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No data required to use our custom maps. Perfect for hiking near a volcano or to an abandoned beach.

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Use our maps to see just how close you are to real gems! We'll mark the spots that are a real treat versus the ones that don't live up to the hype. 

It's like asking a friend for recommendations!

During the research for my first Hawaiian guidebook I spent every penny I had (and quite a few pennies I didn’t have) to personally review all of the restaurants, boat companies, helicopters and scuba companies—pretty much everything I could think of—so I could compare them all honestly and anonymously for what I hoped would be my soon-to-be readers.

Andrew Doughty, Author of Hawaii Revealed

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You'll need these with all the information we've collected for you. Use the app to filter through the Big Island's many adventures, mark your favorites, and discover even more activities nearby on our map. 

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Hapuna Beach: Kohala 

The north lifeguard tower is near the sign saying that there’s no lifeguard on duty. Swimming is not safe during periods of high surf, which will kick the living daylights out of you. Also, note that the wind sometimes kicks up in the afternoon. We’ve noticed that the southernmost (left) part of the beach is usually more protected during strong winds, but the north end is usually less crowded.

HAPUNA BEACH

Kilauea Volcano: Kilauea

We’ve been to the volcano countless times, with and without surface lava. It’s always a fantastic experience, though not what people expect. During a relatively calm flow, pahoehoe lava is silvery coated, red or yellow as it oozes its way toward the sea. It is a humbling experience to stand there and observe earthly creation, like seeing the planet during its fiery adolescence.

KILAUEA VOLCANO

Lava Lava Beach Club: Kohala

With such a beautiful location right on ‘Anaeho‘omalu Beach, you’re happy the moment you walk through the door. The ambiance is casual, and we love their open-air seating and live music. Choose the coconut mai tai over the regular, or try their cocktail sampler for a boozy appetizer. The menu isn’t extensive, but what they lack in 

LAVA LAVA BEACH CLUB

Mauna Kea Beach: Kohala

Probably the most classically perfect beach on the island. This gorgeous crescent of sand over a quarter-mile long offers very fine swimming and boogie boarding during calm seas. On the left side of the beach is a bunch of rocks, creating a linear reef that offers outstanding snorkeling. Don’t venture too far out unless calm

MAUNA KEA BEACH

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Volcano Update and Lava Map

This is an excerpt from the new chapter "VOLCANO UPDATE".


On April 30, 2018, however, the crater floor collapsed. The lava lake drained all at once, and the crater got deeper and deeper until the magma fell below the water table. The summit is around 4,000 feet in elevation, and the volcano had spent 35 years storing lava for distribution at this higher elevation. Something dramatic was happening.


Then along came Fissure 8.


Like a gopher tunneling underground, the magma worked its way rapidly to the east, outside the park and down the flanks of the mountain. When it got to a quiet residential development called Leilani Estates (elevation 700 feet), scientists sounded the alarm bells.


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