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Things To Do in Hawaii
Hawaii is one of the world’s top island destinations. Enjoy a year-round temperate climate, beautiful sandy beaches, warm tranquil waters, tropical rainforests, picturesque canyons and magnificent waterfalls. Experience gourmet dining, fabulous shopping, fun island entertainment, world-class golf, snorkeling, surfing… and warm Hawaiian hospitality. Don’t miss experiencing an Hawaiian Luau, especially if you’re visiting the islands for the first time. It’s even better if it’s overlooking the beach, at night, under the stars.
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The Hawaiian islands include: Maui, Kauai, Oahu, Big Island, Lanai, Molokai, Nihau, and Kahoolawe. Each island has its own distinct personality and offers a variety of attractions, sightseeing tours, day trips and fun things to do. Scroll down to find out more about each Hawaiian island.
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Maui Attractions & Sightseeing Tours
The captivating island of Maui is home to beautiful sandy beaches, spectacular scenery, fun water sports, great restaurants and exciting nightlife. It’s no wonder that it’s one of the most popular islands in Hawaii. If you like romance, a leisurely pace, charming small towns, Fusion cuisine, spur-of-the-moment fun, then Maui is the perfect destination. Visit Kaanapali’s beaches and historic Lahaina. If you like to snorkel, Napili Bay is fantastic for snorkeling and swimming. And if you really want to splurge, stay at Wailea, home to some of Maui’s finest resorts, white sandy beaches, world-class golf courses, and exclusive shopping.
If you have an extra day or two, take a leisurely drive along the scenic “Road to Hana.” The narrow winding highway runs along the North Shore of Maui, through its mountains and valleys. Spectacular waterfalls and incredible views of Hana’s picturesque shoreline and tropical rainforests can be seen along the way. Allow at least three hours for the 52-mile drive from Kahului to the quaint little town of Hana. The trip can be made in one day, however, we recommend an overnight stay in Hana. It was one of the highlights of our first trip to Maui.
Kauai Attractions & Sightseeing Tours
Kauai is the most scenic, and one of the most popular of the Hawaiian Islands. It’s famous for its stunning natural beauty, lush tropical rain forests, magnificent waterfalls, rivers, and idyllic crescent-shaped beaches. With above average rainfall, Kauai is also known as the “Garden Isle.” It’s one of the wettest spots on earth. If you’re attracted to nature, you’ll love Kauai… anytime of the year.
During your visit to Kauai, be sure to visit the picturesque Waimea Canyon. It was dubbed “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific” by Mark Twain. Take an exhilarating Helicopter Ride over the canyon. The views are spectacular!
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Oahu Attractions & Sightseeing Tours
Oahu is home to Honolulu, Hawaii’s largest city. Popular tourist attractions include Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head and Pearl Harbor. Take a fun Sightseeing Tour of Oahu’s historic sites.
Big Island Attractions & Sightseeing Tours
As its name suggests, the Big Island is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Infact, it’s larger than all the other Hawaiian Islands combined. Known for its diverse climate, the Big Island is an ideal destination for people who are adventurous, seek new experiences, and enjoy the great outdoors. Rich in history, the island is home to Kilauea (the world’s most active volcano) and Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa (two of the world’s tallest mountains). Enjoy Lava Walks and see Manta Rays on the Kona Coast (it’s one of the best places in the world to get close to them).
Busy times for the Big Island of Hawaii include the week after Easter (mid-April), during the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival (which takes place in Hilo). In October, The Ironman Triathlon takes place in Kona.
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Other Hawaiian Islands
Enjoy snorkeling and diving on this beautiful scenic Hawaiian Island. If you like golf, Lanai has two championship golf courses. Both courses consistently rank among the best in the world.
Also known as the “Friendly Isle,” Molokai is one of the most natural and least developed of the main Hawaiian islands. This is ideal if you want to relax – there’s no traffic, no traffic lights and little nightlife. Enjoy Molokai’s beautiful secluded beaches, horseback riding, hiking and nature walks.
Niihau and Kahoolawe
Niihau is the smallest of the inhabited Hawaiian Islands. Also known as the “Forbidden Isle” – the island is off-limits to all but relatives of the island’s owners. Kahoolawe is the smallest of the 8 main volcanic islands. Don’t plan on a visit or a vacation here. It is completely uninhabited and is off-limits to visitors.
Enjoy fun family entertainment featuring festive island music, Hawaiian Hula Dancers and Fire Knife Dancing. Feast on a delicious buffet of traditional Hawaiian cuisine. Enjoy Kalua Pig (slow-cooked whole in an imu, a large pit dug in the ground), poi, sweet potatoes, salmon, chicken and long rice, salad, and fresh fruits. Complement your meal with a tropical cocktail – Mai Tai’s are an island favorite.
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The Best Time To Visit Hawaii
Hawaii’s temperate climate, averaging 80° year-round, makes it a great time to visit anytime of the year. Peak season runs mid-December thru’ March and July-August. The Holiday Season is especially busy.
Whale-watching season is January-May. Spring and Fall (low season) offer the best value, best weather and less crowds. Hurricane season is usually from June-November.