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Kailua-Kona Travel Guide: 372 reviews and 868 photos
The last time I visited the Big Island was 11 years ago. Not much has changed...a few more resorts but not a lot of development. The island of Hawaii is definitely much quieter than Oahu and Maui and a nice place just to relax, golf, participate in water activities, and enjoy the scenery.
The Big Island of Hawaii is the southernmost and youngest of the Hawaiian Islands. It was formed by 5 volcanoes, 2 still acitve....Mauna Loa and Kilauea. A new island "Loihi" is being formed from volcanic acitivity off the eastern coast of Hawaii. The Big Island is larger than all of the Hawaiian Islands combined and has 266 miles of coastline.
The west coast (Kona, Waikoloa) is drier with miles of black volcanic rock. The east coast (Hilo), the rainy side, is greener and more lush.
- Pros:The largest of the Hawaiian Islands, not as crowded as Oahu & Maui
The Big Island does not have the large shopping malls found in Maui & Oahu but it does have The King's Shops, one of the... more travel advice
This crescent shaped beach is an ideal spot for swimming, snorkeling and diving. It has public access plus it fronts the... more travel advice
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