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Fodor's Big Island of Hawaii
Plan Your Big Island Vacation
Nicknamed "The Big Island," Hawaii the island is a microcosm of Hawaii the state. From long white-sand beaches and crystal clear bays to rain forests, waterfalls, luau, exotic flowers, and birds, all things quintessentially Hawaiian are well represented here.
Even among locals, there is an ongoing debate about which side of the Big Island is "better," so don't worry if you're having a tough time deciding where...read more
Between star chefs and an influx of quality local farms, the Big Island restaurant scene has been heating up in the last couple of years. In the past it...read more
Things To Do in Big Island
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Catch the lava fireworks at night and explore newly made land, lava tubes, steam vents, and giant craters.... Read more
Watch as fiery red lava pours, steaming, into the ocean; stare in awe at nighttime lava fireworks; and hike across the floor of a crater at Volcanoes... Read more
You could fit all the other Hawaiian Islands onto the Big Island and still have a little room left over—hence the clever name. Locals refer to... Read more
Kaunaoa Beach (also known as Mauna Kea Beach) is a beautiful palm-lined golden crescent.... Read more
The Big Island is home to more farmers' markets than most cities, each offering a different range of goods, but all providing at the very least... Read more
Getting out for active adventure is one of the top reason people come to the Big Island.... Read more
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My film “Lava Luau” can be seen on the web if you have a high speed internet connection. Read more
I'm back, the laundry is done, and it's time to start my trip report.
I just finished putting together a photo album - hopefully the link will work. It's the quick version of the report: https://picasaweb.google.com/107255467248504604599/HawaiiTrip2014?authkey=Gv1sRgCKyj4easp5qOqwE Read more