Nearly twice the size of all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, the Island of Hawaii is referred to as the "Big Island" (appropriately). On this island alone, you'll find all but two of the world's climatic zones and can view both magma flowing from volcanoes and snow at the top of Maunakea.

As you're preparing to Pack for Paradise, these few items may come in handy on your trip to the Big Island:


Planning on visiting the Big Island's volcanoes? Boots are required when walking on the lava field - no sneakers or slippers.

They should be at least ankle length and not have a steel shank or leather soles as the heat will damage them.

Long Pants/Jeans

To protect your body from the heat and any scrapes, long, heavy denim jeans are recommended.

Also make sure that any clothing you wear is not easily flammable or can melt.

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