About Big Island
The Big Island is the largest and most diverse of the Hawaiian Islands. On this island you'll find tropical rainforest in the hills around Hilo
, dry desert-like regions in the Kona District
, and even snow-capped summits on two massive peaks that are nearly 14,000 feet tall (yes you can visit these summits!). It's also home to Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on the planet, which you can see up close at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
. The Big Island is larger than all of the other islands combined so having a rental car is important if you want to explore beyond your home base (and you should!). The island has many miles of trails for hiking, rugged roads leading to remote beaches, countless historical sites, amazing snorkeling reefs, beaches of various colors (including green
), and so many picturesque waterfalls. It's a wonderland for photographers and adventurers.