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The Big Island of Hawaii is the last of the major Hawaiian Islands to ascend from the floor of the sea and it is the only Hawaiian Island that is still volcanically active and in fact still growing in size.
Parasailing Tours in the Big Island of Hawaii - Parasailing on the Big Island of Hawaii is high excitement and is done virtually every week of the year as compared to its counterpart on Maui which closes for the Winter during the whale season.
Hawaii was the home island of Kamehameha the Great, who by 1795 had united most of the Hawaiian Islands under his rule after several years of warfare and conquest.
www.tombarefoot.com /hawaii/activities_bigisle.html   (4516 words)

  Hawaii (island) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Island of Hawaiʻi is administered under the County of Hawaiʻi.
Today, most of Hawaiʻi Island's economy is based on tourism, centered primarily on the leeward (kona) or western coast of the island in the North Kona and South Kohala districts.
Hilo, with a population of 40,759 as of the 2000 Census, is the largest city on Hawaiʻi Island and the second largest city in the state.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hawaii_(island)   (805 words)

 Hawaii (island) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Island of Hawai‘i is one of the eight main islands that make up the state of Hawai‘i.
The island is administered under the County of Hawai‘i.
In greatest dimension, the Island is 93 miles (150 km) across and has a land area of 4,038 mile² (10,458 km²), representing more than half (~62% actually) of the total land area of the Hawaiian Islands.
www.westallis.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Hawaii_(island)   (732 words)

 Big Island Virtual Tour - Instant Hawaii Webservice
Hawaii Island is the least populated of all the islands and still very provincial in many ways.
Hawaii Island was possibly the first to be reached by the Polynesian settlers who came as early as A.D. The northern region of Kohala was the birthplace of Kamehameha the Great; and in 1792, he launched his war canoes from the Kona coast to begin the brutal conquest of all the other islands.
Hawaii Island is the home for Parker Ranch covering nearly 250,000 acres, one of the largest corporately owned cattle ranches in the United States.
www.hawaii-inns.com /isles-tour/bigisle/hi-tour.htm   (6282 words)

 Hawaii Geography - NETSTATE
Hawaii is ranked as the 43rd largest of the 50 states ahead of Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts.
All of the main islands, with the exception of Kahoolawe, are inhabited.
Average yearly precipitation for Hawaii's island of Kauai, from 1961 to 1990, is shown on this chart from Oregon State University.
www.netstate.com /states/geography/hi_geography.htm   (895 words)

 hawaii map and information page
Hawaii is an isolated archipelago in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, approximately 2,550 miles southwest of Los Angeles and about 3,900 miles southeast of Tokyo.
Politically Hawaii is part of North America as a U.S. State, but geographically, because of its (isolated location,) it is not considered part of any continent.
Numerous sea cliffs fringe the outer edges of the islands, and rugged valleys, crater remnants, canyons and waterfalls are commonplace.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/hi.htm   (847 words)

 Hawaii Island Hotels by Top-Hawaii-Hotels.com
The entire island has the population of a medium-sized town, with 150,000 people (half what it was in Captain Cook's day) and a low level of tourism compared to Oahu or Maui; despite its fair share of restaurants, bars and so on, this is basically a rural community.
The Big Island is, in fact, growing, its southern shore inching ever further out to sea, thanks to the Kilauea volcano, which has destroyed roads and even towns, and spews out pristine beaches of jet-fl sand.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which includes Mauna Loa as well as Kilauea (though not Mauna Kea, which is further north and higher than either at 13,796ft), is absolutely compelling; you can explore steaming craters and cinder cones, venture into the rainforest, and at times approach within feet of the eruption itself.
www.top-hawaii-hotels.com /Hawaii-Island.php   (387 words)

 Information On Hawaii - Big Island Hawaii Vacation | Pleasant Holidays
The Big Island of Hawaii -- the island that lends its name to the entire 1,500-mile-long Hawaiian archipelago - is where Mother Nature pulled out all the stops.
The Big Island has it all: fiery volcanoes and sparkling waterfalls, fl-lava deserts and snowcapped mountain peaks, tropical rainforests and alpine meadows, a glacial lake and miles of golden, fl, and even green-sand beaches.
This is the least-explored island in the Hawaiian chain, but if you're looking to get away from it all and back to nature in its most primal state, that might be the best thing about it.
www.pleasantholidays.com /PleasantHolidaysWeb/Hawaii-Big_Island_Of_Hawaii-Overview   (264 words)

