3 Amazing Holiday Spots to Experience a Volcano

Many of the most popular island destinations were created by a volcano and are now home to beautiful sand beaches, diving, surfing, and amazing local culture.

You can add adventure to your stay on these islands by participating in activities that get you close to the volcano.

Here are 3 amazing holiday spots where you can experience a volcano:


While taking a holiday vacation in Hawaii in The Aloha State, you will want to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – located on The Big Island, this impressive park is home to Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

“One of the best experiences is to sit on dried lava rock and watch lava pour into the Pacific Ocean – it is a remarkable site! ” 

You should also carve out some time to explore caves and craters.

Another active volcano in the park is Mauna Loa. The majestic mountain is the largest active volcano in the world. Do not forget your camera because you will want to capture the stunning landscape.


The gorgeous island of Bali contains two popular active volcanoes, Mount Batur and Mount Agung. The scenery and natural beauty of these volcanoes is stunning.

You can view the mountains while riding in a helicopter, hike up the mountain, or even venture inside the crater – the views at Lake Batur are picturesque, and it is a perfect place to enjoy a spectacular sunrise or sunset.

Numerous restaurants offer local cuisine and an observation deck is available. The views from the top of the volcano are simply breathtaking, and it will be a Bali holiday to remember.


Situated in the southwest Pacific Ocean, Vanuatu is a beautiful island and also home to several active volcanoes.

One of the most fascinating places to visit is the lava lakes at the Ambrym volcano, a holiday in Vanuatu would clearly be an experience of a lifetime.

This pristine area of the world is the perfect place to take a relaxing holiday. Some of the most active volcanoes in Vanuatu include Ambae, Ambrym, Lopevi and Yasur – here you can experience ash planes, shock waves, and exploding lava.

“The power of the explosions is magnificent. You will feel as if you were in a science fiction movie.”

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2 Responses to 3 Amazing Holiday Spots to Experience a Volcano

  1. Gabriel - Travel Bloggers July 16, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    Watching a volcano in action is a beautiful thing. I’ve only gotten to see one blow steam from it’s opening but I’ve seen a lot of videos and it has got to be 1000x more beautiful in person.

  2. Hogga July 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    The hawaiian pic looks like it’s from Star Wars Revenge of the Sith