Luxury living on Hawaii’s Big Island is often not about living in a luxury home so much as it is about the living experience. Homes in Hawaii incorporate the indoors and outdoors because it’s simply the way people want to live. When you’re living amidst a tropical paradise where water, sand, sun, and fun abound, of course, it’s about the outdoors! Here are a few of the top activities on the Big Island – and we say a few because there are too many to list.
Horseback riding is a favorite outdoor activity for visitors and those who live on the Big Island. There are several ranches in Waimea where families and groups can ride and enjoy amazing coastlines, peaks, and even pastures. Two facilities you’ll want to check out include the Dahana Ranch and Paniolo Adventures.
Water activities, naturally. Isn’t it all about the gorgeous waters of the ocean and magnificent beaches? Whether you enjoy surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, or just swimming, the beaches go on for what seems like an eternity. You’ll even find a few hot ponds and springs on the east coast, where you’ll enjoy taking a relaxing dip! While just strolling along the white, black, or green sand beaches is enough for some, if you’re a more active type, you will definitely want to check out snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. How about swimming with dolphins or a night dive?
Play a round of golf at one of the spectacular courses on the Big Island. A few that come to mind include the Kukio Golf and Beach Club, the Kona Country Club in Kailua-Kona, and the Makalei Golf Club. There are a number of the resort, public, and municipal courses, so there’s always an opportunity around the corner for those who love nothing better than to play a few holes.
Discover hidden waterfalls or take a helicopter tour for a glimpse of lava flows. Until you’ve experienced the fresh lava flows at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park or Kalapana, you can’t imagine how awesome it truly is!
Of course, there’s no shortage of beach bars, spas, and wonderful outdoor dining opportunities around the Big Island. Truly a paradise for those who would rather spend their lives outdoors, rather than cooped up inside!
When it is time to pack it in for the day and rejuvenate, you’ll enjoy luxurious surroundings and grand features in many of the most coveted homes, condos, and estates on the island. If you’re considering a vacation home, investment property, or a home for your family if you’re making a move, count on the Big Island luxury real estate pros at Mauna Kea Realty for expert guidance and a seamless, stress-free experience.