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The name “Big Island” refers to its size as the largest in the Hawaiian chain. With four distinct climate zones, thrill seekers can ski down volcano peaks and surf warm ocean all in the same day! Nature lovers delight in exploring its native flora and fauna of which 90% is endemic to the island. Those looking for a classic beach holiday will find no shortage of black and white sand varieties ideal for ocean activities. With such diversity, the Big Island is a top contender on any vacation list.
Explore molten lava trails and cavernous lava tubes discovering nature’s awesome formations.
Known for its secluded hiking trails and stunning black sand beach where the ocean meets the valley.
Home to the most famous island waterfall, Akaka Falls stuns visitors with its grand 422 ft plunge.
If measured from the base, it’s the tallest peak on the planet and home to world class telescopes.
Lush rainforests, waterfalls and tropical flowers are sights when visiting nature’s wonderlands.
Savor a taste of Hawaii and sample local fruits, veg and eats made with island fresh ingredients.
Coffee lovers learn how the humble bean is transformed to a gourmet cup of java.
A fantasy come true for players who prefer their game with an ocean view and lava lined fairways.
Zip your way to exhilarating fun with breathtaking views of waterfalls, forests and valleys.
Observe a menagerie of rainbow-colored fish swimming or catch an eel in action catching its prey.
Saddle up for a wild ride on the open range and explore secluded areas not accessible by vehicles.
Hawaii’s “fast food.” Raw chunks of fish mixed with different sauces and served on a bed of rice.
The unique microclimate produces world famous gourmet coffee that is rich in flavor and aroma.
Coveted for its crunch and richness, the taste is amazing whether roasted or doused in chocolate.
Carb lovers cannot resist the sweet, pillowy delight that is baked to pure island perfection.
Beat the heat with a melt in your mouth amped up snow cone doused in fruity tropical syrups.
Sample local small batched, hand-crafted brews that pair well with island cuisine.
Gear up for adventure from petroglyph exploration to a moonlight swim with giant manta rays.
A family’s resource to the best in water activities, turtle watching and picnicking spots.
Margo reveals her top five places around the island to find creative inspiration.