Cheap Holidays to Big Island Hawaii

Big Island is the youngest island in the Hawaiian archipelago but it is growing fast and it's all thanks to the energetic volcano. The Big Island has it all, from lava desert, jungle, farmland, active lava flows, warm beaches and views of soaring mountains and plunging valleys, it really is quite incredible and well worth a visit.

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How Hot?

A great all year round destination, the Big Island has two seasons; summer from May to October with temperatures highs of 85ºF, and the winter months from November to April with highs of 78ºF, both dropping by 10-15 degrees at night.

Out and About

The Big Island is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands and is made up of 5 connected volcano's, 2 of which are extinct, 1 is dormant and 2 are very active. There are fewer beaches here but the ones that have formed are very beautiful and offer great conditions for scuba diving and snorkeling.

The Big Island is one of a few places in the world where you can see whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. The humpback whales tend to come to the Big Island to mate and give birth and can easily be spotted from the shore or from one of the many tours available.

One of the most beautiful places in Hawaii is said to be the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden which is situated in a valley bordering the ocean. There are over 2000 different species of plant and you will pass through coconut groves, mango and monkeypod trees, palm jungles and a giant tree forest. You will also pass waterfalls, streams and at some points you will even reach the ocean, it really is a glorious site.

Another popular attraction is the Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo, the only tropical rainforest zoo in the United States. The grounds are filled with orchids, tropical palms, clumping bamboos and tropical rhododendrons, and as if that is not enough, there are giant anteaters, two-toed sloth, lemurs, spider monkeys and a white Bengal Tiger to name but a few of the 80 animal species that can be found here.

These are just some of the things to do on the Big Island so why not come along and see this beautiful place and all it has to offer for yourself.

Out for Lunch!

The Big Island of Hawaii produces fantastic pineapples, plantations and coffee! Celebrating the Luau is a must when visiting Hawaii, you can watch the hula performances whilst dining on traditional Hawaiian food. Chocolate is an exotic crop that you will find on the island where the cocoa is grown locally in the rich volcanic soil. A healthier snack famous in Hawaii is the Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts, one of the healthiest nuts in the world.

Dine in the fast food restaurants in the neighbourhoods of Downtown Hilo or go more upmarket and dine in the award winning restaurants in the resorts of Kohala Coast. Whilst on your travels have a try of Poke, a raw fish marinated in soy sauce, onions and lemon, Po'i, a traditional Hawaiian pudding made from taro root, Loco Moco, local dish of steamed rice, hamburger, egg and gravy or Mochi, small Japanese rice cakes.

Quick Facts

Flight Time - flight from UK to USA will take between 10 - 12 hours then from USA

Currency - US dollar

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars and Cafes - mixed

Best Time to Visit: All year round

Top Hotels In Big Island Hawaii

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Big Island Hawaii, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

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Kailua Kona
A vast 22-acre oceanfront resort offering a wealth of fabulous facilities as well as relaxing state of the art Spa. Ideal for families and those seeking a beautiful oceanside resort. ...

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Waikoloa Beach
Situated in the world famous Waikoloa Resort, the complex offers luxury villas and is ideal for those seeking a relaxing holiday close to the beach and golf course....

Waikoloa Beach
A large complex offering an ideal base in which to relax and enjoy the facilities on site and nearby....

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Waikoloa Beach
A luxury beach hotel set in attractive grounds with plenty of facilities to cater for all guests needs. An ideal choice for families and couples seeking a relaxing holiday....

Waikoloa Beach
The hotel is ideally situated next to the beach and golf courses making it a great choice for a relaxing holiday....

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Kailua Kona
A great location and warm and friendly atmosphere make the Royal Kona Resort Hotel an ideal choice for couples and families seeking a relaxing holiday....

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Waikoloa Beach
An elegant condominium resort offering spacious 1 & 2 bedroom apartments and a good range of facilities....

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Kailua Kona
Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort recreates the unspoiled ambience of a Hawaiian village combined with modern day luxuries and amenities....

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Waikoloa Beach
A peaceful condominium resort set next to Waikoloa's Beach Golf Course making it an ideal choice for golfers and those seeking a relaxing holiday....

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Kailua Kona
Set in tropical gardens this hotel offers spacious self catering accommodation and is ideal for those seeking flexible living in an enviable location....

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