With over 85 million years of volcanic activity, the Hawaiian Islands rose from the sea with repeated eruptions to become a paradise. From the green land to the deep blue ocean, Hawaii is filled with history and many surprises waiting on each of its islands. Kauai, the oldest of the islands, is a peaceful getaway filled with natural beauty. Oahu is filled with history, and the famed Waikiki Beach. Molokai and Lanai are serene, untouched by time. Or visit the world’s celebrated beaches and enjoy golf at some of the most scenic courses on Maui. The Big Island is full of natural wonders, with intoxicating scents and the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands.
Maui Journey to Maui, the second-largest Hawaiian island, with world-class resort destinations offering some of the most remarkable beaches in the world. Enjoy a variety of dining options, shopping, and championship golf. On the west side of the island, there is the resort community of Kapalua, the popular Kaanapali Beach area, and the smaller resorts of Kahana and Napili. In the south is the historic whaling village of Lahaina, a lively town with art galleries, restaurants, shops, and various accommodations. Visit the Kihei Coast and Wailea, a beautiful resort at the base of Haleakala, the largest dormant volcano on earth, and home to five gorgeous, crescent-shaped beaches. Maui is popular with visitors looking for diversions and special moments in the towns and resorts spread through the island. From the beaches and golf courses to the scenic slopes, visiting “The Magic Isle” will offer many wonderful memories.
Oahu Visit the historical sight of Oahu, a unique fusion of American and Polynesian, modern and historic, city and country. The island is home to most of Hawaii’s diverse population, with a fusion of the cultures, values, and traditions of the native Hawaiians from the east and the west. This contrast between the modern and historic helps make Oahu enjoyable. The past and present come together, with the memorial of Pearl Harbor meeting the Iolani Palace’s historic architecture. The blue ocean of Kailua Beach comes up against the city of Honolulu. In the north, Haleiwa meets the city of Waikiki. Unwind on the beautiful beaches, or hike along the iconic Leahi – Diamond Head – for some gorgeous views. On the island of Oahu, there is a variety of activities and sights to visit and enjoy.
The Big Island – Hawaii Despite being the youngest of the Hawaiian Islands, the Big Island is the largest in terms of square mileage. Lacking only two climate zones of the world, the island generates the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park flowing with molten magma, the snow-capped mountains of Maunakea, green rain forests surrounding the Hamakua coasts, and Punaluu Beach’s black sands, there is a strong sense of nature across the island. Being over five times the size of the next largest island – Maui – there are a myriad of activities and environments to enjoy. The Kilauea Volcano is active and expanding the size of the island by 42 acres each year – making Hawaii the only U.S. state that’s growing. The island has everything from golf courses to local towns, resorts and sacred historical sites to experience. Visit the Historic Kailua Village, where King Kamehameha I was born, and Hawaii’s first missionary church was founded.
There is plenty to explore on the island, including the golf courses and resorts of Kohala Coast, nestled against the rust and black lava rock fields. Or visit Kailua-Kona, a historic town with 60 miles of beaches and water around it. The vibrant town of Hilo has museums, shops, art galleries, and an airport.
Kauai Centuries of growth on the peaceful island of Kauai have formed endless shades of greens and blues with the tropical rainforests, waterfalls, and winding rivers along the island. Enjoy the sites of the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, with the geological wonders of Waimea Canyon, Fern Grotto, and the Napali Coast. Enjoy the numerous small towns along the island rich with Hawaii’s culture, or visit the Coconut Coast on the eastern side of the island. Have numerous chances to sightsee in Wailua, take a boat ride through the Fern Grotto, take memorable pictures at Opaekaa Falls, or kayak in Wailua River State Park’s Wailua River. Along the way, visit Kapaa town for aloha-print shirts, art, jewelry, or other Hawaiian craft pieces. Enjoy the scenic coastlines, waterfalls, and oceanfront resorts along Po’ipu Beach. And while enjoying Po’ipu beach, keep an eye out for the endangered Hawaiian monk seals. Or visit Princeville along the north shore, designed to be an ocean-view resort community known to be “Magnificent By Nature.” A deserved title, with lush cliffs towering over Hanalei Bay and Napali Coast minutes away. Along the West Side are some of the most memorable panoramas and stunning sights, including the enormous Waimea Canyon. Before returning home, stop by the commercial center of the island in Lihue and the Nawiliwili Harbor, the island’s cruise ship port and the major commercial shipping center.
Lanai The island of Lanai is a romantic island with untouched tranquility, and a peaceful seclusion. Golfers will enjoy the two high-caliber golf courses at Four Seasons Resort. The lunar landscapes of the Garden of the Gods are enthralling. Relax in the peaceful seclusion, with none of the pressures of the outside world and all the pleasures.
Molokai Experience the spirit and serenity of Hawaii by visiting Molokai. There aren’t any commercial luaus, fancy shops, big resorts, or many tourists. The island remains uncrowded and undeveloped, instead practicing ancient Hawaiian tradition. No building is taller than a coconut tree, and there isn’t a single traffic light. If you want a quiet escape or outdoor adventure, Molokai is an undiscovered paradise you are sure to fall in love with.