Big Island Destination

The “Big Island” is the youngest island in the Hawaiian archipelago.

Encompassing 4,028 square miles, the Big Island is twice the size of all other Hawaiian islands combined! It’s also twice the size of Delaware and three times the size of Rhode Island. And it’s still growing. Read More ↓

Popular Destinations on the Big Island

Fast Facts:

  • The Big Island’s official color is red.
  • Its official flower is the red ohia lehua blossom. The flower is actually found in an array of flowers, including white, yellow and orange.
  • The ohia lehua tree can be found along the slopes of the island’s volcanoes. According to legend, the blossom is sacred to Pele, and picking it will produce rain.

Did You Know?

  • Measured from the sea floor, Mauna Kea on the Big Island stands 33,476 feet high (13,796 feet from sea level), making it the tallest mountain on the planet.
  • Ka Lae, also known as “South Point,” is the southernmost point in the United States, located 18:54:49 N, 155:41:00 W.
  • The Mauna Kea Observatory houses the world’s largest telescope.
  • The Big Island is the world’s leading producer of macadamia nuts and orchids.
  • The King Kamehameha statue in Honolulu is a reproduction of the original. The ship carrying the original statue from Germany to Honolulu caught fire and sank off the Falkland Islands. The original was later recovered and now stands in Kohala, near the king’s birthplace.

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