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Things to Do on the Big Island on Mother's Day 2024

Mother's Day 2024 is quickly approaching and with such a family-oriented holiday also comes with plenty of last minute plans and/or changes in schedule. Fear not, for I have you covered. If you're located anywhere on the Big Island this weekend, whether for vacation or because you're a local, here is curated list of five things to do for mom's special day.


1. Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve

The Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve, nestled on the lush slopes of Maui's eastern coast, is a haven of biodiversity and natural beauty. Its vibrant botanical gardens showcase a stunning array of tropical flora, offering a serene escape into nature's embrace. Exploring its winding trails offers not just a leisurely stroll, but a chance to reconnect with the Earth and appreciate the wonders of life. For Mother's Day, it presents an ideal retreat, where families can bond amidst the tranquility of the rainforest, creating cherished memories amidst the verdant splendor of Hawaii's tropical paradise.



2. Hawaiian Style Cafe Hilo

Hawaiian Style Cafe in Hilo is a culinary gem renowned for its delicious local fare and warm hospitality. Situated in the heart of Hilo town on the Big Island of Hawaii, it exudes an inviting ambiance that reflects the spirit of aloha. From their mouthwatering loco moco to their fluffy macadamia nut pancakes, every dish is a delightful homage to Hawaiian flavors. Celebrating Mother's Day here would be a treat, allowing families to savor not just the delectable food, but also the joyful atmosphere and shared moments of love and appreciation.



3. Ola Brew

Ola Brew presents an ideal destination to raise a glass to mothers who like to walk on the wild side of life. With locations in both Hilo and Kailua-Kona, is a haven for craft beer enthusiasts and seekers of vibrant community spaces. Situated in the heart of two bustling Hawaiian towns, it offers a unique blend of local flavors and creative brews. Whether enjoying a refreshing pint on their spacious outdoor patio or sampling their innovative beer flights indoors, it's an opportunity to bond over delicious drinks and create lasting memories in the laid-back ambiance of Hawaii's craft beer scene.



4. Punalu'u Bake Shop

Punalu'u Bake Shop, nestled along the scenic southern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, is renowned for its delectable Hawaiian sweet bread and other mouthwatering baked goods. A visit to this charming bakery on Mother's Day promises a delightful culinary experience infused with island flavors and warm hospitality. Families can indulge in freshly baked treats such as malasadas, coconut macadamia nut bread, and their famous Hawaiian sweet bread French toast, all lovingly crafted with local ingredients. With its picturesque surroundings and irresistible offerings, Punalu'u Bake Shop offers a perfect setting to pamper and celebrate mothers amidst the beauty of Hawaii's southern coast.



5. Punalu'u Black Sand Beach

After enjoying the fine baked goods of Punalu'u Bake Shop, you and yours can wind down at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach. Located on the southeastern coast of Hawaii's Big Island, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach is a captivating natural wonder renowned for its jet-black sands and tranquil beauty. Visiting this iconic beach on Mother's Day offers a serene escape into nature's embrace, where families can bask in the soothing sounds of the ocean and marvel at the unique volcanic landscape. Mothers can unwind with a leisurely stroll along the shoreline, perhaps catching a glimpse of Honu (green sea turtles) basking in the sun. With its breathtaking scenery and peaceful ambiance, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach provides an idyllic setting to honor and cherish mothers amidst the wonders of Hawaii's coastal splendor.

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