Known as paradise with its stunning sunsets, Hawaii is life changing, with its magical scenery – it is the dream tourist destination. Literally ‘Heaven on Earth’ with Honolulu as the capital on Oahu Island, Hawaii is the only U.S. state made up completely of islands. Stunning sunsets, culture, restaurants, shops, history and heritage. Hawaii has it all.
Now the most popular tourist destination in the world, Hawaii has immense influence around the world – economy, fashion, media, entertainment, the arts, world class education. A definite must for any tourist.
Hawaii Before You Travel
Officially discovered by Captain James Cook in 1778, Hawaii has combination of natural and human history, developing around 1 AD, Hawaiian civilisation began in 1200 AD with Tahitian travellers settling there.
Located in the idyllic Indian Ocean, Hawaii is around 2,000 miles southwest of mainland USA. Although not part of North America, it became a US state in 1959 with the 44th President of the United States – Barack Obama being born there.
As the only US state not located in North America, Hawaii as an island does not share any borders with any other countries or states, and is made up of eight islands – Hawaii, Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe, Kauai and Niihau. As the most northern island in Polynesia, Hawaii inhabits the majority of the Pacific Ocean, with its world renowned natural beauty Hawaii is paradise on earth, with Hawaiian and English as the official languages, the official currency being the US dollar.
Cash, credit and debit cards, US money postal orders and traveller’s cheques are widely accepted and currency can be changed at any Currency Exchange Store. Cashpoints can also be found across the towns of Hawaii making it easy to withdraw cash on your holiday. Cars drive on the right-hand side of the road with Oahu’s roads the busiest, several freeways can be found here together with more modern roads. Energy is supplied by coal and petroleum due to this tropical island paradise being isolated with a distinct lack of resources. Passport and ID card are required travelling to Hawaii together with visas and return tickets. US citizens do not need a passport but require photo ID.
Weather in Hawaii is incredible with mild temperatures all year round, moderate humidity, north-eastern winds, occasional rainfall and storms. Mid-June through to mid-July are usually the best times to take your Hawaiian holiday, although avoid national holidays and pick weekdays to see popular attractions like Pearl Harbour on Oahu.
Surrounded by perfection, Hawaii oozes peace and tranquillity, with soft, warm trade winds and sunshine, soft sands on beautiful beaches, happy, smiling people and ‘aloha’ all round. The perfect paradise with incredible things to see and do, showing this iconic island’s commitment to tourism.
Oozing perfection and class, Hawaii has the strongest, most enviable environment in the world, with the culture and practices of the Hawaiian natives very noticeable. Consider visiting the following attractions on your trip to Hawaii; wonderful Waikiki Beach, Volcanoes National Park, Pearl Harbour, Waipio Valley and Maui Ocean Centre enjoying everything this iconic island has to offer.
Hawaiian Highlights and Attractions
Hawaii is the perfect destination for any tourist with so much to choose from, here is our pick of the highlights in Hawaii, we think deserve a mention;
Maui Whale Watch Paradise Cove Luau, Na Pali Sunset Dinner Cruise, Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise, sunrise bike tour, Big Island Tour, Volcanoes and Waterfall Helicopter Flight and much more, tempt your taste buds with delicious, mouth-watering food, cooked to world class standards.