Island of Hawaii

Island of Inspiration

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Welcome to the Island of Hawaii

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 there, ranging from Wet Tropical to Polar Tundra, a result of the shielding effect and elevations of the massive volcanoes Maunakea and Maunaloa. From the molten magma flowing at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the snow-capped heights of Maunakea; from the lush valleys of the Hamakua Coast 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!

Regions of the Island of Hawaii

Hamakua Coast

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

The perfect place to explore local shops, a famous farmers market, beautiful beaches and dramatic waterfalls.

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Puna

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

See an active volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National park and learn how the Hawaiian Islands were formed.

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Kona

Bright blue water, abundant resorts, coffee tastings, and unique historical and cultural landmarks — your options are plentiful.

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Kohala

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

Oahu

Honolulu, Oahu

Molokai

Hoolehua, Molokai

Lanai

Lanai City, Lanai

Maui

Kahului, Maui

Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii