Hawaii Island is one of the most popular islands in the world and largest island in the American state of Hawaii. Hawaii Island is more commonly known as the Big Island in order to avoid confusion with the name of the state. It belongs to the chain of Volcanic Islands, which are also suitable for the human population. More than 19% of Hawaiian population resides inside the Hawaii Island. Millions of people from all over the world visit the tourist’s destinations.
We were in the United States of America last year traveling through different states of the country. After a week in Long Island, we wanted to visit the Hawaiian state to explore the beauty of this part of the country. We reached the state of Hawaii in the 2nd week of April and wanted to spend a few days visiting the various counties of the state before going to the Big Island.
Taking a stroll on the Punaluu Black Sand Beach
After spending a week traveling across various counties of the state, we went to the Big Island and booked a restaurant close to the Punaluu Black Sand Beach. It is the most popular beach here whose sand is black basalt due to the volcanic lava. We walked along the beach enjoying the landscape in front of us. We also went for snorkeling in the oceanic bay, which is a breathtaking experience for the tourists. There is a healthy presence of wildlife here. We witnessed a huge number of green sea turtles at various places along the beach.
Visiting the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
There are two active volcanoes at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where the visitors can spend quality time witnessing this wonder of nature. The two volcanoes are Kilauea and Mauna Loa from where the mist rising into the surroundings of the National Park. We also walked through the narrow path towards Thurston Lava Tube in order to experience the volcanic activity from close.
Taking the Breathtaking Sunshine Helicopters ride
There is an overwhelming presence of volcanic mountains, ocean cliffs, and waterfalls all over Hawaii Island or Big Island. In order to enjoy the perfect scenic beauty of these places, there is a possibility of taking a helicopter ride over these places. We took the Sunshine Helicopter ride early in the morning, which became a highlight of our trip here.
We also went to the large coffee farms at Hawaii Island and explored the historic museums scattered at various places.