Is It Safe To Travel To The Big Island Of Hawaii
Since the eruption in May 2018, many people are afraid to visit the Big Island because of what they see on TV. The truth is that it’s completely safe, and many tourists and permanent residents enjoy the island every month. As the locals can testify, the media made it seem like it was the end of the world and that the whole island is covered by lava. In reality, only a very tiny area of the island was affected. If you would like to learn more about What you can do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, check out this post.
The air is the cleanest it has been in the past 35 years. While Kilauea does emit some steam and gases, the wind quickly dilutes it to safe levels. You should visit the famous attractions such as sunset at Mauna Kea (volcano) summit, Green Sand Beach & Black Sand Beach on the Big Island before they get affected.
Green Sand Beach
Punaluu Black Sand Beach
If you’re tempted to visit the big island, we invite you to read: Big Island 5 Day Itinerary.