While Hawaii is made up of hundreds of islands covering 2,400 kilometres of ocean, most travellers visit the four main islands of Maui, Kauai, Oahu, and Hawaii (also known as the “Big Island”).
A trip that encompasses more than one island would provide travellers a variety of experiences, as each island is unique. Oahu is home to the state capital of Honolulu and the famous Waikiki beach. It is the most popular destination for travellers offering world-class accommodations, dining and nightlife.
Maui boasts over 80 gorgeous beaches, the lush rainforest and waterfalls along the ‘road to Hana’ or ‘Hana Highway’ drive which leads to the Haleakala National Park which encompasses the island’s highest peak, volcanic Haleakala, as well as the pools and waterfalls of Ohe’o Gulch.
Kauai, known as The Garden Island, is the smallest and most lush of the Hawaiian destinations. Many movies and television programs that needed to depict remote isolated tropical locations (such as the series Lost), have been filmed on Kauai. This is the spot for outdoor activities such as kayaking the Wailua River, hiking into Waimea Canyon, surfing Hanalei Bay, or paddling the Hanalei River.
The island of Hawaii is the largest of the islands, bigger than all the others combined, and is home to almost every climate condition on Earth: from desert, to tropical rainforest, to arctic conditions at the top of Mount Hilo. Hawaii also has active volcanoes, one of only four green sand beaches in the world, and unbelievable stargazing clarity from the peak of the Mauna Kea Volcano.