Larger than all the other islands combined, The Big Island offers stunning black and white sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, volcanic parks, coffee plantations, exotic rivers and even cactus-studded deserts. From the dazzling lava show of Hawaii’s volcano to the island’s flowing waterfalls, lose yourself amidst nature’s true wonders when you travel to The Big Island. The island is dominated by the twin peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, both over 13,000 feet.
Travel Facts about The Big Island:
- Mauna Kea is actually the top of a submerged mountain. At 32,000 feet from sea floor to sky, it could be called the tallest mountain in the world, dwarfing Mount Everest by several thousand feet.
- The town of Hilo is acclaimed as the “Flower Capital of the World”.
- The Big Island is one of the only places on earth where you can still see an active volcano. Kilauea has been periodically erupting over the last decade.
The average day-time temperatures in the coastal areas range from the mid-80s in the summer months, to the mid to low 70s in the winter months.