Ultimate 8 Island Getaway
Hawai’i may be the 50th state of the United States of America, but it is the first on the list of dream getaways of every tropical paradise lover. With eight islands to choose from, each one distinct, you’ll be sure to stir up your fancy and fall in love with this vacation. Hawaii is made up of the island of Hawai’i, Kauai, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Niihau, and Oahu. Each of these islands is unique and also offers its brand of adventure.
Hawai’i (huh-WAH-ee) is also the name of an island in the state of Hawai’i. Also known as Big Island, it is the biggest of all islands, not just in Hawai’i but in the United States. Below are some of the things people do when they do to the island
- Look at volcanoes. The Hawaii National Volcano Park is a must-see when you’re in this area. From day hikes to craters to lava watching, it’s all about seeing how volcanoes work. There are also campsites, lookouts, and trails that lead to impressive sights. There are even some activities children can participate in, like becoming a junior park ranger. Keep in mind that this has an age bracket. If you’re not into getting up close and personal with volcanoes, you can also go for a relaxing, scenic drive. You see volcanoes but much farther.
- Visit the beach. You’ve heard of white sand beaches, but wait until you see the beaches here. There’s not only white sand beaches, but there are also exists green sand and black sand. Green sand can only be found in two locations in the United States, in Papakōlea and Galapagos Island. This beach might be hard to go to, as it requires a hike, but the sight that awaits you is well worth it! Black sand beaches are not as rare as green sand, but it does offer a different experience. Big Island’s Punalu’u Black Sand Beach provides all the amenities of black sand beaches, the water, the sand, and the sun. It also offers tourists the chance to see basking sea turtles, or take a shot and see them feeding on seagrass near the coast. Sea turtles are also protected under federal and state law. Please do not try to approach, feed, or touch them as they are wild animals and can react unpredictably. It is better to respect their space and admire them from a distance.
- Feed your adrenaline rush. You’re in the Big Island of Hawai’i, waves, surf, and wind should be taken advantage of while visiting. Here’s a list of the things you may want to consider giving a try at least once.
- Surf. Hawai’i has excellent beaches, not just for swimming but also for surfing. A lot of visitors come to test out just how rad the waves are just as much as groms are willing to try the waters. If you do not know surfing just yet, don’t mind as a lot of beaches often have professionals to guide grommets
- Paddleboard. If barrels are too hard for you, you can easily try to Stand Up Paddleboards or SUPs. Learning to paddleboard is easy, and you can master it in a few hours or less but always go for professional guidance if ever you have no experience.
- Kayaking. Another great way to go out at sea, these kayaks will get you to where you want with minimal chance of getting wet (but where’s the fun in that?).
- Parasailing. Not in the water, but sail through the air and get the best bird’s eye view. You have the option to go tandem, solo, or in threes.
- Kiteboarding and Windsurfing. For extreme adrenaline junkies, this might be the sport for you. A mixture of extreme sports, sailing, and surfing, this will surely give you the rush you need. Please be reminded that if you have little to no experience with this sport, get a local expert or professional show you the ropes. It will prevent any injuries or accidents and will ensure that you get the maximum enjoyment of doing the sport.
That list is only for one of the eight islands in Hawaii. It can take a month, and you will still have places you haven’t seen or things you haven’t done. Give me a call and let me schedule your trip to be this fun-packed and activity-filled adventure.