Hawaii (Big Island) Journals

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A June 2005 trip to Hawaii (Big Island) by jeffnrena

Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort (The) Photo, Waikoloa, Hawaii More Photos
Quote: I can't say enough about the timeshare accommodations, the activities, and the island itself. This was the BEST trip I've ever been on.

Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort (The)

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Hotel | "The Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort"

Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort (The) Photo, Waikoloa, Hawaii
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Best Things Nearby:Be sure to visit A Bay and Hapuna Beach, two of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. A Bay is within the resort area, so it's only about a 3-minute drive. Hapuna Beach is about 10 minutes away, but has more waves, boogie-board rentals, and a snack bar. Also, don't miss the Hilton Resort, which is amazing. Kona is about a 30-minute drive away, but a fun town to visit for a day, with lots of shopping and the only parasailing we found. They have some fun restaurants, too! We went on the Fairwinds Snorkel Cruise, which was VERY WELL WORTH the money we paid. Even my 6-year-old could snorkel, and the lunch they provided was fabulous. Best Things About ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 14, 2005

Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort (The)
69-450 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738
(808) 886-4450

Fairwinds Snorkel Cruise

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Attraction | "Snorkeling"

Fairwinds Snorkel Cruise Photo, Hawaii (Big Island), Hawaii
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You can choose a morning or afternoon sail; we chose morning for two reasons: they feed you breakfast AND lunch, and because the weather is a little calmer and sunnier in the morning (at least when we were there). We departed from Keauhou Bay--all snorkel gear was given to us on the boat. My parents (in their 60's) and my kids (youngest 7 years) had NEVER snorkeled. Everyone learned on the boat from a great staff! The breakfast was served as we sailed to Kealakekua Bay (muffins, fruit, juice). The sail was beautiful and warm. Snuba lessons were also available on the boat. When we arrived at the Bay, we had 2 1/2 hours of snorkel time---I thought that would be too much, turned out to not be en...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 16, 2005

Fairwinds Snorkel Cruise
78-7130 Kaleiopapa Street
Hawaii, Big Island, Hawaii 96740
(808) 322-2788

Parasailing

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Parasailing Photo, Hawaii (Big Island), Hawaii
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Parasailing is a bit exhilarating. I am scared of heights, but did it anyway. You actually feel very safe and secure in the air. It is very peaceful and beautiful. Taking off and landing is really easy. You don't get wet at all (except a little spray from the boat hitting ripples in the water). But even the 400 feet seems VERY HIGH. If you weigh less than 130 pounds, you have to fly tandem, so be sure to pair up so no one gets left out. I think it is actually more fun with two people so you have someone to talk to about the experience while you are in the air. It is really exciting.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 16, 2005

Parasailing
UFO Parasailing
Hawaii, Big Island, Hawaii
(888) 359-4836