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The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
1 N. Kaniku Drive
Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743
Phone: (808) 885-2000

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Friday
a few showers. Clearing skies. Mild.
78/65 °F
26/19°C
Saturday
a few showers. Partly cloudy. Mild.
79/64 °F
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About Big Island, HI

If you’re looking for a Hawaii vacation like none other, then make your plans to visit Big Island. The aptly-named isle is, by far, the largest island in the Hawai'ian chain – combine the size of all the others, double that figure, and the Big Island is still the larger land mass. Interestingly enough, this extra space does not translate to population since approximately 140,000 people, many of them living in urban areas like Hilo, call the island home. A nature-lover's paradise, the Big Island has remained relatively unspoiled, and its protected forests include the Kau, Kapapala, and Ruu Makaala Reserves in the south and the Mauna Kea, Kohala, and Hakalau Reserves in the north. At the heart of the island are two towering volcanic peaks, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Those looking to vacation in Mauna Kea will, quite literally, find their heads in the clouds, as the mountain's summit is some 13,700 feet above sea level, making it a prime spot for Big Island stargazing. Meanwhile, Mauna Loa is the dramatic centerpiece of Volcanoes National Park, the 13th park so designated by the United States government. Over the years, park sights have thrilled countless visitors – Kilauea Caldera, which has been spewing lava since 1983; ancient lava chutes and smoldering cinder cones; and the dramatic Kau dessert, which is home to the Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs.
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Although large, Hawai'i often finds itself at the mercy of the sometimes-tempestuous Pacific. Constantly on the mind of locals, for example, is the threat of the tsunami – a great wave caused by underwater seismic activity or a volcanic eruption. One such tsunami ravaged the island's north coast in the mid-40s, washing across Laupahoehoe Point and claiming the lives of 24 people. A memorial there remembers the dreadful incident.

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