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Susan's & Larry's Guidebook

Susan & Larry

Susan's & Larry's Guidebook

Snorkling
Snorkeling Two Steps is definitely one of our favorite locations in all of the Hawaiian Islands. We have snorkeled here many, many times. We love it because there is sea life in abundance, some healthy coral, and amazing topography to explore in a variety of depths. It is a fairly protected bay with a lava rock shoreline, and seems to have good snorkeling conditions most of the time, but if the wind or swell is big out of the south or west, please come back another time.
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Two Step
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Snorkeling Two Steps is definitely one of our favorite locations in all of the Hawaiian Islands. We have snorkeled here many, many times. We love it because there is sea life in abundance, some healthy coral, and amazing topography to explore in a variety of depths. It is a fairly protected bay with a lava rock shoreline, and seems to have good snorkeling conditions most of the time, but if the wind or swell is big out of the south or west, please come back another time.
This is a great place to go snorkling as a begginer. Good for children too!
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Kahalu’u Beach Park
786702 Ali'i Dr
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This is a great place to go snorkling as a begginer. Good for children too!
Sightseeing
Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park located on the west coast of the island of Hawaiʻi in the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi. The historical park preserves the site where, up until the early 19th century, Hawaiians who broke a kapu (one of the ancient laws) could avoid certain death by fleeing to this place of refuge or puʻuhonua. The offender would be absolved by a priest and freed to leave. Defeated warriors and non-combatants could also find refuge here during times of battle. The grounds just outside the Great Wall that encloses the puʻuhonua were home to several generations of powerful chiefs.
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Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park
State Highway 160
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Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park located on the west coast of the island of Hawaiʻi in the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi. The historical park preserves the site where, up until the early 19th century, Hawaiians who broke a kapu (one of the ancient laws) could avoid certain death by fleeing to this place of refuge or puʻuhonua. The offender would be absolved by a priest and freed to leave. Defeated warriors and non-combatants could also find refuge here during times of battle. The grounds just outside the Great Wall that encloses the puʻuhonua were home to several generations of powerful chiefs.
This church was the 1st Christian Church in the state of Hawaii. They will be celebrating 200 years in 2020
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Mokuaikaua Church
75-5713 Alii Dr
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This church was the 1st Christian Church in the state of Hawaii. They will be celebrating 200 years in 2020
We enjoyed this relaxing tour. Great guides. Water is very cold so go in the afternoon.
Flumin' Kohala
55-517 Hawi Rd
We enjoyed this relaxing tour. Great guides. Water is very cold so go in the afternoon.
Very informative. Not expensive. Downtown Kona.
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Hulihe‘e Palace
75-5718 Alii Drive
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Very informative. Not expensive. Downtown Kona.
Something for everyone. Great hiking and walking trails. Small museum. Have lunch at the Volcano house on the rim of the crater.
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Hawaii Vulkánok Nemzeti Park
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Something for everyone. Great hiking and walking trails. Small museum. Have lunch at the Volcano house on the rim of the crater.
Beautiful area and large waterfall. Enjoy plush scenery.
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ʻAkaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls Road
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Beautiful area and large waterfall. Enjoy plush scenery.
The painted church in the south Kona district (Hōnaunau) is officially called the st. Benedict roman catholic church. It was built in 1842 in Kapalelua, and was moved to its present location around 1880. This church is known as the “painted church” because of an extremely industrious Belgian priest (Father Jean (or John) Berchmans Velghe). Father John painted the interior of the church with 3D depictions from the bible and the lives of the saints. These were very important teaching tools in a time when many people couldn’t read and write. You can find out more background information at the painted church website. Surprisingly enough, this painted church is not the only painted church on the Big Island
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St Benedict Catholic Church
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The painted church in the south Kona district (Hōnaunau) is officially called the st. Benedict roman catholic church. It was built in 1842 in Kapalelua, and was moved to its present location around 1880. This church is known as the “painted church” because of an extremely industrious Belgian priest (Father Jean (or John) Berchmans Velghe). Father John painted the interior of the church with 3D depictions from the bible and the lives of the saints. These were very important teaching tools in a time when many people couldn’t read and write. You can find out more background information at the painted church website. Surprisingly enough, this painted church is not the only painted church on the Big Island
Food scene
Our favorite restaurants. Great prices and really good food with good sized portions.
