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A little about Hawaii, the big island

The "Big Island" has spectacular contrasts...the mighty volcanoes Maunaloa (13,679 feet) and Kilauea, lofty snow clad Maunakea (13,796 feet), the Kau Desert, gorgeous waterfalls, the Puna Fern Forest, the colorful orchids of Hilo. The island grows sugar, coffee, cattle and macadamia nuts. Landmarks: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kealakekua Bay, Kailua-Kona, Kawaihae, Parker Ranch, Waipio Valley.

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The history of Hawaii, the big island

Hawaiʻi is said to have been named for Hawaiʻiloa, the legendary Polynesian navigator who first discovered it. Other accounts attribute the name to the legendary realm of Hawaiki, a place from which the Polynesian people are said to have originated (see also Manua), the place where they go in the afterlife, the realm of the gods and goddesses. The name is cognate with Savaii, the name of the largest island of Samoa.[citation needed] Captain James Cook, the English explorer and navigator who was the captain of the first European expedition that discovered the Hawaiian Islands, called them the "Sandwich Islands" after his patron, the Earl of Sandwich. Cook was killed on the Big Island at Kealakekua Bay on February 14, 1779, in a mêlée which followed the theft of a ship's boat. Hawaiʻi was the home island of Paiʻea Kamehameha, later known as Kamehameha the Great. Kamehameha united most of the Hawaiian islands under his rule in 1795.

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Businesses in Hawaii, the big island, Hawaii

Here is a collection of local Hawaii, the big island, Hawaii businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

Athletic Entertainment Food/Grocery Museums / Attractions Restaurants Services Shopping Winery / Brewery

 

Hawaii Forest & Trail

Athletic

Your Guide to BIG Adventure

 

Kohala Sail & Sea

Athletic

A sailboat charter company

 

Kona Boys

Athletic

An island style surf, SUP, and kayak shop

 

Kona Kozy's Comedy & Magic Show

Entertainment

Have some real fun

 

Punalu'u Bake Shop

Food/Grocery

Between Kailua-Kona and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

 

Makalei Golf Club

Museums / Attractions

An experience long remembered!

 

Mauna Kea Golf Course

Museums / Attractions

Currently ranked #31 on Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses

 

Bamboo Restaurant & Gallery

Restaurants

If you're looking for the

 

Brown's Beach House

Restaurants

AAA Four Diamond award-winning

 

Figs Mix Plate

Restaurants

Ono Homestyle cooking!

 

Lagoon Grill

Restaurants

Indulge in delicious burgers, snacks and smoothies

 

Merriman's Restaurant

Restaurants

A Big Island treasure for over 25 years

 

Norio's Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Restaurants

Located at the Fairmont

 

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Restaurants

USDA Prime Beef, Chicken, Seafood, Salads and delectable desserts.

 

Humdinger Sportfishing

Services

Fishing charters in Kona Hawaii

 

Big Island Bees

Shopping

We produce pure and organic Hawaiian honey

 

Big Island Candies

Shopping

Fine quality macadamia nut candies and cookies

 

Original Donkey Ball Factory and Store

Shopping

Made using only Guittard Chocolate!

 

Waimea General Store

Shopping

Specialty and Hawaiian Gift Shop

 

Kona Brewing Company

Winery / Brewery

Hawaii-born and Hawaii-based craft brewery