The Hawaiian Islands
Leading up to a trip to Hawaii, travelers will be faced with the same question: which island are you going to? For those who have never been to Hawaii, there is sometimes some confusion as to which island or which city the destination is, and knowing anything about the place is not a top priority. Once the vacation has taken place, that almost always changes.
The Hawaiian Islands are a diverse place, with 4 main islands making up the typical vacation. There is so much to know, do, and see on each, and a return trip to a new island is always a must.
The most popular destination for travelers, Oahu is the most populated of the islands, and is home to the state capital, Honolulu. Here, famous sites like Pearl Harbor the most popular things to do, and seeing the famous North Shore is a big part of any trip. Most visitors stay in one of the 100+ hotels on Waikiki Beach, though vacation rentals in Kailua, Kaneohe, Kapolei, and even on the North Shore are growing in popularity.
Do quick Internet search of “best Hawaiian Island” and Maui is likely to be at the top. The island is so charming and features some of the most incredible sites in Hawaii. The summit of Haleakala offers incredible views of the entire island, and one trip around the Road to Hana will have you mentally packing your bags and looking for a place to live. It is very easy to see why Maui is thought of as the best Hawaiian Island. Visitors typically enjoy a stay in Ka’anapali or Kihe, and spend their days on an outdoor adventure or basking at one of the incredible beaches on the island.
Another charmer, Kauai is a popular destination among return visitors to the islands, who are looking to max out their relaxation time and just enjoy the quiet of the island. The island does feature some really incredible things to do, like a hike or kayak along the Na Pali Coast, a snorkeling adventure, or an adventure along the Wailua River. The best places to stay on Kauai include Princeville, Hanalei, Koloa, and Lihue, and no matter where you choose, there is always a relaxing beach close by.
The Big Island is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, and can actually fit all of the other islands within its area. Twice. Most visitors stay in Hilo, Kona, or Waikoloa, and spend their days exploring the island. 5 volcanoes make up the island, with Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa being the most visible. Kilauea on the southeastern coast is the only active volcano on the island, and is one of the most incredible places you can visit in Hawaii.
Though these are the top Hawaiian Islands to visit, Lanai and Molokai are amazing places to stay, and should be considered for any trip. Each island has its own feel and offers its own highlights, and there is not a bad island to go to. And if the mood strikes you, island hopping is easy and affordable, and allows you to visit another island during your visit.
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