comorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4908 posts, RR: 16 Posted (5 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2154 times:
Hey guys I'm heading out to the Big Island next week and spending time with friends in Kona. I did a trip 2 years back so I've seen the tourist spots.
My question is - Is there any nightlife on this Island at all? Granted it's not Waikiki but surely the locals must head somewhere in the evenings? Volcanoes and waterfalls are great but what does one do at night?
US330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3926 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2099 times:
Quoting comorin (Thread starter): My question is - Is there any nightlife on this Island at all? Granted it's not Waikiki but surely the locals must head somewhere in the evenings? Volcanoes and waterfalls are great but what does one do at night?
Having only been there as a tourist, I was asking a waiter at a restaurant about that over christmas, and he basically said that there really isn't much of a nightlife scene at all. I assume there would be bars in Kona or Hilo.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40262 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2034 times:
My favorite city is Hilo.
The Big Island is a beautiful and tranquil place.
It's not the place for nightlife at all.
Hilo has lots of lush rain forest and isn't over-ran with flashy new hotels. There have been a few hotels that went up in the 1960s and that's about it. Hilo still has it's local flavor and is mostly native Hawaiians.
I stayed at the Hilo Seaside Hotel.
Very inexpensive too.
Make sure you take a drive along the Hamakua Coast just north of Hilo.
Kona just seems like a mini-Waikiki but more expensive.