Hawaii Island Fact Sheet
Area: 4,028 sq. miles
Known for: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Maunakea, Historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona), Hilo, manta ray diving
Capital City: Hilo
Major Airport: Kona International Airport (KOA) in Kona on the west or Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Hilo on the east.
Resort Areas on Hawaii’s Big Island: Major resort destinations on the Big Island include the Kohala Coast area, Historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona) and Keauhou (both in Kona). There are also hotels and accommodations in Hilo and Puna on the east side.
Climate: Average temperature: 75˚ - 85˚ F.
Time Zone: Hawaii Standard Time (GMT-10 hours), 5 hours behind the US East Coast, 6 hours behind during Daylight Saving Time (Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time, March through November).
Languages: English, Hawaiian
Currency: U.S. Dollar
Area code: The area code for all of Hawaii is (808)
Golf Courses: 18
Highest Elevation: 13,796 feet (Maunakea)
Island nickname: Hawaii’s Island of Adventure
Island Flower: Red Lehua Ohia
Island Color: Red