.5 hrs home
  • 7:00pm: Arrive home for dinner.

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