Big Island (Hawaii) Travel Guide

Find out more about the Big Island of Hawaii and/or plan your upcoming trip using our website, where we share our favorite activities, itineraries, beaches, restaurants, etcetera. We are sustainable travel guide for the Big Island written by people with a passion for Hawaii.

Go directly to our 16 Big Island highlights, or find out more about the four most popular destinations: Kailua Kona, Hilo, Volcano Village and Waimea to explore the local choices for accommodation, restaurants and activities.


Our itineraries are a good place to start planning your vacation to the Big Island. We have made a sample itinerary for a 1-, 2-, 3-, 5-, and 7-day visits, that we hope will help you make the most out of your time. Have a look at our itineraries.


You can find 8 out of the world’s 13 climate zones on the Big Island, and the activities you can enjoy here are almost limitless. What about snorkeling over a tropical reef and trowing some snowballs on the summit of Mauna Kea that same day? Or perhaps you would like to see flowing, red-hot lava? Read more about our favorite activities for the Big Island.


There are many options for accommodation on Hawaii. Do you want to spend your time in a luxurious resort on the sunny west coast, do you want to stay in a hotel or bed and breakfast, or do you choose for the intimacy of a vacation rental? And what about camping? The best option depends on your wishes. Read more about choosing accommodation, or your accommodation options in Hilo, Kona, Volcano Village and Waimea.

hawaiian-airGetting around

What are the most important things to think about when I book my inter island flight? And how can I find the best (cheapest?) rental car? Can I take the bus, and what about shared taxi’s? Transport on the Big Island is not an exciting topic, but we will help you planning your trip with concise and handy tips. Read more in our guide to getting around on the Big Island.