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Island of Hawaii

4.5
Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails. Whether you only want to go to Island of Hawaii, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly United States trip itinerary planner.
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Places to visit in Island of Hawaii

Popular things to do in Island of Hawaii

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Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins Kailua-Kona
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Waterfall
Akaka Falls State Park Hilo
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling Kailua-Kona
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area Puako
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Nature in Island of Hawaii

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Mountain
Mauna Kea Kailua-Kona
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Volcano
Kīlauea Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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National Park
Puukohola National Historic Park Kawaihae
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Island of Hawaii

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Captain Dan McSweeney's Whale Watching Adventures Holualoa
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Neighborhood
Kalapana Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
Holei Sea Arch Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Lookout
Waipiʻo Valley Lookout Honokaa
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in Island of Hawaii

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National Park
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park Honaunau
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach Naalehu
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Mauna Kea Beach
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Rainbow Falls Hilo
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes

Beaches in Island of Hawaii

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Beach
Anaehoomalu Waikoloa
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) Kailua-Kona
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Punalu‘U Beach Pahala
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Kahaluu Beach Keauhou
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Island of Hawaii

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Farmers Market
Hilo Farmers Market Hilo
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Waikoloa Beach Resort Waikoloa
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Big Island Bees Captain Cook
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Big Island Candies
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Big Island Buggy Kailua-Kona
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Swim with Dolphins
Hang Loose Boat Tours Kailua-Kona
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours Hilo
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden Papaikou
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min