We went to Maunakea for seeing sunset and hundreds of stars, but it was cloudy and sadly, we couldn't see any stars at the night. But on the other day, we had a chance to see stars during swimming. Swimming at night is very relaxing and we loved it. The hotel we stayed at was Fairmont Orchid Hawaii, and the place was pretty nice. We met sea turtles at the beach there. Although the the room is not reasonable, and they even charge us $17 parking fee, I think it's a good place to stay at.
View from hotel room
Breakfast with a birdy
On the way to Hilo
At Akaka Falls
The day we swam with dolphins!
It was my first time to go to Hawaii, and we didn't go to Oahu which was good as a result. The big island was surrounded by nature and animals. If you are not so interested in shopping during your trip to Hawaii, then you will appreciate choosing The Big island.
We enjoyed so much. I think we will visit again when we have kids someday:)