Hawaii is the most unusual and distinct American state. It’s home to some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the world, and here are 5 things you should do while you’re there.
Marvel at the Surfers
The two greatest things about Hawaii are the beaches and the sea. Thousands of people flock to Hawaii to ride the waves that are among the best in the world. There’s a real surfing community in the Oahu region. The atmosphere is laid back; and you can visit the shoreline to watch the surfers doing their thing any day of the week. You could even have a go at surfing yourself if their skills inspire you. Or you could go snorkeling with green turtles in Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.
Catch a Glimpse of the Humpback Whale
The peak season for seeing whales in the seas surrounding Hawaii is in the winter. If you want to see humpback whales, you should visit between January and March. This is when the whales travel down from Alaska to mate and give birth. The waters of Maui Nui is the best place to spot whales. They are real performers, jumping out of the ocean acrobatically and putting on a show you won’t ever forget. Boat trips are organised by local organisations, so make the most of these.
Take a Road Trip
Roadtripping might not be something you’d think of doing in Hawaii. But there are lots of great routes, and, if you take the right ones, it’s the very best way to see the beautiful landscape of Hawaii. The Hana Highway is one of the most popular driving routes in the area. It’s a winding road packed with bridges and narrow lanes, allowing you to see the mountainous landscape behind you and the sea to your side. It’s a stunning way to see the island. You should also check out the Serpentine Road to Haleakala National Park.
Experience the Luxury on Offer
Hawaii is an island renowned for its natural beauty, and that’s how it should be. The island is beautiful, but that doesn’t mean the accommodation can’t be luxurious and top of the range as well. Some of the hotels and resorts in Hawaii are among the very best in the world. They’re that good that you’ll need to be careful not to spend the entire holiday in the hotel. Places like Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach offer luxury within a short distance of the natural wonders of the island, combining the best of both worlds.
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
The Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is one of the most fascinating places in Hawaii. It’s a very diverse landscape, so you’ll probably have to spend the whole day seeing it all. There are rain forests full of different animals and the most amazing trees and plants on the island. But the main attraction is the active volcanoes. Sometimes, you can even see flowing lava. I’d recommend taking the crater rim drive which circles Kilauea, that’s one of the most active volcanoes in the whole world.