“The Big Island” is the proper nickname for the massive Island of Hawaii. People often underestimate the amount of natural attractions and drive times that quickly fill up any visit. It can take up to 3 hours to reach an island destination so careful planning is required for any Big Island visit. The west side with its sunny weather and lavish resorts is the more popular place to stay with tourists. However the eastern side is popular due to iconic waterfalls and the only active volcano in Hawaii. And with so many sights in-between you should check out the overview of all of them featured in our Hawaiian Islands App.