Volcano Village at Center of Best Things To Do on Big Island
Volcano Village is best-known as the gateway to Volcanoes National Park. Just 3 mile up the road, Volcanoes offers nature lovers, hikers and adventurers the perfect playground in which to experience Hawaii’s natural wonders. But, did you know there are plenty of other things to do in and around Volcano Village? It’s true. In addition to Volcanoes National Park, there’s much more to see. Here are our top suggestions.
Volcano Golf Course
Volcano Golf Course is an 18-hole course tucked into the rim of an active volcano. Here, you can enjoy a challenging round of golf with pristine views and cool highland temperatures. There’s also an on-course restaurant you can hit-up for refreshments. Par 72; 6,547 yards
Kapoho Warm Ponds
If you’re up for a drive (only about an hour) you can visit Kapoho Warm Ponds. This unusually large collection of tide pools and spring-fed watering holes stretches almost a mile and extends nearly 200 yards into the ocean. The best part? Some of the pools are heated volcanically and the water is typically very calm, relaxing and rarely crowded.
Volcano Garden Arts
You probably didn’t know that Volcano is a mecca for creative types, artists and artisans. Volcanoes Garden Arts is proof of that. This historic farmhouse-turned-gallery is surrounded by beautiful gardens and features an expertly curated collection of art. Take a leisurely stroll through the grounds and enjoy work on display. Open 10am to 4pm.
Volcano Village Farmers’ Market
If you want to do Hawaii like a local, don’t miss the Volcano Village Farmers’ market. Farmers’ markets are a great place to find delicious local produce – grown in paradise – meet some locals, and get a feel for everyday life on the island. Here, you’ll find fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, crafts, clothes and much more. Volcano’s market is open every Sunday from 6am to 10am.
Volcano Art Center
At Volcano Arts center you’ll find the work of over 200 local artists and a plethora of unique, handcrafted, items. The Center also offers an ongoing calendar of events, like yoga classes, hula and musical performances, cultural demonstrations, plus a free guided rainforest nature walk every Monday morning at 9:30.
This family-owned winery is one of the most unusual in the world. Located at 4,000 feet above sea level, Volcano Winery produces traditional wines (reds and whites) with exotic local fruits, honey, and their own estate-grown tea. The winery is open for tastings year-round, every day. Don’t miss your chance to try wine made with grapes grown in volcanic soil!
So, come stay with us! We offer three accommodation options in the heart of Volcano Village. Nestled just 3 short miles from the entrance of Volcanoes National Park, we’re at the center of it all. To learn more about our many accommodation options, visit our Properties & Rooms page. You can also visit our Activities page to learn more about fun things to do once you’re here.