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Big Island Sunsets & Sunrises
The Big Island's romantic sunsets are complemented by its stunning and rugged geology. Here are some of the top spots to watch a sunset or sunrise on the Big Island called Hawaii.
Romantic Big Island Sunsets
Unlike Maui's Haleakala, the summit sunset experience on the Big Island is unparalleled. Mauna Kea, at almost 14,000 feet, provides a great platform for sunset viewing. It is possible to drive almost to the summit of Mauna Kea, but you need a 4x4 to make the last few miles. (At the time of this writing, only Harper's rental allows this; check your rental contract.) It can be quite cold up here, and you will need to be extremely careful about altitude sickness. If you feel the least bit ill, descend the mountain immediately! However, if your doctor approves, and you can rent the right vehicle, this is a sunset you will never forget! If you can't make it to the summit, skip this sunset, because the mountain blocks the view of the sunset until you get to the top. Visit our Mauna Kea Summit page for more.
Best Big Island Sunrises