Click on any of the four regions on the map above to go directly to our information about:  Kailua Kona,  Volcano Village + the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park,  Hilo + the Hamakua Coast, and  Waimea + Waipi’o Valley.
Do you want to see a tropical coral reef while snorkeling and throw snowballs on the summit of Mauna Kea, both on the same day? And how about seeing flowing, red-hot lava? Read more about our favorite activities for the Big Island.
Our itineraries are a good place to start planning your vacation to the Big Island. We have made sample itineraries for a 1-, 2-, 3-, 5-, and 7-day visit, and one especially for people visiting Hawaii with cruise ships. These itineraries will help you make the most out of your trip. Have a look at our itineraries
These are the 4 things that we think are the Big Island essentials. Don’t visit the Big Island without at least seriously considering them!
We don’t cut any corners and give our best advice, covering all the basics and talking about things like:
Our guide is a great start if you are starting to plan a vacation to the Big Island.
We are a Big Island (Island of Hawaii) travel guide written by people with a passion for Hawaii.
We want to enable you to plan your own vacation in a sustainable way with minimum impact on the local environment.
Read more about our mission.