It’s easy to feel small on Hawaii, the Big Island. From the molten magma flowing from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the snow-capped heights of Maunakea; from the green rain forests of the Hamakua Coast to the jet-black sands of Punaluu Beach; Hawaii, the Big Island is an unrivaled expression of the power of nature. The dramatic size and scope of the largest Hawaiian Island creates a microcosm of environments and activities. All but two of the world’s climate zones generate everything from lush rain forests to volcanic deserts, snow-capped mountaintops to black sand beaches. In fact, Hawaii is the only U.S. state that’s still growing – Hawaii, the Big Island is expanding by over 42 acres per year, thanks to Kilauea Volcano. On this island’s vast tableau, you’ll find everything from extravagant resorts and incredible golf courses to modest local towns and sacred Hawaiian historical sites. Visit the birthplace of King Kamehameha I and Hawaii’s first missionary church in Historic Kailua Village. With so much to see, it’s best to experience the island in small pieces. There’s plenty of room on the awe-inspiring Big Island to explore on your return.
- Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
- Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger
- Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
- Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
- Hilton Waikoloa Village
- Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa