Welcome to Hawaii’s Big Island
Glowing molten lava seeping into the ocean in a show of steam and sparks hardening to form new land mass. Lucky visitors to Hawaii’s Big Island may get a chance to see this rare occurrence!
The Big Island is home to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park where you can walk through Thurston Lava Tube and learn more about the fascinating volcanic ecology and geology that has formed the Hawaiian Islands. Trek to a black or even green sand beach, star gaze from atop Mauna Kea or visit historic fishing villages.
Stop in for a tour at a famous Kona coffee plantation or take a leisurely hike to cascading waterfalls at Akaka Falls State Park. From stark barren lava fields, arid deserts, and lush rainforests, the Big Island offers the most diverse climate conditions of the island chain.