Despite being near each other, both the Waikoloa and Waimea regions of the Big Island offer contrary but awesome attractions. Just north of Kailua-Kona, Waikoloa is a collection of villages known for high-end resorts and pristine beaches, rivaling those directly south. But even without racking up a check, there are plenty of scenic points to view here. Then, just up the neighboring mountains is Waimea, the gateway to Hilo and the Northeast, providing a green transitional landscape with beautiful hikes and beaches.
We’ll be hitting the ground running after landing in the Kailua-Kona Airport, taking 2 days to explore the North-Northwest of Big Island in this guide to Waimea and Waikoloa.
Note: This is a work in progress. Check back once the article is finished!
This article is Day 1 and 2 of the series of 7 Days in Hawaii. Here are the other articles in this trip:
- READ FIRST: Guide to the Big Island of Hawaii
- Day 1 and 2 in Waikoloa + Waimea
- Day 3 on the Road to Hilo
- Day 4 in Volcanoes National Park
- Day 5 in Puna and Ascending Mauna Kea
- Day 6 in Ka’u (South Big Island)
- Day 7 in Kailua-Kona
Thank you for reading this installment of the Big Island of Hawaii Collection. Other articles in this series include:
- Mahana Beach Green Sand Beach In Hawaii (Papakolea)
- Hawaiian Food: Things You Need to Try on the Big Island
- Seeing a Live Volcano in Volcanoes National Park!
- Manta Ray Night Dive: Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
- Best Beaches on the Big Island
- First Time Ziplining? This Article is for You