Ookala is 85 miles (137 kilometers) away from Maui Island and about 120 miles (193 kilometers) from Lanai Island.
While it may be tempting to just kick back and relax when holidaying in Ookala, keep in mind that Hawaii's abundance of natural and man-made attractions await. Kukuihaele, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the east, and Papaikou, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northwest of Ookala are worth a visit too.
While you are in Ookala, don't forget to head to Hilo. Approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) away, this regional city is home to Naniloa Country Club, Mauna Kea Observatory and Hilo Municipal Golf Course. Ensure you don't head back to Ookala until you've visited Hilo's University of Hawaii at Hilo, Pacific Tsunami Museum and Rainbow Falls.
To learn about local culture, visit Hawaii's craft workshops.
Travelers searching for an adrenaline rush shouldn't miss the chance to test their limits by signing up for a quad biking or mountain climbing adventure. Hawaii offers a wide range of laid-back pursuits, such as beach combing and sunbathing.
Local cuisines are one of the keys to getting to know the area you are in. So take the time to visit some of the region's eating establishments. Rice as well as raw fish are used as components in dishes in this area. No trip to this region is complete without getting a taste of Lomi salmon or Kalua pig. Malasada is perfect to end any Hawaii meal.
Upon conclusion of your vacation here, remember that you can return time and time again. As you may have heard the locals say: A visitor once, a friend forever.