One of the most breathtaking places to visit in the United States is Hawaii. There are six major islands in Hawaii: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and the island of Hawaii. The is islands are rich in culture, and the scenery and nature do not disappoint. Cruise ships visit these islands regularly. If you have the time, attending a luau is something you will want to do. The feast and the pageantry of the entertainment are not to be missed at this bucket list destination.
Kauai is also known as the garden island, boasting emerald valleys and sharp mountain spires. Activities like kayaking on the Wailua River, snorkeling at Poipu Beach, and hiking in Kokee State Park are popular here, or you can take a ride on a scenic zip line. More information on Kauai and the other islands is located here.
Oahu is the third largest island, and it’s name means “gathering place”. Honolulu is locate on this island. It’s a blend of bustling city life, and laid back town life on different parts of the island. There is certainly something for everyone to do or see on this island, so it’s a must see!
Molokai is only 38 miles long and 10 miles wide. It boasts the highest sea cliffs and longest fringing reef. The beaches are white sand and secluded, and the natural beauty is not to be missed.
Lanai is the smallest inhabited island and just beckons you to visit her. The island offers luxurious world class resorts. Golfers love the stunning views, while others might enjoy snorkeling or horseback riding.
Maui is one of the islands that is well known, and is the second largest island. It’s know for world famous beaches, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, and is a migration path for humpback whales. It has been voted “Best Island in the US” for more than twenty years by Condé Nast Traveler .
Visiting Hawaii – the big island
The Island of Hawaii is the largest island, and is also known as “the big island”. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is located here. If you want to see something really unique the sand at Punaluu Beach is black. The climates on this island run the range from wet tropical to polar tundra, due to the shielding effect and elevations of the volcanoes.