As the largest island in the Hawaiian chain, you’ll find there’s no shortage of things to do on the Big Island. Soak up the laid-back island vibe in Kona, or explore the mystical landscape of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Big Island is a laid-back, island paradise with activities for every taste.
Located at 19°34′N 155°30′W, Hawaii Island has a total land area of 4,028 sq miles and a population of over 185,000 people.
The youngest and largest Hawaiian island is the story of Hawaii’s creation – literally. Millenia younger than its sister islands, Hawaii Island – known as the Big Island – continues to grow as molten lava pours forth and adds to this awe-inspiring island.
The island’s youth offers a rare chance to experience a different kind of Hawaii. Visitors to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on our tour can view an active, smoldering crater; walk through a lava tube shaped by an ancient flow; and learn how these volcanoes gave birth to Hawaii. The isle’s black sand beaches are the color of cooled lava, and common nesting sites for sea turtles.
As primeval as the volcanoes are, there are also contemporary pleasures. Sweet papayas, aromatic coffees and exotic florals are all grown on the Big Island, where the rich volcanic soil offer fertile grounds for island agriculture. The island’s excellent ocean waters are wonderful for fishing, sailing, diving and swimming with graceful manta rays. You can enjoy the beauty of Rainbow Falls, delight in locally made sweets, and explore fascinating historic sites including the birthplace of King Kamehameha I. Enjoy many of the Big Island’s most famous attractions on our Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour.
Hawaii Island is as powerful, wondrous and real as life itself. May your visit be the same.