The Big Island - Experience Nature's Power
Learn What's Special About a Big Island Vacation!
If you're ready to experience Nature in its most powerful and most astonishing forms, then the Big Island is for you. An erupting volcano, a cloud & snow covered mountain that communes with the stars and even the famous black sand beaches. That's just the beginning of what you'll find on the Big Island, where Mother Nature walks the land.
Active Volcano? Only on the Big Island!
Kilauea has been erupting for some time now, reshaping the landscape with a power that Mother Nature alone possesses.
You can see this yourself only on the Big Island. Visit Volcanoes National Park or get up close by helicopter where you can watch the glowing lava put on its spectacular show from above. It's happening only here. Read reviews of Volcano Hotels
Experience Ancient Hawaii
The Big Island has preserved Ancient Hawaiian culture more than any other part of the State. You can visit places where the kahunas (priests) made offerings and spoke with the Hawaiian Gods. Or go to the City of Refuge, where defeated generals and those who violated Hawaiian law could safely escape retribution.
You'll see in this historic complex many ancient statues as well as demonstrations of traditional Hawaiian crafts, including outrigger canoe building. Just one of many ancient sites that have been maintained or rebuilt.
Watch Sunset From Above the Clouds
Visit the summit of Mauna Kea and you'll be on the Mount Olympus of Hawaii! Go at sundown and you'll witness something that'll stay with you forever. Afterward, go to the Visitors Center where you can use their telescopes for star gazing into the night.
The day views are incredible as well, gazing down on the clouds as if you're truly in the heavens. Mauna Kea is also where you can see snow in Hawaii! Yes, people have actually snowboarded on the mountain, then driven down to surf in the very same day - Only on the Big Island!
You're probably still wondering about what to see and where to stay on the Big Island. You can read further about the attractions and areas of this Island on our More About the Big Island page. If you're more interested in learning about the available hotels, why not read about them and reviews from people like you who have stayed there already? You can read those and more for:
- Hotels In Volcano - Stay here to be near Volcanoes National Park and the amazing sites of Kilauea
- Kailua-Kona - Stay on the famous Kona Coast with its oceanfront restaurants & bars, historic buildings and more!
- North Kohala Hotels - Beautiful resorts on Northern Coast with some of the best Island beaches