The presence of the active 300,000-600,000-year-old Kilauea Volcano means that Big Island is constantly growing. As scalding lava spills into the comparatively cool Pacific Ocean, acres of new outcrops of land ascribe themselves to Big Island’s total landmass.
This island is also a hub for enticing eateries, and visitors are encouraged to try as much as possible of the cultural and ethnic diversity of food and beverages on offer. Sample the homegrown coffee, macadamia nuts and cacao, all organically farmed on the island’s rich volcanic soil, or try the Big Island specialties of poke fish, loco moco and po’i pudding. As you would expect from a Hawaiian island, Big Island has some incredible beaches complete with white, black and even green sand. The possibilities for activities are endless here, with water sports and night dives with manta ray being a real highlight.