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  Hawaii - Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
The Island of Hawaii, commonly known as Big Island, lies furthest south-east in the archipelago.
Geologically speaking Hawaii is the youngest island in the archipelago and the only one which, as a result of sustained volcanic activity, is continuing to grow.
Farming on Big Island plays a greater role than on the other Hawaiian islands even though about two-thirds of the land is unsuitable for agriculture because of a thick top layer of lava.
www.planetware.com /hawaii/big-island-of-hawaii-us-hi-h.htm   (1287 words)

  
 Hawaii the Big Island
The Big Island’s size is one of its distinguishing characteristics, although the most important aspect of this island is its history of massive volcanic activity.
The volcanoes’; influence is evident throughout the island of Hawaii Big Island.
As you drive throughout the island, you will see miles and miles of barren lava-rock-filled coastline that is not nearly as eroded as the coastline of the other islands, which are much older and have had more time to be shaped by the wind and the water.
www.pinnacle-travel.org /Hawaii/Hawaii.htm   (725 words)

  
 Hawaii (island) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
i 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.
The Big Island is home to one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States, Parker Ranch, which is situated on 175,000 acres in the Waimea Valley.
The Big Island is famous for its volcanoes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hawaii_(island)   (1635 words)

  
 Big Island Activities - Hawaii Travel Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The Big Island of Hawaii is one of the most fascinating places on earth, and truly worth your time, especially if you like nature and volcanoes.
The Big Island is the youngest of the Hawaiian Islands and is still forming today because of Kilauea, the world's most active volcano, which is part of Volcanoes National Park.
Plus, only on the Big Island can you witness the breathtaking natural phenomenon of lava flowing into the ocean, and there are specialized volcano tours that can take you right into the middle of the action.
hawaiitravelnetwork.com /hawaii/index.php/shop/browse_tours/Big+Island   (649 words)

  
 Big Island Activities and Tours - Barefoot's Comprehensive Guide
The Big Island 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.
The Big Island activities include the famous and spectacular helicopter flights over the active volcano, flight seeing planes, land tours to see the area from within the Volcano's National Park and various hiking trips which often put you face to face with live volcanic lava.
Of course, the largest marine animalhttp://www.machelpmaui.com/blogs seen on the Big island are the whales that visit Hawaii each year.
www.tombarefoot.com /hawaii/activities_bigisle.html   (849 words)

  
 Information On Hawaii - Big Island Hawaii Vacation | Pleasant Holidays
Hawaii, often called "the Big Island," is the largest and youngest island in the Hawaiian chain.
All the Hawaiian islands were formed by volcanic action, but only on Hawaii's Big Island are those volcanoes still active.
The Big Island of Hawaii remains remarkably stress-free and totally unique among the Hawaiian Islands.
www.pleasantholidays.com /PleasantHolidaysWeb/Hawaii-Big_Island_Of_Hawaii-Overview   (345 words)

  
 Hawaii (The Big Island)
The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo is situated on the island of Hawai‘i, the largest in the Hawaiian Archipelago.
Located in the Pacific Ocean, Hawai‘i Island is almost 2,500 miles from the mainland U.S.A. Its marine environment, geological diversity and cultural richness are valuable and well utilized educational resources by the faculty and administration.
Kailua-Kona, on the western side of Hawai‘i Island, is one of the fastest growing population centers in the State.
www.uhh.hawaii.edu /uhh/about/bigisle.php   (368 words)

  
 Big Island of Hawaii Tours
The Island of Hawai'i encompasses 4,030 square miles and makes up almost two-thirds of the land area of the entire state; hence, its popular name "The Big Island." The population is approximately 130,000.
Hawai'i is the geological youngster of the island chain.
The Big Island exemplifies the essence of a cherished heritage bequeathed by ancient Hawai'ian Kings and Queens who forged the philosophy of "Aloha", a philosophy that recognizes the holiness of all creation.
www.kcmihawaii.com /html/tours/hawaii.html   (710 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.
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.
The hosts are long-time natives of the Hawaii Islands and are full of fantastic advice on touring the islands, as well as delightful stories of their own adventures here.
wikitravel.org /en/Big_Island_(Hawaii)   (2785 words)

