The Big Island: Finding the Real Hawaii

Published Date Author: , November 10th, 2011

Hawaii's Big Island - Gay TravelWhen most people think of Hawaii, images of piña coladas, plastic leis and coconut bikinis instantly come to mind. I blame these clichés on Hollywood and the ultra-saturated computer backgrounds that many of us have.

Last week, I embarked on a journey to experience the real Hawaii. Instead of staying at the mega-resorts in the more touristy locations, I opted for a quiet, oceanfront (and very LGBT-friendly) retreat called Kalani on the Big Island. The largest (and newest) island in the Hawaiian chain, the Big Island is home to all but two of the world’s climate zones. It’s one of the few places on earth where you can go from rainforest to desert to snow-capped mountaintop to black sand beach.

As Kalani is surrounded on three sides by a lush, tropical forest (and the Pacific Ocean on the other), don’t except the amenities you might find in Honolulu. Instead, you’ll experience the true heart and soul of Hawaii—like delicious fruits growing in the wild, rich native culture, scores of exotic wildlife and scenic vistas that will change you forever. This is the real Hawaii.

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