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There are 6 Hawaiian Islands that you can choose to visit. Which island deserves your attention, since each island seems beautiful and fascinating? Here are a few tips to help you choose.

Maui has the best of everything from beaches, activities and resorts

The Magic Isle is all about variety. With magnificent sunsets, 42 miles of shimmering uncrowded beaches, luxury resorts, and wilderness areas where few outsiders have ever set foot, this island has something for everyone.

You can drive down the famous road to Hana that passes verdant rainforests and waterfalls, watch the sunrise over Haleakala Crater, hike the rugged North Shore, or browse through a multitude of shops and art galleries in an old whaling town called Lahaina. Maui has an amazing choice of ocean activities, including fantastic diving and snorkeling. In winter, you can watch the humpback whales play and breach in the ocean.

Oahu has the most excitement and action

Oahu is best known for Honolulu and Waikiki Beach where you will find plenty of shopping, dining, and thriving nightlife. Other famous attractions include Pearl Harbor, Polynesian Cultural Center, and Sea Life Park. You can hike up the Diamond Head for a spectacular 360-degree view of the island, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Hanauma Bay, discover the underwater world during a submarine dive, or sail into the sunset on a dinner cruise.

The rest of the island is quite different from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. The North Shore is great for watching surfers ride the big waves, or exploring isolated beaches and quiet banana plantations

Kauai is the most tropical and lush

If you are looking for unspoiled natural beauty, unique tropical flowers, miles of pristine sandy beaches with crystal-clear turquoise waters, Kauai is the place for you. Many people consider it the most romantic island. Life on Kauai is slow and relaxing, weather is perfect, and exotic surroundings are breathtaking.

Emerald cliffs of the famous Na Pali Coast (superb hiking!), lush and secluded valleys of the North Shore, Waialeale Crater - "the wettest spot on earth" where thousands of waterfalls cascade down, Waimea Canyon - "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific" are just a few of Kauai's treasures

The Big Island of Hawaii is most known for the active Volcano

The Big Island's pure size (it can easily fit all other islands in it) means a lot of opportunities for exploration. Imagine flying in a helicopter over Kilauea Crater, the most active volcano in the world, and looking at a smoldering sea of fire with flowing lava. Picture endless fields of Kona coffee plants, tropical rainforests, and snow-capped peaks of Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the world measured from the ocean floor.

Big Island has very few white-sand swimming beaches but it is famous for black, white and red sand beaches. Other activities include dramatic golf courses built into lava fields, night scuba diving with Manta Rays, hiking, and mountain biking.

Molokai is the hidden Isle

Molokai is the most quiet and least commercial of all Hawaiian islands. It has Hawaii's longest white sand beaches, one small town of Kaunakakai where you can get the famous Molokai bread, ancient fishponds, and lush, verdant valleys that are perfect for outdoor adventures.

You can hike through the uninhabited wilderness; ride a mule down the highest cliffs in the world, go fishing or kayaking. Far from the crowds, Molokai lets you experience peace and serenity that you haven't felt in a while…………

Lanai is the most Luxurious

Staying on Lanai is like staying on your own private island. Two 5-star resorts transformed the former "Pineapple Island" into an exquisite world-class getaway. that only few people know about.

If you are looking for a combination of adventure and elegance, Lanai is the place for you. Within the resorts, you will find upscale dining, championship golf, and unique spa services. Outside, Lanai is the land of sheer volcanic cliffs, a shipwreck stuck on a coral reef, pocket coves, pinnacle rock islets, white sand beaches, and dirt roads that lead you to places of wild beauty…….

"Island hopping " is a very exciting Hawaiian adventure! In fact, one out of three travellers to Hawaii visits two or more islands during his/her vacation. The key is to plan in advance, and try to spend 4-5 days per island if you don't want to feel rushed. Oahu is the only island where 1-2 days are enough if you just want to see Waikiki Beach and Honolulu.

You can travel from one island to another on a 30-minute inter-island flight. A car rental is the best way to explore any island - there is no public transportation, except in Honolulu.

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