Hawai’i’s BIG ISLAND: 2022 Eat, Drink & Stay Guide

Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill, Hawaii Big Island, Patio Poundah cocktail

Published July 5, 2022, in my The Bold Italic column:

Returning to Hawai’i’s Big Island is a pleasure. From vast “fields” of black volcanic rock in Kona, to fiery volcanoes, on to the star gazing mecca atop the mountain of Mauna Kea, or the rainy, cozy Hilo side of the island, Hawaii’s biggest island requires more driving than any other. But just like each island, it holds a wealth of unique surprises and characteristics…

My guide to some of best of the Big Island in food, drink and hotels (my Honolulu dining and hotel guide here; Honolulu bar guide here; Honolulu coffee, bites and bakeries here):


Sunset view from Aloha Vibes

My Medium Travel Series:
Hawai’i’s BIG ISLAND: 2022 Eat, Drink & Stay Guide
Honolulu Guide 2022, Part Two: 10 Top Restaurants + Where to Stay
— Honolulu Guide 2022, Part 1Coffee, Bites, Bakeries & Bars with Good Food
Los Angeles Travel: Spring 2022 Restaurant & Food Guide
— Los Angeles Travel: Spring 2022 Coffee, Snacks & Drinks Guide
— Support Our Beloved Wine Countries, Guerneville Edition
— Support Our Beloved Wine Countries, Healdsburg Edition
— Staycations, Santa Cruz Edition: Where to Eat, Stay & Drink Now
— South Lake Tahoe: Where to Eat, Drink & Stay Now
— Weekend-ing: Affordable, Hidden Gems in Nevada’s Capital, Carson City
— Harvest Season Staycations: Support Our Beloved Wine Countries, Sonoma Edition
— Harvest Season Staycations: Support Our Beloved Wine Countries, Sebastopol Edition

Moon & Turtle in Hilo
Kuleana Rum Shack’s Smoke Over Kohala cocktail
Waimea Butcher Shop
Kohala Coast from Fairmont Orchid