A haven of tropical beauty, Hawaii is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world and often at the top of dream vacation spots for many tourists. With picture perfect beaches, vibrant sunsets and breathtaking natural beauty in the form of green rain forests and cascading waterfalls; each island within Hawaii holds its own unique traits respectively, providing visitors with a range of places to explore and be intrigued by.
As the second largest island in the chain, Maui, nicknamed ‘the Valley Isle’, is home to a 10,023 foot tall volcanic mountain crater. Haleakala is one of Maui’s grandest sites. Maui visitors revel in the moon-like landscape that spans the crater and every morning before daylight cars line the road up the mountain. Taking in a sunrise on Haleakala is a life affirming experience.
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Resorts towns like Lahaina, Kaanapali and Kapalua can be found on the west side of the island while the south houses resort areas in Kihei and Wailea. Smaller resorts can be found on the east side of the island.
Hana, a famous small village on the northeastern side of the island, can be reached an equally famous winding road.
Maui is everything you would expect from a Hawaiian island, with palm-shaded beaches and earthy, green rain forests surrounding world class resorts and idyllic bed and breakfasts – for those who prefer a more homely surrounding.
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Although there are plenty of spots in which one can relax and take in the breathtaking views, do not allow this to fool you into thinking Maui is just a place of relaxation and tranquility. Those who are looking for some adventure will enjoy Maui’s breathtaking Zip-line tours (not for the faint of heart!), mountain bike excursions, scuba diving lessons and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Maui via a helicopter tour.
In short, Maui offers something for everyone or at very least, the chance to combine exciting activities with relaxation. The island also boasts some fantastic, man made attractions in its great range of shops, golf courses and world-famous spas.
Nicknamed ‘the Gathering Place’, the island of Oahu is one of the most popular and developed islands within Hawaii. As the governmental and commercial center of the state, it also boasts the infamous Waikiki Beach which is one of the best known tourist destination in the whole of Hawaii.
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Similar to many of the other islands of Hawaii, Oahu combines natural beauty with modern luxuries of today, providing tourists with the best of both worlds. With an array of exquisite restaurants offering cuisine from all across the world and a vibrant nightlife, guests will enjoy buzzing evenings to coincide with their relaxing day time activities.
Oahu is also home to the legendary Pearl Harbor site which is boasts 5 historical sites including Battleship Missouri Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and Pacific Aviation Museum. The site is just 30 minutes away from Waikiki so is easy to travel to during your stay in Oahu.
Another great attraction is Hanauma Bay Nature preserve which is one of the most popular snorkeling sites on Oahu. With instructors’ available to help you explore a different side of Oahu, a day snorkeling is something which should be on the itinerary of all guests of Oahu.
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If your idea of vacationing in Hawaii is being in a state of complete relaxation and away from the hustle and bustle of other resorts, then Lanai is the perfect island. A place of untouched tranquility, the romantic island of Lanai is home to a few exclusive resorts which provide their guests with a rejuvenating stay.
While Lanai is private and secluded, you can still partake in some great vacation activities. Visitors can play rounds of golf at the island’s two high-caliber golf courses, explore the island via horse back or take in the lunar landscapes of Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods).
It is also a great location for family vacations too. With a variety of beaches to play on and the chance to snorkel, scuba dive and even whale watch whilst on the island; there is plenty to keep even the most restless children occupied.
Due to the level of tranquility, privacy and romance which the island holds, it also makes the perfect location for honeymoons, the ideal spot to begin any marriage ad enjoy some quality time together.