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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park


The isle of Hawaii takes adventure to the next level. Everything here seems bigger than life—including the island itself, affectionately known as the “Big Island.” Imagine viewing active volcanoes, reclining on a black sand beach, snorkeling crystal-clear coves or even swimming with manta rays. The Big Island is truly a land of discovery. To make the most of your Big Island visit, begin by exploring our travel tips below.

Mark Twain once called Hawaii the “loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.” Each of Hawaii’s islands is unique, with something special and wonderful to discover. CLICK HERE to read about the very best the Big Island has to offer.

Sit back, roll down the car window and cruise through some of the Big Island’s most scenic landscapes with our recommended Perfect Drives. This is the way to travel, whether you’re edging the cliffs of smoking Kilauea Crater or winding along the waterfall-streaked Hamakua Coast. CLICK HERE for details on Perfect Drives on the Big Island.

Get up close and personal with island sights and island history on a self-paced Big Island walking tour that the whole family can do, such as explorations of cozy Hilo and Kona towns. CLICK HERE for our list of the Big Island’s Perfect Walks.

Wondering what to do besides bake on the beach? Our Perfect Itineraries pages outline nearly every type of activity on the Big Island, from surf lessons to deep-sea fishing, hiking, peaceful garden retreats and quaint museums. A great overview to help you craft the perfect vacation itinerary! CLICK HERE for Perfect Itineraries ideas for the Big Island.

Getting to and around Hawaii is easyCLICK HERE to learn about the many transportation options on each island and between the islands, plus find helpful links to all of Hawaii’s commercial airports.