Hawaii’s Travel Guide
Anyone who has thought of travelling the world will have Hawaii on the top of their list. From snow-capped volcanoes and rainforests to high-rise hotels and glorious Waikiki beach, Hawaii is adored for its beauty. There are eight main islands in the Hawaiian archipelago, out of which two are closed for visitors. The remaining six islands are Hawaii Island, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, and Oahu. They all are unique and perfect tourist destinations in their individual self. These islands have a vast culture and heritage which travellers can explore. So whether you are interested in tropical adventures, surfing, food, hiking, or the secluded luxury of high-rise hotels, Hawaii will offer you something that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
Hawaii is home to several national parks that showcase the island’s unique beauty and culture. These national parks are home to some of the most magnificent volcanoes on earth. You can experience these awe-inspiring wonders by visiting the local, national parks. In addition, the Hawaiian Islands are home to some scarce species of plants and animals. By one estimate, almost 90% of flora and fauna in Hawaii are not found anywhere in the world. For a thrilling experience to witness the might of a volcano and to peek at its heart, you can visit the Hawaii Volcano National Park.
What better place is there to learn to surf than at its birthplace. Surfing was born in Hawaii and is an integral part of the local’s lifestyle. It’s best to learn surfing. You can also watch pros do it and can take surfing lessons from experts. If surfing is not your thing, you can do stand-up paddleboarding. It is prevalent in Hawaiian culture and also a great exercise for strengthening your core muscles. There are plenty of other water sports and activities that you can enjoy. You can go snorkelling, scuba diving, and spearfishing. You can even go whale-watching during the appropriate season.
Arts & Culture
Wherever you go on the island, you will find the generous spirit of “Aloha”. Chants hold a great significance in Hawaiian culture. The oldest of the Hawaiian culture is described through these chants. Today, visitors can experience the true Hawaiian culture through chants, music, hula, and cultural practices. If you are genuinely interested in Hawaiian culture, you can learn about their local language called Olelo Hawaii and help in its revival. There are many heritage sites on the islands that you can explore. You can visit Bishop’s museum, Leahi State monument, Hulihee Palace, and Pearl Harbour.
Hawaii has a multi-ethnic population, and they all have influenced each other. If you want to experience the native Hawaiian cuisine, you can visit Hamura Saimin, Liliha Bakery, and Da kitchen. If you want to taste the Hawaiian regional cuisine developed post-WWII, you can visit Haliimaile General Store and Alan Wong’s Restaurant.