"The Big Island" Hawaii (Big Island) by trvlrtom

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Plenty to Offer

The Big Island is big on things to do. The contrasts between the wet, Hilo side and the dryer, Kona side provide you with plenty to see and do on one island.

Beautiful beaches

The other Hawaiian Islands may be better known for their beaches than the Big Island, but some of the best in the State are arguably right here. No other has the variety of white, black or green sand beaches, and it would be difficult to find beaches as beautiful and unvisited as some near Kailua-Kona.

The beach in this picture is located close to Kailua.
It doesn't get many crowds, due to the fact that it is a difficult road to drive on to get there. For those who make the trip, it is worth it.

Everyone Loves the Volcano

Volcanos National Park is, of course, a must see stop on the island. Don't miss it. Just be sure to schedule enough time to fit in a drive to the coast to see where the lava flows meet the ocean.

There are some accomodations near the national park, but the biggest nearby town in Hilo, from which you can make a day trip. There are plenty of things to do and see in Hilo also, and it is worth a stay here.

  • Last visit to Hawaii (Big Island): Feb 2007
  • Intro Updated Nov 12, 2008
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  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    I’d like to make it to the Big Island someday. Thanks for checking out my Mendocino page. Enjoy your trip there!

  • Robachu1's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2008 at 11:29 PM

    Thanks for posting such great info on the Big Island (Kona, Hilo, etc.) You've really helped me plan our trip to Hawaii.


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