Hawaii is the Place for New Adventures: Try Stand Up Paddleboarding


Family vacations have a tendency to be either really incredible or a stressful experience, and sometimes both. So many factors are involved when it comes to planning a great family vacation. Trying to work the expenses into the budget, finding somewhere to go that everyone agrees on, and finding activities that everyone will enjoy while on vacation can all be a bit tough. Hawaii family vacations are a little simpler, mainly because there are just so many things to do in the islands no matter which one you choose. The Big Island, as it is called, offers a wealth of different activities and events that can truly make a family vacation fun.

Not known for white, sandy beaches, but instead for a rocky coastline, the Big Island is home to most of the volcanoes found within the Hawaiian Islands. This makes it truly unique, and many vacationers come here every year just to view these spectacles of nature.

There are many other activities and Hawaiian adventures to find throughout the Big Island, and many enjoy SUP, something you will not often find on the mainland. SUP stands for Stand Up Paddleboarding, and this type of surfing is rooted deep in Hawaiian tradition. It is an excellent way to catch a wave, and requires a special board, roughly 9 to 12 feet in length. It takes a wealth of balance and strength to get the hang of it at first, but once you do, it is an excellent way to paddle the waters that surround the Big Island.

Of course, there’s no need to pack a SUP board with you for your Hawaii family vacation. They are available to rent on the island, and several places even offer lessons if you think you need help getting the hang of it. Two notable places that rent on Hawaii Island are Hilo Bay Paddler and Kona Boys.

To discover all of the magic of Kailua-Kona, book your next getaway, family vacation, or excursion at the Royal Kona Resort. Stay with us, and take home memories that are sure to last a lifetime.