Hawaii is the 50th American state. Far away from the mainland, the Hawaiian Islands are located in the center of the North Pacific Ocean. The islands are home to blue skies, sunny beaches, volcanoes, and tons of activities. It’s for this reason that Hawaii is the perfect destination for all types of travelers, including couples and families. Hawaii is made up of 132 islands, with the most well-known being Oahu in the center, and the next being the Big Island in the south. The other two relatively popular islands are Maui and Kauai. Outside the classic four islands, the islands of Molokai and Lanai around Maui are also worth a visit.
Oahu is the transportation hub and cultural center of the Hawaiian Islands and it’s also the most populous and lively island. The stretches of white sand and huge waves on the island attract countless tourists from around the world. It is said to be the island with the most diverse culture, varied activities, and delicious food in the state. Since most visitors arrive in Hawaii from the Honolulu International Airport, there are relatively many people living on the island of Oahu. Oahu Island offers everything from high-end hotels to youth hostels and family hotels. In particular, Waikiki is home to world-class hotel brands. They are good choices for vacation travel, but they are relatively expensive. Backpackers and budget travelers can also choose between affordable beds or cheap single rooms.
The Big Island is Hawaii's largest island. Several eruptions of active volcanoes on the island continue to expand its size. Visitors have the chance to ascend to top of some of the island’s volcanoes to see the magnificent view of the magma flowing into the sea, visit the southernmost tip of the United States to see the ends of the earth, and admire the purest starry sky and one of the most beautiful sunsets in the northern and southern hemispheres. There are many hotels on the Big Island suitable for tourists with all types of budgets. For those who plan to stay in Hawaii for a longer time, renting an apartment is often cheaper than staying in a hotel.
Maui is second in size only to the Big Island, and its popularity is second only to Oahu. Here, there are golden beaches, tropical rainforests, valleys, and volcanoes. It is also a paradise for turtles and dolphins. Not only is there lots of beautiful scenery to see, but also outdoor activities and delicious foods. For these reasons, Maui is a popular resort area for tourists. The hotels in the western area are mostly located on the north coast and have great views. Accommodation in Lahaina is very expensive, as with most historic towns.
Kauai is the oldest Hawaiian Island and has a history of over 5 million years. With a small population, it’s not frequently visited by tourists and has a unique style. The island’s beaches are great for outdoor activities such as surfing and swimming. Kauai is far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and the accommodation on the island perfect for honeymooners. For other types of travelers, there are many types of hotels in Kauai to choose from.
Hawaii is warm and suitable for sightseeing all year round. Summer between April and November is warm and dry, while winter between December and March is cool, moist, and wet. The period from June through September is the peak season for travel. Visitors and activities on the island also increase during this time. Prices for hotels in Hawaii are lower in April and May and there will be more choices.
Lanai is a relatively isolated island and most visitors choose to stay at a resort or hotel. However, there are actually a large number of rental houses and hotels in the city. Most tourists who choose to stay on Molokai Island prefer to stay on the coastal areas near the beach; few spend the night in the city. However, it should be noted that the number of hotels on the island is limited, so it’s recommended to book in advance.