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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.