Hawaii Island Official Travel Site: Find Vacation & Travel Information | Go Hawaii
Island of Hawaii

Island of Hawaii

Island of Inspiration

Scroll to Continue

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

Onomea Bay on the Hamakua Coast on 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.

More
Scenic view of the Hilo coast on the island of Hawaii

Hilo

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

More
Lava Trees State Park in Puna on the island of Hawaii

Puna

See dramatic features such as lava trees and molds at Lava Trees State Park and swim in volcanically heated tide pools.

More
Punaluu Black Sand Beach in Kau on the island of Hawaii

Kau

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

More
Crystal clear beaches in Kona on the island of Hawaii

Kona

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

More
Hapuna Beach State Park in Kohala on the island of Hawaii

Kohala

The island of Hawaii is often called the “Golf Capital of Hawaii” because of the renowned courses found along the Kohala Coast.

More

Video: Discover the Island of Hawaii

Video: Be Inspired by the Island of Hawaii
See some of the exciting places and activities around the island.

Get a Free Island of Hawaii Travel Planner Guide

Order a Guide

The Hawaiian Islands Weather

Kauai

Poipu, Kauai

Lihue

Kapaa

Oahu

Honolulu, Oahu

West Side

North Shore (Turtle Bay)

Molokai

Hoolehua, Molokai

Molokai Airport

Kaunakakai City

Lanai

Lanai City, Lanai

Manele Bay Beach

Lanai Airport

Maui

Kahului Airport, Maui

Whalers Village in Kaanapali

The Shops at Wailea in Wailea

Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii

Kilua/Kona

Puako

Weather data not available for this location. Please try again later.