Hawaii is an archipelago of volcanic islands located nearly at the center of the north Pacific Ocean and it is one of the states of the United States of America. Hawaii is one of the best travel destinations known all around the world, too. Hawaii tours, activities, attractions refresh hundreds of visitors through a year and become an unforgettable experience for many people.
Among the islands, only six of them are suitable for tourism though there are over 100 islands. And these six islands are holiday destinations and unique ones. These islands are: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii. The island of Hawaii is also known as “the Big Island. " Niihau and Kahoolawe are also among the major islands however due to the fact that Niihau is a private one and Kahoolawe is uninhabited, these are not travel destinations. Honolulu located on Oahu is the capital of Hawaii. Other big cities of these islands are Hilo, Wailuku, Lihue, Kailua, Kahuku, Kailua-Kona, Holualoa etc.
The island of Hawaii, The Big Island is larger than all the other islands and it is the youngest one. It is the home of the world's largest mountains, and the world's most active and continually erupting volcano. Also, It is popular with its beach resorts Kailua-Kona, Waipio, Hilo, South Coast, Kohala, Hilo Tropical Gardens, Kohala Coast, Ka'u Desert, Akaka Falls, Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail are among the attractions of the island. But do not forget that Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a must-see for visitors.
Lanai was once the largest pineapple plantation in the world; however right now it offers exclusive resorts and colorful nightlife. The island is good for scuba diving.
Oahu, known as “the Gathering Place, " is the most populous island of all. It is the home of Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbor. Also, the capital Honolulu is located on this island. At Pearl Harbor there is The USS Arizona National Memorial which is a very popular visitor destination. Surfing is at its best in here. The Father of Modern Surfing grew up in Waikiki.
The nickname of Maui is “the Valley Isle". The beach and resorts of Maui are very popular. Haleakala National Park, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Ka'anapali Beach are famous travel spots. Haleakala is the largest dormant volcano in the world. Kauai is the “Garden Isle". It is well-known for the sandy beaches. Wailua River, Coconut Coast, Mount Waialeale Waimea Canyon, and the Na Pali Coast are the beauties of the island. Molokai “the “Friendly Isle" owns attractions such as Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Molokai Museum and Cultural Center. There one can participate in Mule rides. The island offers entertainment.
Hawaii is known as the birthplace of surfing and the hula. There are so many things to do in these islands and all offer a variety of activities. Scuba diving, surfing, whale watching, game fishing, sailing, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, swimming with the dolphins are just some of the examples of these activities.
What makes such a place more and more fascinating is the warmth of the people of Hawaii. If you would like to get more information about these unique islands visually, travelovideo.com will inform you thanks to its video archives.
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