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Big Island Grill
75-5702 Kuakini Hwy
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Our favorite restaurants. Great prices and really good food with good sized portions.
This is the best luau on the island. Every visitor needs to attend a luau to get the local flavors.
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Island Breeze Luau - He 'Ohana Kakou
75-5660 Palani Rd
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This is the best luau on the island. Every visitor needs to attend a luau to get the local flavors.
They have the best fish and chips on the island! Order the Ono fish and chips. Everything they serve is delicious!
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Quinn's Almost by the Sea
75-5655 Palani Road
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They have the best fish and chips on the island! Order the Ono fish and chips. Everything they serve is delicious!
The best shaved ice. Lots of selections and variations available. Downtown Kona.
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Scandinavian Shave Ice
75-5699 Alii Drive
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The best shaved ice. Lots of selections and variations available. Downtown Kona.
Church
This is our church. It is non-denominational and it sits on the grass at Kona Inn with a view of the ocean. Come and join us at 10am Sunday Morning. We also have a mid week bible study at one of our members homes.
Kona Coast Fellowship
75-5744 Ali'i Dr
This is our church. It is non-denominational and it sits on the grass at Kona Inn with a view of the ocean. Come and join us at 10am Sunday Morning. We also have a mid week bible study at one of our members homes.
Hiking
This is right down the street from our house. It is not for the light weight or inexperienced hiker. Going down is a breeze but coming up is a big challenge. Getting to the Trailhead The start of the trail leading to the Captain Cook Monument is about 12 miles south of Kailua-Kona, one of the main tourist towns on the Big Island's leeward side. From Kailua-Kona, drive south on Highway 11, then turn off onto Napo'opo'o Road. The trail head is about 50 yards from the turn-off, and parking is available at the side of the road. The Trail The trail leading to the monument is approximately 1.8 miles each way, with a 1,300-foot elevation change. The downhill hike to the monument is relatively easy, but the uphill hike back to your parking spot is considerably more strenuous. Be aware of roots and loose rocks underfoot. The first mile or so is lined with tall elephant grass, then shrubs, bushes and small trees appear as you approach the ocean. You'll see a coffee farm before the ocean comes into view, with the historic site of Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (Place of Refuge) visible in the distance. Also keep an eye out for goats and wild pigs. At the end of the trail, one path leads 50 feet to the bay and another leads to the Captain Cook Monument. The monument is a white obelisk encircled by a chain supported by cannonballs. The land within the chain is the only British territory in the United States. What to Bring Only parts of the trail are shaded, so dress appropriately for intense sun. Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, sunglasses and a sun hat, and bring plenty of water and sunscreen. If loose rocks are a concern, consider bringing a hiking pole. Binoculars are optional, but can help you spot the spinner dolphins that frequent the bay.
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Captain Cook Monument Trail
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This is right down the street from our house. It is not for the light weight or inexperienced hiker. Going down is a breeze but coming up is a big challenge. Getting to the Trailhead The start of the trail leading to the Captain Cook Monument is about 12 miles south of Kailua-Kona, one of the main tourist towns on the Big Island's leeward side. From Kailua-Kona, drive south on Highway 11, then turn off onto Napo'opo'o Road. The trail head is about 50 yards from the turn-off, and parking is available at the side of the road. The Trail The trail leading to the monument is approximately 1.8 miles each way, with a 1,300-foot elevation change. The downhill hike to the monument is relatively easy, but the uphill hike back to your parking spot is considerably more strenuous. Be aware of roots and loose rocks underfoot. The first mile or so is lined with tall elephant grass, then shrubs, bushes and small trees appear as you approach the ocean. You'll see a coffee farm before the ocean comes into view, with the historic site of Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (Place of Refuge) visible in the distance. Also keep an eye out for goats and wild pigs. At the end of the trail, one path leads 50 feet to the bay and another leads to the Captain Cook Monument. The monument is a white obelisk encircled by a chain supported by cannonballs. The land within the chain is the only British territory in the United States. What to Bring Only parts of the trail are shaded, so dress appropriately for intense sun. Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, sunglasses and a sun hat, and bring plenty of water and sunscreen. If loose rocks are a concern, consider bringing a hiking pole. Binoculars are optional, but can help you spot the spinner dolphins that frequent the bay.

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Keauhou Farmers Market - Saturday Morning at 7am
The merchants and vendors come from all over the island to bring you the freshest products every Saturday Morning. Find at the Keauhou Shopping Center, conveniently located in Keauhou off of Alii Drive. 100% BIG ISLAND GROWN. At this market you will find locally raised produce, honey, flowers, Kona coffee, macadamia nuts, meat and eggs, handmade breads, jams, and so much more. All 100% grown and produced in Hawaii. Enjoy meeting the farmers and makers dedicated to bringing you fresh food right from their farms.