There is no place on Earth like Hawaii! It is located on an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. This state includes the entire volcanic island cluster which comprises of hundreds of islands. All of the islands were formed by Volcanoes. Since the eruptions, life has returned through WWW – meaning Wings, Wind and Waves. Mount Kilauea is still active and can be seen spewing fire and dust into the air from hundreds of miles away.
“Aloha” means Hello in the Hawaiian language. So the state is nicknamed the “Aloha State”. The capital of Hawaii and its largest city is Honolulu which is located in the island of Oahu.
Hawaii is the only state that is part of United States that is not in North America. Visitors come to these islands by boat, ships or airplanes. The Honolulu International Airport is the main gateway for visitors traveling to Hawaii by air. There are international airports in other islands such as Kona, Maui, Lihue and Hilo. Visitors are welcomed into the airport with garlands made of orchids or other exotic flowers of the state.
The climate in Hawaii is TROPICAL! The trade winds blowing from the east reduces the temperature and humidity which makes Hawaii an ideal vacation spot throughout the year.
Hawaii is a tourist paradise. This is where surfing was birthed. The hula dance started here many generations ago. The luau is a Hawaiian feast where a pig is roasted and people join in the dancing and festivities.
isitors have a choice of many beautiful, fun filled islands to choose from: Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Lanai, Kona, Molokai and the big Island (which is also called Hawaii). Each island has its own unique personality and offers thousands of adventures to choose from.
Waikiki beach in Oahu is well known for its surfing, kayaking, boating and miles of beach and fun. The father of modern Surfing, Duke Kahanamoku, grew up in Waikiki on the island of Oahu.
There are many cruises that take you around the islands in a giant ship with all the comforts in them. Many of these cruises provide free food at 24 hour restaurants and travel by night so that we wake up to a new island every day!
Although the activities vary from island to island, most of the bigger islands offer days and nights of fun. Playing with the dolphins, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, boating, kayaking, mountain biking, sailing, fishing, hiking, surfing, tanning, rock climbing, lava watching, helicopter rides, etc.
Many of the rainforests in Hawaii offer amazing opportunities for educating us on the power of the Earth to regenerate itself. The importance of preserving nature and its intricate web of life is emphasized in many of the jungle tours that take us through the breathtaking rainforests of the Hawaiian Islands. Visitors can view rare animals and plants, take a dip in the purest springs, picnic below giant trees while breathing in fresh, mountain air and walk through miles and miles of cool, refreshing and relaxing greenery.
Helicopter rides in many of the islands take you closer to the volcanic ash and lava and allow you to see the island from the sky. Parasailing, hot air ballooning and other exciting adventures wait for the visitor’s arrival.
Hawaii is a place with exquisite flora and fauna. Museums abound where the traveler gets a feast for the eyes and ears with the beautiful birds, flowers and ethnic artifacts which entertain our minds and cleanse our memories.
Hawaii is a must-see wonderland of sand, waves and rainforests.