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At 4,028 square miles in size, the Big Island is the largest island in the Hawaiian chain. But the island is still small enough to get around without having to rent a vehicle throughout your entire visit. Whether you're planning to visit the heavily populated Hilo side of the island, the tourist-filled Kona side, or both, here are three fun ways that you can get around the island without renting a car:
Rent a Bike
Peddling a bike is an awesome way to get around when visiting the large towns of Kona and Hilo. Both towns feature multiple bike rental facilities that offer daily, weekly, and monthly rentals. Once on a bike in Kona, you can visit several beaches and a myriad of shops on Ali'i drive and surrounding areas. In Hilo, you can ride your bike to the large farmer's market in the middle of town, peddle through Liliuokalani Gardens and Coconut Island, or head to Rainbow Falls just outside of town. For more information, contact Tri-A-Bike Inc or a similar company.
Take a Trolley or Bus
In Kona, you can hop on the town's trolley to explore beaches, resorts, restaurants, and stores along the coast. Check out the Kings' Shops in Waikoloa and go for a swim at the beach before boarding the trolley and heading to Magic Sands Beach for a picnic in Kona. The Big Island also has a hele-on bus system that you can use to travel around the entire island, allowing you to get from one side of the island to another in just a couple of hours. The bus will take you to out-of-the-way locations such as the Kapoho Tide Pools located south of Hilo in the Puna district, as well as South Point which is the southern-most location in the United States.
Travel by Kayak
Both Kona and Hilo offer kayak rentals in town, offering an opportunity to travel to various coastline locations without stepping foot on land. Launch a kayak at Ho' Okena beach in Kealekakua and row over to Miloli'i bay and dock on the sand for a picnic – you'll likely see spinner dolphins along your journey. In Hilo, you can launch your kayak from Coconut Island and travel North to check out the beaches and coastlines of Honokaha and Hamakua. You can even explore sea caves on your way to resort beaches when kayaking from Kona to Waikaloa.
Consider incorporating multiple alternative travel options into your Big Island trip to optimize your sight seeing opportunities.