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Island of Hawaii Regions

The largest island in the Hawaiian Island chain is also the youngest. The island of Hawaii, known as "The Big Island," is separated into 6 main regions: Hamakua Coast, Hilo, Kau, Kona, Kohala and Puna. Explore each region and plan your ideal trip to the island of Hawaii. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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