*Disclaimer: this trip took place first week of March before the Covid-19 restrictions. Also, thank you to Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau for giving us the opportunity to explore the island of Hawaii and experiencing everything it has to offer! We loved our time on the island and would recommend it to those who are looking to explore other parts of the Hawaiian islands! #islandofhawaii #gohawaii
Hawaii is excited to welcome back visitors once again and invites you to reconnect with the Islands its people, culture and home safely and responsible. During your visit, please be sure to exhibit on-island behaviors that are environmentally responsible and culturally sensitive, to help preserve Hawaii’s natural resources and wildlife. Consider signing the Pono Pledge, a joint effort between the Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau and the County of Hawaii, providing everyone with brief reminders on how to respectfully conduct yourself while safely enjoying all of the island’s splendor. In addition, travelers should always wear a facial covering in public and practice other public health safe practices like physical distancing and good hygiene.
Take the Pono Pledge: https://www.ponopledge.com/
Plan your Trip to the island of Hawaii: https://www.gohawaii.com/travel-requirements
Hawaii Travel Update:
As of now, Hawaii has a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all visitors. Incoming out-of-state travelers have the option to bypass the state’s strict self-quarantine by producing a negative Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) result from Hawaii’s trusted testing and travel partners taken with 72 hours prior to departure. Only tests from the trusted partners will be valid. You’re responsible for the cost of the test. If you have a multi-city flight itinerary, the departure time is from the last city you leave before arriving at a Hawaii airport. All incoming travelers are required to have their temperatures checked upon arrival and must complete a health questionnaire using the Safe Travels online program before they can leave the airport. Travelers are encouraged to enter their information and trip details well in advance of their flight.
Trusted Testing and Travel Partners: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel-partners/
Safe Travels Online Program: https://travel.hawaii.gov/#/
Post-Arrival Testing on the Island of Hawaii:
Upon arrival to the island of Hawaii, all travelers are required to take a mandatory County administered Covid-19 antigen test at the airport. The cost of the rapid Covid-19 arrival test will be borne by Hawaii County. Results are expected to take 15-20 minutes after taking the antigen test but please note you may experience delay and the anticipated time may be extended. If your pre- and post-arrival tests are negative, passengers are able to proceed without a quarantine. For more information, please visit https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/ and https://coronavirus-response-county-of-hawaii-hawaiicountygis.hub.arcgis.com/pages/travel.
In addition, everyone is required to always wear a facial covering in public and practice other public health safe practices like physical distancing and good hygiene. For more information, please visit https://hawaiicovid19.com/guidance-for-everyone/.
Island of Hawaii Itinerary:
Please check-in directly with the featured accommodations, activities and eateries as their operations and offerings may have changed.
hotels we stayed in:
⊹ The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls: https://www.waterfall.net/the-inn
⊹ Mauna Kea Beach Hotel: https://maunakeabeachhotel.com/
⊹ Mauna Lani Point: https://www.destinationhotels.com/mauna-lani-point
activities we did:
⊹ Kulaniapia Falls Lava Tube Tour
⊹ The Umauma Deluxe ATV Experience: https://umaumaexperience.com/tours/atv-tours/
⊹ 49 Black Sand Beach
⊹ Pololū Valley Lookout
⊹ Kailani Tours – Coffee, Cloud Forest and Brewery Experience:
⊹ Hawaii Ocean Sports – Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales: https://hawaiioceansports.com/boat-cruises/sunset-sales/
⊹ UCC Hawaii – Roastmaster & Farm Tour
food: (* = places we tried)
⊹ VIBE Café & Health Bar*
⊹ Copper Bar*
⊹ Hawaiian Style Cafe*
⊹ Tex Drive-In*
⊹ Café Il Mondo
⊹ Gramma’s Kitchen
⊹ Sea Dandelion Café and Awa Bar
⊹ Café Pesto
⊹ Hula Hulas Restaurant & Bar
⊹ Hilo Burger Joint
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