About the Big Island, Hawaii
Consider a beach holiday or romantic getaway on the Big Island of Hawaii – the largest and most diverse island in the Hawaiian archipelago.
Things to do and see
The Big Island is home to a wide selection of gorgeous white- and golden-sand beaches as well as tropical rainforests, fiery volcanoes, black lava deserts and snow-capped mountain peaks.
The volcanic peaks of Mauna Kea, the world's tallest sea mountain, and the 9144m-high Mauna Loa, the earth’s largest volcano, create a natural barrier to block the north-easterly trade winds, giving the western coast a dry climate with the best beaches and water conditions in Hawaii.
Here you can swim, snorkel and dive year round to discover an underwater paradise teeming with colourful marine life; kayak caves, secluded coves and gorgeous beaches only accessible by sea; or hook up a charter to fish for blue marlin. The eastern coast is rugged, with pounding surf, tropical rainforests and majestic waterfalls.
On land, the Big Island offers a tremendous choice of hiking, biking and horseback riding opportunities just a 45-minute flight away from Honolulu.
Best time to visit the Big Island?
Balmy and warm all year round, any time of year is a good time to honeymoon on the Big Island, Hawaii. For dry and sunny conditions it’s probably best to visit around summer, from June to October, when the average temperature is 27°C.
Winter, from December to March, can be wet and has an average temperature of 22°C. For more climate info: Big Island Weather Guide