Hawaii Island isn't just big, it's still growing. The Island of Hawaii is the youngest island in the Hawaiian chain and is also by far the biggest, providing a vast canvas of environments to 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 (Maunakea), the most massive mountain in the world (Maunaloa) and the largest park in the state (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). All but two of the world's climate zones generate everything from lush rain forests to volcanic deserts, snow-capped mountaintops to beautiful black sand beaches.
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Attire for the 2014 Fall Conference is resort casual (no-ties).
Weather on all of the Hawaiian Islands is consistent, offering only minor changes in temperature throughout the year. The average daytime October temperature at sea level is 85 degrees. Temperatures at night are approzimately 10 degrees cooler. However, at higher elevations, temperatures can drop dramatically. Bring a light sweater or jacket for evening, and also if you plan on exploring the island.
Hawaii follows Hawaii Standard time (GMT – 10 Hours), which is 5 hours behind Easter Standard Time and 2 hours behind Pacific Standard Time. Hawaii does not observe Daylight Savings Time so add one extra hour to the time difference during this period (March through November).
Important Information about Traveling to Hawaii
- Since Hawaii is the 50th state, you wont need to bring your passport unless you're visiting from outside the Unites state or traveling to another country after Hawaii.
- Traveler's checks aren't necessary since credit cards are widely accepted and ATM machines are everywhere. Don't worry if you forget something – stores and malls have everything you need, including plenty of sunscreen.
- The area code of the state of Hawaii is (808).