Hawaii & Maui Travel Guide: Attractions, Eating, Drinking, Shopping & Places To Stay (Paperback)
Hawaii is called the Big Island to avoid confusion with the archipelago and is the largest of the Hawaii islands. It is home to the volcanos Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa (which is the largest volcano in the world) and has unique green sand beaches. Kailua-Kona is the busiest town on the leeward side and nearby is the tourist area on the Kohala Coast. Hilo is the largest town on the windward side of the island. Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands (after the Big Island) and is one of the eight major islands of the Hawaiian archipelago. The island attracts over 2.5 million visitors annually and has won many tourist awards, including the Conde Nast Traveler Best Beach Award for 19 consecutive years With its idyllic nature, vibrant nightlife, traditional culture and delicious cuisine, Maui has it all.