Located on the northwestern side of Hawaii’s Big Island, the Kohala Coast is a legendary vacation hub and a stunning mix of scenery. Immaculate white beaches stretch for miles between blue waves and green rainforests — and, in some places, snow-capped peaks and hardened lava fields. Beneath the water, unmatched snorkeling can be found amid reefs and wildlife (look for whales from December to May).
Of course, the Kohala Coast is also known for its luxury accommodations, and Inspirato travelers have several homes to choose from here. Accommodating as many as eight people, these stunning homes capture the essence of island living with features like private pools, indoor/outdoor space, and views of the ocean or scenic golf courses. Alternatively, stay in a suite or room at Inspirato’s hotel partner, the acclaimed Fairmont Orchid, home to the award-winning Spa Without Walls and Brown’s Beach House restaurant.
There’s a ton to do, so we’ve narrowed it down to the perfect five-day itinerary to help you get started with planning a vacation to this beloved island.
We stayed in a great home - on the ocean with great sunsets, great views (ocean & mountains), outstanding walking trails, fabulous pool and convenient to shops. We had a great time scuba diving, a great meal prepared by Chef David Paul Johnson and of course relaxing with family.Steven SchenbeckInspirato member
Take to the skies on a Big Island helicopter tour. Get your bearings as you enjoy an aerial view of the island’s waterfalls, black-sand beaches, and rainforest canopy.
Stretch out on the sands at Aneaho’omalu Bay (also called A-Bay). Be sure to look for sea turtles sunbathing on the wide swath of white sand.
At Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, see the ruins of the last major ancient temple built in Hawaii, and learn about Kamehameha, the king who brought the islands together into one united kingdom.
Conclude your incredible Hawaii adventure with a private chef-prepared meal in your Inspirato Residence. Raise a glass to the memories made and visit again soon.