Described by Mark Twain as "the loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean", Hawaii’s spectacular and diverse scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike.
The Hawaiian archipelago is a geological wonder, encompassing a variety of climates and ecosystems. The chain of eight major islands (Big Island, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Oahu, Kauai, Kaho'olawe, and Ni’ihau) have developed into a unique environment of tropical enticements and melting pot of cultures.
Traveling to Hawaii has never been easier! In recent years, several airlines have added direct flights to airports across the islands. Non-stop flights to Kona are also available from many major US airports on United Airlines, US Airways, Alaska Airlines, Hawaii Airlines, Delta and American Airlines. Special prices are offered throughout the year, especially during the slower summer months (June to September).
A top destination for discerning travelers, the crown jewel of Hawaii is also the largest of the islands, extending over a majestic 4,000+ square miles, twice the size of all the other islands combined. At 800,000 years old, Big Island is the youngest of the Hawaiian Islands, the only island still growing, and the first to be discovered by voyaging Polynesians.
The Big Island (a name that not only speaks for its size, but also helps clear up the confusion between Hawai’i - the island and Hawaii - the state) is a tropical paradise of unparalleled beauty and diversity in heritage, landscape, choice of attractions and activities available year-round.
When it comes to dazzling even the most seasoned traveler in search of the perfect tropical beach scenery, the Big Island does not disappoint. As if some of the world’s most stunning white sand beaches along its western coast weren’t enough, the island features spectacular green and black sand beaches on its southern coast. And, in the unlikely event visitors should tire of touring lush rainforests, exploring unique hiking trails, helicopter tours or watching majestic whales, the two volcanoes on the island (one dormant – Mauna Kea, and one active – Mauna Loa) await to serve as the ultimate showstoppers.
When visiting Hawaii’s Big Island, it’s rather pointless to ask “what is there to see/do?”. Imagine instead your perfect vacation dreams, and then, watch them come true. In our blog posts we highlight some great things for you to explore on the island.
World-class golf? Big game fishing? Scuba diving? Stargazing from the top of Mauna Kea? Horseback riding? High-end shopping and fine dinning? If you’ve dreamed it, you can find it on the Big Island. And what’s more, effortless planning is part of the deal when you use the Boundless Hawaii vacation rentals Virtual Concierge service.
Explore our site and discover the beaches, history, many attractions and activities that Boundless Hawaii is waiting to show you. We offer most of our vacation rental properties in the direct vicinity of Kailua-Kona. Take a look at the variety of great vacation rentals we have in our portfolio.