 Hawaii Island Travel Guide | Hawaii Island Travel Info | Top Hotels, Restaurants, Vacations, Sightseeing in Hawaii ...
The island of Hawaii retains a rural flavor, and many residents are grateful to be removed from the urban bustle, just as some visitors will be.
The highlight of Hawaii Island is its landscape of mesmerizing beauty and stark contrasts, including dramatic volcanic mountains, lush rain forests, cascading waterfalls, sandy beaches of many colors and beautiful coral reefs.
Hawaii Island is the only Pacific island where it's possible to surf at the beach and snow ski on a mountain all in the same day.
professionaltravelguide.com /hawaii-island/Destinations-140561   (1274 words)

 Big Island travel guide - Wikitravel
The island of Hawaii comprises over half of the area of the state of Hawaii in the United States of America.
It is the second largest city in Hawaii, after the state capital, Honolulu and home to the county government offices, University of Hawaii at Hilo, and the Imiloa astronomy center.
Hawaii's unemployment rates are among the lowest in the nation, and thus it is impressive that the Big Island boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state.
wikitravel.org /en/Big_Island   (3485 words)

 Hawaii Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Hawaii - the Aloha State - welcomes and seduces visitors with its frangipani-scented sea breezes and tropical warmth.
Mark Twain declared Hawaii to be 'the loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean', and not even thirty years of mass tourism have managed to prove him wrong.
Hawaii is still home to one of the rarest species of monk seal, so-called because of the cowl-like folds of skin around its neck.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/north-america/usa/hawaii   (269 words)

 Aloha-Hawaii.com: Hawaii the Big Island
Only 400,000 years old, the island of Hawai‘i is the youngest of the Hawaiian isles.
It is also, by far, the largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago; its 4,028 square miles is more than twice the size of all the other major islands combined.
Of the three remaining volcanoes on the island, Mauna Kea and Kohala are extinct, and Hualalai is considered to be dormant (it last erupted in 1801).
hawaii.aloha-hawaii.com /hawaii/hawaii   (509 words)

 Aloha-Hawaii.com: Site Map
Held on the islands of Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, Kauai, Lanai and Molokai, this annual cultural event is a celebration of the aloha spirit.
Born on the Big Island of Hawaii, this ambitious and mighty warrior united the Hawaiian islands under one rule and brought peace to the kingdom.
Established in 1981, the Hawaii Nature Center is a non-profit organization that has the sole purpose of spreading the environmental gospel to residents and visitors of the Hawaiian Islands.
www.aloha-hawaii.com /sitemap.html   (7594 words)

 Hawaii Island | All Hawaii Island's Best   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Big Island of Hawaii is not only the Orchid Isle and the largest in the Hawaiian chain (more than twice the size of all the others combined).
The Big Island is overlaid with scores of ancient lava flows and trimmed with dozens of beaches in a spectrum from white, to amber, to gray, to fl, to olive green.
The Island Breeze Luau at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel is described by travel writers and kama'aina's (local residents) as the Big Island's most popular luau.
www.allhawaiisbest.com /1.htm   (1468 words)

 Hawaii-Big Island Vacation Rentals | Hawaii-Big Island Home Rental Deals
Hawaii vacation homes are adjacent to the beaches, shopping, dinning, hotels, golf, spas and entertainment such as catamaran snorkel cruises and Polynesian Luau's, making everything within walking distance of your vacation rental condo.
Hawaii, also known as The Big Island is the largest of Hawaiian Islands and home to Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano, great beaches for fishing and snorkeling, and 11 of the earth’s 13 climates all on one island.
Hawaii, the Big Island, is the most geographically diverse of all the Hawaiian Islands.
www.destinationvillas.com /northamerica/unitedstates/hawaii-bigisland.html   (369 words)

 Amazon.com: Hawaii The Big Island Revealed; The Ultimate Guidebook: Books: Andrew Doughty,Harriett Friedman   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In this second of their series of guides to the islands of Hawaii, Doughty and Friedman (The Ultimate Kaua'i Guidebook, Wizard, 1994) have succeeded in telling us everything there is to know about traveling on the island of Hawaii (the "big island" only, not the entire state).
Because Doughty and Friedman live on the islands and have explored every hidden waterfall and pool, they are privy to spots on the islands that even many locals are unaware of.
Hawaii: The Big Island Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook by Andrew Doughty may properly be placed among the greatest guidebooks of Hawaii.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0963942964?v=glance   (2005 words)

