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Pololu Valley

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,...

Mauna Kea Beach empty

As the whole world comes to terms with restricted living due to COVID-19, 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 tourism...

Mauna Kea controversy

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. 

Snow in Hawaii

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.

big island in the fall

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.

Big Island weather

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.