The island of Hawaii, locally known as the Big Island, vibrates with the primal roar of creation as the active volcano Mauna Loa spews rivers of magma towards the sea. From the snow-topped peaks of Mauna Kea (the “white mountain”) to the austere desert plains of Kau, the Big Island is alive with nature’s passion.

From the Hawaiian-style Wild West of paniolo country in upland Waimea to old Hilo-town’s flower vendors and “mom ‘n pop” stores, to the grand hotels of the Kona and Kohala coasts, this is an island of spectacular beauty and cultural diversity.

A Pocket Guide to the Big Island leads you through this fantastic place. Included is valuable information to find the safest beaches, the most popular attractions, and the finest views of the island. The beautiful color photos make unfamiliar areas easily recognizable.


Author: Curt Sanburn