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Hawaiian Islands: unforgettable paradise on Earth




The Hawaiian Islands are as diverse as the travelers who visit them. The archipelago includes 137 islands, together with eight major ones and many smaller that are not even inhabited. Each of them is unique, but they are united by azure waters, lush vegetation and luxurious beaches. This is an unforgettable paradise on Earth, where you will want to return again and again!

Hawaiian Islands: Hawaiʻi (The Big Island)

The island of Hawaiʻi or the Big Island is larger than all the other islands in the archipelago. The landscapes here are unusually diverse and vary from frozen lava flows, snow-capped mountains and lush coastal valleys to high rocky shores, spacious meadows, deserts and rainforests. The island includes several climatic zones from tropical to subarctic, and resembles a mini-continent in the diversity of its geography.

Where the island of Hawaiʻi is located

Hawaiʻi (The Big Island)
Hawaiʻi (The Big Island). Photo: National Park Service / flickr (Public domain)
Hawaiʻi (The Big Island)
Hawaiʻi (The Big Island). Photo: jonny-mt, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0)
Hawaiʻi (The Big Island)
Hawaiʻi (The Big Island). Photo: SF Brit / flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Hawaiian Islands: Oʻahu

Nicknamed the Gathering Place, the island of Oahu is the most developed from an economic point of view. World-famous places that are most often associated with the Hawaiian Islands are located here. This is, first of all, the incredibly popular resort area of Waikiki and the Pearl Harbor naval base, famous for historical events. Besides, there’s plenty of amazing beaches, the most popular among which is Sunset Beach.

Where the island of Oʻahu is located

Oʻahu
Oʻahu. Photo: Cristo Vlahos, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Oʻahu
Oʻahu. Photo: Eric Tessmer, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0)
Oʻahu
Oʻahu. Photo: Ernie Murphy / flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Hawaiian Islands: Maui

Also called the Valley Isle, Maui offers stunning landscapes, where quiet towns coexist with upscale resorts. An unforgettable vacation is guaranteed here! Whether you’re looking for a secluded getaway in nature or the city’s nightlife, Maui has it all. A wide variety of opportunities will appeal to lovers of water and hills – a variety of hiking trails and attractions, as well as water activities.

Where the island of Maui is located

Maui
Maui. Photo: warreno / flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Maui
Maui. Photo: Niagara66, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Maui
Maui. Photo: Hawaii Savvy / flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Hawaiian Islands: Kauaʻi

It is an island of golf and eco-tourism, also called the Garden Isle. Covered with rainforests and prone to erosion, Kauaʻi is famous for such natural wonders as Waimea Canyon and the Na Pali Coast. Hanalei, which on the north coast, is famous for its beautiful quiet beaches where surfers from all over the world have settled.

Where the island of Kauaʻi is located

Kauaʻi
Kauaʻi. Photo: OKJaguar, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Kauaʻi
Kauaʻi. Photo: Chad-V / pixabay (Pixabay License)
Kauaʻi
Kauaʻi. Photo: dronepicr / flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Hawaiian Islands: Lānaʻi

Lanai is the smallest inhabited island of the Hawaiian archipelago. many travelers know it under the unofficial name “Pineapple Island”. The thing is that before the mass settlement, a significant part of the island’s territory was occupied by extensive pineapple plantations, some of which have survived to this day. Mysterious rain forests, fabulously beautiful beaches, picturesque fishing villages and unique historical monuments are the main values of the amazing island that attract thousands of curious travelers every year.

Where the island of Lānaʻi is located

Lānaʻi
Lānaʻi. Photo: Richard Merlander / flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Lānaʻi
Lānaʻi. Photo: Steve Jurvetson (jurvetson on Flickr) https://www.flickr.com/people/jurvetson/, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)
Lānaʻi
Lānaʻi. Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

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