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Christmas on the Big Island of Hawaii

Emily Nathan Dashing through the bay in Hawaii.

Photo: Emily Nathan

Two active volcanoes, a tropical rain forest, and beaches as far as the eye can see. This is the biggest, most ecologically diverse island in the chain, with every climate zone represented and waterfalls galore.

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Destinations: Kailua-kona · Hawaii · Kilauea · Hualalai

Inspired by: Holidays Away! | T+L Family — by Marialisa Calta, Published Nov. 2006

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    Kilauea Lodge

    A recipient of the 2009 Hale Aina Award from Honolulu Magazine, Kilauea Lodge in Volcano lies only a mile from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In 1

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    Kona Village Resort

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    Pahu I'a

    Surrounded by a tropical moat, this acclaimed restaurant is located just steps from the ocean at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. The dining room

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    Mokuaikaua Church

    A dark, rock archway constructed in 1920, adds to the charm of Hawaii's first ever Christian church, located by the ocean and the Hulihe'e Palace i

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    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    Located in a 333,000-acre national park on the southeastern edge of the island, the awe-inspiring and ruggedly beautiful Kilauea is called the driv

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