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.
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.
largest island in Hawaii
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
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
Waipio Valley Lookout
Mauna Kea Observatory
Weather in the Big Island
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.
What you’ll expect to pay (USD)
Nice dinner for 2
Standard tip for good service
Where to eat in the Big Island