TripAdvisor puts Hawaii Island among top 10 destinations in US

  • Tourists begin to fill the lookout area at Rainbow Falls in Hilo. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)
  • The Body Glove gets ready to launch from Kailua Pier on Friday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Visitors learn to surf at Kahaluu Beach. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Visitors stroll down Alii Drive on Wednesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kua Bay is a popular spot for visitors to Hawaii Island. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island’s natural beauty and seemingly endless opportunities for adventure have earned it a spot among TripAdvisor’s top destinations in the United States.