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The island of Hawaii is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain. Nearly twice as big as all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined (hence, its nickname, “Big Island”), its sheer size is awe-inspiring. You can travel through all but four of the world's different climate zones here, ranging from Wet Tropical to Polar Tundra, a result of the shielding effect and elevations of the massive volcanoes Maunakea and Maunaloa. From the many geological features at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the snow-capped heights of Maunakea; from the lush valleys of the Hilo and Hamakua Coasts to the jet-black sands of Punaluu Beach, the island of Hawaii is an unrivaled expression of the power of nature. However you decide to experience the island, it is sure to leave you humbled! Check out the island of Hawaii's regions to explore this vast island. 

Regions of Island of Hawaii

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Hamakua Heritage Corridor
Take a memorable drive from Hilo to the Waipio Valley Lookout to see scenic overlooks, waterfalls, botanical gardens and small towns. 
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Honokaa
This friendly, small town is the gateway to the Waipio Valley, and home to cute local shops and restaurants.
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Waipio Valley Lookout
Located on the northern Hamakua Coast, the sacred Waipio Valley was the boyhood home of King Kamehameha I and an important center for political and religious life in Hawaii. 
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Hilo Farmers Market
The Hilo Farmers Market is one of the best open markets in Hawaii, featuring fresh fruit, vegetables, plants and local crafts.
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Liliuokalani Gardens
Liliuokalani Gardens is a beautifully landscaped, 30-acre Japanese garden featuring fishponds, pagodas and rock gardens.
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Akaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls State Park features two amazing waterfalls, Akaka Falls (442 feet) and Kahuna Falls (100 feet). 
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Downtown Hilo
Downtown Hilo is the island of Hawaii's biggest small town, featuring centuries-old wooden storefronts—many of which are on the National Register of Historic Places—housing a variety of sophisticated galleries, shops, restaurants and cultural sites.
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Wailuku River State Park
If you’re looking for a waterfall near Downtown Hilo, take a short drive west on Waianuene Avenue to Wailuku River State Park.
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Punaluu Black Sand Beach
This famous black sand beach is a great photo opportunity and is almost as popular with honu (green sea turtles) as it is with visitors.
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Kalae (South Point)
The southern-most point in the Hawaiian Islands (and the United States) offers beautiful ocean views.
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One of the state’s most famous attractions is a testament to the power of nature and a rare opportunity to see an active volcano.
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Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Part of the National Park System, this historic site is home to one of the largest and last heiau (temple) built in Hawaii.
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Puako Petroglyph Archeological Preserve
The Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve is one of the most extensive petroglyph fields in Hawaii.
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Hapuna Beach
Hapuna Beach on the Kohala Coast is one of the largest white sand beaches on the island of Hawaii.
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Pololu Valley Lookout
The Pololu Valley Lookout offers a breathtaking view overlooking Pololu Valley, a black sand beach and the northeastern coastline.
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Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
Visit Puuhonua o Honaunau and learn about early Hawaiian history at this National Historic Park, historic place of refuge and former royal grounds.
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Keauhou
The Keauhou resort area, just south of Historic Kailua Village in Kona, is where you can often spot manta rays and honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles).
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Historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona)
Historic Kailua Village is a lively seaside town in the heart of Kona home to shopping, dining and important historic sites.
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Hulihee Palace
Travel back to the days of the Hawaiian monarchy at Hulihee Palace, located right on Alii Drive in the heart of Historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona).
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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Just south of Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport, is Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. Explore this coastal park and discover how an early Hawaiian settlement survived on the rugged Kona coast.
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Lava Tree State Park
This seven-acre State Monument is home to unusual lava tree structures that rise up out of the ground.
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Volcano Village
Visit this charming artist community located five minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Kalapana
Once a historic town partially destroyed by lava, now a lava viewing area on the southeastern coast of the island of Hawaii.
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Hamakua Coast
Onomea Bay on the Hamakua Coast on the island of Hawaii
If you’re driving along the Hamakua Coast be sure to stop to explore some of its hidden gems, including taro farms, black sand beaches, splendid waterfalls and more.
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Hilo
Scenic view of the Hilo coast on the island of Hawaii
The perfect place to explore local shops, a famous farmers market, beautiful beaches and dramatic waterfalls.
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Puna
Lava Trees State Park in Puna on the island of Hawaii
See dramatic features such as lava trees and molds at Lava Trees State Park and swim in volcanically heated tide pools.
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Kau
Punaluu Black Sand Beach in Kau on the island of Hawaii
See an active volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National park and learn how the Hawaiian Islands were formed.
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Kona
Crystal clear beaches in Kona on the island of Hawaii
Bright blue water, abundant resorts, coffee tastings, and unique historical and cultural landmarks — your options are plentiful.
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Kohala
Hapuna Beach State Park in Kohala on the island of Hawaii
The island of Hawaii is often called the “Golf Capital of Hawaii” because of the renowned courses found along the Kohala Coast.
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The Hawaiian Islands Weather

Kauai

Poipu, Kauai

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Fri 12/04Scattered Thunderstorms78°F26°C
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Sun 12/06Sunny78°F26°C
Mon 12/07Mostly Sunny78°F26°C

Lihue

TodayPartly Cloudy72°F22°C
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Fri 12/04Scattered Thunderstorms77°F25°C
Sat 12/05Scattered Thunderstorms77°F25°C
Sun 12/06Sunny80°F27°C
Mon 12/07Mostly Sunny78°F26°C

