A Guide to Paradise – The Hawaiian Islands
When a place becomes as popular as the Hawaiian Islands, it is usually nothing but the natural beauty easy to explain why, an elusive quality, a combination of smells, sights and emotions that make people feel might actually be walking on heaven on earth.
In the case of Hawaii, which can be attributed to a combination of Polynesian culture, friendly people and spiritual, the beautiful music, and natural beauty, enhanced by great weather and, Westervelt said, after compiling many beautiful Hawaiian legends, a great imagination.
Most visitors to Hawaii have focused on the four largest islands and tourism on Oahu, Maui, Hawaii or the Big Island and Kauai. However, the islands of Lanai and Molokai, for example, has much beauty and pleasure to offer, and they will give a better idea of the real Hawaii, its population tends to be composed primarily of Native Hawaiians.
Being a U.S. state, Hawaii also offers all the comforts and conveniences of the modern world, major hotel chains are found in several places during most of the islands and many international famous brands shops do not have, example, on Rodeo Drive style Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu, where you can find everything from Dior to Gucci and Max Mara.
Flights to Hawaii, abound on the west coast of the United States, and they take about 5 hours (from Los Angeles to Maui, for example). There are direct flights between China and Japan to Oahu too. Cruise, for example, San Diego, will take about 4 days to reach Hawaii, and usually include stops at the four main islands.
There is limited ferry service between some of the islands: two daily services between the port of Lahaina, Maui and Molokai in Kaunakakai Harbor and five daily departures from Maui to the small island of Lanai.
Things you should do in Hawaii, no matter what
Explore a bit to find your own deserted beach (there’s always one nearby)
Put a beautiful flower in her hair, and take home some very realistic imitation from a souvenir shop
Take a surfing lesson
Go to a luau (traditional Hawaiian feast with Hawaiian food, dance and music), preferably in the Polynesian Cultural Center
Go to see the stars on the beach
Listen IZ version “Somewhere over the rainbow live on the beach at Waikiki, and get a CD of IZ!
Overview of the islands
Home to the state capital of Honolulu, Oahu is the island of Hawaii that attracts more visitors. It is hard to beat the popular beach of Waikiki and surrounding areas for shopping and glamor Hawaiian style dining and nightlife. Oahu is also home to some favorite tourist spots, like Pearl Harbor, which offers interesting excursions for all ages, the Polynesian Cultural Center and the fabulous scenery of its northern coast. Besides concerts sunsets on the beach, where you can listen to a beautiful Hawaiian music, and relax barefoot bars, Waikiki is also an ideal place for surfing (if you’re in the crowd) and for his first surf lesson. Oahu is also a destination for wreck diving with plenty of interesting dive sites.
Take some fresh pineapple and try a mangosteen Hawaii
Get a tattoo art, traditional Polynesian for a reason
Get a dress, skirt and Hawaiian hula top, a Hawaiian shirt and Hawaiian dresses for children
Take a tour of the volcano
See a rainbow (chances are, you will find many, Hilo is always a safe bet for rain)
Visit one of the magnificent waterfalls
Swim with sea turtles
Try a cocktail Hula Girl
Maui is best known as a perfect honeymoon. It is a peaceful and unassuming, with white sand beaches, clear waters and spectacular coral reefs. While you can find the best resorts in the world over Kaana’pali coast near the capital of Lahaina, Maui bosts all the comforts of Oahu without the tall buildings and traffic.
Snorkel in the coral gardens is a must and so is watching the sunset from a hammock between two palm trees set in Kana’pali. Surfers also visit year in Maui, and the more adventurous funky rave about the Hotel Banana Bungalow.
The largest on the island two main entrance doors are of Hilo and Kona. The cities on opposite sides of the airports of the islands and scales focused cruise. It is somehow permanently raining in Hilo, but it also means that you can see some of the best sunsets. Although the city is really nothing special, there are majestic waterfalls nearby swamps, exotic and beautiful coastline, you can lose inches This is a great place to bike around, although some roads may be very high as you walk away from the coast . Kona others tends to be sunny. About Kona, you can find magic Sands Beach (where the sands waves will disappear, then return), or sea turtles Kahaluu beach, where you can swim with sea turtles in the rushing waters and like the black sands Playa.
The whole island was formed as a result of volcanic activity of volcanoes, five of which three are active. Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano in the world, and each of them offer opportunities for exciting adventures. The views of the lava flows of Kilauea volcano on the sea are among the most spectacular.
