Big Island, Hawai’i

Big Island of Hawai’i is the largest island in the chain of Hawaiian Islands. It is also the youngest and southeastern-most of the Hawaiian islands, making it the southern most place in the United States of America.

The big island of Hawai’i is 4,028 square miles in size with a population of 185,079.

The big island of Hawai’i is separated in to 7 districts or regions. Hamakua Coast, Hilo, Kau, Kona, Kohala Coast, North Kohala and Puna.

Kohala Coast, Hawaii Island – The Kohala Coast is located just north of Kona International Airport, with rugged lava fields surrounding you and secluded white sand beaches lining the coast. The area, which was formed by lava flows from Hualalai volcano, is arid with temperatures ranging from 80 to 95 degrees year round.

Hamakua Coast – The Hamakua Coast is located on the northeastern side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Known for it’s green rolling hills and fertile soil for faming, this coast offers steep cliffs and rugged coastal highway covered in jungle.

Kona Coast – Kona Coast is home to the second largest city, Kailua-Kona on the big island of Hawai’i. Known for it’s world famous coffee and iconic surfing, the Kona coast is home to many golf courses and world class resorts.

Hilo – The district of Hilo, is the most populated district on all of the big island of Hawai’i. Hilo is also home to the county seat of the County of Hawaiʻi and is located in the District of South Hilo.

Ka’u – Ka’u is located on the southernmost point of the Big Island of Hawai’i. The region includes the locations of Volcano National Park, South Point, Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, Hawaiian Ocean View Ranchos, now together known as Ocean View, Naʻālehu, Nīnole, Pāhala and Waiʻōhinu.

North Kohala – North Kohala is the name of the northwest portion of the big island of Hawaiʻi. A quick transition from arid climate, to jungle occurs as you exit the district of the Kohala Coast and enter North Kohala.

Puna – The Puna district is located on the southeastern tip of the Big Island of Hawai’i. The area which is just smaller than the island of Kauai, is now the fastest growing district on the Big Island. The affordable housing prices have led to an enormous increase in developments in the Puna area.

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