Big Island Life
Aloha and welcome to the Island of Hawai’i; the newest of the Hawaiian Islands. The Big Island, our nickname, is indeed big enough to fit all seven of the other islands in it. And not only is the island big, it’s still growing, thanks to the active volcanoes.
The Big Island offers eleven different climate zones and an array of landscapes to please and accommodate every visitor. We have lush rainforest, deserts, black sand beaches and amazing waterfalls. We even have snowcapped mountains!
The world’s most active volcano, Kilauea, is here. The lava flow has added hundreds of acres to the island. A visit to Hawai’i Volcano National Park allows you to experience this awesome force of nature and should not be missed.
The Big Island of Hawai’i has played a major role in the history of the state. King Kamehameha the Great, credited with uniting the Hawaiian Islands into one kingdom, hails from the Big Island. You can visit the statue commemorating his birth on the beautiful Kohala Coast. Then take a trip to Parker Ranch to learn about the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys). Make a visit to Kealakekua Bay where the memorial has been placed for Captain James Cook at the place where he died after his incredible discovery.
There are countless ways to explore the Big Island; stargaze atop Mauna Kea (when it is snow covered). Visit one of the beautiful white sand beaches, or an incredible black sand beach. Tour one of Kona’s fabulous coffee plantations, the island’s cash crop. Swim and snorkel with gentle manta rays, giant sea turtles and amazing sea life. Visit the Merrie Monarch Festival, the world’s largest hula celebration. Visit Ka Lae, the southernmost tip of the United States, or just watch a beautiful waterfall and relax. The discovery and adventure available on the Big Island is endless.
Tee off at an award winning golf course, go horseback riding, explore the beautiful valleys on an ATV, go deep sea fishing, snorkeling and so much more. Maybe just sit on your lanai and watch the dolphins and whales play right in front of you.
We know you will grow to love the Big Island as much as we do! We look forward to your visit and know you will come back over and over.