5 Day Itinerary – Things To Do On The Big Island Of Hawaii
“Life is either a great adventure or nothing” -Helen Keller. The Glories of Nature which adorns an island with active volcanoes, clothes it with the blue sea, and crowns it with the majesty of greenery, enchants the very being of the Lonely Traveler. But can such bliss be found? Can such bliss be present in a world of chaos and tumult? Indeed it can be. For it is! “Where?” ask you o Traveler? Behold the beauteous isles of Hawaii are such places.
The Big Island, Hawaii is as gigantic as it is varied, which makes it a picture-perfect place to rid oneself from the boredom and tantrum of daily life. This heaven on Earth is beautified by active year-round volcanoes, graced with waterfalls, streams, black sand-beaches and decked with snow-covered mountain tops. Here’s account of what I did with my trip.
Day 1: I drove off from my Nani Waimea Street house at 5 in the road one morning. After having meandered for about 59 minutes, I finally reached The Big Island. I had pre-booked my suite at the Kahikole – Direct Oceanfront and hence checked-in. After a sumptuous Mandarin Chicken Salad and some orange juice at Omega Pancake House, I headed towards the beach. The beach was yet empty. You could hear the valiant sea speak to you, the cool morning breeze whisper her love-song into your ears; the song provoking the spirit of the wanderer in you. The sky illumined and the glorious sun spread its magnificent rays all over and quickly the “darkness was dispelled at the sight of the dawning sun”. The birds started their daily hymns to the Exalted Heaven and in a moment, I seemed to be in almost like a trance. Ah! How wonderful was the time! What divine beauty! It brought a deep calm to a noisy soul. It was as water is for the parched land. I spent the day on the beach, where Heaven and earth wooed one another. Then, night arrived, decked with the silken black sky, adorned with the diamonds of stars and crowned with the moon. The breeze yet blowing, singing, and night as an elegant lady danced not to impress, but to merely rejoice. Melody of The Nature is the most beautiful thing you would desire!
Day 2: A Visit to The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: “Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow”, said Khalil Gibran. For the sake of uniting myself wholly and solely with Nature, I decided to go to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Mr. Rodriguez the hotel manager arranged for the trip and informed me that I would be accompanied by a couple from Calcutta, India. Together with the couple, we proceeded to this awesome place. Since we went early we were able to see the ever-enraged lava lake in the dark; before the sun arose. It was an amazingly dramatic and at the same time, highly impactful. Mr. Subhramaniyam and his newly -wed wife were very nice people, with whom I spent some hours until lunch.
Day 3: A Visit to Secret Beach, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge & Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardens: The Secret Beach indeed was secret, hidden from the tumult of the main beaches since it was rarely visited. However, Miss Gianna Morrison, my friend and snorkeling instructor whom I met at the hotel the other evening, exclaimed “wanna go for a swim?!” Couldn’t resist, it’d been 6 years since we’d met and swam to the depths of the ocean. So I replied, “yeah! Why not? But where do we get our stuff?” “You really thought I’d come without ‘em Eh?”, with an adventure-filled smile. Then we swam. Dolphins and turtle, fishes, eels, rays were all around us and the blue sea illumined by the colorful corals just mesmerized us. After that, we visited the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge & Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardens where we were graced with a variety of fauna and flora. However, like all days, even this day came to an end, and we had to return. We chitchatted and had a sumptuous meal of AHI – Wok Charred, and some good wine at Merriman’s Big Island. A grand way to end my day!
Day 4: Visit to The Mountain Thunder’s Coffee Plantation: As the sun shone bright, I visited the coffee plantation. Mr. Michael Davis showed me around and explained how coffee and tea is made as we receive them in stores. After a jolly afternoon and chitchat, the day came to an end I returned to my hotel. With this, ended my trip. The next morning, I would have to return to my city and work.
Day 5: Farewell Big Island: The next morning, after breakfast, I boarded back on my car. Bidding farewell to this beautiful isle was hard. But none the less, all good things must have an end. But loads of memories now lie within the depths of my heart. Fare thee well!
Although going to The Big Island via road is really awesome, yet you can choose other options like railway or airways. If you’re traveling to The Big Island via air, it would certainly be a good idea, checking out the fares, offers & discounts on the faremachine.
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