The Hawaii Island, spanning 4,028 SQ. miles boasts of many natural wonders. Among them are the world’s highest sea mountain, Maunakea, the world’s biggest mountain, Maunaloa and one of the world’s volcanoes regarded as highly active, Kilauea.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the state’s most popular tourist attraction and it is the largest covering an area of 333,086 acres. It is also a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. Kilauea Volcano is the central attraction of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which has been erupting continuously since 1983. A vantage point in Kalapana affords visitors the chance to see lava going into the sea.
The coasts of Puna and Kau contain some of the most astounding black sand beaches which have been created by incessant volcanic activity on the island. Head to the popular Punaluu Black Sand Beach, most frequented by the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, Honu.