Hawaii, often called the "Big Island," is the largest and youngest in the
Hawaiian chain. It's also growing everyday as lava flows to the sea from still active
volcanoes. Hawaii is unique in many other ways and, here, you'll find the most varied
landscape-- from snow covered mountains to beautiful orchid fields to forests.
The island is also known as the cradle of Hawaiian culture and the birthplace of King
Kamehameha 1, who first united the islands under his rule in the early 1800s. There is a
wealth of important historic sites such as the Place of Refuge, petroglyph fields, Captain
Cook monument, and Hulihee Palace.
Hawaii's diversity can be seen in its variety of activities as well. World-class
deep-sea fishing is a big draw to the "Big Island," as are golf, hunting,
diving, skiing, tours of Volcanoes National Park, hiking, four-wheeling, and much more.
Hawaii is a land of mystery and majesty forged of fire and ice.