5 reasons to love Hawaii, the Big Island

Aloha! Editor-in-Chief Sido Kitchin relaxes during a stopover in paradise

The magnificent Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is the Grand Dame of the Big Island.

There are eight main islands that make up the state of Hawaii, but it’s also the name of the largest of them all – commonly called the Big Island to avoid confusion. \n\nAfter flying to New York with Hawaiian Airlines for a fab but full-on holiday, a relaxing stopover on the Big Island on the way home was just the ticket.\n\nPictured above: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

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