Months Visited: August
With 3 boys adventure is a big priority with out family, but we also enjoy some quiet days to relax and spend time together as well. We enjoy doing new or unusual things and looking for out of the way places. We take the opportunity to teach our kids about history and different cultures on our trips but we also include fun activities for them. Our children at the time of this itinerary: 3 children-Boy age 16 years, Boy age 11 years, Boy age 9 years.
Description: The deep sea fishing in Hawaii is world famous, and just as popular as top Hawaiian beaches. The waters surrounding the Big Island are teeming with record numbers and sizes of many sports fish. Ahi tuna, mahimahi, marlin, and ono are just some of the fish that can be caught when deep sea fishing. There are many companies that offer charter boats so that you can fish in the deep sea, and many offer very reasonable rates. Deep sea sea fishing can be an incredible experience that will be hard to beat.
Our Experiences: Everyone had a fabulous time on the charter boat, and the fishing was great. The guidebooks all talk about the game fishing that can be found off the shores of Hawaii but we were still surprised at the size of some of the fish that we saw. The kids loved spending the morning on the water and they were thrilled to fish for the monsters of the deep. This activity is a good choice for any family that has active kids and who love adventure and excitement.
Description: Kahalu’u Beach Park is a very popular spot in the Kona district, and residents and tourists both rate this attraction very highly. It is one of the top Hawaiian beaches on the Big Island and there may be large crowds on weekends and holidays. The water in the bay near the shore provides excellent swimming and snorkeling under normal weather conditions and ocean factors because a fringing reef usually protects part of the bay from the ocean currents. The sand is soft and white but it contains speckles of black lava rocks that give it an unusual appearance. When surf conditions are high this beach can be dangerous, and there are more rescues from this beach then there are at any other beach in the Kona district. Many of the local residents surf and body board at this park, and there is a lifeguard on duty.
Our Experiences: We went to Kahalu’u Beach Park and it is easy to see why this is rated as one of the top Hawaiian beaches, but it did get crowded at times during the afternoon that we spent here. The restroom facilities were actually nice and well kept, and we were relieved to see a lifeguard on duty. The kids had fun playing in the sand and wading into the water near the shore. Anyone who visits this beach should make sure of the ocean and surf conditions before going into the water though, because there can be currents and riptides at times that can be dangerous or even deadly. Our family gives this beach a high rating and recommend it for those visiting Kona and the Big Island of Hawaii.