"The Big Island" Top 5 Page for this destination Hawaii (Big Island) by Jim_Eliason

Hawaii (Big Island) Travel Guide: 1,936 reviews and 4,888 photos

The Big Island is the largest of the Hawaiian islands and therefore has the most varied ecosystems on the island from the dry east to the wet rain forests of the west. It has the Pacific's largest peak, Mauna Kea. It is also the newest island in the Hawaiian chain and the only one with active volcanic activity.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Volcano's, rainforest, turtles and beaches
  • Cons:not as scenic as other islands
  • In a nutshell:Paradise
  • Last visit to Hawaii (Big Island): Mar 2007
  • Intro Updated Apr 3, 2013
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  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2010 at 10:15 AM

    it seems all the islands in Hawaii have something to offer to the visitor! thanks for sharing!

  • Nathalie_B's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2008 at 5:34 AM

    I skipped it last year, but I hope to find some time during my next visit to Hawaii. The Big Island is a must. I especially loved the pics of waterfalls. Beautiful page, Jim. Thanks.

  • penumbra's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2007 at 5:44 AM

    I’ve always thought of Hawaii as being very touristy, but you’ve made it seem very appealing.

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2007 at 6:03 AM

    Hi Jim, great tips and photos of hawaii's big island! Btw, are you in san diego or still at dayton now?

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2007 at 2:48 PM

    Jim, what a wonderful tour of the Big Island. The Hilo park was indeed quite beautiful. Your photographs are stunning. Enjoyed all the information, descriptions, and insights.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2007 at 8:25 AM

    Jim, it looks like you had a great tour of the Big Island! Loved your pics of the Botanic gardens and Painted Church. The Waipi'o Valley views are spectacular! Akaka falls reminded me of Kalambo, in Zambia's 'Northern Province' on the Tanzanian border!

  • triplehelix's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2007 at 7:04 PM

    you should have hit me up!!! i would have loved to give you a tour :). hope you enjoyed it here.


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