If you are flying into Hilo (airport code ITO) from Honolulu or Maui, we recommend you sit on the airplane's right-hand side (as you look towards the front of the plane).
As you approach the Big Island, you will usually see the observatories atop the 14,000-foot Mauna Kea (which may even be snow-capped in the winter) along with vast acres of forests and farmland at the lower elevations.
As you travel south along the Hamakua coast (pronounced Ha - ma - koo' - ah), there are numerous waterfalls tumbling over the cliffs into the ocean. Just beautiful!!
You may even see a plume of steam rising from the ocean further south. This would be the entry point of lava from Kilauea!
East Hawaii has so many wonderful sights and activities to enjoy! Check out our website for your Big Island vacation accommodations at www.BigIslandVacationRentals.com and book your piece of paradise today!