The Island of Hawaii
From the sunny western side of Kona to the tropical eastern side of Hilo, the Island of Hawaii (colloquially referred to as "the Big Island") offers a wide range of landscapes and activities that can captivate just about any traveler. The island's diversity is legendary: you will find 11 of the world’s 13 climate zones here. In the winter, it is possible to throw snowballs atop Mauna Kea in the morning, snorkel at Keauhou Bay in the afternoon, and ride horses in Waimea Canyon at dusk. The Island of Hawaii also flourishes with farm-to-table restaurants and locally sourced food such as grass-fed beef, sustainably caught "fish of the day," and homegrown greens.