It's hard to leave the Banyan Tree, but if you want to venture out there is plenty to do.
Here are some of the amazing Big Island beaches that are
on the west side of the island.
Kua Bay (Maniniowali) closed on Wednesdays
Makalawena (Northern beach in Kekaha Kai State Park)
Mahai'ula Beach (Southern beach in Kekaha Kai State Park)
Honokohau National Park & Ai’opio Beach (great place to see big sea turtles)
White Sands Beach Park (less than 1 mile south of Banyan Tree 402)
Kahalu'u Beach Park - great snorkeling (about 2 miles south of Banyan Tree 402)
Pololu Valley Black Sand Beach (North end of island)
Waipio Beach (North end of island in Waipio Valley)
Green Sands (Papakolea) (South end of island)
Punalu’u black sand beach (South end of island)
Deep Sea Fishing
Cliff Diving - South Point
Here are some tasty spots to eat near Banyan Tree. Select name to visit their website.
TJ's BBQ By The Beach (Mouth watering ribs! Get an order to go and sit on lanai!)
Jackie Reys (Love this place!)
Killer Tacos (cash only)
Pine Tree Café (local food near Costco)
Kope Lani Coffee & Ice Cream (Caramel & Macadamia nut ice cream!)