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Your guide to Hawaii
Welcome to Hawaii
With warm trade winds, spectacular natural scenery on land and under the sea, and a cultural heritage unique in the world, the Aloha State is an iconic tropical paradise. The six major islands of Hawaii each have their own distinct personalities, landscapes, and attractions to cater to visitors seeking rest and relaxation or active adventures and adrenaline rushes. From urban exploration in the bustling state capital Honolulu, to the windswept vistas at Kauai’s Kalalau lookout, beach days on Maui, donkey trails on Molokai, hiking trails on Lanai, and volcanoes on the Big Island (also named Hawaii), every visit to the islands is unique and memorable. You can spend the morning surfing or snorkeling in the company of sea turtles and the afternoon hiking canyons, paddling past waterfalls, or simply soaking up the sunshine on white, green, or black sand beaches. Hawaii’s vibrant cultural scene has produced an outstanding variety of food and dining options, with an emphasis on the seafood that’s so close at hand, ideal to fuel day-trip excursions or to savour while enjoying spectacular tropical sunsets.
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Hawaii
Hawaii’s climate is mild and sunny throughout the year, with only minor changes in temperature. As a result, the U.S. state is popular with visitors throughout the entire year. The average temperature ranges from 29.4 degrees Celsius in summer to 25.6 degrees Celsius in winter. The wettest months are from November to March, but the amount of rainfall will vary wildly from island to island and be impacted by the shielding effects of volcanic mountains, elevation, and coastal location. The Hawaiian Islands’ trade winds maintain a cooling breeze year round, while tropical storms during the winter months can have a localized impact and cause wave conditions to swell, creating big, powerful waves along the north shore of several islands.
Top things to do in Hawaii
Every Hawaiian island has a variety of beaches to discover. From black and green sand beaches on the Big Island to Oahu’s popular Waikiki Beach and the family-friendly boogie-boarding waters of Poipu Beach Park on Kauai, there is a stretch of sandy coastline for everyone to enjoy. Many of the most popular beaches have lifeguards on duty seven days a week, but smaller or more remote beaches may not.
World-famous Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, and the Pearl Harbor National Memorial are but a few of the state capital’s most iconic destinations. Located on the island of Oahu, Honolulu offers active adventures on land and sea, artistic pursuits at museums and cultural centers, shopping at high-end boutiques on Kalakaua Avenue, and a wide variety of dining options that highlight the city’s diverse cultural and culinary traditions.
The Hawaiian Islands owe their existence to the awesome power of volcanic eruptions. The youngest and largest island of Hawaii grows daily because of the constant flow of lava from Kilauea, one of the Earth’s most active volcanoes. You can visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island and journey along the Crater Rim Drive to explore Kilauea Overlook and walk through Nahuku, the Thurston Lava Tube.