Hawaii Beach Shore

Top Attractions on Big Island Hawaii

Colorful Beaches

With soft white sand, famous black sand beaches, and even a green-hued beach, the raw beauty of the Big Island’s beaches is varied and unmatched in other locales. The Big Island is arguably the best Hawaiian island to visit because it offers surprising contrasts around every corner, from the fine white sand of Maniniowali Beach to the jet black sand of Punalu’u Beach. The Big Island is even home to one of the world’s four green sand beaches, Papakōlea Beach. With the variety of waves on the Big Island, you’ll be sure to find the right beaches for sunbathing, surfing, boogie boarding, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and more.

Volcanic Action

Volcanoes National Park houses Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, Hawaii’s only active volcanoes. Explore this otherworldly area on foot by hiking one of the Kilauea summit trails with views of steaming fissures, colorful mineral deposits, desert terrain, and lush rainforests. Or drive the Crater Rim Drive, stopping at lookouts over dramatic steaming vents and scenic vistas. With the right timing, it’s possible to see active lava during the day and the glow of lava in the evenings. The Big Island is truly an adventurer’s paradise.

Mountain Vistas & Stargazing

Relax on the beach in the morning and play in the snow in the afternoon, all on the Big Island. This is the only Hawaiian Island to receive snow, with Mauna Kea’s peak reaching nearly 14,000 feet, the highest point in the state of Hawaii. Mauna Kea is one of the biggest attractions on Big Island, Hawaii and an ideal place for star gazing, where you can gaze through top-notch telescopes at The Visitor Information Station (VIS). Astronomers from around the world have observed and researched the night sky from this summit, known as one of the clearest places in the world for stargazing.

Contact Us and See the Best Hawaiian Island to Visit

At I Love Hawaii, we have a variety of vacation rentals available on the Big Island. Whether you’re enjoying a secluded beach on the tropical northeastern coast, exploring nature at its rawest at Volcanoes National Park, snorkeling the tranquil waters of Kealakekua Bay, or enjoying the bustling towns of Hilo or Kona, we have rentals available near all of the best Big Island attractions. Many of our rentals offer full kitchens, island-inspired décor, breezy lanais, and swimming pools. Please contact us at (866) 634-0060 or (808) 445-9126 to make your vacation rental booking and see why the Big Island is the best Hawaiian island to visit. E komo mai! Welcome to Hawaii!