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All About the Big Island of Hawaii

Our picks for the best accommodations, activities, sightseeing, dining, entertainment, and luaus on the Big Island of Hawaii. We also include our picks for the best live cams and maps of the Big Island. We offer hundreds of photos of the Big Island in our Big Island Photo Gallery.
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  4. Big Island Luaus
  5. Big Island Parks (9)
  6. Big Island Restaurants (12)
  7. Big Island Webcams
  8. Big Island of Hawaii Maps
  9. Big Island of Hawaii Photos
  10. Big Isle Family Activities (11)
  11. Hawaii Volcanoes Informatio
  12. Hawaii Volcanoes Nat. Park (15)

Top Things to Do on the Big Island of Hawaii
There is so much to see and do on the Big Island of Hawaii. We've chosen our top things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Top Ten Big Island Family Activities
The Big Island of Hawaii has something to offer every member of the family from swimming with dolphins to exploring the summit of the tallest mountain on earth.

Hawaii Island Lodging and Activities News for the Summer of 2014
See what special new lodging deals and packages as well as exciting adventures are being offered on Hawaii Island, the Big Island for the summer and fall of 2014.

What's That Hawaiian Island Called?
What's the correct name for what we have always called the Big Island? It may surprise you.

Clickable Map of the Big Island of Hawaii
If you are looking for specific information on any location on the Big Island, just click on any location name in black on the map.

Profile of Hawaii's Big Island - Hawaii's Island of Adventure
A profile of Hawaii's Big Island, Hawaii's Island of Adventure where the island grows every day with Madame Pele's flow.

Profile of Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island
Situated where the southwest slope of the Big Island's Hualalai Volcano meets the ocean is the town of Kailua-Kona. Filled with history and today known more for its shopping and dining opportunities, Kailua-Kona is a must stop for all visitors to Hawaii's Big Island.

Profile of Hilo on Hawaii's Big Island
Where the Wailuku River meets Hilo Bay on the eastern side of Hawaii's Big Island is the town of Hilo. Hilo is the largest town on the island of Hawaii, second largest in the State of Hawaii.

Hilo Area Attractions
Our guide to the top attractions in the Hilo area of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Why You Should Visit Hilo on Hawaii's Big Island
Visiting Hilo and its many attractions is much easier with new direct flights by United Airlines.

Profile of Waimea / Kamuela on Hawaii's Big Island
The town of Waimea is located in the South Kohala District of Hawaii's Big Island. It is the largest town in the interior of the Big Island and located about 20 miles northeast of the Waikoloa Resort area, 13 miles west of Honokaa, 22 miles west of Waipio Valley and 18 miles south of Kapaau. Waimea lies in the rolling green foothills above the Kohala Coast. Its population was 7,028 in 2000 but the town and surrounding areas are growing rapidly. The estimated June 2006 population is 9,241.

A Brief History of Waimea on Hawaii's Big Island
It is believed that in ancient times many thousands of Hawaiians lived in the area now known as Waimea. This was a watershed area surrounded by large forests of sandalwood trees.

Welcome The New Year on Hawaii's Big Island
There has rarely been a better time to visit Hawaii's Big Island than right now. The island's hotels, resorts and condominiums are offering great deals to lure you.

Exploring the Kohala Region of the Big Island of Hawaii
A drive north on Highway 270 through the Kohala Region of Hawaii's Big Island takes you from the western port town of Kawaihae past Lapakahi State Historical Park, the birth site of Kamehameha I and Mo'okini Heiau, through the quiet towns of Hawi and Kapa'au to the beautiful Pololu Valley Overlook.

Waipio Valley
One of the world's most beautiful places is the Waipio Valley. Learn about its historical and cultural importance.

Waipio Valley Photos
Our extensive collection of photos taken in the Valley of Kings on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Volcanoes of the Big Island of Hawaii
Find out about the five volcanoes that form the Big Island of Hawaii, three of which remain active to this day. Then take a look at our Kilauea Photo Gallery with photos of the most recent eruption of Kilauea Volcano.

Moku'aikaua Church, Kailua-Kona, Big Island - Historic Churches of Hawaii
Founded by Asa Thurston, one of the first missionaries in Hawaii, Mokuaikaua Church is a fine example of New England style of architecture constructed with Hawaiian materials. It is, perhaps the finest example of the use of 'ohi'a lehua and koa wood in Hawaii. Join us for a tour of Mokuaikaua Church in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island.

Puʻuhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park - The City of Refuge
A walking tour of Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, the City of Refuge on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Explore of Hawaii's most beautiful places located just North of Hilo on the beautiful Hilo-Hamakua Heritage Coast.

Kilauea Volcano Photos
Our collection of over 75 photos of the current eruption of Kilauea beginning in 1983. New photos are being added every week. Don't miss these great photos of the only place on earth where the planet grows every day of the year.

Parks on the Big Island of Hawaii
There are almost 687 public parks in the State of Hawaii, falling under federal, state and county jurisdictions. We look at the best parks on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures
See Hawaii at sunset and view the stars from 13,796 feet.

Merrie Monarch Festival
Each year, following Easter, hula halau from around the world gather in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii to take part in what is universally considered to be the world's most prestigious hula competition - the Merrie Monarch Festival, named in honor of Hawaii's last king, David Kalakaua, the Merrie Monarch.

Not Your Normal Day in Paradise
Forget your bathing suit and golf clubs - bring your long johns when you travel to the Big Island of Hawaii.

Standing on the Edge of Creation
Beginning in mid-July 2002, thousands of locals and visitors have been traveling to the end of Chain of Craters Road in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park every evening to view the latest lava flows from Kilauea Volcano.

Big Island Festival - An Ocean Away from the Ordinary
A review of the 2005 Big Island Festival at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, November 9-12, 2005.

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