About the Big Island Of Hawaii
Shopping & Restaurants
The Big Island of Hawaii is the largest of all the Hawaiian Islands; it is larger than all the other islands put together! It is also the most diverse with 11 of the worlds 13 climactic zones. Everything from tropical to sub-arctic zones can be found here. The tops of Mauna Kea (a staggering 13,796 feet high) Mauna Loa are the only places in Hawaii that see snow. The east side of the island is lush and green, filled with beautiful vegetation and waterfalls. This is also where second-largest and wettest city in Hawaii, Hilo, is located. Just to the southwest of Hilo is Volcanoes National Park. It is open 24 hours a day every day of the year. Kilauea has been erupting continuously since 1983 and is truly a wonder to behold. On the west side is sunny Kailua-Kona and the Kohala coast. The Kohala coast has some of the most beautiful luxury resorts in the world and the quaint village of Kailua-Kona is home to some of the most spectacular sunsets anywhere. You can find it all in Kailua-Kona: luau’s, snorkeling, diving, air tours, world class sportfishing, and so much more!
Dining, shopping and entertainment are conveniently located at the Keauhou Shopping Village directly across from the Resort. Kahalu’u Beach and scenic Keauhou Bay are within walking distance.