Taunya & Alex’s 5 Year Anniversary Hawaiian Adventure 2017

Travel Details

When: Sat. Feb. 18, 2017 – Sun. Feb. 26, 2017 (but we actually got home on Mon. Feb. 27)
Where: Island of Hawaii (the Big Island)
Why: To celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary (Feb. 25)

Flight/Hotel/Rental Car Booking: Costco Travel
Departing Flights: Toronto > Los Angeles > Kailua-Kona
Return Flights: Kailua-Kona > Los Angeles > Chicago > Toronto (more on this later)
Hotel: Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel (I love how long this hotel’s name is)!
Rental Car: Avis (we got a Nissan)

The Itinerary

Saturday: Fly to Hawaii

Sunday: Lava Tree State Park
Kalapana Lava Viewing Area

Monday: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Tuesday: Fair Winds Cruise – Morning Kealakekua Snorkel & BBQ
Island Breeze Lu’ua


Our first time snorkeling!

Wednesday: Ride the Rim – Waipi’o Valley ATV Tour
Pacific Tsunami Muesum
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Thursday: Kekaha State Park (beach)
Kukio Bay (beach)
Hawaii Forest & Trail – Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Tours

Friday: Hapuna Beach
Big Island Ghost Tours – Kona Haunted Hele


The historic grounds of Kamakahonu

Saturday: Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park
Hulihe’e Palace
Lost Coast Tattoo

Sunday (& Monday): Fly home


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