The Big Island of Hawaii is home to green sand beaches, black sand beaches and internationally acclaimed white sand beaches. Hawaii Island is also home to natural wonders including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Waipio Valley, Kealakekua Bay and the sometimes snow-capped mountains of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Hualalai.
This "young island" was created by lava flows from shield dome volcanoes and is now a land of diversity and contrast, both geologically and culturally. All but two of the world's climate zones exist here in this unique place where residents and visitors to our island frequently speak of a powerful connection to the 'aina, the land.
With a land area of just over 4,000 square miles, the Big Island is larger than all the other main Hawaiian Islands combined and is divided into nine districts: North Kona, South Kona, North Kohala, South Kohala, Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo, Puna and Ka'u. We invite you to explore each district more closely on our Community Pages.