Top 10 Things To Do In Hawaii

Hawaii is an attractive holiday spot, well-known for its tropical climate, cultural diversity, vast biological, active volcanoes, beautiful mountains, and pristine beaches. What makes Hawaii so captivating is that all these features can be accessed within a small geographical area. The Hawaiian archipelago is made-up of 8 main islands and a series of smaller islands and isles.

Things To Do In Hawaii

Hawaii activities are numerous and anyone touring the region is spoiled for choice. Ten of the best things to do in Hawaii that will give you a taste of Hawaii are listed below:

1. Kilauea Volcano

Kilauea Volcanoflickr/chuck b.

Kilauea is situated on the south-eastern tip of the Hawaii’s Big Island and is believed to be one of the liveliest volcanoes in the planet. Hike through lavish tropical forest to experience a new land being created, vents spewing steam, traditional Hawaiian petroglyphs, unrivaled vistas, and walk-through lava tubes. Its present eruption began in January 1983 and has been unceasingly flowing ever since. In January 2000, it had formed 2.5 million cubic yards of magma, covered 39.9 square miles and added 205 hectares (506 acres) of land to Kilauea’s southern coast.

2. Maui Drive

Sunday in Mauiflickr/H. Michael Miley

Take the highway from the Kahului Airport all the way to Hana and you’ll pass over several bridges, enjoy the spectacular countryside where you will see pineapples growing and go on through lush rainforest where other incredible fruits grow including eucalyptus trees. It takes some few hours to make this short trip, but near the end you will be welcomed with the vision of black sand beaches that are just astounding in their beauty. Finally, when you reach Hana you can enjoy trips to waterfalls and great hikes.

3. Kauai Island

Kauai Islandflickr/urbanfeel

If you do one thing while you are on Kauai, take a helicopter tour. Upon takeoff, you will be amazed by the beautiful setting set before you like a banquet for your eyes. Magnificent mountains decorated with thousands shade of green touch the sky. As you look overwhelmed at these astonishments of nature, your pilot will point out history and names of the regions below. With approximately 80 percent of the island unreachable by foot, the only way to see Kauai island in its all glory is by air.

4. Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beachflickr/Steve Bozak

If you’re looking for a relaxing beach and a lavish resort, then Waikiki coast is the place to be. As a matter of fact, a good number of the resorts are situated on Waikiki beach which was made popular in the 1800s by the Hawaiian royalty who visited the region regularly for its amazing beaches. This place is surely not cost-effective, but you can get every type of luxury that you want.

5. Take A Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise

Whale Watchingflickr/Corey Balazowich

Every winter, the humpback whales vacate their rich Alaskan nourishing grounds to frolic, birth, mate, and nurse in the warm waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands. Rupturing is perhaps the most remarkable behavior of the humpback whales. They’re able to present themselves into the air and at times completely out of the water.

6. Molokai Snorkeling

Snorkeling in Hawaiiflickr/Jon Roig

Many of the Hawaii activities that attract major interest are water-based. Snorkeling is particularly a very common. Molokai Island, also known as the friendly isle is considered to be one of the best places to enjoy Hawaiian marine life. The southern shore of this isle has the longest continuous reef, stretching more than 28 miles.

Consequently, there is a lot of space to explore this underwater paradise. The reef is packed with marine life. It offers amazing sea corals, an array of fish, majestic sea turtles and friendly manta rays. Travellers may opt to explore the area on their own or participate in one of the many other trips available.

7. Waimea Canyon

Photos from Waimea Canyonflickr/Michael Napoleon

On the Kauai isle is the Waimea Canyon which is simply a spectacular experience. Waimea Canyon is very large and beautiful that Mark Twain called it the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. You will certainly love the adventure at Waimea Canyon so you must include it on your vacation “must visit” list.

8. Bike Down Maui’s Haleakala Mountain At Daybreak

Biking Down Haleakalaflickr/Benjamin Lipsman

Haleakala is considered to be of the biggest mountains in the world. It is a dormant volcano packed with volcanic rocks, both on its slope and inside its crater. Haleakala Mountain stands more than 3,000 feet above the ground and lies about 20,000 more feet under water.

The parks that surround this mountain take up more than 27,000 acres of land. It’s possible to go right up the mountain and see into the crater. Haleakala is noticeable for miles as you approach it. Seeing that the hollow is some 3,000 feet deep and that it’s hollow inside, 7 miles long, and 2 miles wide, you’re surprised that a place such as Haleakala could actually exist.

9. Luau

Luauflickr/Vincent Pastore

When people think of Hawaii, Luau is the first thing that comes to their mind. As a result, when you tour the islands you certainly must attend a Polynesian Luau to fill your holiday. You will enjoy music, dance, food and sites of the Luau and it will definitely be an experience that will stay with you for a very long period of time.

10. Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bayflickr/Banzai Hiroaki

Hanauma Bay, located on the island of Oahu features a magnificent coral reef that is simply spectacular. There are countless fish species near the coral reef which makes it a great spot for snorkeling. As a matter of fact, there will be many people going to Hanauma Bay to snorkel. Therefore, if you wish to snorkel at Hanauma Bay you have no option but to get there early or find out which days are the slowest in order to enjoy this remarkable experience.

Hawaii activities are undoubtedly countless and any traveler could spend a lot of time here and still not cover everything. When you tour the island you will surely not have enough time to do all the magnificent activities waiting for you. But, you should choose the ones that you find most interesting and save the rest for coming vacations. When you tour Hawaii, you are certain to be engaged and enchanted. The suggestions above will give you a good experience of the mountains, the sea as well as the amazing culture these stunning islands have to offer.