Many people know Hawai‘i as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, mild weather, friendly people and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, also make Hawai‘i an excellent place to live. Hawaii’s near-ideal year-round climate supports a variety of outdoor activities, particularly hiking, biking, golf, tennis, and a wide range of ocean sports. Cultural opportunities are rich and varied in Hawai’i with a diversity that gives rise to many Asian and Pacific festivals along with Western celebrations.
As the youngest island in the Hawaiian chain, Hawai’i, or “The Big Island,” is also by far the biggest, providing a vast canvas of environments in which you can discover a variety of unrivaled natural wonders. This is the home of one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kilauea; the tallest sea mountain in the world at more than 33,000 feet, Mauna Kea; the most massive mountain in the world, Mauna Loa; and the largest park in the state, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Hawai’i has all but two of the world’s climate zones and supports everything from lush rain forests to volcanic deserts, snow-capped mountain tops to beautiful black sand beaches.
See these links for more information about living and working in Hawai‘i:
- Hawai’i Visitors Bureau: http://www.gohawaii.com/big-island
- Big Island Chamber of Commerce: http://www.hicc.biz/
- Living & Working in Hawai’i: http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/business/living
- Hawai’i Travel Tips: http://www.travelsmarthawaii.com
- Hawai’i Residency Programs: http://www.hawaiiresidency.org/