This place is unbelievable. Nancy and I have been lucky enough to have been able to travel to some pretty incredible places - Costa Rica, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Prattville AL - and we've never seen such incredible diversity and staggering beauty. The Hilton Resort that we're staying in is on the western part of the island which is pretty much all lava fields. But when you travel to the north and east the scenery changes pretty dramatically. The surreal, moonscape features around the Kona area start to change and pretty soon you see more high grassy areas and increasing numbers of trees and tropical plants. I don't have any words that adequately describe how gorgeous this place is...but here are some pictures that might do the trick. Enjoy!
|Lava fields outside of Kona|