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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

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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The Hawaiian Islands Weather


Poipu, Kauai




Honolulu, Oahu

West Side

North Shore (Turtle Bay)


Hoolehua, Molokai

Molokai Airport

Kaunakakai City


Lanai City, Lanai

Manele Bay Beach

Lanai Airport


Kahului Airport, Maui

Whalers Village in Kaanapali

The Shops at Wailea in Wailea


Hilo, Hawaii



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