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Big Island of Hawaii is a volcanic island (the eastern-most and southern-most in the Hawaiian islands chain) in the North Pacific Ocean. It is larger than all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined and is the largest island in the United States. It is home to Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa which is the largest and on of the most active volcanoes on earth.

Attractions on the Big Island includes the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where visitors can spend several days exploring. Activities and attractions in the park include the Kilauea Visitor Center, the Volcano Art Center Gallery, the Crater Rim Drive, Jaggar Museum and the Thurston Lava Tube.

Things to See & Do

* Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
* Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park
* Akaka Falls
* Hawaiʻi Tropical Botanical Garden
* Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 4,028 km²
Population – 185,100 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – Major commercial ports are Hilo on the East side and Kawaihae on the West side of the island. Cruise ships often stop at Kailua-Kona.

Travel Links – Two commercial airports serve the island; Hilo and Kona International Airports.