Hawaii, the Big Island
The Big Island is the largest and youngest of all Hawaiian Islands. Visitors can witness everything from black sand beaches to flowing molten magma to snowy mountaintops. One activity that you shouldn’t skip is snorkeling with Manta Rays. The Big Island of Hawaii is home to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where you can hike the Kilauea Iki Crater, one of the best hikes on the Big Island. Explore the Kaumana Caves which were formed by a lava tube that stretches for kilometers below the earth. You can also go on a Kona Coffee tour at one of Kona’s more than six hundred coffee farms, a must-do for any coffee lover. Did you know that Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo is the only zoo in the United States located inside a rainforest? It is located on the Hilo side of the island and is home to ring-tailed lemurs, peacocks, and other indigenous birds like the ‘io (Hawaiian Hawk). The Big Island has so much variety to offer.