Hawaii Island is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain. To avoid confusion with the name of the entire state, the Island of Hawaii is often called the “Big Island,” and what an appropriate name it is. Nearly twice as big as all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined, its sheer size can be inspiring.
The dramatic size and scope of the largest Hawaiian Island create a microcosm of environments and activities. You’ll find all but two of the world’s climatic zones within this island’s shores. It’s easy to feel awed on Hawaii Island. From the molten magma flowing from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the snow-capped heights of Maunakea; from the green rainforests and breathtaking waterfalls of the Hamakua Coast to the jet-black sands and warm breezes of Punaluu Beach; Hawaii Island is an unrivaled expression of the power of nature. On this island’s vast tableau, you’ll find everything from extravagant resorts and incredible golf courses to modest local towns and sacred Hawaiian historical sites, including the birthplace of King Kamehameha I. In fact, King Kamehameha actually spent his final years in Kailua-Kona
The sunny Kona District of Hawaii Island stretches for about 60 miles from Kona International Airport to beyond Kealakekua Bay on Hawaii Island’s lava-lined western coast. Along this expansive area, you’ll find everything from coffee farms to historic Hawaiian landmarks. Picture yourself visiting Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, or horseback riding through the uplands of Waimea. Whether you’re walking on a black sand beach, snorkeling with manta rays, or sailing along the Kona Coast, Hawaii, the Big Island, is your island for the biggest adventures.
Shielded from winds by Maunaloa, south Kona’s calm and clear waters are perfect for snorkeling, diving and spotting dolphins and honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles). One of Kona’s most memorable experiences is going on a manta ray boat tour to scuba or snorkel with these gentle, graceful sea creatures. Kona is also famous for its deep-sea fishing. And on land, don’t forget to travel to the cooler upland slopes of towns like Holualoa, where you can sample the distinctive flavors of 100% Kona coffee. On the versatile Kona coast, you’ll find the adventures are as big as the island itself.
Whatever adventure you choose, your stay with us in Kona, Hawaii for E-Learn 2015 is sure to be a memorable one. Submit your proposal today and plan to join us!
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