Big Island Hawaii is every adventurer’s dream come true. It is 93 miles in length and 76 miles in width—making it more than twice the size of the rest of the islands put together. What is even more amazing is that the island continues to grow today, thanks to sustained volcanic activity. You have a lot of places to explore when you join Big Island group tours.
The largest island in the state of Hawaii, Big Island Hawaii is a paradise that offers both worlds: the warmth of the beach and the alluring beauty of snow-capped mountains. This island boasts of diverse landscapes and a number of impressive volcanoes. It is also home to several interesting historical attractions. Do not forget to get your cameras ready at all times, because this picturesque island will want you to capture every moment.
What are the must-see places and must-do activities when you visit this beautiful island?
1. Experience Mother Nature in Action
A visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park gives you a close encounter with two active volcanoes. Take a tour of the Halema’uma’u Crater, a 2625-foot sulfur-scented hole. Then, head over to Devastation Trail, which is a 10-foot-thick layer of lava. From here, you also get a perfect view of the Iki crater. It is the perfect location for your Big Island Hawaii photography adventure.
2. Go on a Ski Trip
Yes, you read that right. The summit of Mouna Kea, which literally means White Mountain, is covered with snow all year round—making skiing a possible (and must-try) activity for every traveler. Specifically, this snowcapped hill is open from December to May.
3. Catch a Glimpse of the Milky Way
If skiing is not quite your thing, Mauna Kea also hosts the Mauna Kea Observatory, located near the summit and currently maintained by both NASA and the University of Hawaii for research. The observatory has one of the clearest views of the night sky, giving you an opportunity to get closer with and photograph the universe.
4. Encounter the Old and New Worlds
Kona is a rural region with modern amenities, allowing visitors to enjoy landmarks and attractions in comfort. It consists of two districts—the north and south. In South Kona, you have to visit Puʻuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park and Captain Cook Monument, the very place Captain James Cook landed in in 1778 and where he eventually met his untimely death. The waters in South Kona are clear and serene. On the other hand, North Kona offers shops and several sites ideal for tours and photo walks.
The above are just some of the most noteworthy attractions in Big Island. There are so many other places to explore and discover and activities to do when you travel to Big Island Hawaii. It will be a trip you will never forget.
If you are a solo traveler looking to meet friends, joining Big Island Hawaii group tours is perfect. It allows you to share your experience of this beautiful island with a smaller group of like-minded travelers.