“Live the life you love, love the life you live.” Isn’t this what we are all working so hard for? Here in Hawaii, every day can be enjoyed just like you are on a permanent vacation. People come here because they are attracted to the pristine beauty. They return time and time again because of the genuine people who make it what it really is.
What it Means to Live Aloha
The people of Hawaii who still live aloha, truly embrace what it means to live. We take the time to enjoy and appreciate all that is around us in this special place that we are blessed to call home. Time is the only thing that we can never get back, so we remember to make the most of it. The year round comfortable weather allows us to enjoy all that the island has to offer at any time.
Here on the Big Island of Hawaii, we have almost every topographical region in the world. Long white sand beaches clothe our coastline while rainforests thrive up the mountains just fifteen minutes away. High cliffs soaring above the valley and cavernous lava deserts line our main highways. Snow can be found on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa during the winter and at the same time, you can go spend a warm day in the sun down at the beach. Waimea town is blanketed with rolling green pasture lands, whereas the valleys of Waipio to Pololu are veined with crystal clear streams fed by tumbling waterfalls.
Endless outdoor and adventurous activities can fill your every moment. There is surfing or snorkeling at Kahaluu Beach down Alii Drive. Stand up paddle boarding can be enjoyed almost anywhere along the coast. If you want to take a break from the beach and head up to the mountains, try laser tag in Kaloko or zip-lining in Kohala. Deep sea fishing for marlin or ono is another way to spend your adventure filled day. There are also great places in Kampala that you can become the Paniolo, or cowboy, of your childhood fantasies and go riding off into the sunset. Dolphin and whale watching tours are something you won’t want to miss out on while planning your vacation here on the Big Island.
A Hui Hou
Many people still think we live in grass shacks and wear coconuts. Fortunately, there are still those Kamaainas, or locals, left that embrace the old ways of our culture. Part of that is through sharing our Hawaii life with you. The Hawaiian word kahiau means selfless generosity. Once a Malahini, or visitor, comes here, through respect of the land and culture, they earn the right to become ohana, or family. We never say goodbye here, just “a hui hou” which means: until we meet again. You are more than welcome to come and become part of our vacation Hawaii Lifestyle.
Authored by Rebekah Lussiaa for Hawaii Life Vacations