Moving to the Big Island of Hawaii can be a scary thing, but it is very rewarding at the same time. There is an almost endless supply of things to do on the island so boredom is a rarity. Here are some interesting facts about the island:
- The Big Island of Hawaii is 4,034 square miles in size and is twice the size of all the other islands combined.
- The Big Island is comprised of five different volcanoes: Kilauea, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai, and Kohala.
- Mauna Kea houses the world’s largest telescope.
- Mauna Loa is the world’s most massive mountain measured from the ocean floor.
- The Big Island has the most diverse climates of all the Hawaiian Islands. The island has all but two of the world’s climate zones. That is 11 of 13 climate zones to explore!
- There are two airports on the Big Island: one located in Hilo and one in Kona.
As far as activities are concerned, there are plenty of places to explore. Activities to partake in include surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, biking, swimming with dolphins and manta rays, dining out, sunset cruises, hanging at the beach, zip lining, hiking to beautiful waterfalls, playing in the snow on Mauna Kea, and the list goes on and on.
If you have more specific questions about the Big Island of Hawaii, don’t hesitate to ask!