Big Island Hawaii is quite literally a holiday destination which is still growing, thanks to the active volcano Kilauea which can be seen in the south of the island. In all there are 11 different climate zones across the length of the island, making for as diverse a selection of holiday opportunities as you are likely to find anywhere on the planet. Wherever you select your Big Island Hawaii rental there is guaranteed to be plenty to occupy any visitor right on the doorstep.
There is no shortage of things to do on Big Island Hawaii whatever the time of year. As would be expected of any Hawaiian Island, days can be spent enjoying the beautiful Hawaiian weather relaxing and swimming at one of the island’s many beautiful beaches. The Kona Coast provides an excellent location for snorkelling, diving and dolphin or turtle spotting as well as deep-sea fishing.
Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the world as measured from the sea floor provides a good place for hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter, although the altitude means it is suitable only for experienced skiers. There are also several observatories on the mountain where visitors can take part in some stargazing.
Visitors can shop for souvenirs and sample traditional Hawaiian fare in Hilo, the capital city of the island, as well as visit the many museums, parks and gardens to be found in the city.
Then after a hard day there is nothing better than relaxing on the porch of your own Big Island Hawaii villa to watch the sunset over the ocean.
One of the most impressive places to visit on Big Island Hawaii is the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where it is actually possible to see molten lava flow.
Those keen on learning a little more about the history of Hawaii can visit one of several ancient Hawaiian temples on the island such as Puukohola Heiau, as well as the landing place of the first European missionaries to the island group.
For a slightly quirky day trip, visitors can visit the Hawaiian cowboys, or Paniolos, at the Parker Ranch in Kamuela. The ranch put on various different shows and exhibitions including herding shows and rodeos.
The different climate zones on Hawaii mean that the weather can vary quite dramatically across the island, but in general is warm and sunny for most of the year. December to April are the coolest months, but even then temperatures reach up to around 26C, so visitors are pretty much guaranteed a tan no matter which time of year they choose to book a Big Island Hawaii villa.
Big Island Hawaii is served by two different airports, Hilo International Airport (ITO) and Kona International Airport (KOA), both of which receive a number of airlines daily. Visitors from the UK will need to connect to one of the Hawaiian services at San Francisco (SFO) or Los Angeles (LAX) airports to get to their chosen self-catering accommodation.