To avoid confusion between this island and the state of Hawaii (the entire group of islands), Hawaii Island which is twice as large as all the other islands combined, was nicknamed Big Island. Most of the native Hawaiians still call it by it's traditional name, but both are acceptable. Covering 4,000 sq miles, it is roughly half the size of Wales and is the most geographically diverse, with 11 of the earth's 13 different climates. You'll be in awe of the pre-historic black lava desert plains, waterfalls, rainforest, the world's most active volcano and, believe it or not, snow-capped mountains.
Kona on the west coast and Hilo in the east - the largest city on the island - are the main Hawaii holiday centres and have plenty of hotels and restaurants.
To include the Big Island as part of your tailor-made holiday to Hawaii, call the experts at Bon Voyage.
Hawaiian Tropical Treats - Four Island Medley
Hawaii Island Hopping Holidays - The Mega Mix!
UnCruise Hawaii - Small Ship Sailing
Heavenly Hawaiian Hideaways
Small Hotels and Inns of Hawaii - Island Hopping Adventure
California Coast and Heavenly Hawaii
Las Vegas and Hawaii Holidays - Two Centre (Luxury)
Las Vegas, Hawaiian Islands Cruise and San Francisco
Hawaii Four Island Adventure - Trafalgar Escorted Tour
Hawaiian Discovery - A Trafalgar Escorted Tour
Best of Hawaii - Trafalgar Escorted Tour
Mauna Kea Summit and Stargazing
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Merrie Monarch Hula Festival
Famous movies filmed on the Hawaiian Islands
Hawaii Grand Circle Island (H1)
Volcano Adventure (H2)
Evening at Kahua Ranch Sunset Dinner [HKR]
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford