It all depends on what you want out of your Hawaii vacation, and the activities provided at the island. Although there are several islands in Hawaii, not all of them are open for tourists. So why not take a look at the magnificent islands, and make your trip to Hawaii an experience you'll never forget.
Breathtaking Hawaiian Islands to Visit
Get ready for some 'wow' experience as you get some detailed information about each of the Hawaiian islands. Once you read what each of these islands have to offer you, you can decide which is the best island for your next vacation.
The biggest island in Hawaii which is also nicknamed as "The Big Island", Hawaiʻi is the youngest of all the islands around and it's still growing.
- Take a hike in a tropical paradise of Waipiʻo Valley which is often referred to as the "Valley of the Kings".
- Discover the biggest ancient Hawaiian temple Puʻukoholā Heiau or "Hill of the Whale" open to tourists, which is probably one of the last sacred structures left in Hawaii. You can also spot some humpback whales there in the spring and winter months.
- Remember the snow-crested mountains? Enjoy playing in the snow on Mauna Kea, the world's tallest mountain from the sea floor.
- Hilo and the sunny Kona coast offer brilliant cultural sites, cuisines, galleries, shops, restaurants, diving, spotting dolphins, snorkeling, boating, swimming with Manta rays, and deep sea fishing for giant Pacific Blue Marlin.
O'ahu or The Gathering Place, is the most populous and busiest island in Hawaii and comprises 70 percent of the population. It homes the state's capital Honolulu, Waikiki beach and has tons of attractions for tourists.
If you're wondering which island to select when traveling with kids, then it's Maui. There are 4 islands in Maui, the main island of Maui, Moloka'i,Kaho'olawe and Lānaʻi.
Best places to visit are Haleakalā National Park, Lāhainā and the Hāna Highway. Maui has 13 volcanoes, 9 hiking points, 11 beaches, 4 kayaking points, 8 historical spots, 8 deep-sea and local fishing spots, 10 different places for family fun (zoos and aquariums), 15 gold locations, 10 National and State Parks, 11 locations for whale watching and snorkeling.
Kauaʻi is also known as "The Garden Isle" because of its lavish tropical vegetation. Perhaps you remember Kauaʻi from the movie Jurassic Park? Take a look at some beautiful Kauaʻi beaches.
Niʻihau or "The Forbidden Isle" is privately owned and is off limits to tourists. If you like adventure, there are a few ideas. You can take a helicopter ride or sail along the secluded coast where there's a break in the peninsula up north.
Hawaii gives you long, lazy days at sea, grand waterfalls, crystal clear waters, stunning sea cliffs and much more. It's difficult to describe all in one read what the islands have to offer. No matter which island you choose, you won't be disappointed. Instead of searching for the best island, why not treat your family and yourself to a tropical paradise?