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Hawaii Island ("the Big Island")

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.

Places to stay

Condo Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger

Kanaloa at Kona

by Outrigger

Find family fun on Hawaii Island’s sunny coast. This oceanfront property features one- and two-bedroom, breeze-cooled condos with covered balconies, full kitchens and stunning ocean views.

Condo Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger

Royal Sea Cliff Kona

by Outrigger

Set on a dramatic lava rock bluff, these Big Island vacation condos provide guests panoramic views of the Kona coast. Accommodations feature full kitchens, washer and dryer, and spacious balconies.

Condo Fairway Villas Waikoloa by Outrigger

Fairway Villas Waikoloa

by Outrigger

Premiere one- to three-bedroom condos offering contemporary, island-style furnishings. Guests enjoy amenities like an infinity pool and lava-rock whirlpool spa surrounded by a pro golf course.

Condo Kohala Coast Vacation Rentals by Outrigger®

Kohala Coast Vacation Rentals

by Outrigger

The finest selection of Waikoloa and Mauna Lani Resort vacation rentals offering 2- and 3-bedroom condos in exclusive gated communities. Resort amenities include free Internet and a sparkling pool.

Attractions

Kilauea | Hawaii Island

Kilauea Volcano

Explore molten lava trails and cavernous lava tubes discovering nature’s awesome formations.

Waipio | Hawaii Island

Waipio Valley

Known for its secluded hiking trails and stunning black sand beach where the ocean meets the valley.

Akaka Falls | Hawaii Island

Akaka Falls State Park

Home to the most famous island waterfall, Akaka Falls stuns visitors with its grand 422 ft plunge.

Maunakea | Hawaii Island

Mauna Kea Summit

If measured from the base, it’s the tallest peak on the planet and home to world class telescopes.

Botanical Gardens | Hawaii Island

Botanical Gardens

Lush rainforests, waterfalls and tropical flowers are sights when visiting nature’s wonderlands.

Farmers Market | Hawaii Island

Botanical Gardens

Savor a taste of Hawaii and sample local fruits, veg and eats made with island fresh ingredients.

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Activities

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Kona Coffee Tour

Coffee lovers learn how the humble bean is transformed to a gourmet cup of java.

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Golf

A fantasy come true for players who prefer their game with an ocean view and lava lined fairways.

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Ziplining

Zip your way to exhilarating fun with breathtaking views of waterfalls, forests and valleys.

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Snorkeling

Observe a menagerie of rainbow-colored fish swimming or catch an eel in action catching its prey.

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Horse Back Riding

Saddle up for a wild ride on the open range and explore secluded areas not accessible by vehicles.

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Local Delicacies

Poke | Hawaii Island

Poke Bowls

Hawaii’s “fast food.” Raw chunks of fish mixed with different sauces and served on a bed of rice.

Kona Coffee| Hawaii Island

Kona Coffee

The unique microclimate produces world famous gourmet coffee that is rich in flavor and aroma.

Macadamia Nuts | Hawaii Island

Macadamia Nuts

Coveted for its crunch and richness, the taste is amazing whether roasted or doused in chocolate.

Sweet Bread | Hawaii Island

Hawaiian Sweet Bread

Carb lovers cannot resist the sweet, pillowy delight that is baked to pure island perfection.

Shave Ice | Hawaii Island

Shave Ice

Beat the heat with a melt in your mouth amped up snow cone doused in fruity tropical syrups.

Libations | Hawaii Island

Local Craft Beer

Sample local small batched, hand-crafted brews that pair well with island cuisine.

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Stories

Top 5 Hawaii | Hawaii Island

5 Things To Do on The Big Island

Gear up for adventure from petroglyph exploration to a moonlight swim with giant manta rays.

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Family-friendly beaches| Hawaii Island

Best Family Friendly Beaches on The Big Island

A family’s resource to the best in water activities, turtle watching and picnicking spots.

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Margo Ray | Hawaii Island

Big Island Inspo from artist Margo Ray

Margo reveals her top five places around the island to find creative inspiration.

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