Hawaii Island is called ‘Big Island’ for good reasons – it’s ‘big’ in both size and natural beauty. It’s where you’ll find 4 of Hawaii’s 5 active volcanoes and it’s an island of stark contrasts, where even a short road trip treats you to drastic changes in scenery. Discover verdant valleys and rainforests with dreamy waterfalls around the ‘windward’ northern and eastern sides and sunny bays, historical sites, and sheltered beaches around its ‘leeward’ southern and western sides.

With its varied landscapes, a wide range of accommodation options follow suit. These range from luxury beach and golf resorts to countryside B&Bs that let you stay closer to the magnificent nature and scenic hiking trails. Find ultimate relaxation in Hilo, lush farmlands in Kohala, excellent surfing and snorkelling in Kona, intriguing history in Kau, and adventures in the lava land of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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Where & what to eat in Hawaii Island

  • 10 Best Places Where Locals Love to Eat on Hawaii Big Island

    Curious about the best places locals love to eat on Hawaii Big Island and on the hunt for a tasty meal? Then you’re in luck because a great selection of divine dining options lies scattered around Hawaii Island, from unpretentious local eateries to upmarket international restaurants. With tourism comprising much of Big Island’s commercial activity, many restaurants lack authenticity because they...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Hawaii Island

  • 11 Best Places to Go Shopping on Hawaii Big Island

    Hawaii Big Island’s shopping scene is just as exciting as its wondrous nature and varied landscapes. Strip malls here hold cultural events and performances weekly so that visitors can experience local culture and the aloha spirit, while the various farmers’ markets showcase the best of Hawaiian fresh produce and locally made products. On a tropical island like this, malls here are...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Hawaii Island

  • 10 Best Nightlife on Hawaii Big Island

    Nightlife on Hawaii’s Big Island is relatively relaxed, but you’ll still find plenty of late-night parties for a good time. Instead of flashy nightclubs open through the crack of dawn, restaurants and bars offer smooth cocktails, live music, karaoke, and dancing. Cruise around the island and you’re sure to find festive parties at fancy resorts, dive bars and everything in...

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Useful information

  • Hawaii Island Travel Essentials

    Our Hawaii Island Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in the USA. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Kona International Airport (KOA) or Hilo International Airport (ITO) to my...

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