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Aloha and welcome to the Big Island!

Hawaii Climate and Weather

The climate on the Big Island pretty much only varies from summer to winter, but the weather is ever-changing, particularly as you travel to different parts of the island. Know before you go.

Weather In Kona
Hilo Weather
Volcano Weather

Hawaii State Bird

Meet Branta sandvicensis, or Nene, the official State Bird of Hawaii.

Hawaii State Flower

You're sure to see plenty of Yellow Hawaiian Hibiscus as you are exploring the Big Island.

Explore - Best Sites and Attractions

Big Island Beaches

Kohala Coast Beaches North of Kona

Spencer Beach Park
Mauna Kea Beach
Hapuna Beach
Waialea Beach 69
Anaeho'omalu Beach
Kukio Beach
Kikaua Beach
Kua Bay - Manini'owali Beach
Makalawena Beach
Mahai'ula Beach
Honokohau Beach & Ai'opio Beach

Kona Beaches

Old Kona Airport Beach Park
Kamakahonu Beach - Kailua Bay
Honl's Beach
Pahoehoe Beach Park
Magic Sands - La'aloa Bay Beach Park

Keauhou, Kealakekua, Honaunau Beaches

Kahaluu Beach Park
Manini Beach
Pu'uhonua o Honaunau
Hookena Beach

Favorite South Coast, Hilo & Puna Beaches

Honomalino Beach
Papakolea Green Sand Beach
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Hilo Beach Parks
Ahalanui Beach Park

Best Family Beaches

Wawaloli Beach
Keiki Ponds
Kamakahonu Beach

Best Snorkeling Beaches

Hawaii Beach Safety

Hawaii Island Volcanoes

Hawaiian Eruption, Shield Volcanoes and Lava Types
Mahukona Volcano
Kilauea Volcano
Mauna Kea Volcano
Mauna Kea Observatory
Mauna Loa Volcano
Hualalai Volcano
Kohala Volcano
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Thurston Lava Tube

Big Island Attractions

Whale Watching
Swimming with Dolphins
Manta Rays
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach 
Papakolea Green Sand Beach
Pololu Valley
Waipi'o Valley
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
Honaunau Bay
Kaloko Honokohau National Historical Park
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
Pana'ewa Hilo Zoo
Tropical Birds

Hawaii National Parks

Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Hawaii State Parks

Akaka Falls State Park
Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
Kekaha Kai State Park
Kiholo State Park Reserve
Lapakahi State Park
Wailuku River State Park
Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area

Hawai'i Activities

Fun Things To Do on the Big Island

ATV Rides
Boogie Boarding
Horseback Riding
Outrigger Canoe
Scuba Diving
Sport Fishing
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Hawaii Zipline

Things To Do In Kona

Hawaii Parasailing
Atlantis Submarine
Big Island Luaus
Hulihe'e Palace
Mokuaikaua Church
Kona Beaches
Snorkeling at Kahalu'u Beach Park
Kamakahonu and Kailua Bay

Things To Do In Hilo

Lili'uokalani Park and Gardens
Coconut Island
Banyan Drive
Hilo Farmers Market
Kaumana Caves
Wailoa State Park
Hilo Zoo
Hilo Beach Parks
Wa'akaulua Canoeing
Hawaii Waterfalls
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
'Imiloa Hawaii Astronomy Center
Pacific Tsunami Museum
Lyman Museum

Big Island Hiking

Waipi'o Valley
Pololu Valley
Ala Kahakai Trail
Kiholo Bay
Makalawena Beach
Captain Cook Monument
Honomalino Bay
Papakolea Green Sand Beach
Kilauea Iki Trail
Mauna Ulu Trail


Big Island Tours

Helicopter Tours
Snorkeling Tours
Fishing Charters
Kayaking Tours
Manta Ray Night Snorkel
Scuba Diving
Whale Watching Tours
Specialty Dinner Tours
Kilauea Volcano Adventure Tours
Bike Tour Through Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Adventure Tour
ATV Off-Road Tours
Farm & Restaurant Tour
Kona Coffee & Craters
Horseback Riding Tours
Waipi'o Valley Tours
Zipline Adventure Tours
Birdwatching Tour
Cruise Ship Shore Excursions

Hawai'i Student Travel & Big Island Teen Tours

Welcome high school students! Join us for one of our exciting teen travel adventures and Hawaii summer camps. It will change your life!

Experiential Education
Student Travel Registration Form
Student Travel Terms & Conditions

Hawaii Sober Travel Adventures

Sober Travel Registration Form
Sober Travel Terms & Conditions

Before You Go

Vacation Ideas

Discover Hawaii Island Volcanoes
Big Island Sights and Attractions
Fun Things To Do in Hawaii
Best Family Friendly Beaches
Lodging on the Big Island

Flights To Hawaii

Big Island Airports

Hawaii Island Cruise

Getting Around The Island

Rental Car Information
Big Island Travel Guide
Big Island Transportation Options

Lodging and Dining

Big Island Hotels

Hotels In Kona
Hotels In Hilo
Bed and Breakfast Inns
Vacation Rentals

Big Island Resorts

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Waikoloa Beach Marriott
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel
Fairmont Orchid Hawaii
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

Big Island Restaurants

Kailua Kona Restaurants
Hilo Restaurants
Resort and Kohala Coast Restaurants
South Kona Restaurants
Volcano Restaurants

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