The native son of the Big island of Hawaii Dwayne Johnson once said 'Success isn't always about greatness, it's about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.'
This sort of tough yet somehow gleeful wide-eyed optimism is something you will find all over the island in one form or another including in the world of leisure. You can even see this in the Big Island hotels which have become attractions in their own right, next to the volcanoes, flowers, beaches, and the countryside. As the largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago it functions as the capital and as a place at heart of the state's culture, history and personality, featuring the Papakolea (green) and Punalu'u (black) beaches and truly amazing rainforests.
Little Budget, Big Island
Though Hawaii is known as a destination for those on rather expensive vacations there are a lot of places to be enjoyed by those on a budget. One of the more popular cheap hotels on the island is the Wild Ginger Inn Hotel & Hostel. This place is simple but well outfitted and it features both private and dorm style rooms. This hotel is right near the popular beaches and not too far from the big volcanoes and, in particular, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This place is family owned and very comfortable and the private rooms feature ensuite bathrooms and a few of them even have TVs. Another one of the cheap hotels on the island is Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel. This place is very comfortable while at the same time cheap and it features coffee machines, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and fridges.
Luxury Under Volcanoes
Of course, there are many options for those of us more interested in luxury when looking for hotels in the Big Island. One of the more established and well-known luxury hotels here is the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. This hotel is made to resemble the most opulent four to five-star hotels while giving you access to some of the beauty that surrounds the resort. It features a nicely refined beachfront that is very close to Kekaha Kai State Park and the airport as well. This hotel features 7 pools, 3 restaurants, 2 lounges, soaking tubs, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, room service, and Wi-Fi. Another option for those looking for hotels in the Big Island, is the Royal Kona Resort this place features some fine amenities including 4 tennis courts, Wi-Fi (surcharge), and private balconies.
Nature on The Big Island
If there was anything that this place is known for other than the Big Island hotels it would have to be the wonders of nature and the feeling you get from watching the culture and the wonder of nature fold into one another. One of the attractions on the island that fits this description the best is the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. This place is filled with flouring wonders you cannot find any place else in Hawaii, this includes the tree and the little creatures that help the vegetation thrive. Another place to visit is the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This place is a must for those looking to experience Hawaiian nature in the raw while waking up under the pacific sky.