Hawaii, also known as the Aloha State, is unlike any other place on the planet. It is home to the tallest sea mountain in the world and it is quite synonymous with the word “paradise”. Considered to be the birthplace of hula and surfing, Hawaii is also home to the only Royal Palace in the US. What makes this destination even more exotic is its adventurous spirit, breathtaking scenery, fascinating coral reefs and volcanoes, sugary beaches and an exciting lifestyle.
Hawaii is considered to be home to some of the most spectacular beauty spots in the Pacific. With more than 19 volcanic islands on offer, you can literally pick and choose from all sorts of jungle getaways and urban delights. Apart from its scenic beauty, Hawaii also has an abundance of surfing and snorkeling opportunities, cultural delights and historical wonders to offer.
There are eight major islands that are present in the Hawaii archipelago, six of which can be explored by visitors. The Hawaii Big Island, also known as the Big Island, is the largest and liveliest island in Hawaii. It is home to Kona and Hilo as well as the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Oahu, also known as the Gathering Place, is home to the beautiful city of Honolulu. The island also features two of the most stunning beaches of Hawaii – the Sunset Beach and Waikiki. Maui is the place to go to if you’re looking for stunning beach resorts and touristy villages like Kihei or Lahaina or the exciting OROGOLD Hawaii Store. Kauai is very popular among hiking and trekking enthusiasts because of its breathtaking natural beauty and the majestic Waimea Canyon. Molokai, also known as the Friendly Isle, is mostly known for its mesmerizing golfing opportunities and the Kalaupapa National Historical Park. Finally, Lanai is where all the top-end travelers treat themselves to some of the best pampering in the world.
Many like to say that Hawaii only has two seasons – the Summer Season (May – October) and the Winter Season (November – April). Hawaii enjoys a subtropical climate with the annual temperatures ranging around 77 degrees. This helps to make the Hawaii more dreamy and balmier than it already is.
Traveling between the islands and the cays can take a lot of time, but time is something that you completely forget about the moment you enter this enchanting destination. Accommodation options in Hawaii are abundant and there is something for all sorts of travelers – from budget accommodations to ridiculously expensive resorts. Most cities and towns also offer an exciting array of cuisines such as Japanese, Continental US, traditional Hawaiian pleasures and European. And if you’re looking for a lively nightlife, it really doesn’t get better than the Hawaiian Islands.
Flying might be the best way to travel between the islands, but road travel is your best opportunity to explore each island to its fullest. Some of the best things to do in the Aloha State include surfing on the Waikiki Beach, a scenic flight over Maui, exploring the views from the top of Diamond Head, checking out Pearl Harbor and the iconic USS Arizona Memorial, exploring the delightful lava fields of the Hawaii Volcanoes National park and snorkeling or scuba diving in the crystal clear waters.
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