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Aloha! Hawaii is a U.S. state (which most people don’t realise), it’s an isolated volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific.
Its islands are renowned for their rugged landscapes of cliffs, waterfalls, tropical foliage, volcanic activity and beaches with gold, red, black and even green sands. Of the six main islands, Oahu has Hawaii’s biggest city and capital and Honolulu is home to crescent Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbor’s WWII memorials.
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Honolulu is a city on the island of Oahu’s south shore and is capital of Hawaii. Waikiki neighborhood is its center for dining, nightlife and shopping, famed for its iconic crescent beach backed by palms and high-rise hotels.
Koko Crater Trail is a 1.8 mile back trail (rates as difficult) located near Honolulu, that features beautiful wild flowers and stunning scenery.
The Stairway to Heaven in Oahu
The famous Stairway to Heaven (also known as Haʻikū Stairs) gives you a view of Oahu. The stairs were originally installed during World War II so that military personnel could access a radio station at the top. There are approx 4,000 steps from top to bottom. Currently access to the Stairway is illegal and you can face a $1,000 fine or jail time!
Waikiki Beach is a beachfront neighborhood of Honolulu on the south shore of the island of Oʻahu. Waikiki is most famous for Waikiki Beach, but it is just one of six beaches in the area.
Kauai is an island apart of the Hawaiian archipelago. It’s nicknamed “the Garden Isle” thanks to the tropical rainforest covering much of its surface. it features dramatic cliffs and pinnacles of its Na Pali Coast, and the 10-mile-long Waimea Canyon and the Nounou Trails are hiking destinations.
Waimanalo Bay area is one place rarely visited by tourists. Waimanalo beach on a sunny day is dead gorgeous, with turquoise blue waters and miles of some of the softest white sand in between your toes.
Kalapana is a town partially destroyed by lava, which has now been turned a volcano-viewing site as the volcano in this area is still active spewing out lava, located main in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Nā Pali Coast State Park
Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park lies on the northwest of Kauai Island. It’s known for its towering pali, or sea cliffs, punctuated by narrow valleys, streams and cascading waterfalls. It cuts through 5 valleys, including the Hanakoa Valley, with its native plants and old agricultural terraces.