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The Island of Hawaii isn't called "The Big Island" for nothing.
The youngest of the Hawaiian islands is nearly twice as large as the others combined and still growing, with lava regularly spewing from Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes. But it's not just sheer size that makes this island larger than life. The Island of Hawaii offers dramatically diverse natural wonders to satisfy even the most seasoned traveler, whether you're in the mood to explore the rugged terrain of Volcanoes National Park, zip-line through Kohala's lush rainforests, or even hike snow-capped Mauna Loa, the most massive mountain in the world, which towers over Mount Everest when you count its underwater sections.
And, as you might expect, an island this massive comes with more than its fair share of coastline, at nearly 266 miles long. The ocean is always beckoning, from the black sands of Punalu'u on the island's southeastern coast to the Kohala Coast's Hapuna, the Big Island's largest white-sand beach. You might even say these beaches are fit for a king: The famed King Kamehameha I, who united the Hawaiian islands into one royal kingdom in 1810, was born along the shore in North Kohala. His birthplace, along with the Pu'ukohola Heiau temple he built in 1790, rank as two of the most sacred sites in all of Hawaii. While everything here is impressively large, the island does its best not to overwhelm. Relaxation is just an appointment away at one the island's world-class resorts and spas, where the ingredients are local and the treatments draw from ancient tradition. You'll feel rested and ready to conquer the island in no time.
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