Discover the Beautiful Big Island
The Island of Hawaii is called the “Big Island,”. You’ll find 11 out of 13 of the world's climatic zones here. The immense diversity is exemplified by showcasing the world’s most active volcano – Kilauea, and Mauna Kea the tallest mountain in the world if measured from its origin on the ocean floor.
Kilauea is the world's most active volcano, located on the southern shore of the Big Island. It has been spewing lava continuously for over 30 years and inspires awe everyday.
One of the world’s most renowned astronomical sites on the planet is located on top of Mauna Kea. At this elevation, the light pollution is minimal and the air is thin, which allows the stars to glitter in a way that is seen from only a few places in the world.
Hilo, the largest city on the Big Island, is located on the eastern shore overlooking Hilo Bay. The town is situated on top of two shield volcanoes: Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.
The Hamakua coastline runs approximately fifty miles between Hilo and Waipi'o, and features lush vegetation and steep valleys. One of the major attractions in this area is the verdant Waipi'o Valley.
Kohala is the name given to the northwest region of the Big Island. The Kohala Coast, which features golf courses and seaside resorts, is the dry western shore of the Kohala region.