Hawaii (Big Island):
Hawaii Island is the southernmost and the youngest island in the chain and is often referred to as “The Big Island”. Not surprisingly, it’s the largest Hawaiian island, bigger than all of the other islands combined, and it’s still growing due to Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Hawaii Island has the second largest population with roughly 190,000 residents; however it feels sparsely populated due to its large size.
The Island of Hawaii contains one of the most diverse natural landscapes in the world and is home to 11 climactic zones which range from sandy beaches to snowcapped mountains. This island of extremes boasts long white sand beaches and crystal clear bays, tropical rain forests, hidden waterfalls, coffee farms and exotic wildlife. There are plenty of options to explore and get off the beaten path. In addition to incredible natural scenery, the Big Island has world class resorts, golf, shopping, and gourmet dining.
Some of the top attractions in Hawaii include Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Akaka Falls State Park, Punaluu Black Sand Beach, and Mauna Kea, the clearest place in the world to view the stars and night sky. This majestic land of coral and lava, fire and snow, is truly awesome in its rich natural beauty and offers an endless array of vacation options.