How is it possible that the “Biggest” island in Hawaii – the one they named the whole darn state after – is the one so many travelers overlook?
What a shame.
When most people think of a Hawaiian vacation, they think about little umbrella-clad Mai Tais and even littler bikini-clad surfer girls at Waikiki. Or big waves on the North Shore of Oahu, the stunning cliffs of the Napoli Coast of Kauai, or the expensive resorts of Maui.
Now we’re not saying you shouldn’t enjoy these spots (skip the Mai Tai and grab a Chi-Chi at Moana Surfrider Beach Bar instead), but many travelers miss the best and most awe-inspiring Hawaiian sights because they leave Hawaii—aka “The Big Island”—off their Hawaiian vacation itinerary.
So here are five “Big” reasons you don’t want to make that mistake: