Big Island (Hawaii) Travel Guide

Do you want to find out more about the Big Island of Hawaii? Then you have come to the right place. 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.


The Big Island spans 8 out of the world’s 13 climate zones, and the activities you can enjoy here are almost as divers. You can be snorkeling tropical reefs and enjoy a snowball fight on the summit of Mauna Kea on the same day. Or would you like to see the lava? Here are 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.