Visiting the Hawaiian Islands
Hawaii is a series of islands located in the Pacific Ocean. The six major islands are Hawaii's Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, and Lanai. We will take a closer look at what each of these beautiful islands has to offer. This will come in handy if you ever plan on traveling to this state to visit or live.
The Big Island
Hawaii's "Big Island" is bigger than all the other islands added together. This island has every climate that you can imagine. There are 11 total climate zones, which means you can see warm beaches and ice capped mountains all on the same island. Both sides of the island are extreme opposites. The east side is wet and the west side is dry. There are plenty of natural wonders to behold on this island as well. You can observe a breathtaking waterfalls and botanical gardens. The active volcano Kilanea is also located on this island. You can also visit Kona that is known for its renowned coffee plantations. There is something for the historical traveler and those looking for other forms of entertainment on the "Big Island".
Maui is the second most popular spot in the Hawaiian Islands. This island is filled with luxurious real estate properties and wonderful sandy beaches. You can visit Kahiwa Falls, which is the world's highest sea cliff. You will also be captivated by the stunning scenery you find in the town of Hana. Another popular spot to visit in Maui is Makena Beach State Park.
Kauai is known as the island of romance and adventure. You can take in the gorgeous views with that special someone. You can also experience the great outdoors and go on a hiking adventure on this island. Kauai is the eldest of the Hawaiian Islands and also the wettest. The annual rainfall average is 485 inches that makes it one of the wettest places on the planet. You can enjoy many wonderful spots on this island despite it's longer than normal rainy season. Visit the world renowned Paipu Beach Park, the Napali Coast, the Waimea Canyon or the Coconut Coast. One other spot you will want to see on your trip to this island is the Wailua River. This river happens to be the only flowing river in the Hawaiian Islands.
This island is home to the state capital and city of Honolulu. Oahu is the most advanced and progressive of all the Hawaiian Islands. Approximately 75 percent of the entire state's population lives on this island. It is also home to the world renowned Waikiki Beach and historical landmark Pearl Harbor.
Molokai is one of the smaller islands. You can travel the whole island in a matter of hours. It is the island that hosts most of the rich cultural history of the Hawaiian Islands. You can visit Papohaku Beach which happens to be the largest white sand beach in the Hawaiian Islands. Make sure you also visit town of Kaunakakai to further explore the rich history of Hawaii.
Lanai is the island where you can truly experience privacy. There are only 5000 residents on this island. You will not find any traffic lights or fast food restaurants on this island either. There are three major attractions on this island. They are the 'Garden of the Gods', Hulopoe Bay, and Lanai City.
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