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3 Reasons To Set A Reminder To Vacation On The Big Island

Take time to get away

The Vacationeer

It’s easy to forget to take a much-needed vacation. LeAnn Rimes — multi-platinum singer, ASCAP award-winning songwriter and HGV Brand Ambassador — knows this better than anyone. However, LeAnn understands the importance of vacations.

Whether you need a reminder to vacation somewhere incredible or are looking for inspiration for an upcoming trip, here are three reasons to travel to the Big Island of Hawaii for a much-needed getaway.

Akaka Falls on the Big Island Hawaii 

1. See The Sights (And Sets)

If you’ve ever wanted to travel to a destination you saw on TV, you’re likely a set-jetter, a new term coined to describe TV tourists. The screen can inspire travelers to explore destinations from Great Britain to New Zealand. Hawaii is no exception. Take in the lush scenery that is the backdrop to shows from “The White Lotus” to “Lost.”

Explore the outdoors at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which has hosted episodes of “The Amazing Race” and “Hawaii Five-O,” or Akaka Falls State Park, which looks straight out of the movie “Avatar.”

2. Taste Delicious Food

Adventure like a foodie on the Big Island for a trip your taste buds won’t forget. Explore Hawaii’s culinary scene with a walking food tour, or visit a salt farm to see how salt is harvested. Try a coffee roasting class and take home some Kona coffee as a souvenir. 

Read “3 Of The Best Restaurants To Try In Kona If Eating Well Is On Your Big Island Itinerary” for a Hilton Grand Vacations Owner’s favorite eats in Hawaii.

A young woman practices yoga overlook a tropical coastline 

3. Focus On Wellness

Vacations focused on well-being and self-care aren’t going away any time soon, according to a travel trends report from American Express Travel®. However you prefer to relax, the Big Island is full of ways to recharge. Try a yoga class on the beach to practice mindfulness and calm your mind. Or visit Kohala Spa at Hilton Waikoloa Village for an array of treatments, from massages to volcanic pumice scrubs, all designed to help you feel your best.

Be sure to plan plenty of downtime and rest in between your Hawaiian adventures. Stay at one of Hilton Grand Vacations’ four Big Island resorts for spacious Suites, tranquil pools and everything you need to de-stress. Your Big Island adventure awaits.

Visit the Concierge desk at a Hilton Grand Vacations property to ask about availability for upcoming events, and keep an eye on the HGV Ultimate Access* website for the latest concerts from LeAnn and other fantastic events.

Read “How To Spend 3 Unforgettable Days On Hawaii's Big Island.


*To attend HGV Ultimate Access events (valued between $500$1500), Guests must attend a Membership Portfolio Review or Timeshare Presentation after the event, during their same stay. If you do not attend the Membership Review or Timeshare Presentation, the retail value of the event may be charged to your credit card. HGV Ultimate Access events are subject to availability, nontransferable and subject to change without notice. Experience fee applies, minimum of $99 per event, to be paid at time of booking. Offer dates may change due to event availability. Offers may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion.

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The Vacationeer is a collective of Hilton Grand Vacations storytellers whose goal is to inspire travelers to go further. We're always on the lookout for new destinations to explore, useful travel tips, and unique ideas to help you plan the most memorable vacations possible.

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