Things To Do on The Big Island
Nearly twice the size of all the islands put together, Hawaii Island is the largest in the chain of Hawaiian Islands. There are a vast array of Big Island activities to see on your vacation to Hawaii
Explore the first missionary church of Hawaii in Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona) or the quiet seclusion on a Hawaiian Dude Ranch with real cowboys and horseback riding. Trek up to Maunakea (White Mountain) for some snow skiing or relax at an extravagant beachfront resort and work on your Hawaiian tan, The Big Island has something for everyone.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Kilauea and Mauna Loa are two active volcanoes on Hawaii Island. Mauna Loa covers 19,999 cubic miles declaring it the most massive mountain on earth. Mauna Loa summit soars to an incredible 56,000 feet above the sea floor. This is 27,000 feet higher than Mount Everest. Learn more...
Cowboys in Hawaii? Even the stop signs read “whoa.” Filled with vibrant multi-cultural history, the ranch provides a Hawaiian experience of yesteryear with cowboys, horses, chickens, and goats. You can also take a drive to Waimea through the old Parker Ranch and experience some of the most spectacular views of the island and the ocean from 3500 feet above sea level.
Visit coffee and macadamia nut orchards and tour the historic farmhouse. A living history program gives students and visitors an opportunity to experience history “brought to life” by costumed interpreters who demonstrate traditional crafts, agricultural activities, and the everyday tasks of people from the past.
See a monument that marks the spot where James Cook was stabbed to death by the natives in 1779.