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.
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