It may surprise some, but the Aloha State is no stranger to freezing temperatures, snowfall and even blizzards. Fortunately, Hawaiian snow is confined to the winter months on the islands’ highest peaks.
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As the whole world comes to terms with restricted living due to COVID-19 regulations, many have asked how day-to-day life has changed here on the Big Island. On March 25, Governor Ige passed a mandatory 14-day quarantine on all visitors arriving in Hawaii, and this has effectively stopped all...
Everyone wants to visit Hawaii. But if money is tight, a trip to Hawaii for Christmas might not be in the family budget. Fortunately, the cost to travel to Hawaii varies dramatically depending on the time of year. As the Big Island's oldest family-run vacation rental company,...
The Big Island's weather is fascinatingly complex and varies dramatically over short distances. In fact, the climate depends on where you are staying — some places can expect near daily rainfall, while other areas are reliably sunny and dry.
The construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) near the summit of Mauna Kea, the highest island mountain in the world, has lead to an eruption of controversy and protests on the Big Island. The protests have lead to strongly divided opinions, as well as renewed interest in the history and future of one of the world's most fascinating and unusual volcanoes.
A sweeping new piece of legislation will ban short-term vacation rentals across 98% of the Big Island by the end of 2019. Bill 108 will reduce the number of unregulated short-term vacation rentals across the Big Island, and prevent most land zones from having short-term vacation rentals indefinitely.
Hawaii’s shoulder season in September and October is the perfect time to plan your tropical getaway and save on airfare, accommodations, restaurants, and activities — all while enjoying beautiful beach weather.
The Big Island of Hawaii has the world’s most colorful sands. From sugar white to black and even green sand, take a journey around the island and learn how each sand type forms — and where to find it.
The geography of the Big Island plays an important role in regulating the weather. Persistent trade winds from the northeast interact with the island’s large mountains, creating a series of sharply contrasting micro-climates.