See Lava from Big Island Volcano Eruption

March 19, 2017

Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and at the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on its East Rift Zone.

In February, a visitor to the Big Island captured breathtaking photos of this lava flow.

“We saw people walking on the coastline to get a peek at the lava site from a distance but they can only go so far.

With a boat we got an exclusive, up-close look at the lava (we were the only boat there).

Words cannot describe how incredible the lava looks in person.

There’s nothing else you’d ever see in this world that’s exactly the same bright, fluorescent, reddish, orange-ish color as 1,600 degrees lava pouring out of Earth and dropping into the ocean.”

Plan a day trip from Sheraton Kona to Hilo on this 45 mile drive to the volcano area.

Along the way explore Hilo Town and Banyan Drive, the waterfalls at Rainbow Falls, a macadamia nut factory, and an orchid and anthurium nursery.

Ready to visit Hawaii? Here’s our SPG355N FREE NIGHT OFFER (with a minimum 5-night stay; 4-night in Kona).

Kamaaina Deals

Marriott Resorts Hawaii is proud to offer special rates to kamaaina Hawaii residents.

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

Discover our Keauhou Bay resort, where land and sea adventures immerse you in the culture of Keauhou, the birthplace of King Kamehameha III.

Manta Learning Center Opens at Sheraton Kona

You have seen a manta ray, the largest of the ray species, reaching wing spans up to twenty feet and weighing as much as 3,000 pounds.

Caro Hayashida's Fight Against Breast Cancer

What looked like another joyful time to Caro Hayashida was overshadowed with the news of her fight against breast cancer. 

2nd Annual RumFest at RumFire Poipu Beach

Sheraton Kauai Resort is proud to present its 2nd Annual RumFest at RumFire Poipu Beach to celebrate National Rum Day from 6 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014.

Discover Hawaii


Book direct with Marriott Bonvoy™

Our most comprehensive list of perks are yours when you book directly with us. From peace of mind to more places to stay, you’ll start benefiting the moment you book. There’s more reason than ever to go nearly anywhere from here. Join Now

marriott bonvoy logo

shield icon

Best Rate Guarantee

wifi icon

Free Wi-Fi

cell phone icon

Mobile Check-in

bed icon

Enjoy Free Nights