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The Big Island
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You're going to love the Big Island

Hawaii's Big Island is quintessential beach living. From tropical fruit to tropical drinks, a trip here puts you in perma vacation-mode.
The Big Island is great for beach, relaxation & nature.

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While you’re there for the sun, Hawaii’s thriving coffee culture will keep you going. Start your day with a cup of the bold, strong roast - like a chocolatey Typica -- at a waterside coffeeshop.
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185,079
population
English
language
2nd
largest island in Hawaii
USD
currency

Getting to the Big Island

While there are 2 international airports, you’ll likely fly into Kona International Airport. With more and more major air carriers flying directly into Kona, it’s never been easier (or more affordable) to fly.

Median airfare by month

$570 Median airfare from US to the Big Island in January

Median airfare by time before departure

$467 Median airfare 1 month before departure date
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Staying in the Big Island

While you’ll find major resorts in Kona in both Historic Kailua Villlage and Keauhou, you’ll also find B&Bs, vacation rentals and hostels throughout the island.

Median hotel rate by month

$299 Median January hotel rate

Median hotel rate by night

$293 Median Sunday hotel rate

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When in the Big Island

Must-see in the Big Island

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Waipio Valley Lookout
Waipio Valley Lookout
Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea Observatory
Mauna Kea Observatory

Weather in the Big Island

Average Temperature (°F)
72° Average temperature in January

Eating in the Big Island

What should you order while you’re in the Big Island?

Don't leave the Big Island without trying a Malasada. This Portuguese fried dough rolled in sugar is sometimes filled with custard or coconut-flavored haupia pudding.
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What you’ll expect to pay (USD)

$8-16
Cheap meal
$6
A beer
$50-110
Nice dinner for 2
15-20%
Standard tip for good service

Where to eat in the Big Island

Mi's Waterfront Bistro Mi's Waterfront Bistro
Contemporary Italian
4.5 Excellent
$$ $30 and under
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Sushi Shiono - Kailua Kona Sushi Shiono - Kailua Kona
Japanese
4.7 Excellent
$$$ $31 to $50
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Sam Choy's Kai Lanai Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
4.1 Excellent
$$ $30 and under
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Kenichi Pacific Kenichi Pacific
Japanese
4.5 Excellent
$$$ $31 to $50
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