The Islands of Hawaii
There is much to be desired about the Hawaiian Islands and when deciding to visit Hawaii, there are many decisions to make. For instance, which island to visit? Each Hawaiian Island offers its own experience, with different attractions and so much to do that no two vacations are alike. For those who have never visited, knowing which island to visit can be a bit of a question mark and sometimes you just need a little knowledge on where to go is helpful.
There are 4 main islands that visitors are familiar with, and these islands are where most vacations take place. These islands are among the most beautiful places to visit in the world and offer the vacation that travelers dream of. So, which island is right for you? Learn a little about each to help you make the decision that is right for your vacation.
Oahu is the most visited of the Hawaiian Islands and is the likely destination for first time visitors. On Oahu, the state capital is located, along with many of the most significant locations in Hawaiian history, including the Iolani Palace and Pearl Harbor. Visitors typically stay along Waikiki Beach, in the shadow of Diamond Head and right on the famous white sandy beaches that Hawaii is famous for.
Maui is often thought of as the most desirable Hawaiian Island, and even residents of neighbor islands make routine visits to Maui. The island features so much to do, including outdoor activities like snorkeling and ziplining, sightseeing along the Hana Highway, and even wine tasting. The island is a throwback to classic Hawaii and has managed to maintain the easy way of life and visitors tend to spend their days on an outdoor adventure or basking at one of the incredible beaches on the island.
A real charmer, Kauai is a popular destination for return visitors to the islands and those who are looking to max out their relaxation. The island features some really incredible activities including hiking or kayaking the Na Pali Coast, snorkeling, or one of the fun adventures along the Wailua River. Among the places to stay on Kauai, Princeville, Hanalei, Koloa, and Lihue offer relaxing getaways that feature untouched, natural beauty.
The Big Island is the youngest of the Hawaiian Islands, and is also the largest, more than double the size of all of the other islands. The island is made up of 5 volcanoes, with Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa being the most prominent, and Kilauea the only active volcano in Hawaii. The Big Island is actually the island of Hawaii, and lends its name to the entire island chain.
Though these are the most popular islands to visit, Lanai and Molokai are alternative options. Each island has its own distinct feel and personality, providing a truly unique experience that will surely be an incredible vacation.
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