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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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.