One day only to explore the elusive Hawaii Island. Here is how we’d spend it:
Wake up early and fill your cooler with beer and poke at any KTA (you’re gonna need lot’s of ice).
Pack you beer gear (snorkel, boogie board, sunscreen, towel) and head to Makalewena beach. You’ll park in a large parking lot, and then trek out over lava rock for about a half a mile. Then, sweaty and tired, you’ll come to a sand dune covered in vines. Welcome to the most beautiful beach on the island.
Around 3:00, pack everything up and head to Kona Brew Pub for dinner.
If you have time before your plane leaves, grab one last beer and a sunset at the Honakahau Harbor House Restaurant (coldest beer in town and right by the airport).