About the Big Island

Information About The Big Island Of Hawaii

Appropriately named the” Big Island of Hawaii”, to avoid confusion with the name of the entire state, the Island of Hawaii offers a diversity found no where else on earth. It is the size of all the other islands combined and contains eleven of the world’s thirteen climate zones within its shores. From the snow covered heights of Mauna Kea to the lush greenery of Waipio Valley, from the glowing lava flow of Kilauea to the crystal clear waters and secluded beaches of the Kona Kohala coast, a visit to the Big Island of Hawaii can be a humbling experience.

Here are some interesting facts about the Big Island;
Kileaua Volcano in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the world’s most active volcano. At more than 33,000 feet, Mauna Kea is the world’s tallest mountain measured from the ocean floor and is the home of many famous observatories including the Keck, Subaru and Gemini.

The Big Island is world famous for its Kona Coffee, Macadamia Nuts and Orchids

Kamehameha the Great, who unified the Hawaiian Islands under his rule, was born in North Kohala

One of the oldest and biggest cattle ranches in the country is located on the Big Island. Hawaiian cowboys called Paniolo can be seen in action working at the Parker Ranch .

The Hawaiian volcano goddess, Pele, purportedly lives in the Kilauea Volcano and continues to display her eruptive power since 1983.

Capital City: Hilo
Population: 148,677
Time Zone: Hawaii Standard Time
Language: English, Hawaiian
Currency: US Dollar
Average Temperature: 75-85 degrees
Area Code/Cell Phone/Internet: area code for all Hawaii is 808; cell phone and internet access are readily available
Clothing : casual, bring a light sweater or jacket for evenings

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HAWAIIAN CULTURE/ PARKS

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