I'll be off to Hawaii on the 26th of November. I'm going to the Big Island to be on the 'Support Team' for my best friend as he competes in the Ultra-Man World Championship Race. My first couple days will just be adjusting to the time and location - as well as our Team duties. Then the Race is over 3 days (on the weekend). After the Race, I basically have 4 days to do what I want.
My family is not joining me - so I'll be solo on this trip. I'll be with my best friend (and his family), as well as a few others. We're all staying in a rental house just north of Kailua Kona. I do not plan to spend a lot of money on this trip. So going all over the Island and being a tourist is not really in the plans. For my 4 days, I'd love to just explore a few areas - but mostly just get some serious beach time in.
I was wondering if anyone here can give me some tips or pointers on some "must sees" or a couple cool things to do while there. Again, I'm not interested in blasting a bunch of cash. And most importantly, which beaches are the best in the general area that I'm staying at?