Love Big Island is written by people that love the Big Island for people that love the Big Island.
We believe that this is one of the most magical places on Earth, with an unparalleled diversity of outdoor wonders, flora, fauna and culture. This diversity is a blessing, but also leaves the island vulnerable to outside influences.
Malama ‘aina is Hawaiian for “take care of the land”, and that is exactly what we hope to help you do with this website.
Many Hawaiʻi guides are written with commercial intent and complete disregard for the island and her people. This, unfortunately, causes unnecessary damage to the Hawaiian Islands. We say unnecessary because we firmly believe that no one that visits Hawaii would ever intentionally cause harm to the islands.
This is why we have created LoveBigIsland. Our guide helps you enjoy your stay in such a way that the next generation will still be able to see why you loved the Big Island so much!
Our mission is to share what we know and love in such a way, that the impact of tourism is minimal. This does not mean we don’t send you to the fun places, but rather that we tell you how you can enjoy and respect Hawaiʻi at the same time.
We also prefer to send you to local people and enterprises that know and respect the Big Island. We are a firm believer in the concept of “enrich the community: buy local”.
No hidden hikes or secret beaches
What you will NOT find on our website are “secret beaches” or “hidden hikes”. “Hidden” or “secret” often means dangerous, and listing any of these places would place both you and the place itself in harm’s way. Let the locals have their private spots, and let yourself be enchanted by any of the easily accessible wonders of the Big Island.
How to support the lovebigisland website
The creation and maintenance of this website is a work of love. We do not accept donations, but there are a few easy ways you can support us.
Find and Follow us online
If you like our style we invite you follow us around the web so we can keep you updated on all the latest Big Island news.
You can follow LoveBigIsland on Twitter, become a fan of our LoveBigIsland Facebook page, find us on Google+, have a look at our Big Island pictures on Pinterest or on our Flickr page, see the videos in our LoveBigIsland YouTube channel or find LoveBigIsland on About.me.
Big Island Directory
Find a list of our friends, recommended accommodations and activities, and good places in general, in our Big Island Directory.