In what words to describe the Hawaii? So many beautiful epithets can be used for this unique place in the world. Starting from the spiritual beauty of the hula, over the emerald valleys and golden sands to the visceral power of an active volcano, Hawaii can be called the most magnificent place on Earth.
Hawaii are located in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean, about 3,200 kilometers from the coast of the United States. There are six main islands to visit in Hawaii: Kauai, the oldest, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Hawaii Island, the youngest and also the biggest.
Things to do
Hawaii is the island where there are so many activities and options on how to spend your holiday. Depending on what you want from a holiday, here you can, besides lying on the beach and enjoying the sun do: snorkeling on some of the most incredible reefs, kayaking, boating, fourwheeling, hiking, surfing, golfing, horseback riding, fishing, windsurfing and much more …
It is difficult to do everything you want to do while you are there, so that, for start, we can visit the island, and find about the activities that they provide. Following is a brief description of the six Hawaiian islands:
Kauai is also known as the “Garden Isle” because it is filled with rainforests, beaches, swamps, mountains, cascading waterfalls and tropical vegetation that you’ve never seen before. It is interesting that Kauai is the “wettest spot on earth,” with an average annual rainfall of 440 inches. On this island you can see the Waimea Canyon, which is the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, and the Na Pali Coast, which has some of the world’s highest ocean cliffs.
If you want to explore the island better, the best way to do it is to rent a car, but do not miss the chance to travel by foot on Kauai’s magnificent hiking trails. Some parts of the island can be seen only from the air, so you are advised to take an air tour (by helicopter or small plane) or a boat tour to witness the towering cliffs along Kauai’s North Shore.
The capital city of Hawaii- Honolulu, is located on this island. Also, here is the most famous beach in the world – Waikiki, about 2 miles long and made up of nine other smaller beaches. Waikiki is Oahu’s main hotel and resort area and here you’ll find world-class shopping, dining, entertainment, activities and resorts.
If you are a surfer, the North Shore is the perfect place for you. From November to February, this island offers massive waves that you will find anywhere in the world, which can sometimes swell up to thirty feet or more.
Oahu is famous for the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor. A memorial was built over the ship, and here you can see all the details about the devastating aerial attack on Pearl Harbor resulted in 2,390 dead soldiers.
There are too many attractions on this island, and some of them are: visit to Diamond Head, the Waikiki Aquarium, the Honolulu Zoo and much more ..
Only 38 miles long and 10 miles across at its widest point, Molokai is the home to the highest sea cliffs in the world and Hawaii’s longest continuous fringing reef. On this island there is no tall buildings and you will not even find a streetlight, but here you can visit the Kalaupapa National Historical Park or discover Papohaku Beach, one of Hawaii’s biggest white sand beaches.
Here you can enjoy the natural wonders such is the lunar-like landscape of Keahiakawelo, also known as the “Garden of the Gods” or the iconic rock outcropping Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock) or the Lanaihale and Kanepuu Preserve – called the Dryland forest.
Also, here is the picturesque Hulopoe Bay which features the best swimming and snorkeling on the island. The calm waters preserve hosts a variety of colorful fish close to shore.
Lanai offers many more activities such as rafting, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, mountain biking, fishing, golf and exploring 400 miles of Lanai island by 4-wheel drive.
Between Lanai, Maui and Molokai, the islands’ warm and shallow waters offer some of the best whale watching in the world. Between January and early April, here you can observe a 45-ton whales tail slapping, breaching or blowing spouts in the air.
Maui is the second largest Hawaiian island, also known as Valley Isle. Acclaimed as the most beautiful island in the world, it is not surprising that Maui also a popular honeymoon destination. With more than 80 incredible beaches, Maui will leave breathless every visitor.
Maui is an island full of beauty and you will not be able to do everything you’ll want to do in your short vacation. Places you should not miss are the Lahaina Town, Haleakala National Park where you can watch a memorable sunrise from 9,740 feet atop Haleakala Crater, ‘Iao Valley State Park, and the Maui Ocean Center.
Hawaii Island also known as “The Big Island”, is the biggest of all the Hawaii islands at about 4,038 square miles, and it is also the youngest. There is Kilauea, the most active volcano in the world, as part of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, located 30 miles southwest of Hilo.
An interesting fact is that Kilauea volcano currently produces 250000-650000 cubic yards of lava per day. Lava constantly comes out of volcanoes, and because that, since 1994, in Hawaii have been created 491 acres of new land.
Like the other islands of Hawaii, on this island you’ll find everything from extravagant resorts to modest local towns. Here you can see the incredible golf courses, white sands of Punaluu Beach, as well as sacred Hawaiian historical sites.
Whichever island you choose for your holiday, it is certain that you will come back here again and again.