Big Island

Overview

Larger than all of the other islands combined, Hawaii, nicknamed the Big Island, is vast enough to hold 11 of the world’s 13 climactic zones and encompass sandy beaches, snow capped mountains, waterfalls, rainforests, botanical gardens and volcanoes!

Explore the calm and clear water off Kona or view Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. At Kona you’ll discover history and traditions as you journey through Keauhou Holua Slide, Hualalai mountains and immense heiau (temples) honouring ancient places of worship. Go for a day trip along one of the heritage corridors on the Ha–ma–kua coast. It begins in Hilo and ends at the Waipi‘o Valley Lookout. Explore old plantation towns, see amazing waterfalls and discover scenic detours.

The fine resorts of the Kona Coast offer a variety of entertainment options. Drive down Ali’I Drive in Historic Kailua Village to find spirited spots for live music, shopping and dining. The Kona Brewing Company serves up unique micro–brews from Hawai’i. Spend an evening in Hilo where the locals live. There are plenty of restaurants, galleries and shops to discover off the beaten path. Hilo is a place to experience the local culture of Hawaii Island.

from £270 per night

Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
  • 1,240 rooms
  • 10 restaurants & 8 lounges
  • 2 swimming pools
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • 243 rooms & suites
  • Restaurants & lounges
  • 6 swimming pools
  • 8 tennis courts
  • Hualalai sports club & spa

from £160 per night

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • 166 rooms
  • 3 swimming pools
  • 2 tennis courts
  • BBQ facilities

from £225 per night

Puako, Hawaii
  • 540 rooms
  • 6 restaurants
  • Watersports including kayaks and snorkelling
  • 36 hole golf course
  • World class tennis pavilion
  • 4 Diamond rating

from £185 per night

Keauhou Bay, Hawaii
  • 508 rooms & suites
  • Ocean view restaurant with live music
  • Weekly luau
  • Pool, water slide & hot tubs
  • Spa