Hawaii is a group of islands coming under one name. Today these islands are one of the major tourist hot spots of America. From beach lovers to volcano walkers, it has something for everyone.
With over 100 islands in the state, it becomes difficult for a novice to decide on the best ones to visit. For those of you who are not aware, only 7 islands are inhabited. So here we have a list of 5 best islands to visit in Hawaii.
This is the largest of the 100 islands and also that of USA. It is home to 3 active volcanoes and has two famous cities – Hilo and Kona. One can opt for a beach holiday in any of the beach resorts. There are a number of water sports for the adventure lovers. Hiking and biking are also other adventure ideas. Scuba diving and submarine tours are popular among family vacations.
This is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands and is nicknamed Valley Isle. Its landscape has a mix of coastal lowlands and mountain ranges separated by valleys. The highest point on this island is the famous Haleakala and it is the most sought after tourist destination. It is something that one must not miss on their trip to Hawaii.
Being the most populated island of Hawaii, it is the economic centre of the state. It houses the famous city of Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii. Oahu is also home to the Pearl Harbor. When in Oahu, also make a trip to the North Shore and Waikiki.
Kauai is the oldest of all the main islands in Hawaii. It is famous for its rugged coast and steep cliffs. Nick named as Garden Isle, this island is a sheer untouched beauty that has escaped human exploitation. The island houses two national parks – Na Pali Coastal Park and the Waimea Canyon, which are great for wild camping and safaris.
Home for two volcanic ranges, this island is popular among tourists who come for an offbeat holiday. The most visited places in Molokai are: the Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Halawa Valley and the Papohaku Beach. Its south coast has the longest fringing reef in the world. The coral reefs in the island are very famous and popular with campers.