The island of Hawaii is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian Islands. Nearly twice as big as all of the other islands combined (hence, its nickname, “Big Island”), its sheer size is awe-inspiring. From the many geological features at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the snow-capped heights of Maunakea; from the lush valleys of the Hilo and Hamakua Coasts to the jet-black sands of Punaluu Beach, the island of Hawaii is an unrivaled expression of the power of nature. However you decide to experience the island, it is sure to leave you humbled!
The island of Hawaii features some of the most picturesque and varied beach landscapes in the islands. Black-, white- and even green-sand beaches encircle the island’s 266 miles of coastline.