Hawaii. Sun, sand, and Aloha.
To everyone who is fortunate to travel here, Hawaii is the definition of Paradise.
With so many ways that Hawaii is true paradise, where to begin? Maybe it’s the rainforests that coat the Hawaiian Islands. Or could it be the perfect beaches? Hawaii is home to pink beaches, white powder, shimmering yellow sands, or even black sand. And the sunsets are so vibrant and colorful that they can bring a tear to your eye. The local culture helps make this destination a paradise as well; grass skirts sway with the hula dance, luaus sound their drums as the sun sets, and everywhere you go you’ll be greeted with ‘Aloha’. When defining why Hawaii as the perfect paradise, these are just some of the hundreds of reasons why.
When you get to Hawaii you’ll see that Aloha isn’t just a word, it’s a way of life.
As for a destination, your biggest challenge is to pick an island. There are 6 perfect Hawaiian Islands to choose from:
Oahu “The Gathering Place”
Maui “The Valley Isle”
Hawaii Island “The Big Island”
Kaua’i “The Garden Isle”
Lanai “The Private Isle”
Molokai “The Friendly Isle”
Starting with the most popular, Oahu. Oahu is home to Honolulu, the state capitol. It’s home to Pearl Harbor, the legendary North Shore surfing spot, and Waikiki beach. This is the perfect destination to mix history, culture, nightlife, shopping, and modern arts.
Maui is a very popular destination in Hawaii. This could be due to the beaches, the quaint little towns that people love to explore, or the unbeatable whale watching. One of the most memorable things to do in Hawaii is to travel down the remarkable highway along the coastline, called the ‘Road to Hana’. It’s a winding road with spectacular scenery.
Big Island (also called Hawaii Island) is a great family destination. It’s home to adventure, volcanoes, and rainforests. Most people come here for Volcanoes National Park, one of the most active volcanos in the world. There’s also waterfalls, botanical gardens, and beaches. The very center is a giant mountain that’s snowcapped. All these things together on one island helps this island claim its 11 of the world’s 13 climatic zones.
Kaua’i is the oldest island, and because of that it’s the greenest. Kaua’i is home to Waimea Canyon, which is the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” as Mark Twain declared when he set eyes on the massive and beautiful canyon. Another remarkable sight is the famous Napali Coast. These things and more make Kaua’i the perfect destination for outdoor adventurists and romantic escapes.
Lanai is a very authentic Hawaiian experience. This little island doesn’t even have a traffic light! If you’re looking for nightlife, it’s not an ideal destination since everything closes by 9pm. But if you’re looking for privacy, hikes, and a rural experience, then this is the perfect destination. Life here is slow and relaxed, it’s an ideal place to unwind.
Lastly, Molokai is home to plenty of native Hawaiian culture. With almost half it’s population being native Hawaiian, they really embrace their roots. Molokai is home to sleepy towns, rainforests, and one of the largest white sand beaches in Hawaii. And since it doesn’t get many visitors, these destinations are all deserted and you can call them your own.
It’s easy to tell that Hawaii has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for nightlife and hopping, active volcanos, or the slower paced destinations, you can find it. The best part is that it’ll be mixed with stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, and unforgettable memories. These islands, mixed with Polynesian influence. will capture your heart and will leave a lasting smile on your life.