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It takes time to explore the Big Island's stunning landscapes, but the rewards are spectacular. Hawaii’s largest island has more than 250 miles of coast from Kona to Hilo and beyond, lined with incredible beaches, elegant resorts, coffee farms, rain forests, and waterfalls. History and culture resonate everywhere, from Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook’s landing site and modern-day snorkeling haven, to the rugged Valley of Kings near Waipio. Above it all, snowcapped Mauna Kea contrasts with fiery Mauna Loa, the centerpiece of popular Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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