Things to Do ~ Big Island, Hawaii

Honeymoon in Paradise. Explore the Big Island of Hawai’i from Volcano Mist Cottage – the most beautiful Base Camp ever imagined!
Learn about nature’s devastating forces from volcano eruptions and ocean tsunamis. Visit the main tourist attraction: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Hike or bike to witness new lava flows. Ski or play golf on a volcano. Charter a private sailboat for whale watching or snorkeling in remote coves. Experience a Lomi Lomi massage in complete privacy. Soothe your soul in lush Botanical Gardens and quiet Forest Preserves. Sample artisan quality produce from a local winery, tea or coffee farm. We invite you to do everything possible or nothing at all.

Explore & Learn

Geographically, the Big Island is one of the youngest and most dynamic places on earth. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian islands combined, the Big Island keeps getting bigger, as Kilauea – one of the world’s most active volcanoes – keeps pumping layers of lava over the lands end and into the ocean. The island has spectacular contrasts, from the lofty, snow clad Mauna Kea (13,796 feet), mighty Mauna Loa (13,679 feet) and active Kilauea volcanoes to white, green and black sand beaches at the ocean’s edge; from the stark Kau Desert to gorgeous waterfalls and lush rainforest preserves; from the wet and tropical Hilo/east side to the sunny and dry Kailua-Kona southwest side. In this fertile landscape, the bulk of the State’s agricultural products are grown and produced, including some of the best coffee beans anywhere in the world. Local farmers produce a wide range of specialty products like cocoa and vanilla beans, macadamia nuts, sugar, taro and kawa. The Big Island of Hawai’i is also the world’s largest producer of orchids.

Relax & Renew

Volcano Mist Cottage is your home away from home, your private sanctuary. We can refer you to quality service providers who will help you plan your perfect vacation in one of nature’s most spectacular landscapes. On the menu of possibilities: organic fruits and vegetables, gourmet foods, estate grown coffees and teas, wines, champagne and chocolates, massage and other healing arts, artist studio tours, quality restaurants, lush tropical gardens, an amazing profusion of orchids, scenic waterfalls and inspiring vistas. At Volcano Mist Cottage, we can help you turn your Hawai’i vacation into a lasting memory.

Adventure & Extreme Tours

Stretch your muscles or your boundaries with new adventures and extreme tours! Feel the burn with exercise or feel the heat with a lava tour. Go ‘under the flow’ and explore ancient underground lava tubes with experienced guides and cavers or do a ‘doors-off’ helicopter tour over scorching lava flows. Swim in volcanically heated waters, play with dolphins, watch whales breaching on the blue ocean waters. Ski or play golf on a volcano. Just do it.

” …Nature is the real star here … this private sanctuary is a Garden of Eden without the serpent!”

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volcano national park big island hawaii
volcano national park big island hawaii
volcano national park big island hawaii