Meet Hawaii : Meet Hawaii 2017
34 MEET HAWAI‘I The Hawaiian Islands HAWAI‘I HAWAI‘I The Big Island The Island of Hawai‘i is considered the ultimate destination for science and adventure seekers, offering some of the most diverse and unique natural environments in the planet. Discover an international showcase for alternate and renewable energy technologies and five extraordinary national parks including the ever-popular Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage site. DRIVING TIMES From Kona International Airport (KOA) to: ‘Akaka Falls State Park 2 hrs, 10 min Hāpuna Beach Park 30 min Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park 3 hrs,15 min Kailua-Kona 15 min Kealakekua Bay 45 min Keauhou 25 min Onizuka Center for Astronomy, Maunakea 2 hrs Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau Historical Park 1 hr Waimea 45 min Waipi‘o Bay 1hr, 30 min From Hilo International Airport (ITO) to: ‘Akaka Falls State Park 30 min Hāpuna Beach Park 1hr, 45min Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park 45 min Kailua-Kona: 2 hrs, 30 min Onizuka Center for Astronomy, Maunakea 1 hr Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau Historical Park 3 hrs Waimea 1hr, 30 min Waipi‘o Bay 1hr, 30 min WHERE TO STAY Select from luxury resorts to charming inns and budget-friendly hostels: • Kohala Coast (north-west) – quality resorts and golf courses • Kona (west) – Keauhou resort area and historic Kailua village • Hilo (east) & Puna (south-east) – well placed near Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park • Waimea (Upcountry) – delightful getaways.
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