The Hawaiian islands are the most exotic place in the whole United States. They are sunny, warm and beautiful. In 1959 Hawaii is officially recognized as the 50th state of the country. They attract many tourists from all over the world, who want to have one relaxing vacation in this mix of unique environment and culture. And the magic beaches and the splendid hotels offer first class services and one of the best spa procedures in the world.
When you step on the Hawaiian land, you will be enchanted of the unusual atmosphere that prevails in the islands. You will be warmly welcomed with a smile and will be greeted with the famous “Aloha”. This will surely create an amazing Hawaiian mood and will prepare you for a truly extraordinary vacation. You will see that the Hawaiian Islands are one of the most beautiful places of the world, offering a unique combination of tropical climate, warm crystal waters of the ocean, magnificent beaches and green mountains. The whole landscape, complemented by hospitable locals will take you in a world of relaxation and bliss, in which the peace is king.
Hawaii offers a variety of emotions for everyone. Because of the unique nature of the islands, you can enjoy so many activities there – swimming, surfing, canoeing, diving, snorkelling, mountain climbing. The beautiful parks, interesting botanical and zoological gardens, are the places where you can admire the exotic flora and fauna.
If you want to become familiar with the islands, we suggest you to start your journey with the most popular – Oahu. In it is situated the capital and administrative center of Hawaii – Honolulu.
Give yourself a magical Hawaiian story and do not forget to visit Hanauma Bay. You will see that it is worth!
Hawaii consists of six islands spread throughout the Pacific Ocean. If traveling to the state or looking for home in Hawaii, it is important to know the basics of each island. Although they all fall under the name Hawaii, they offer their uniqueness and appeal.
Kauai – the Garden Isle
The oldest and most dramatic natural beauty, Kauai is home to outdoor adventure and romantic escape. It is considered one of the wettest islands on earth with an average of 485 inches of rain per year. But, amidst the rain, there is plenty to enjoy about Kauai. Some of the popular spots include the Coconut Coast, the Waimea Canyon, the Napali Coast, the Wailua River- the only flowing river in Hawaii, and famous Poipu Beach Park- rated one of the best beaches in the world.
The island of Oahu is home to the state capital, Honolulu. This makes it the most modernized island in Hawaii. The resident total is around 370,000 making it home to nearly 75% of the state’s people. Oahu is a natural and cultural wonder with its big surfing waves on the North Shore, it’ famous Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, Diamond Head crater, etc.
Home to a majority of Native Hawaiian ancestry, Molokai is a small island that you could drive tip to tip in only a few hours. The love of outdoors shines through in its historic town of Kaunakakai, and Papohaku Beach- the largest white sand beach in Hawaii.
Home to only 5000 residents, Lanai features complete privacy. There are no traffic lights or fast food restaurants on Lanai, making it a complete island getaway. Popular attractions include the ‘Garden of the Gods’, Hulopoe Bay, and Lanai City.
Magical Island of Maui
Located on Maui are some of the best beaches in the world. It is the 2nd largest island of Hawaii and also the 2nd most visited island. Maui real estate is a luxury in itself. The island portrays the traditional “Aloha” spirit with a true Hawaiian culture. Besides the great beaches, Maui also hosts many top golf courses and some of the best whale watching around. The highest sea cliff in the world, Kahiwa Falls is a well-liked tourist spot along with the scenic town of Hana, and Makena Beach State Park.
Hawaii’s Big Island
The “Big Island” as residents call it, is larger than all the other islands combined. It experiences 11 climate zones from sandy beaches to snow-capped mountains. The west side is mostly dry, and the east side is primarily wet. The Big Island houses waterfalls, rain forests, botanical gardens, and a still active volcano- Kilauea. One of the hot spots, Kona, is famous for its coffee plantations. The Big Island has plenty entertainment for all with its many cultural events and festivals throughout the year.
The island of Hawaii has a bit of everything. From snow on the peaks of Mauna Kea to rolling green countryside in Honoka’a and hot, arid desert landscape in Kau. In this diverse environment, there are bound to be thousands of interesting sights and unusual places for the adventurous traveler to discover. If you ever find yourself on the Hawaii Islands, be sure to visit these hidden pearls in a tropical paradise of thousands.