Lava meeting the water on the Big Island of Hawaii’s coastline

Big Island Vacations: Lava & Snow

Majestic and geographically unique, Hawaii’s biggest island is certainly its most diverse. It boasts of everything from deep valleys and snow-covered peaks, to hardened lava deserts and lush rainforests. The best part…it’s still growing. Twice the combined size of the other Hawaiian Islands, the active, fire-spitting Kilauea volcano has been pouring lava into the ocean and creating new land since 1983. Watch the eruption in real time from inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Marvel at all the wonders of the Big Island with a vacation package crafted by Liberty Travel.

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The Big Island at a Glance

Currency: US Dollar (USD)

Tipping Customs: 15-20% is considered appropriate

Power Up: Type A or Type B plug, 120 V (the standard in the United States)

Popular Drink: Kona coffee

Must Eat: Haupia – Hawaiian dessert

Language: English


Weather: Temperatures are consistently warm but comfortable throughout the year.

Best Time to Visit: All year round. December-April is peak season. May-October are popular, too.

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Sea turtle in the waters of the Big Island of Hawaii

Top Things to Do on The Big Island

Check out three beaches (in three colors)
Big island’s black, white, and green beaches are a sight to behold and certainly great to explore.

Take a hike
Whether it’s a rainforest or a crater, The Big Island has some of the best trails to enjoy.

Go down under
A mini-submarine takes you 100 feet below the surface to see a stunning coral reef off the Kona Coast.

See the lava
Head to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for amazing views of Kilauea's lava flows, which have been running non-stop since 1983.

Experience an ocean adventure
Go rafting and snorkeling among Kealakekua Bay’s marine life. Keep an eye out for tropical fish, delicate coral gardens, dolphins, turtles, and manta rays, too.

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The Big Island Vacation Packages: Experience Hawaii the Liberty Travel Way

Whether you’re looking to explore The Big Island like a local, or soak in its iconic sites like a tourist, Liberty Travel’s consultants can create a Big Island vacation package crafted just for you.

When you book with us, you get:

  • Real People. More than a travel agent, your Big Island consultant is a fellow traveler with a passion to help you see the world.
  • Perfect Match. We’ll pair you with a destination expert who has insider knowledge of The Big Island for a truly personalized booking experience.
  • Crafted Vacations. Stay in hand-selected hotels. Get connected with local guides and enriching experiences. Choose from among our exclusive Big Island vacation packages, including our Escapes.
  • Support. With 24/7 support, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

We know The Big Island. Leave the planning to us.

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You are unique, and so is your trip. When you book with Liberty Travel, we match you with an expert best suited to design a vacation just for you.

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