  
 Hawaii (The Big Island) : Attractions : Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | Frommers.com
This lava flow has extended the Big Island's shoreline seaward and added hundreds of acres of new land along the steep southern slopes.
The big, blocky, jumbled lava that looks like a chopped-up parking lot is called aa (ah-ah); it's caused by lava that moves slowly, pulling apart as it overruns itself.
If you're coming from the Kona side of the island in summer, expect it to be at least 10° to 20° cooler at the volcano; bring a sweater or light jacket.
www.frommers.com /destinations/hawaiithebigisland/0008022361.html   (1447 words)

  
 101 Things To Do - Big Island - Island Home - The Big, Beautiful Island of Hawaii
Geologically, the Big Island is one of the youngest and most dynamic places on Earth.
Hilo, the seat of government and the site of the University of Hawaii, is blessed with botanical gardens, rushing waterfalls, a rain forest zoo and an array of low-key visitor activities and accommodations.
The Big Island, almost as large as the state of Connecticut, is the only island where you can stretch out and take a drive.
www.101thingstodo.com /hawaii/bigisland/index.php   (589 words)

  
 Big Island Hawaii
Hilo is the seat of government of the Big Island and below it lies rainforests and fl lava rocks hugging a serrated shoreline that is expanding thanks to lava from Kilauea Volcano.
The southshore of the Big Island is rugged and dry.
The Big Island of Hawaii is so young that lava coastlines are the norm and white-sand beaches the exception.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /hawaii/about_destin/big_island.html   (1056 words)

  
 Big Island Hawaii Real Estate
The Big Island offers good homes and Land for sale in a variety of locations because it is the largest island in the state of Hawaii.
Commercial industry is growing because of the increase of population on the Big Island in recent years.
Big Island Hawaii mountain snow reminds our residents of the Big Island of Hawaii that the holiday season is upon us again.
www.bigislanddan.com /index.html   (683 words)

  
 Gay Hawaii - The Big Island of Hawaii
Larger than all of the other islands combined, Hawaii is known locally as the Big Island.
Ka‘u desert to the Ola‘a rain forest to the snow-capped peaks of Mauna Kea, the Big Island is a splendor of ecological diversity.
The Big Island’s gay and lesbian community often gets together for socials and parties, where visitors are always welcome.
gayhawaii.com /bigisland/index.html   (139 words)

  
 Big Island Medical Equipment on the Big Island of Hawaii
Big Island Medical rents and sells oxygen, wheelchairs, walkers, electric beds, a variety of home care aids, and other durable home medical equipment to residents and visitors.
Big Island Medical works together with medical professionals and vacation resorts all across west Hawaii helping disabled persons enjoy the beauty of our island.
Big Island Medical works with travel-med organizations to assure seamless oxygen service to their clients.
www.bigislandmedical.com   (261 words)

  
 Big Island Hawaii Vacation - BigIslandHawaii.org
As Hawaii's oldest and largest travel agency, we pride ourselves on our ability to help you experience the Big Island vacation of your dreams.
Is it the splendor of the Big Island beaches that you seek?
No matter what it is about Big Island Hawaii that entices you, we are ready and willing to find you the Big Island vacation package that fits your needs, whether budget, luxury or location is most important.
www.bigislandhawaii.org   (296 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.
Delightful Bed and Breakfast accommodations on the Big Island from coffee plantations and ranches to volcano cottages.
Explore the magnificent Waipio Valley on the Big Island of Hawaii
home.att.net /~keith.martin/page9B.html   (1532 words)

  
 Hawaii Big Island Weather from Mark Therrien — Motivational Speaker
We cannot guarantee the weather, but it is the consistency of the weather that has made Hawaii so famous over many years.
The other side of the island is a dry desert that receives less than 10 inches of rain a year, so you can almost always find sunny beaches somewhere on the Big Island, even if it is raining in Waipunalei.
Of course, it is always possible for a big system to be enveloping all the islands, but it is very unusual.
www.banananose.com /Hawaii/BigIslandWeather.shtml   (331 words)

  
 Dreamride - Private Hawaii Big Island Bike Vacations
Hawaii is a great place to break in your new toy with the guy who built it.
The spirit of Hawaii is best experienced far from the flabby hordes who flock to Hawaii to take an "adventure" on a bus to a luau with a thousand white people at a crowded beach resort surrounded by manicured lawns and golf courses.
Hawaii trips up to five days in duration are led by our local guide on the Big Island.
www.dreamride.com /hawaii.html   (2540 words)

