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About the Big Island

Hilo and the Big Island

A snow-capped Maunakea can be seen from the beautiful Hilo Bay
A snow-capped Maunakea can be seen from the beautiful Hilo Bay
Papakolea (Green Sand Beach) gets its name from the olivine mineral in the sand
Papakolea (Green Sand Beach) gets its name from the olivine mineral in the sand

欧美18vivodexxxThe University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is situated on the island of Hawaiʻi, the largest in the Hawaiian Archipelago. With an area of 4,060 square miles, it has more land than all the other Hawaiian islands combined. With its great variety of physical features, including peaks that are snowcapped in winter, pasture lands, sugarcane fields, active volcanoes, and rain-swept valleys, the Big Island of Hawaiʻi has been described as a tropical mini-continent. Located in the Pacific Ocean, Hawaiʻi Island is almost 2,500 miles from the mainland U.S.A. Its marine environment, geological diversity and cultural richness are valuable and well utilized educational resources by the faculty and administration.

欧美18vivodexxxThe island’s economy is centered largely on agriculture and tourism. Hilo, which has a major harbor and airport, is a peaceful city with a population of 43,000. It is located 200 air miles from Honolulu, Hawaiʻi’s state capital. Kailua-Kona, on the western side of Hawaiʻi Island, is one of the fastest growing population centers in the State. Its airport with direct service to the mainland, world-class resorts and golfing, deep-sea fishing and historic landmarks make this an ideal setting for the University’s West Hawaiʻi center. Hilo and Kailua-Kona provide a full range of medical, social and community services.

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Big Island Resources

Points of Interest

Arts and Entertainment

  • Wailoa Art Center/

East Hawaiʻi Shopping Centers


  • Corner of streets (64 stores including Macy’s and Sears). Safeway, Target, Walmart, Ross, Office Max, and Walgreens are all across the street.
  • Puainako Town Center
    Between corners of streets. “Fast Food Heaven.”
  • Hilo Shopping Center
    Corner of streets.

Natural Attractions

  • (West Hawaiʻi)
  • , including Liliʻuokalani Japanese Garden and Moku Ola (Coconut Island)
  • , including Rainbow Falls

Theatres

  • ;
  • Regal Makalapua Stadium 10 (Kailua-Kona)
  • Regal Prince Kūhiō 9 (Hilo)
  • Regal Theatres Keauhou 7 (Keauhou-Kona)

Shopping

  • (Wednesdays and Saturdays in Downtown Hilo)
  • (6:00 am)

Also

  • Visit the luxurious resorts on the western side of the island
  • Enjoy fun in the sun on any of the beaches scattered around the island