Before you go, contact the Big Island Visitors Bureau to request a free official vacation planner. The Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce also has links to dozens of museums, attractions, bed-and-breakfasts, and parks on its website. The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce also has resources for the west side of the island.
Big Island Visitors Bureau (HI. www.bigisland.org.)
Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce (808/935–7178. www.hicc.biz.)
Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (75-5737 Kuakini Hwy., Suite 208, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740. 808/329–1758 or. www.kona-kohala.com.)