Since the lunar landscape of fairy tales from the garden of the gods to majestic rock girlfriend, all the views of Lana’i also has a Hawaiian legend behind it to excite the imagination.
This small island is a relatively undiscovered paradise, perfect for those looking to get away from crowds of tourists all over the larger islands.
Snorkel, golf greens magnificent beaches, fabulous and beautiful gardens are preferred Lana’ia for anyone interested in a taste of real Hawaii.
Home ranges of relaxation and majestic geological wonders, Kauai is the oldest of the islands, and is rich in historical monuments.
Waimea Canyon has been called the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” and a tour of observation platforms will surely be worthy of the name. Napali Coast Mountains on the north coast has some of the most unforgettable landscapes of the island and sandy beaches nearby also please those who are more interested in sunbathing and hiking.
On the south shore, Poipu Beach is where all the best resorts, shops and golf courses can be found. It was once named “Best Beach in America” by the prestigious Travel Channel.
Molokai combines pure spreads through the unspoiled beauty of miles of coastline perfect as Papohaku beach paradise, also known as 3-mile beach, with the attraction of Hawaii’s most deeply rooted traditions.
Polynesians have settled in the beautiful valley of Halawa from 650 AD. The main attraction to natural disasters Molokai, the valley with two waterfalls and several beaches for swimming and fishing and hiking in the mountains.
If you want a virgin paradise, where the excitement of ancient Hawaii has been preserved through the centuries, Molokai will dazzle you in many ways.
Some highlights of Hawaii
NATURE: Volcanoes National Park
Consisting of 333,000 acres, this World Heritage Site has 150 miles of trails through craters, deserts and tropical forests, an appointment at the lava tube and two volcanoes are still active today, Mauna Loa and Kilauea.
Kilauea is in constant eruption, and produced hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of lava every day. The lava tube is Nahuku 500 years, and leads to a rainforest.
There is even a hotel, called Hotel Volcano only on the premises, offering spectacular views of Halemaumau crater. Closed for renovation, set to reopen this summer (2012). Also playing in the volcanoes of Hawaii here
Culture and Heritage: Polynesian Cultural Center
The Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu was created to provide a way for indigenous Polynesian students pay for college, sharing their culture. The site includes a river impressive man-made canoe traffic passing through seven different villages, each representing a people of Polynesia: Tonga, Tahiti, the Marquesas, Aoteaora, Hawaii, Fiji and Samoa.
The most famous attraction is the luau at the Centre. Traditionally, a Hawaiian luau is a feast that can be used include Kalua pork,
Lomi salmon, opihi, haupia and other fish, beer and wine, accompanied by Hawaiian music and hula dancing. Luau’s name was taken from a common dish served at luaus: young taro tops and coconut milk and chicken legs or octopus.
HO Breath of life make the program is estimated at PCC. Includes fire dance and the visual and musical narrative of a story from birth until the age of fatherhood in the Polynesian culture. Interactive exhibits allow visitors to try their hand at canoeing, cooking Samoa, playing the ukulele and many other traditional skills of Polynesian peoples.
DINING: Michel Restaurant Waikiki
This French inspired restaurant Polynesian one of the best views in the area of Waikiki Beach is one of the oldest in Oahu. Opened in 1962, Michel is the provision of a uniform blend of excellent food, a wine worthy of praise and the best of live jazz Hawaiian music in a unique setting.
Casually walking, may be able to hear a loose player guitar playing some songs from Grammy Hawaii delicious, and maybe will meet friendly owner of the restaurant, which is often around and willing to share some of the fascinating life stories, with customers.
NIGHTLIFE: Jaw Lahaina
The moose is one of the more traditional pubs and passes that make up the vibrant nightlife of Maui. The seafood snacks like fried calamari is fresh and delicious, perfect with some of the elk delicious tropical drinks.
DJ songs of all time money that makes people slide on the dance floor until the wee hours of the morning. Even if you plan to go to a nightclub later, the moose is the perfect place to start the night around Lahaina. Is sure to be full and almost goes through a given night.
The Unforgettable Hawaii
Hawaii can be very addictive. If you go once, you are obliged to return. Watersports spiritual music, cultural activities, deeply rooted in the Polynesian tradition, the upscale shopping, whale watching and diving among the coral reefs, the islands some kind of hidden treasure every type of traveler and will surely find the own.