Big Island Features

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Big Island Features

  • Top Reasons to Go to Big Island

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Catch the lava fireworks at night and explore newly made land, lava tubes, steam vents, and giant craters.... Read more

  • Top Things to Do on the Big Island

    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

  • Big Island and Hawaii Today

    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

  • Big Island's Top Beaches

    Kaunaoa Beach (also known as Mauna Kea Beach) is a beautiful palm-lined golden crescent.... Read more

  • Big Island's Best Farmers' Markets

    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

  • Best Outdoor Adventures on the Big Island

    Getting out for active adventure is one of the top reason people come to the Big Island.... Read more

  • The Plate Lunch Tradition

    To experience island history first-hand, take a seat at one of Hawaii's ubiquitous "plate lunch" eateries, and order a segmented Styrofoam plate... Read more

  • Big Island Farm Tours

    As local ingredients continue to play a more prominent role on Big Island menus, chefs and farmers are working together to support a burgeoning... Read more

  • Mauna Kea's Telescopes

    There's a meeting of the minds on the mountaintop, with 13 telescopes operated by astronomers from around the world. Although the telescopes... Read more

  • Ironman and Friends

    Ironman World Championship. Staged annually since 1978, the Ironman World Championship is the granddaddy of all triathlons. For about two weeks... Read more

  • Hawaiian Music on Big Island

    It's easy to forget that Hawaii has its own music until you step off a plane onto the Islands—and then there's no escaping it. It's a unique... Read more

  • A Walking Tour of Hilo

    Put on some comfortable shoes, because Hilo is best explored on foot. All of the downtown destinations are within easy walking distance of each... Read more

  • Banyan Drive's Trees

    The history of the trees lining Hilo's Banyan Drive is one of the Big Island's most interesting and least-known stories. Banyan Drive was named... Read more

  • Kona Coffee

    From the cafés, stores, and restaurants selling Kona coffee, to the farm tours, to the annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, coffee is a major... Read more

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