  
 Big Island Jewelers
Big Island Jewelers is a family-owned and operated jewelry store located in Kailua-Kona on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Big Island Jewelers is the official jeweler of the Ironman Triathlon held each year in Hawaii.
He specializes in one-of-a-kind pieces that will never be reproduced and are of a quality that ensures they will be handed down from generation to generation, appreciated years beyond their time of creation.
www.bigislandjewelers.com   (122 words)

  
 Big Island of Hawaii Vacation Rentals & Condos
The Big Island is one of Hawaii's greatest treasures radiating immense mana, or life force.
The sunny Kohala Coast of the Big Island is world-renowned for its spectacular climate and regal setting.
Once the vacation destination of Hawaiian royalty, guests can discover a true paradise that still remains relatively untouched by man. Here, the sun shines 350 days a year and the average rainfall is only 9 inches.
www.southkohala.com   (265 words)

  
 Hawaii Bike Tours on the Big Island of Hawaii
Oddly enough, one of the least requested tours we have on the Big Island are the bicycle tours.
I don’t know if its because people just don’t think of bicycle rides because of all the other spectacular and exciting tours available on the Big Island, but the island of Hawaii really lends itself to some of the best biking (trail rides, mountain biking and road trips) in all of Hawaii.
For the accomplished riders there are even tours provided which will traverse all five volcanoes of the Big Island within a six day time period.
www.tombarefoot.com /hawaii/bikes_bigisland.html   (384 words)

  
 About the Big Island of Hawaii
The Big Island of Hawaii is the youngest and largest of the major Hawaiian Islands.
Currently, Kilauea is continuing to increase the size of the Big Island as it pours lava into the sea.
The Big Island is a study in diversity.
www.astroday.net /Hawaii.html   (230 words)

  
 Big Island Hawaii Real Estate
The island of Hawaii is 4,028 square miles, more than twice the size of Delaware at 1,955 square miles and almost four times the size of Rhode Island at 1,045 square miles.
Prairie lands where cattle roam and cactus grow free to dense, tropical jungles, or tall forests with a canopy of limbs overhead; the island of Hawaii has a type of climate to fit everyone's tastes or desired activity.
The Big Island is also one of golf's premiere destinations in the world.
www.bigislanddan.com /relocate.html   (594 words)

  
 Big Island Cup Soccer Tournament
The 16th Annual Big Island Cup, sponsored by AYSO Region 403 North Hawaii, will be held this summer in Kameula, near Waimea.
In 2004 the tournament was held at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, the 2005 tournament venue is still TBD as of Feb. 2005.
The island of Hawaii has more land than all the other Hawaiian Islands combined so you will find empty beaches and open spaces that will make you feel the relaxed energy of the land and the people that make this such a special and magical place.
www.bigislandcup.com   (407 words)

  
 Hawaiian Beaches and Activity Guide for Hawaii, The Big Island.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
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.
A visit to the Big Island will fill you with wonder and awe as you experience this place of beauty, history, and extremes.
www.beachactivityguide.com /Hawaii/index.html   (272 words)

  
 Big Island Retreat - Kona, Hawaii
Romantic, cheerful with clean guest rooms, Big Island Retreat is an immaculate non-smoking property overlooking Kahaluu Bay.
Polynesian legend claims the goddess Pele gave volcanic birth to the Islands of Aloha.
Hawaii's Big Island is her latest and greatest creation.
www.bigislandretreat.com   (214 words)

  
 Hawaii - The Big Island - Things To Do and See
A visit to Hilo (pronounced hee-low) is a trip to the lush, green, breathtakingly photographic side of Hawai`i Island.
The University of Hawai`i at Hilo has an international student body, and a very active cultural program which enriches the community.
Hilo, the Big Island 's county seat, wears a wide greenbelt of parks and soccer fields bordering its half-mile-long fl sand beach.
www.stayhawaii.com /todo/inhilo.html   (966 words)

  
 Hawaii - Big Island pictures - Oceania stock photos, fine art prints by QTL
The Big Island of Hawaii (or simply Hawaii Island) is aptly named so, looking more like a small continent, than an island.
Dominated by volcanoes, the Big Island features a peak whose top is sometimes covered in snow while eruptions on its flanks send rivers of molten lava into the Pacific.
Some of the coastlines are desert-like, with fields of fl lava stretching to the horizon, while a few dozen miles away, hundreds of inches of rain feed tropical jungles, exotic blossoms, and year-round cascading waterfalls.
www.terragalleria.com /pacific/hawaii-big-island   (211 words)

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