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The Big Island (Hawaii island)

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About The Big Island (Hawaii island)

You might know that it as Waimea, but the post office didn't. When the post office demanded all towns in a state had their own name, Waimea, Maui kept its designation and Waimea on the Big Island went with the Hawaiian version of Samuel, chose for one of the town's favorite sons. Kamuela is a very different sort of Hawaiian vacation experience. Think cowpoke and ranch hands vs. beaches and mai tais. The interior town has several stunningly beautiful hotels and nine golf course, and where else on Hawaii could you tour a working cattle ranch?

Popular Attractions in The Big Island (Hawaii island)

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
4.6/5
260 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Natural Site
Volcano
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to two active volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Kilauea, and the entire park extends from the top of Mauna Loa all the way to the sea. A footpath will lead you through volcanic craters, deserts, and rain forests, with museums, rock paintings and accessible lava tunnels along the way. Architectural ruins of destroyed towns can also be sighted around the craters. Kilauea is a highly active volcano and its enormous crater resembles a giant cauldron in which scalding red-hot lava can be seen flowing in volcanic lakes, making it a true wonder of the nature.
Hilo
4.5/5
26 Reviews
Town
Hilo is the second largest city in the state of Hawaii and the economic and political center of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is an older city on the Big Island of Hawaii, retaining the ancient architecture of Hawaii and the quaint humanities. Hilo is known as the "rainy capital" by Hawaiians, and the amount of precipitation is extremely abundant in one year. The variety of flowers and plants, lush all year round, shows the vitality of tropical plants. There are also many galleries and museums where you can learn more about the local culture.
Mauna Kea Summit
4.3/5
80 Reviews
Volcano
Mountain
Mauna Kea is situated on Hawaii Island. This is the place where is more similar to the Martian landscape on the Earth. Many movies about space are shot here. This dormant volcano used to be a glacier and is now home to many endangered species. The famous Mauna Kea Observatory on the top of the hill is a rare astronomical observatory.
Waipio Valley
4.6/5
31 Reviews
Canyon
The Waipio Valley is located on the windward side of the Khajala Mountains. After the heavy rain, the rain falls from the crevices of the valley, forming a temporary white waterfall. The scenery is very spectacular, so the Hawaiians call the Waipio Valley sacred. place. The Waipio Valley is home to isolated native residents who live on agriculture and live a self-sufficient life.

The Big Island (Hawaii island) Weather

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17 Nov 2019
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19 Nov 2019
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20 Nov 2019
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Posted: 28 Nov 2018
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