Kapaa

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Fri 12/04Scattered Thunderstorms77°F25°C
Sat 12/05Partly Cloudy78°F26°C
Sun 12/06Mostly Sunny77°F25°C
Mon 12/07Mostly Sunny77°F25°C

Oahu

Honolulu, Oahu

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Fri 12/04Scattered Thunderstorms78°F26°C
Sat 12/05Partly Cloudy80°F27°C
Sun 12/06Partly Cloudy81°F27°C
Mon 12/07Partly Cloudy81°F27°C

West Side

TodayPartly Cloudy70°F21°C
Thu 12/03Partly Cloudy82°F28°C
Fri 12/04Scattered Thunderstorms79°F26°C
Sat 12/05Partly Cloudy81°F27°C
Sun 12/06Mostly Sunny80°F27°C
Mon 12/07Partly Cloudy81°F27°C

North Shore (Turtle Bay)

TodayPartly Cloudy73°F23°C
Thu 12/03Rain78°F26°C
Fri 12/04Thunderstorms76°F24°C
Sat 12/05Partly Cloudy78°F26°C
Sun 12/06Partly Cloudy79°F26°C
Mon 12/07Mostly Sunny78°F26°C

Molokai

Hoolehua, Molokai

TodayMostly Clear70°F21°C
Thu 12/03Partly Cloudy83°F28°C
Fri 12/04Mostly Sunny82°F28°C
Sat 12/05Sunny82°F28°C
Sun 12/06Partly Cloudy82°F28°C
Mon 12/07Partly Cloudy82°F28°C

Molokai Airport

TodayMostly Clear70°F21°C
Thu 12/03Partly Cloudy83°F28°C
Fri 12/04Mostly Sunny82°F28°C
Sat 12/05Sunny82°F28°C
Sun 12/06Partly Cloudy82°F28°C
Mon 12/07Partly Cloudy82°F28°C

Kaunakakai City

TodayMostly Clear71°F22°C
Thu 12/03Partly Cloudy81°F27°C
Fri 12/04Partly Cloudy80°F27°C
Sat 12/05Mostly Sunny80°F27°C
Sun 12/06Scattered Thunderstorms80°F27°C
Mon 12/07Partly Cloudy80°F27°C

Lanai

Lanai City, Lanai

TodayPartly Cloudy73°F23°C
Thu 12/03Rain78°F26°C
Fri 12/04Scattered Showers77°F25°C
Sat 12/05Scattered Thunderstorms79°F26°C
Sun 12/06Scattered Thunderstorms78°F26°C
Mon 12/07Scattered Thunderstorms78°F26°C

Manele Bay Beach

TodayPartly Cloudy73°F23°C
Thu 12/03Rain78°F26°C
Fri 12/04Scattered Showers77°F25°C
Sat 12/05Scattered Thunderstorms79°F26°C
Sun 12/06Scattered Thunderstorms78°F26°C
Mon 12/07Scattered Thunderstorms78°F26°C

Lanai Airport

TodayPartly Cloudy73°F23°C
Thu 12/03Rain78°F26°C
Fri 12/04Scattered Showers77°F25°C
Sat 12/05Scattered Thunderstorms79°F26°C
Sun 12/06Scattered Thunderstorms78°F26°C
Mon 12/07Scattered Thunderstorms78°F26°C

Maui

Kahului Airport, Maui

TodayMostly Clear69°F21°C
Thu 12/03Partly Cloudy79°F26°C
Fri 12/04Rain80°F27°C
Sat 12/05Sunny79°F26°C
Sun 12/06Partly Cloudy78°F26°C
Mon 12/07Scattered Showers77°F25°C

Whalers Village in Kaanapali

TodayMostly Clear66°F19°C
Thu 12/03Partly Cloudy76°F24°C
Fri 12/04Rain75°F24°C
Sat 12/05Mostly Sunny77°F25°C
Sun 12/06Scattered Thunderstorms75°F24°C
Mon 12/07Rain75°F24°C

The Shops at Wailea in Wailea

TodayMostly Clear66°F19°C
Thu 12/03Scattered Showers78°F26°C
Fri 12/04Scattered Thunderstorms79°F26°C
Sat 12/05Sunny78°F26°C
Sun 12/06Partly Cloudy77°F25°C
Mon 12/07Partly Cloudy77°F25°C

Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii

TodayClear66°F19°C
Thu 12/03Scattered Showers76°F24°C
Fri 12/04Scattered Thunderstorms75°F24°C
Sat 12/05Scattered Thunderstorms75°F24°C
Sun 12/06Partly Cloudy75°F24°C
Mon 12/07Scattered Showers73°F23°C

Kailua/Kona

TodayMostly Clear60°F16°C
Thu 12/03Rain73°F23°C
Fri 12/04Partly Cloudy73°F23°C
Sat 12/05Scattered Thunderstorms71°F22°C
Sun 12/06Mostly Sunny71°F22°C
Mon 12/07Scattered Showers71°F22°C

Puako

TodayMostly Clear60°F16°C
Thu 12/03Rain73°F23°C
Fri 12/04Partly Cloudy73°F23°C
Sat 12/05Scattered Thunderstorms71°F22°C
Sun 12/06Mostly Sunny71°F22°C
Mon 12/07Scattered Showers71°F22°C

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