Start the perfect Big island Hawaii holiday off in Poipu on the Hilo side. Try and find a place at the Kapoho tide pools. We stayed a "Hula cove" (VRBO #188845) Your own private tidal pool. Swim with turtles or just float your troubles away.
On these cold winter days i like to remember all the wonderful tropical places I have visited. On e of my favorites is the island of Gili Meno between Bali and Lomback. The best snorkeling , great food, and fantastic people. A Shack lovers dream come true.