Hula's, luau's and lei-giving are all a reflection of the celebration of beauty, joy and happiness that's known as the spirit of Aloha. It has spectacular natural beauty, historic sights, world class dining, luxurious accommodations, black sand beaches and warm tropical breezes. Created by volcanic hotspots, the Hawaiian Islands consist of 122 islands and are home to the world's largest dormant volcano.
Big Island of Hawaii (Population 148,677, Area 4,028 sq. miles) The "Big Island" is an island of diversity...the fiery volcanoes Mauna Loa (13,679 feet) and Kilauea, magnificent snow clad Mauna Kea (13,796 feet), the Desert of Kau, cascading waterfalls, the Puna Rainforest, the brilliant shades of Hilo orchids. The island of Hawaii is recognized agriculturally for its sugar, coffee, cattle and macadamia nuts. Popular destinations on the Big Island include Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kealakekua Bay, Kailua-Kona, Kawaihae, Parker Ranch, Waipio Valley.
The Hawaiian Island's weather is very consistent, with only moderate changes in temperature throughout the year. There are only 2 seasons: the summer months (called Kau in Hawaiian) that extend from May to October and the winter months (Ho'oilo) that run from November to April. The average day-time summer temperature at sea level is 85 degrees F. (29.4 C) while the average day-time winter temperature is 78 degrees (25.6 C). For an look at Hawaii precipitation levels (by islands)