Lovette Llantos, R(S) 808.938.3910 Top Producer Your Hawaii Realtor Gonna Love It with Lovette, LLC Big Island of Hawaii Lovette Llantos.  Gonna Love It with Lovette.  Top Producer.  Your Hawaii Realtor. Hawaii Real Estate service on the Big Island of Hawaii, neighbor islands, and even the mainland. Specializing in real estate in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona, & South Kona.  But we can also help you with your Big Island real estate needs in Kailua Kona / Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Waimea, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Hamakua, Kohala, Hawi, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kau, Pahoa, Mountainview, Hilo, Puna, and other areas on the Big Island. Gonna Love It with Lovette, LLC From those on the go 24/7 in search of adventure to those wanting to kick back in total relaxation, everyone is bound to find something to love on the Big Island. From volcanoes to whale watching to golf or spas or just relaxing on the beach, you will find so much to do! Fishing Sport fishing or deep sea fishing is a very popular attraction on Hawaii’s Big Island. The Kona Coast draws sport fishermen from around the globe with the lure of some of the world’s largest game fish. With a wide range of fishing boats available for charter out of Honokohau Harbor, you are sure to find the boat that suites you. Fishing charters are available for various durations lasting from 4 to 8 hours, up to overnight trips. If you are looking for solitude or an individual retreat, private fishing charters book the whole boat for the exclusive use of you and your group. Or you may choose to hire a “share boat” with a group of people. Golf The Big Island offers a wide variety of championship golf courses complete with pristine, lava lined fairways and palm tree-speckled greens, crystal blue waters and the rhythmic crash of waves just beyond the bunker. With numerous magnificent courses to choose from, some crafted by the biggest names in course design, Hawaii’s Big Island offers more than its fair share of the world’s most scenic holes. Discover courses along the golden Kohala coastline and play in the midst of striking contrasts of lush green fairways, pure white bunkers, jet black lava flows, and turquoise Pacific waters or enjoy upcountry playing with spectacular views. Kohala Coast Golf Courses o Big Island Country Club:  (808) 325-5044 o Hapuna Golf Course:  (808) 882-5400 o Makalei Golf:  (808) 325-6625 o Mauna Kea Golf:   (808) 882-5400 o Mauna Lani Resort’s Francis H. I’i Brown North and South Courses:  (808) 885-6655 o Waikoloa Resort Beach Course or Kings Course:   (808) 886-7888 or 1-877-WAIKOLOA o Waikoloa Village Course:  (808) 883-9621 o Waimea Country Club:  (808) 885-8777 Luau The Luau is a Hawaiian tradition, not to be missed. Entertainment, music and food all come together for a great night of fun. The entertainment consists of a variety of Polynesian dance, from fire dancers to traditional hula. Enjoy the beauty and splendor of the Hawaiian sunset while entranced by dance and music. The staple of the Hawaiian Luau is the kalua pork, or pig. The pig is prepared early in the morning and slow roasted in an “imu” all day. Usually, you can watch as finished pork is brought out of the imu. This main dish typically comes accompanied by other local favorites including lomi lomi salmon, chicken long rice, haupia and poi. But don’t worry, there will be plenty of traditional dishes for those who are less adventurous when it comes to cuisine. Luaus are offered at King Kamehameha Hotel, Fairmont Orchid at Mauna Lani, Royal Kona Resort and the Waikoloa Beach Marriott, and Hilton Waikoloa Village. Pampering Yourself Five mountains; Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai, Kohala and Haleakala on Maui across the channel form a healing “vortex’ and center of awareness. Thus, Hawaii’s Big Island is known as a healing, spiritual place where many come seeking the ultimate in rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Here on the Big Island the ancient techniques join with today’s spa innovations to create places of pampering. Many settings, from simple to luxurious and sophisticated, are here to provide a wide variety of soothing spa experiences. Island products such as Lehua honey, coconut, mango, orchids, vanilla and Kona coffee each add in their own way to the rejuvenation process. Enjoy a massage serenaded by splashing surf or let a hot rock treatment melt away stress and worries. Hawaii’s Big Island spas are renowned the world over. Scuba/Snorkeling The Big Island offers various opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving. Many of the beaches feature beautiful coral reefs with exotic local ocean life, great for snorkeling with the family. Puako, located on the Kohala Coast, is considered by many to be one of the most spectacular reefs in state. Located north of the Mauna Lani Resort and south of Hapuna Beach, the reef spans several kilometers of low lying areas easily accessible from where many of our Puako vacation rental properties are located. Corals are abundant on the reef flat, which extends from the shore to about 200 meters offshore where Hawaii charter fishing flourishes. The reef flat is an area of relatively high wave energy characterized by highly variable coral cover, primarily lobe coral and cauliflower coral. The diversity of fish will astonish you including yellow tangs and even an occasional spotted puffer or triggerfish. Following the reef flat is a vertical drop off of 3-6 meters which leads to the main Puako reef. This is an area of caves and crevices filled with encrusting corals and sponges. Green sea turtles are commonly found sleeping in caves and depressions on the main reef or gracefully swimming over the bottom. Schools of small fish may occasionally be seen feeding. Other places to find spectacular snorkeling and shore diving are Kahaluu Beach Park on Alii Drive or Kealakekua Bay and Honaunau Place of Refuge, about 20 minutes south of Kailua-Kona. If you are feeling adventurous, rent a kayak along the way to Kealakekua at one of the road side rentals, they will mount it to your car and supply life jackets if needed. You can kayak from the Kealakekua Bay to the Captain Cook monument. There you can snorkel, and spend the day in the sun, don’t forget your picnic lunch. Volcanoes Kilauea Volcano Kilauea is the only active volcano on the Big Island and one of the most popular visitor attractions in the state. Where else on earth can you see flowing lava from only a few feet away? If there is a surface flow, the hike can be long, hot and exhausting. Don’t forget your hiking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, water and flashlight if staying after dark. For updates, directions and information, please call Volcanoes National park at 808-985-6000 or the Lava Hotline at 808-961-8093. Kilauea is the home of Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess. The caldera was the site of nearly continuous activity during the 19th century and the early part of this century. Since 1952 there have been 34 eruptions, and since January 1983 eruptive activity has been continuous along the east rift zone. All told, Kilauea ranks among the world’s most active volcanoes and may even top the list. Mauna Kea Volcano Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the Hawaiian chain. Its summit rises to an elevation of 4205m above sea level. The summit is now home to a dozen powerful telescopes in the world, including Keck and Canada-France-Hawaii and Subaru. Guided tours of the summit are available. For more information contact the Mauna Kea Visitors Center at 808-961-2180. Mauna Loa, or “Long Mountain” in Hawaiian, rises 13,680 ft. above sea level. Since 1832, Mauna Loa has erupted 39 times; its last eruption was in 1984. The lava flow of 1855-1856 is said to be one of the greatest flows ever seen by modern observers. Much of the lava flow can be observed along Highway 19 as you travel north from the Kona Airport. Whale Watching Humpback whales visit the coastline of the Big Island during the winter months. Usually the first sighting is in early December and by late March most have already headed back north. You can “whale watch” along the shore anytime or take a whale watching tour. Sometimes you may just see a spray of water blast up into the air as the whales take a breath. Other times whales lift their tails or flukes out of the water or slap their flippers on the surface. Whales also just pop their heads out of the water – called an “eye spy.” On occasion, if you are really lucky, a whale will “breach”, actually jump clear out of the water and land on its side! What a sight! You may see a mother with her new calf or you could catch sight of a whole pod of whales enjoying the warm waters off the Big Island. Lots of whale watching excursions are available during the winter months – check directly with the tour operators for details.