8 Reasons to Spend Summer

Eight reasons to spend summer on Hawaii Island at Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa

Need a reason to send clients to Hawaii Island this summer? How about eight! Here are the best-of adventures and activities that make Hawaii and Outrigger Resorts the perfect summertime getaway.

The best reason to visit Hawaii Island this summer is that guests can truly build their own adventure in paradise at Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa.

#1 Snorkel Among Manta Rays at Night
Seeing manta rays is an amazing experience—and night swimming with them is beyond magical. Try the famous manta ray night snorkel experience at Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa. Or stay ashore and see them in Keauhou Bay right in front of the resort.

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#2 Ride an ATV along Two Gorgeous Coasts
There are two beautiful, rugged coasts to explore on Hawai’i Island: Hamakua and Kohala. And booking an ATV tour is one of the best ways to do it. Whether your clients are bringing the whole family or making it a romantic excursion, it’s the best kind of adventure for all.

#3 Take a Volcano Biking Tour
A bike allows visitors to enjoy some of the most stunning views of the island, and there are so many trails to explore. Ride along quiet back roads to the Waipio Valley Lookout for awesome views of the island or try a wild volcano biking tour of Kilauea!

#4 Attend the Feast and Fire Luau
A luau provides a great opportunity to learn about Hawaii’s history and culture. The Feast + Fire Luau is a great way to enjoy this beautiful tradition—and to celebrate while dining under the stars to magical displays of music, chants and hula honoring the kūpuna (ancestors).

#5 Try ‘Ulu Superfruit
The Kona Coast is known for the tropical fruit known as ‘ulu (breadfruit) that grows here on the island. ‘Ulu is a versatile superfruit that has a pudding-like texture and is delicious when roasted.  Check it out in markets or in local dishes.

#6 Head to Makalawena Beach for Insta Moments
Remote Makalawena Beach is a stunning white-sand beach that is more secluded than other beaches. Find your way to this hidden treasure to snap some unforgettable family photos.

#7 Stargaze From One of the Clearest Spots on the Planet
The Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO) at the summit of Mauna Kea is one of the best places to stargaze in the world. It’s the largest observatory in the world and hosts telescopes operated by eleven different countries.

#8 Tour Local Coffee, Vanilla, Honey, Chocolate and Macadamia Farms
The Hawaiian islands are an agricultural paradise. Everything from macadamia nuts to coffee to dragon fruit is found on Hawaii’s many farms. A farm tour or two provides the perfect opportunity for kids to learn where their food comes from.

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