Hawaii was a native kingdom throughout most of the 19th century, when the expansion of the sugar industry (pineapple came after 1898) meant increasing U.S. business and political involvement.
Hawaii, University of - Hawaii, University of, at Honolulu (Manoa Campus), Hilo, and Pearl City (West Oahu Campus);...
Hawaii, state, United States - Hawaii, 50th state of the United States, comprising a group of eight major islands and numerous...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108204.html   (428 words)

 The Formation of the Hawaiian Islands
Each island is made up of at least one primary volcano, although many islands are composites of more than one.
The primary volcanoes on each of the islands are known as a shield volcanoes, which are gently sloping mountains produced from a large number of generally very fluid lava flows.
Note that the islands of Lanai and Kahoolawe are not shown because they would "overlap" with Molokai and Maui, respectively (see the map of the Islands on the Hawaiian Volcanoes page) In general, when you move along the island chain from southeast (Hawaii) to northwest, (Kure), the volcanoes become older and older.
www.soest.hawaii.edu /GG/HCV/haw_formation.html   (845 words)

 Alohacyberian - Big Island of Hawaii - Travels of Keith Martin
The largest of the Hawaiian Islands is over twice the size of all the other islands combined with 63% of the Hawaiian land area.
Geography of the Big Island of Hawaii, plus geographical and geological information for all the islands in the Hawaiian Archipelago on the Alohacyberian Geography Page.
A map of the state of Hawaii and individual pop-up maps of each Hawaiian island as well as a tidbit of miscellany regarding the individual islands.
home.att.net /~keith.martin/page9B.html   (1221 words)

 Visit the Big Island Hawaii on Your Next Vacation
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is also on the where you can often see molten lava flowing.
The Kona side of the island is the home to most of the hotels and resorts on the island.
Waimea is another good place for Hawaii discount hotel deals in a central location where you have easy access to many Hawaii activities.
www.visit-hawaii-big-island.com   (815 words)

 My Island Bed & Breakfast Inn, Volcano, Hawaii
Travel around our Island enjoying a variety of special places and people who are here to make your vacation a memorable one.
Your host Gordon Morse was born and raised in the islands, and is a born storyteller and armchair historian.
Begins with a "My Island fruit boat" which is half a papaya, with a squeeze of lime, filled with fresh pineapple and dusted with macadamia nuts.
www.stayhawaii.com /myisland/myisld.html   (432 words)

 Hawaii Retreat on Big Island of Hawaii. Big Island Retreat Center and Wedding Location.
North Kohala, on the Big Island of Hawaii is one of the most pristine land on our earth.
Hawaii Island Retreat is perfect for Hawaii corporate retreats, Hawaii wellness retreats, Big Island family reunions, and rejuvenating spa and yoga vacations.
Big Island activities are diverse, and range from exploring our active volcano at Volcano National Park to enjoying the shopping and dining of the famous Kohala coast, enjoying the dramatic hiking and exploration of North Kohala or simply relaxing and enjoying the tropical weather.
www.hawaii-island-retreat.com   (328 words)

 The Big Island of Hawaii
The Big Island of Hawaii is more than twice the size of all the other Hawaiian Islands put together.
The Big Island, as the island of Hawaii is usually referred to, spreads over 4,038 square miles and is more than twice the size of all the other islands combined, but is home to only 125,000 people!
The dry West Side of the island, the Kona and Kohala coasts, are dominated by the town of Kailua Kona below the dormant Hualalai volcano.
www.sunshinehelicopters.com /hawaii.html   (552 words)

 Hawaii Center for Volcanology
The Hawaii Center for Volcanology is a cooperative effort of research and teaching scientists within Hawaii.
HCV is located in Honolulu at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (which is ~200 miles from Hawaii Island, where the active Hawaiian volcanoes are situated).
HCV member Institutions on the island of Hawaii are the University of Hawaii at Hilo and the USGS Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO).
www.soest.hawaii.edu /GG/hcv.html   (288 words)

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