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Trip Report 7 days Big Island most amazing time.

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Trip Report 7 days Big Island most amazing time.

We traveled to big island last year i was finishing editing video so i can do a trip report and hopefully help our anyone making plans for future visits.

hotels we stayed at

HILO - Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a DoubleTree by Hilton

KAILUA- KONA - Aston Kona By The Sea

Waikoloa Village Area - Hapuna Prince

day 1-3 in Hilo

Day 3-5 Kailua-kona

Day 5-7 Hupana beach (waikoloa village area)

Link To Video https://youtu.be/Bc-tnJY4OcY

Day 1 arrived in Hilo from oahu at 8am

-visit rainbow falls

-akaka falls

-Pe’epe’e Falls

-liliuokalani gardens

-hang around town at the end of the night.

Day 2-

-Hilo Farmers Market

-Bj Penn gym huge fan

-Volcano National Park

Day 3-

-Old Mamalahoa Highway drive

-Headed to Kailua kona along Hamakua Coast

-made few stops along the way (tex drive In must stop)

-arrived in kailua kona walked around downtown kona and just relaxed for the day

Day 4 Kailua-kona

-woke up early went snorkeling at Honaunau Bay (2 step beach)

-Then headed south to Punaluʻu Beach (Black Sand Beach)

-Papakōlea Beach (Green Sand Beach)

- Southern most Point and Southern Most Bakery.

Day 5-

-We Went snorkeling Early Morning at kealakekua Bay(Capt Cook monument )

-Had some poke at Poke Shaq highly recommended.

-went sightseeing and hung out at the beaches all day.

-Manta night Dive

Day 6-

-we headed to Hapuna Beach Prince hotel

-hung out at the beach all day went to waikoloa village and explored

-just relaxed most of the day

-Headed to see the sunset at Muana Kea Summit (Amazing)

Day 7-

-went to Makalawena Beach

-visited beaches and shops around waikoloa village

- sadly packed to head home

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1. Re: Trip Report 7 days Big Island most amazing time.

Thank you for taking the time to post a trip report. They are always so helpful to the community. Sounds like you packed a lot into a little time! I agree the Mauna Kea trip is amazing!

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2. Re: Trip Report 7 days Big Island most amazing time.

Nice report. Looks like you took your drone with you. Did you get any push back from authorities about filming around waterfalls and beaches?

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3. Re: Trip Report 7 days Big Island most amazing time.

Wow awesome video, We just returned from there. Now I need to make notes of what we missed seeing from your video. Awesome place. Thanks.

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4. Re: Trip Report 7 days Big Island most amazing time.

Nice video - you pack a lot in!!

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5. Re: Trip Report 7 days Big Island most amazing time.

I got no pushback about drone footage i was usually there really early in the morning for the waterfalls maybe 1 or 2 other people there i wouldn't try to fly it in the afternoon when its packed, and at the beaches i would try to find a place away from everyone to fly and make sure i have large landing location. I can't wait to go back and check out all the things that we didn't have time for.

I hope this helps anyone traveling for the first time. I know i did a lot of research on here and got a lot of good advice from people so just trying to pay it forward.

thanks.

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6. Re: Trip Report 7 days Big Island most amazing time.

Gotta say, while that video is cool, i so would not have wanted to be subjected to the drone that made it possible. I don’t know what the best practice answer is, going forward.

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7. Re: Trip Report 7 days Big Island most amazing time.

That video is very well edited and entertaining, you sure accomplished a lot in seven days.

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8. Re: Trip Report 7 days Big Island most amazing time.

Nice video, thanks for sharing. I’ve debated taking my drone on an upcoming trip, probably won’t but may. I do appreciate your approach, away from crowds and in non-peak times.

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9. Re: Trip Report 7 days Big Island most amazing time.

I know that as someone who has been subjected to an annoying drone flying over top of me, I really appreciate your approach to using the drone. I am always amazed at the result, and can enjoy that part of it, but I truly despise hearing them and intruding on my time on the beach. So thank you for being respectful of others, while you were able to capture amazing memories of your holiday there.

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10. Re: Trip Report 7 days Big Island most amazing time.

thank you very much for all the positive comments

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