The average day-time temperatures in the coastal areas range from the mid-80s in the summer months, to the mid to low 70s in the winter months.
From the dazzling lava show of Hawaii's volcano to the island's flowing waterfalls, lose yourself amidst nature's true wonders when you travel to The Big Island. Larger than all the other islands combined, The Big Island offers stunning black and white sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, volcanic parks, coffee plantations, exotic rivers and even cactus-studded deserts. The island is dominated by the twin peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, both over 13,000 feet.
Mauna Kea is actually the top of a submerged mountain. At 32,000 feet from sea floor to sky, it could be called the tallest mountain in the world, dwarfing Mount Everest by several thousand feet.
The town of Hilo is acclaimed as the "Flower Capital of the World".
The Big Island is one of the only places on earth where you can still see an active volcano. Kilauea has been periodically erupting over the last decade.
Travel to and from Hawaii-The Big Island uses the ITO - Hilo; KOA - Kona.
Departure taxes are generally $13.00 Rental Cars: Apple Vacations offers advance car rental service through Dollar, though many major car rental agencies are available throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
The currency in Hawaii-The Big Island is the U.S. dollar.
Required Proof of Citizenship:
Photo I.D. - driver's license or employee I.D.
Traveling with minors: No restrictions.
Tips: Tipping is at the discretion of the customer, usually 15%.
There is no waiting requirement for a marriage license in Hawaii, but the bride and groom must obtain it in person ($25 payable in cash, valid statewide for 30 days). Guests can check at their hotel for the nearest licensing agent.
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