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Discover Big Island

Big Island, also known as the island of Hawaii, is the largest and youngest of the Hawaiian islands. The island is still growing thanks to the regular lava flows of Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on the planet, which pour into the ocean.

Big Island is an island of incredible contrasts. Its two main massive volcanoes, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, both culminate at over 4000 meters, offering a surprising range of climates that can be found in different places on the island. From the lush jungle to the arid areas and the mountain climate of the center, Big Island has something to impress, without forgetting its amazing Manta rays that live near Kona, the only place in the archipelago where you can see them.

Important information

Closure of access to Mauna Kea summit: As a result of the protest against the construction of the new telescope at the top of Mauna Kea, the access road to the summit has been closed since July 30, 2019. No re-opening date has been announced at this time.

What to do, what to see in Big Island

Big Island has many points of interest. A small part has been described in the articles below. You can also use the map to geolocate the different areas of the island and access the related articles. 

The remaining articles are expected by the end of the year, however you can watch the videos to get a first overview of all the points of interest on the island.

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