Hawaii Travel – Vacation Hotel Resort Info of Hawaii Islands
Travel Vacation in Hawaii – Exotic Tropical Paradise
Oahu Island, Maui Island, Kauai and Big Island
Situated on the mid-Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is the U.S. westernmost state separated from the mainland by about 3,200 kilometers of ocean. The Hawaii Islands are the world most famous travel destinations and vacation paradise.
The eight major Hawaii islands – Oahu, Maui, Kauai, the Big Island, Lanai, Molokai, Niihau, Kahoolawe, and over 100 small islets of Hawaii lie upon the northwest Pacific to southeast Pacific Ocean. These Hawaiian islands, like a chain of beads, spread across more than 2,575 kilometers long.
Magical Creation of Super-Nature
No one can imagine that beautiful Hawaii paradise were actually formed when many volcanoes erupted out of the sea millions years ago. Magically, the power of nature gradually created this mystical Pacific paradise combined with rain forests, green valleys, mountain streams, slopes and waterfalls, sandy beaches, exotic plants and flowers.
Hawaii is now the most famous paradise and travel destination in the world. With spectacular scenery, beautiful beaches, magnificent forests and green mountains, and ideal tropical climate, Hawaii, enjoyed by Hawaii’s kings in ancient times and by millions of worldwide visitors today.
Hawaii presents to us not only her natural beauty, but also rich culture and history, spectacular Polynesia entertainment, Hawaiian Luau, hula dance, exciting water sports, challenging golf tournament, 21st Century luxury lifestyle, as well as one and only Aloha Spirit from Hawaiian people.
Based on U.S. Bureau of the Census July 1999 estimate, about 1,185,497 people inhibit the Hawaii’s island chain’s land area of 16,700 square kilometers. By origin, about 33% of Hawaii population originated in Europe or America, and 63% related to Asian and Pacific Islanders. Pure Hawaiian people total about 10,000 in Hawaii State (1992 estimate). However, The mixed ethnic group, some with part Hawaiian ancestry, is the largest group in Hawaii.
Hawaii uses English and Hawaiian as official languages. Most Hawaii’s residents speak English and some Hawaii native language. You will be welcomed by Hawaiian with “Aloha” (hello), and they will thank you by “Mahalo”.
Getting to Hawaii – by Airlines
You can reach Hawaii’s major islands by airplane. All major airlines provide discount flight services to Oahu Honolulu Airport (HNL), Maui Kahului Airport (OGG), Kauai Lihue Airport (LIH), Big Island Hilo Airport (ITO) and Kona Airport (KOA), from the United States mainland, Canada and international cities.
Getting around Hawaiian Islands
– by bus, taxi, rental car etc.
You can get around major Hawaii Islands by bus, shuttle bus, taxi or rental car. Major Car Rental companies offers car rental services to Oahu Honolulu Airport, Maui Kahului Airport, Kauai Lihue Airport, Big Island Airports. You can make reservation online to get discount rental car for your Hawaiian vacations.
Hawaii Islands offer tourists with many full-service first-class luxury hotels and scenic resorts with great architects, tropical settings, swimming pools, spa, restaurants, shops, entertainment, and modern business facilities.
Most of these resort hotels are located in beach area, or closed to tourist and natural attractions with spectacular view.
As the third largest island in the Hawaiian chain, Oahu Island has been the center of Hawaiian culture and history and is the most populated island among all Hawaiian islands. Oahu is the home of 864,571 (July 1999 estimate) people, about 75% of Hawaii’s population.
About five-million tourists travel from around the world land at Honolulu International airport every year for paradise vacation. They travel to Oahu for one and only paradise with nice weather, beautiful beaches, finest surfing waves, exciting water sports, magnificent forests and green mountains, challenging golf tournament, colorful nightlife, and a 21st Century modern city. Today, Oahu Island is the transportation gateway and one of most important travel destinations in Hawaii paradise.
Maui is the second-largest island and major travel and vacation destination in the Hawaiian chain. Its 729 square miles were formed when two volcanoes erupted out of the sea more than two million years ago. Gradually, the power of nature magically created this unique Pacific paradise formed by rain forests, valleys, springs, slopes, waterfalls, sandy beaches, exotic plants and flowers.
Today, Maui Island has been continuously selected by readers of major travel magazine as one of the “Best Islands in the world” or one of the top ten best islands for vacations.
Every year, Maui Island attracts millions of tourists to come to enjoy its natural beauty, to swim, surf, and sunbath on silky-soft white sandy beaches and blue water around its 120 miles sunny coastline, and to experience spectacular sunrise and sunset and amazing sights of the wonderland magic on the top of the Haleakala.
Kauai is fourth-largest Island and greenest lane of all Hawaii chain. The 550 square miles Island, not just rich in Hawaiian history and culture, as well rich in mystical nature. Kauai Island is a top travel destination and has 40 beaches, innumerous mountain streams, waterfalls and rivers, as well as mountain ridges and valleys covered by tropical plants and flowers. Kauai’s beautiful nature matches its nickname “Garden Isle”.
Kauai’s natural beauty attracts many movie producers, actors and actresses, as well as worldwide artists. They are inspired by the colorful and charming environment of this Island and produced some of most romantic movies that brought us lovely memory forever.
Hawaii Big Island is the largest and youngest island in the Hawaiian chain, about twice as large as all the Hawaii Islands combined. As one of major travel and vacation destinations in Hawaii Islands, its 266-mile coastline spreads with white, black sand beaches and green beach parks. More than 80 beach parks on the Big Island have their own characteristic.
There are five volcanoes and the highest one is Mauna Kea Mountain. With the high of 13,796-ft, Mauna Kea Mountain is covered by snow and is suitable for skiing in the winter season. Yes, you have opportunity to ski in the tropical region – Hawaii! Amazing super-nature!
Because the whole Big Island surrounding by the Pacific Ocean and high mountain peak penetrating into the skies, diverse climate are presented on this Hawaii island. Therefore the Big Island provides diversified outdoor activities, from fishing, scuba diving and swimming in the ocean to skiing, horseback riding and hiking, from sailing in the sea to golfing on the green.
As the third smallest of the eight major Hawaiian islands, Lanai was once known as Pineapple Island. However, Lanai was thoughtfully transformed into a famous travel vacation destination in 1990s.
This small Lanai Island now presents to visitors some of the best hotels among Hawaiian Islands. The Manele Bay Hotel and the Lodge At Koele are the twin resort hotels with world-class lodging facilities.
With 141 square miles lush landscape and miles of coastline, Lanai provides visitors numerous opportunities to explore white sand beaches, hiking trails, and all super-nature of tropical island.
Molokai – The Friendly Isle
With nickname “Friendly Isle”, Molokai Island has population about 6,800. Molokai has a large population of Native Hawaiians. Residents here are very friendly and honest.
Unlike Oahu, Molokai Island is peaceful and quiet. This long slipper shape island has many country sites to be explore, such as rain forests, ancient fishponds, and miles of undeveloped land and unspoiled natural beauty at east side, Kalaupapa lookout, the world’s largest sea cliffs, and Molokai Ranch at west side.
Molokai Island offers visitors all kinds of outdoor activities such as snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing. Other activities include horseback riding, biking, and golfing.