The Big Island is magic.
I could just stop typing and leave it at that. If you’ve ever had the chance to visit the island of Hawai’i, you know right away what I mean. There’s a positivity, a sense of community, an all encompassing acceptance that can’t be found anywhere else. Those reasons alone should have you packing your bags, but if you need more convincing, here are 5 reasons you should visit the Big Island right now.
1. The Big Island's climate map is out of control.
The Big Island has 4 of the Earth's 5 major climates and 10 out of the 13 sub-zones. It could be its own planet. Driving Saddle Rd. from one side of the island to the other is like traveling around the entire Earth at hyper speed and experiencing all the climates in between.
2. Trade winds carry some of the purest air in the world.
The air at the Kumukahi Lighthouse at the eastern most part of the Island is "virgin" in purity. Scientists from all over the world collect samples to use for their "clean air" benchmark.
3. The Big Island has the best Stargazing hands down.
On top of the world's tallest sea mountain, 13 telescopes capture some of the most beautiful views of space. Street lamps are legislated to stay dim in order to prevent light pollution and give stargazers and scientists the best views possible. HawaiiCon offers an exclusive Stargazing trip to the top of Mauna Kea with Michael Hogan.
4. Every Beach is Unique
Green Sand beaches, Black Sand beaches, White Sand beaches. No matter where you go on the Big Island, every beach you encounter has a personality of its own. Whether you're kayaking at Captain Cook or relaxing at Hapuna, each beach provides its own unique adventure.
5. The Big Island is constantly changing
One of the most amazing, and sometimes terrifying, things about the Big Island is that it is home to an active, erupting volcano. Because of this, lava flows can take over any part of the island changing the landscape within just a couple months. Just last November, the previous flow changed direction and is now slowly taking over acres and acres of rainforest.
Now that you're convinced, why not head over to the Airlines page and start planning your trip!