The Big Island Hawaii: Island of Adventure


Famous for the active Kilauea volcano, Hawaii’s Big Island is home to a list of fascinating anomalies.

Eleven different climate zones generate everything from lush rain forests to arid deserts, black sand beaches to snow-capped mountaintops. The Big Island is Hawaii’s biggest playground.

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There are currently three active volcanoes in Hawaii. On Hawaii’s Big Island you’ll find Mauna Loa and Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Mauna Loa last erupted in 1984 and Kilauea has been continuously erupting since 1983. Loihi is located underwater off the southern coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. Erupting since 1996, this emerging land mass may break the surface in about 250,000 years, adding a ninth island to the Hawaiian chain.


Taking a helicopter tour for a bird’s eye view of Kilauea and the rest of the island’s hidden waterfalls, lush valleys, and balmy beaches is just the beginning of an exhilarating Big Island expedition.

With surroundings ranging from lava-strewn deserts to tropical rainforests, you can engage in every imaginable outdoor activity here. Sport fish off the Kona Coast. Horseback ride on the isolated trails of Waipio Valley. Hike along the 150 miles of trails at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

With so much to do and see, Hawaii’s Big Island is known as “The Island of Adventure,” and it won’t take long for you to see just how appropriately named it is.

No other island gives you a place to choose between sunbathing, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, surfing, water skiing, whale watching, parasailing, paddling, fishing, bicycling, horseback riding, rollerblading, golfing, snow skiing, (phew, I’m sure I’ve left out a few), all on the same visit.

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Believe it or not, you have 20 magnificent courses to choose from. There are pristine lava-lined fairways and greens speckled with palm trees, surrounded by the clearest blue waters. Try your best to forget that you’re playing on one of the most beautiful golf courses you’ve ever set foot on. It may take a few holes and a few bad shots, but you’ll get used to it.

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