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ANAEHO'OMALU BAY SUNSET



HAMAKUA COAST JUNGLE



MANTA RAY



HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK



ONOMEA FALLS



MAUNA KEA SUMMIT



WAIPIO VALLEY



LILI'UOKALANI GARDENS



LAUPAHOEHOE BEACH PARK

 HAWAI'I ISLAND - ISLAND OF ADVENTURE


Why do more visitors who are returning to the islands come back to Hawai'i Island again and again? The reasons read like a fantasy checklist of adventure, fun, romance, and history.

What is your island dream? Riding horseback along a lush valley trail? Whale watching? Swimming with manta rays? Listening to the glassy clinking of cooling lava? Testing your swing at a cliff-side championship golf course? Hiking up the side of a volcano? Or perhaps you're already feeling the calming influence of the island atmosphere and you're in the mood for stargazing, waterfall-watching, or sunbathing on a quiet beach. With its fantastically diverse landscape and seascape, Hawai'i Island is made for outdoor enjoyment. Whatever your idea of adventure, you'll find it, and much more, on Hawai'i Island.


KONA SIDE: The Kona (West) side of the island is known for its sparkling resorts, world-class golf courses, white sand beaches, and homegrown Kona coffee! These coastal waters offer thrilling big-game sport fishing and jewel-box snorkeling, while the landscape, carved into an ancient lava-flow, records the past in its sacred heiau (temples), and historic sites. Historic Kailua Village is no longer the sleepy fishing village it was for Hawaiian royalty. Leave from here on sport fishing charters or stroll down the main road of Ali'i Drive to find a variety of attractions beyond the shops and restaurants. Kailua Pier, the starting and finishing point of the world-famous Ironman World Championship, is a great place to watch the sunset.

KA'U AND PUNA: A dramatic black sand beach, orchid gardens, coffee groves, quaint towns, historic sites and, above it all, the magnificent 500 square miles Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. The diversity, contrasts, and beauty of South Hawai'i Island continue to expand as Kilauea's flow pushes new lava into the sea; inspiring artists, scientists. and visitors from all over the world.

HILO SIDE: With historic small-town flavor and attractive shops, restaurants, and museums, Hilo is a flourishing capital city, a cultural hub - and so much more. With its volcano backdrop, tumbling waterfalls, colorful gardens, and towering banyan trees, the Hilo (East) Side of Hawai'i Island is also the gateway to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and the 40-mile long, fantastically scenic Hamakua Coast.

KOHALA SIDE: Revered as the birthplace of King Kamehameha I, North Hawai'i Island is also paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) country. Here, history resides comfortably alongside wide-open ranchland; artists and art galleries thrive amidst the limitless beauty; and sacred heiau (temples) remain as treasures of    
 the island's heritage.


It's hard to imagine a landscape more unique than Hawai'i Island. For sheer variety, it is
unmatched. The roads are excellent, the pace is easy, and the people are mellow; so stretch out and explore some of the island's 266 miles of coastline, five marine life conservation districts, and 11 of the world's 13 climate zones. Where else will you find five volcanoes (Hualalai, Kilauea, Kohala, Mauna Kea, and Mauna Loa), historic towns, multi-colored beaches, the world's foremost site for astronomy (Mauna Kea), coffee plantations, and the southernmost point of land in the United States (Ka Lae)? A living laboratory of natural science, Hawai'i Island is also home to rich history, unrivaled beauty, and sophisticated luxury. Take your time along the way; stop to browse in an art gallery; dig your toes into the black sand; and enjoy Hawai'i Island.





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