|Hawaii's Big Island // Photo courtesy of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau|
Nearly twice the size of all the other islands in the chain combined, Hawaii Island, commonly referred to as, "The Big Island," is more than large enough to contain some exhilarating experiences for your adventure-hungry clients.
According to the latest Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) newsletter, here’s a taste of why the destination is widely regarded as Hawaii’s "Island of Adventure." Travel Agent breaks down the three best adventure suggestions by the HVCB.
Clients can strap themselves in for an adrenalized helicopter or fixed-wing air tour delivering unparalleled views of Hawaii Island’s stunning diversity.
Travel Agent recommends either KapohoKine Adventures or Paradise Helicopters, which we flew on back in November.
The island is also a true haven for hikers with miles of trails, expanses of lava fields and extraordinary black-sand beaches. KapohoKine Adventures also provides hikes and zip-lining adventures.
We also recommend The Umauma Falls and ZipLine Experience, considered by many as Hawaii's best nine-line zipline experience. Clients enjoy ocean views and tropical vegetation while they zip over 14 waterfalls, including the famous triple-tier Umauma Falls and almost two miles of ziplining.
Plan an unforgettable experience for your Hawaii Island–bound clients with a manta ray snorkeling or diving encounter or surfing adventure.
Travel Agent recommends either Hanamana Boat Charters or Blue Sea Cruises. Family-owned and operated since 1966, Hanamana was custom built for Kona with over-sized gunnels safe for dolphin viewing and whale watching, a large cockpit for handling fish and easy access for snorkeling and swimming.
Blue Sea Cruises offers sunset dinner cruises, whale watching, a manta watch and dolphin eco adventures in glass bottom boat cruises.
|View of Hawaii's Big Island via Paradise Helicopters. // Photo by Joe Pike|
Travel Agent also got our hands on the latest Big Island Visitors Bureau newsletter and highlighted the latest hotels news for Hawaii specialists to capitalize on.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, has introduced its new "Exactly Like Nothing Else Moonlight Manta Swim" package, available now through December 18. The package includes beachfront suite accommodations, daily breakfast buffet for two, a one-time resort credit of $750, a private guided twilight manta swim for two, and keepsake gifts. The package rate is $6,261, plus tax, for a five-night minimum stay. Blackout dates and restrictions may apply.
With some of its properties located within walking distance of the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, Hawaii Vacation Rentals is offering a free night in October when you reserve seven nights at any of its Hawaii Island properties.
Hilton Waikoloa Village has rolled out a "MAKAI Pick Your Pleasure" room package, combining luxury and resort experiences. Guests can enjoy the newest, freshest rooms in the Lagoon Tower's MAKAI section and get a daily activity for up to two people per room, per night, staying at the resort. The menu of eight tropical pleasures to choose from includes 18 holes at Waikoloa Golf's Beach or Kings' Course, a 50-minute Kohala Spa treatment and tennis clinics. Package rates begin at $424 per room, per night, for two people. The package is valid through December 18.
Many of the best and most popular attractions and scenic spots on Hawaii Island are found within its five National Park Service parks and sites. Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel is offering a six-night special package, which includes seven-day free admission to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and lots of time to visit the island's other National Park Service treasures. The hotel is located in the heart of Kailua Village, hours away from sightseeing, swimming, hiking, and historical adventures. Visit www.unclebilly.com/specials/hawaii-national-parks-special. Travel dates are valid through December 31.