Hawaii Island travel guides
Hawaii Island spotlight
As the most recent of the United States of America’s 50 states, Hawaii is the only official state made-up entirely of islands. Hawaii has its own vibrant culture, but is also influenced by North America and Asia. It is also a surfing haven attracting water sports fanatics from around the world. The capital city, Honolulu is located on O’ahu Island. Get ready for a whole lot of ‘alohas’ in this paradise state.View full guide
Hawaii Island travel guides
Hawaii is the most recent of the USA’s 50 states and is the only state made up of only islands. Hawaii has eight main islands which are located in the Pacific Ocean. The Hawaiian word ‘Aloha’ is said for hello and goodbye here, so get ready to hear it a lot. Each island has luxury hotels and resorts, especially Lanai Island, mid range hotels, honeymoon suites and family friendly hotels and resorts complete with spas.
With Hawaii being an idyllic island paradise state, shopping isn’t perhaps top on most visitors’ lists. However, there are shops on this chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean. One of the most popular souvenirs from Hawaii is bath and body products. The state is known for producing the most refreshing fragrances in the form of shampoos, oils, incenses, lotions and soaps. You can also bring home pineapples and coffee.
Modern Hawaiian cuisine was officially established in 1991. The modern cuisine is a blend of diverse ethnic flavors of the world that were present in Hawaii such as Asian and Polynesian due to the states location. While the native Hawaiian traditional diet is made up of crops, dried fruits and seafood with a main ingredient of poi – a paste mad from taro plant. Expect a variety of grilled meat and fish. Hawaiian food will get you saying aloha to your hearts’ content.
The state of Hawaii is the USA’s only state made up only of islands. It is strongly influenced by Asia and Polynesia in many ways because of its location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The main five islands are known for Pearl Harbor, huge sweeping canyons, molten lava and active volcanoes and lush green sweeping islands full of beaches, and of course, some of the best surf locations in the world.
Throughout the Big Island’s scenic shores you’ll be able to locate everything from world class luxury resorts to incredible golf courses, from sacred historical sites to green and verdant rainforests. Choosing where to base yourself is an important part of making the most out of your stay, and budget. But, whether you opt for all out seafront luxury, a cosy inland hideaway or somewhere full of local charm off the beaten track, you are sure to arrive to a warm Hawaiian welcome.
When it comes to shopping, ‘Big Island’ in the Hawaiian archipelago would most likely not be the first location you would think of. However, there are a range of options should you wish to part with your cash. Forget large-scale American malls however; part of the island’s charm lies in its one-of-a-kind stores and island-style attire.
Like most destinations, food is a big part of Hawaiian culture. Given that the archipelago is part of the United States of America, many of Hawaii’s culinary delights are influenced by American cuisine. Macaroni and cheese is a firm favorite here, often served at lunch. However, a varied fusion of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Polynesian and Portuguese foods also help to make up Hawaii’s delicious cuisine. Whether it be a dish of steaming aku (skipjack tuna, the most important fish in Hawaiian cuisine), or a Malasada (a Portuguese deep fried donut covered in sugar), you’re guaranteed an explosion of the senses.
The multitude of natural attractions present on ‘Big Island’s’ shores is truly astonishing and as the archipelago’s largest, and arguably most diverse islands, you won’t be short of things to do. From active volcanoes Kilauea and Mauna Loa, to historical parks and gardens and black sand beaches to majestic waterfalls you’ll find plenty to keep yourself occupied. Whether you’re on a romantic honeymoon getaway, on a family holiday, or just looking to travel off the beaten path, ‘Big Island’ is sure to cast a spell over all those who travel here.
As the largest of the islands in Hawaii’s archipelago, ‘Big Island’- also known simply as ‘Hawaii Island’ - has a vast canvas of attractions to explore. Home to not only the largest sub aerial volcano on Earth, Mauna Loa, but also one of the most active, Kilauea, the island is truly a geologist’s dream. The island is also home to the world’s largest mountain, when measured from its oceanic base, Mauna Kea. With a whole host of other first class attractions, including beautiful snow capped mountains, stunning black-sand beaches and lush rainforests, ‘Big Island’ is the perfect holiday destination.