Deciding on a destination for your precious vacation time can often wind up being a process that’s stressful and bogged down with a lot of back and forth. Do you want somewhere tropical? Maybe an urban environment ripe with mixed cultures? Or possibly the snowy mountains of some distant exotic land?
We think it’s a no-brainer. If a tropical paradise is on your list of options – a place full of the most beautiful golden beaches and long stretches of dense rainforests – there’s no doubt that Hawaii is you should be heading! Still wondering why you’d want to travel across the crystal blue waters of the Pacific to the tropical island chain of Hawaii?
We can think of plenty of reasons, but these should be enough to entice and get you to hit that “Book Now” button!
It seems that no matter where you seem to look, and whether you’re on Oahu, Kauai, Maui, or the Big Island, you’re always surrounded by gorgeous scenery that proves just what stunning views Mother Nature can offer. From the sparkling sand of the coast to the rich greenery of the dense jungles, each island is its own collection of striking beauty.
The Hana Rainforest Preserve on Maui offers a spectacular mix of towering trees, vibrant plant life, and waterfalls that cut through the terrain and empty out into a serene pool below. Diamond Head on Oahu is a towering formation of rock, covered in scattered beauty and providing unique views of the island. On the Big Island of Hawaii, a tour through the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park gives a look into the fiery beauty of the explosive force of nature.
If that’s somehow not enough, there’s definitely plenty more that adds to the attraction of the islands.
Scattered all across the Hawaiian Islands – even found off the coastline – is an array of adventure and fun waiting to give you a new outlook on life. Believe it or not, something as simple-sounding as riding an ATV across a range of environments can turn into an unforgettable adventure that will stick with you forever.
More adventurous deeds also await, like ziplining high within the canopies of the richest rainforests. Strap into a state-of-the-art harness with an automatic braking system for the safest high-speed flight over the island. Pass over thick jungles and rolling plains, and see all the islands have to offer. It’s easy to see why ziplining is one of the most popular thrill rides in the islands.
Let’s not forget you’re on an island, which means you’re never too far away from the welcoming waters of the Pacific. Use the opportunity to surf the waves off the beautiful coasts, swim with manta rays in an evening snorkel adventure, or submerge yourself in a steel cage to swim with sharks – it’s all available to you here in the beautiful isles of Hawaii!
Another attractive feature of the Hawaiian Islands is the culture, rooted in thousands of years of civilizations from all across the Pacific. You can see it in the food you eat, the people you come across, and, if you afford yourself the chance, at an authentic Hawaiian luau. From the cuisine to the entertainment, it’s unmistakable that the modern culture of the Hawaiian Islands was pulled from different islands in the Pacific.
To see exactly where certain aspects of Hawaii’s culture stem from, the Polynesian Culture Center on Oahu transports you to the islands of Fiji, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, and Aotearoa, providing a glimpse of what each region of the Polynesian Triangle brought to the islands.