A Guide to Island Hopping in Hawaii

by - Friday, April 12, 2013

There are some things that are constants in life, and the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands is certainly one of them. Not only are the locals extremely friendly, but the food is glorious too. From golden beaches to spectacular weather, island hopping in Hawaii is a one in a lifetime adventure.

● O'ahu

This is the best of all the Hawaiian Islands for museums, food and beaches. O'ahu is famous for its multi-cultural way of life, and although it is technically classed as an island, many of the residents consider it to be one really big city.

If you want to get away from civilisation, then O’ahu isn’t the best place to go – everyone knows everyone! Whether they are walking along the stunning beaches, or taking a stroll inland, everyone in O'ahu enjoys a good chinwag. Eating forms a major part of any tourist’s day in O'ahu, and it is very easy to find yourself not doing much else other than tucking into fusion dishes prepared by popular Hawaiian chefs.

● The Big Island

The Big Island is the place you will want to visit if you are interested in all things cultural and natural. Culture on the Big Island has to be experienced and lived rather than just observed, and tourists are always encouraged to take part in activities such as night marches, dancing the hula, and creating a ‘lei’.
There are plenty of things to do on the Big Island, and if you’re looking to get a little closer to nature, then why not take a fishing boat out to sea! Not only will you be able to swim with tropical fish, but if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the local dolphins too!

● Moloka'i

This island has some of the tallest sea cliffs, mistiest rain forests and most well hidden waterfalls in the whole of Hawaii, making the landscape a playground for adventure. It also happens to an island that around 50% of its inhabitants are indigenous Hawaii people, so there’s plenty of culture to experience too.

Although the locals preferred to conserve and preserve the land and their culture instead of trying to make money from tourism, they still inhabit the ‘aloha spirit’ and are genuinely friendly to visitors. Make sure you visit Cheapflights Australia online to get the best deals on your trip to Hawaii!

● Maui

People visit Maui for a variety of reasons, however the most memorable one are the food, hiking and beaches. The food on Maui is second to none, with a mixture of regionally classic recipes, organically grown vegetables, freshly caught fish and grass fed cows' beef. Furthermore, Maui's hiking trails will take you to some breath-taking places such as bamboo forests, cascading waterfalls, towering ridge tops and even a cinder black volcanic national park.

● Lana'i

Lana’i is very popular with tourists because of its spectacular beaches and its diverse history. Most of the time, the island is pretty quiet, however this has allowed the natural elements to flourish, from tropical rainforests to vegetation. Lana'i supplied the world with pineapples for most of the 20th century, and although such crops are no longer supported on the island, there is still an abundance of natural beauty to revel in.

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