There are six major islands to visit in Hawaii: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and the island of Hawaii (the Big Island). Each island has its own distinct personality, adventures, activities, and sights. Kauai, the "Garden Isle," is home to some of the most dramatic scenery in the South Pacific. The "Heart of Hawaii," Oahu, is home to the capital city of Honolulu and legendary surf towns like Haleiwa. Molokai is filled with rustic charm and epic beauty that is true to its island roots. Lanai is an island of contradictions that balances restful luxury with rugged terrain. Maui offers a wealth of unforgettable experiences from its famous beaches to the peak of Haleakala. And the island of Hawaii has plenty to do, including exploring active volcanoes, visiting coffee farms and beautiful beaches, and learning about the island's rich history.
Explore the Islands of Aloha to find your own heavenly Hawaiian experience.
Hawaii's Big Island supplies travelers with a number of perfect getaways for romance or adventure. Visit the city of Hilo, where you can see Kilauea, the largest active volcano in the world, or the breathtaking Akaka Falls, where the water falls more than 400 feet into a pool below. The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens are also popular among visitors to this island. Some activities on the Big Island include snorkeling, golf, deep-sea fishing, and horseback riding.
Kauai is an island of lush green valleys, flowing waterfalls, and beautiful beaches. Take in this island's undisturbed natural environment while kayaking, scuba diving, or horseback riding. Explore the thick vegetation and rugged, tropical terrain that served as a perfect backdrop for the movie Jurassic Park.
The island of Maui features superb scenery, never-ending shopping, fine dining, and world-class resorts. Have fun scuba diving, swimming, snorkeling, sun bathing and kayaking on the island's 32 miles of beaches. Golf enthusiasts throughout the world flock to Maui each year to play a few rounds on the island's supreme courses. If you're interested in geology, visit the Haleakala Crater, the world's largest dormant volcano at the island's center. The sunrise there is not to be missed!
Molokai is a perfect example of the natural beauty of Hawaii with its swaying palm trees and high sea cliffs. Unlike other Hawaiian islands, Molokai remains undeveloped as Hawaiian cowboys still herd cattle and families leave their doors unlocked. You can fish, hike, kayak, swim, scuba dive or even take a mule ride down the twists and turns of the world's tallest sea cliffs. Don't forget a visit to the once active leper colony site or the island's famed bakery. For those wanting to experience "old Hawaii," Molokai is your destination.
Home to Honolulu, Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, and Diamond Head, Oahu is never short of adventure. Explore the island's tropical rain forests or surf its colossal waves. Local traditions, such as stringing leis, hula dancing, and snorkeling in Hanauma Bay, are also popular activities here. End each day in Oahu with a view of the renowned Hawaiian sunset as it sinks below the horizon. If you are looking for a place to fall in love again, this is definitely the place for you.