My wife and I are looking for in her words "cozy" things to do based out of Kona on the big island for our honeymoon... What can we do nearby but also with a car? Any car rental suggestions? Any "off the beaten path" suggestions?
There's the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, market at Hilo, Waipi'o Valley and the black sand beach down there -- this one you can hike down to and up from, but if you're not in great shape, better to take the tour at Waipi'o Valley Art Works. Don't miss the Big Island Candies and their chocolate dipped macadamia shortbread, which is absolutely amazing. over 6 years ago