The Newest Hawaiian Island
To experience Big Island snorkeling is to witness the birth of an island. Being the youngest in the Hawaiian chain, the Big Island boasts extensive lava flats, deep underwater crevices, dynamic weather, and raw coastline. There’s a primal awe to snorkeling shores just beginning to produce new reefs.
The Big Island has the widest range of air and water temperatures of the main Hawaiian islands. The main town of Hilo on the East side has an average air temperature of 74.5°F for the last 20 years and ocean temperature of 73 degrees. But on the West side, the area of Kawaihae has an water temperature of 79°F.
The Big Island is home to Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano. Kilauea is the longest continuously erupting volcano in recorded history, producing a non-stop lava flow since 1983!
It’s called Big for a reason
The Big Island is nearly twice the size as all the other main Hawaiian islands combined yet has less than 15% of the states total population. The Big Island’s 266 miles of coastline is for those looking to snorkel Hawaii away from the crowds.
My Top Big Island Snorkeling Beach Picks
The perfect beginner snorkeling beach. Convenient, calm, loads of marine life Kahaluu Beach Park is a tiny sheltered cove on the west side of the Big …
On the Travel Channel’s “World’s All Time Best Beaches” list Two words: Absolutely Beautiful. This out-of-the-way cove is considered by many to be the most …
My favorite Big Island snorkeling beach Honaunau Bay, or City of Refuge as it’s sometimes referred to, is my favorite snorkeling beach on the Big …