Hawaii is the ultimate vacation destination if you want sun, surf, serenity, and adventure.
Whether you enjoy the calm of a cool ocean breeze fanning your face as you relax on a beautiful beach, or you prefer the adventure of snorkeling or diving around picturesque reefs, hiking through rainforests, and climbing volcanic craters, the islands of Hawaii have something for you to enjoy! Made up of 6 islands that are open to tourism, the state of Hawaii is a culturally and ecologically rich and diverse place. It is an ideal locale for your dream sunset wedding on the beach, your romantic honeymoon, an adventurous getaway, or a fun-filled family vacation.
The main island of Hawaii, also known as Hawaii, or the “Big Island” is the largest of all the islands, and features an active volcano, Mount Kilauea. It is an ever-growing island, thanks to continuous lava flows, which also makes for breathtaking sights to behold. The major cities of Hilo and Kona feature numerous vacation rental properties, as well as excellent restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Try snorkeling at the pristine Kailua Bay or the Captain Cook monument; scuba dive at one of the many cave sites like AuAu Canyon or Lone tree arch. Or hike through Volcanoes National Park and experience the beauty and drama of lava flows and steam vents.
The island of Oahu is home to the state capital of Honolulu, and the famous beaches of Waikiki. Other major cities on the island include Kailua and Kaneohe, each with excellent dining and entertainment options. For outdoor fun, try hiking Diamond Head or Koko Head Regional Park. Try snorkeling at Hanauma Bay’s incredible reefs. The diving on Oahu is unparalleled, especially at sites like Black Rock, Makaha Caverns, Shark’s Cove, or the dramatic Haleiwa Wall. And for a more tranquil adventure, try kayaking on Kailua bay.
The “Valley Isle” of Maui is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Thanks to the deep gorge running between 2 volcanic mountains on the island, the topography is diverse, featuring rainforests, flatlands, mountains, and beaches. The major cities of Lahain, Kihei, Kaanapali, and Wailea are where the majority of the best vacation rental properties are, along with excellent island amenities, like great restaurants, live entertainment, and quaint little shops. For the outdoors lover, there is Haleakana National Park, where you can hike or bike to the top of the mountain and look down into the enormous crater. Take the Hana highway to visit the tropical rainforests of the island. There is some serious diving at sites like Black Rock, La Perouse Bay, and the St. Anthony Wreck. And the snorkeling is quite excellent at Ahihi Keanau Reserve, Five Caves, and Olowalu.
On the “Garden Isle” of Kauai, Mount Kawikini and Mount Waialeale serve as backdrops for truly verdant and beautiful forests and dramatic waterfalls. The cities of Princeville and Waimea are there to fulfill any requirement you might have with their exceptional amenities, such as first class restaurants, excellent shopping, beautiful beaches to relax upon, and many vacation rental condos and homes. While on Kauai, try snorkeling at the amazing Poipu Beach or on the Na Pali Coast. If you like to scuba dive, try Deep Pinnacle, the Fishbowl, or the nearby island of Ni’ihau. Hike the forests and mountains, or take a winter whalewatching tour.
On Molokai, there is a distinctively “Hawaiian” feeling. Known as the “Friendly Isle”, Molokai is the least developed of the Hawaiian Islands, and is populated with many native Hawaiians. There is a great deal of culture to experience on this island, as well as excellent activities, like snorkeling at Moomomi Beach and Ilio Point, and diving at the Fish Bowl and the Cove.
The quiet island of Lanai, once strictly used for pineapple plantations, is now home to several exclusive resorts and vacation rental properties. Lanai is a true Hawaiian getaway, the ideal place to come and unwind and relax your cares away. There are plenty of activities to enjoy, of course. Try snorkeling at Lover’s Rock or Shark Fin. Hike the beautiful island inland. Or relax on the secluded Lopa Beach, and swim at the beautiful Hulopoe Beach.
each of the Hawaiian Islands has something special and distinctive to offer, but they all share the same tropical beauty and heavenly quality. On any one of the islands, you will find fun activities, out-of-the-way places to unwind, excellent amenities, and best of all, the spirit of the warm and friendly Hawaiian people will envelope you. Hawaii will get into your soul.