Hawaii: What to do on Each of This Islands

Hawaii consists of 7 islands and although there is little distance between them and all are volcanic formations, the landscapes, beaches and tourist activities vary from one to another. If you want to visit Hawaii, first of all you should know what kind of island you are interested in visiting.

Oahu: this is where Honolulu is located and the famous Waikiki Beach. 95% of Hawaiians live here. If you like the nightlife, then Oahu is an excellent choice because Waikiki has the best discos and bars. Thing To Do in Hawaii. Also Oahu is the best place for shopping, with very well stocked malls. Surf lovers take advantage of the gigantic waves of the north coast of the island. And if you do not like surfing, the sight of others doing it is fantastic.

Tourists should not miss visiting the Iolani Palace, which is a national monument, and the only real residence in the United States. Here lived the last two Hawaiian monarchs: kings Kalakaua (who erected the palace in 1882) and his sister and successor: Queen Lili`uokalani. During its monarchy, the Palace was the social and political center of the Kingdom of Hawai'i.

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Another point not to be missed is Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial, where 1,177 American soldiers and civilians were killed in the December 7, 1941, airstrike. This event marked the United States' entry into World War II. You can visit the museum with various exhibitions of the time.

Maui: is the island of white sand beaches and breathtaking views. No visit to Hawaii is complete without touching this island. Here you can enjoy the true Hawaiian atmosphere, enjoy ecotourism visits or relax on the beach.

The best season to visit is from November to March, when whales appear in the area to give birth, and it is common to see them enjoying the placid temperate waters of Maui.

Hawaii or Big Island: As its name indicates it is the largest island in Hawaii (almost twice the rest of the islands). Big Island has it all: live volcanoes, crystal clear waterfalls, black lava deserts, tropical forests, beaches of golden, black and even greenish sands. The island is also famous for its variety of exotic flowers, especially orchids. You can visit and enjoy all these landscapes in one stay.

Kauai: known as the Garden Island, offers landscapes in different shades of green. Formed by a central volcano where picturesque rivers emanate, the amount of annual rainfall it receives gives it the greenness of its nickname.

Kauai is one of the most beautiful islands on the planet, at the height of Bora Bora (French Polynesia).

Molokai: Less visited and less developed touristy too, Molokai was a colony of lepers, but now houses the Kalaupapa National Historical Park. This remote park can be visited in long walks, the back of a donkey or a plane.

The hotels and resorts of the island are more rustic, as the island attracts more ecological tourism.

Lanai: This small island does not have public transportation, so we recommend renting a 4X4 vehicle to handle the more than 100 miles of unpaved roads to reach remote and virtually unpopulated beaches. You can practice Liking to visit ancient ruins, horse riding, golf and snorkeling in search of dolphins. This island is for those who want to explore and not just enjoy the beaches of their resort.

Kahoolawe: This little tourist island was used as a place to practice bombing until a few years ago. Volunteer groups seek to recover the island and are planting and tending their ecosystem and vegetation.

Whatever your preference, Hawaii offers you a unique opportunity to enjoy beautiful beaches, walk on towering volcanoes, and admire lush vegetation that will take you back to the beauties of paradise.