Tucked beneath the Tropic of Cancer, a paradise born of fire and water. The Hawaiian Islands have the kind of staggering natural beauty that has been enchanting visitors for centuries. Six of Hawaii’s eight main islands are open to visitors, each with a distinct personality.
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Trek the Landscape on Hawai’i
The Big Island of Hawai’i has two sides: Kona and Hilo. The west is the island’s leeward side, home to the legendary Kona coffee plantations, tranquil bed-and-breakfasts, and eco-tourism bungalows. Do not miss the black sands of the picturesque Punalu’u Beach.
The windward Hilo side of the Big Island is home to some dramatic nature. Opportunities abound here for rainforest hikes to secluded waterfalls. Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is a must see, for the lava flows and alien landscape forged by its progenitor, the always-active volcano, Kilauea.
Soak in the Scene on Oahu
Oahu is the city island, the cosmopolitan center of Hawaii. Come here for the culture and history. Learn about the government under the last Hawaiian monarchs at the Iolani Palace. Spend the day on the famous Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hike Diamond Head Trail to get a stunning view of the island. If you visit in winter, head up to the island’s north side. The world’s best (and most fearless) surfers go there to challenge the crazy waves in Waimea Bay.
Take it Easy on Maui
The Valley Island is mainly known for its resort life. The most family-friendly vacation island, Maui is where you come to relax poolside before you relax oceanside. Maui has the best shopping in Hawaii and one of the most scenic drives on the islands. The Hana Highway snakes along the north coast of the island. You’ll see forests, pools, waterfalls, and gorgeous ocean vistas.
See The Trees on Kauai
The Garden Island is one of the rainiest places in the United States. To get a true sense of its impressive rainforest, charter a helicopter ride or a catamaran tour to get a look at the stunning Na Pali coastline. On the island’s south side, get poke in Old Koloa Town. Watch the sunset on Poipu Beach. Later, head up to Princeville on the north side and spend a day hiking to Hanakapi’ai Falls, a picturesque oasis with a massive waterfall in the middle of the jungle.
Explore the Sea on Molokai
Home to the world’s tallest sea cliffs and the secluded beaches that abut them. Molokai is culturally the most traditional Hawaiian island, with the largest percentage of native population and a more laidback, rural lifestyle. Visitors usually come for the 28-mile fringing reef that is fantastic for SCUBA, snorkeling, and spotting some rainbow fish, monk seals, and sea turtles.