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3 Hawaiian Attractions You Must Visit

North America - Ross French - February 14, 2012

Beach Photo Credit: Liz Noffsinger

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Photo Credit: Liz Noffsinger

The Hawaiian Islands offer visitors beautiful scenery, tropical rainforests, stunning waterfalls, pristine beaches and some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. You can relax on the quiet island of Kauai, or spend your free time in Honolulu. Every island in the group has something to offer everyone, and if you have been planning a vacation, Hawaii should be at the top of your wish list, with Hawaii flights becoming cheaper through a number of low cost carriers.

Waikiki Beach?

The first thing that pops into most people’s minds when they hear the word Hawaii is Waikiki Beach, and if you are headed to the Aloha State, be sure and put Honolulu on your list. Waikiki is a two mile stretch of sand that is surrounded by hotels and resorts, but the water is still beautiful to swim in, and there are lots of water activities that will entertain you and your family and friends. You can rent a board and go surfing or snorkeling, or just lie on the beach and watch the world go by. If you want to spend some time at this popular beach, head up towards Diamond Head where you will find a huge picnic area and Kapiolani Park. Of course you cannot leave Waikiki without taking a paddle in an authentic outrigger canoe.


There is so much to do on the island of Kauai. Book a bungalow by the beach, unpack your bags and get ready for the time of your life. After you spend the day kayaking up the river, head over to Smith’s Tropical Paradise for an authentic Luau. You will be awestruck by the torch-lit amphitheatre that sits in the middle of a beautiful lagoon. Be sure and take the tram tour which will guide you through the beautiful gardens. Make room for dinner because you will enjoy kalua pig, teriyaki beef, adobo chicken and sweet and sour mahi mahi. While you are in Kauai you will not want to miss the great Kaui adventure where you can float down the tropical waterways and glide through the mysterious underworld on the island. You will be impressed with the Lihue’s Old Sugar Cane Plantation buried deep within the lush green interior.


When you arrive on Maui, and get to one of the many Maui condo rentals you will be staying in, you are going to want to get a bird’s eye view of the island. Take a scenic helicopter ride that will take you over the beautiful tropical rainforests, volcanos and waterfalls. One of the best places to see the world’s largest mammal at play is in Maui. Book a whale watching trip out of Ma’alaea in South Maui where you will enjoy the afternoon at sea. Take a full day tour and ride the Hana Highway. You will be picked up from your hotel for the ride of your life. You will go through Pa’ia Town and discover what it was like to live in old Hawaii. You will stop for a swim at the Puukaa Park Falls and have a tasty lunch in the Wai’anapanapa State Park.??Of course this is just a taste of what it is like to spend your vacation in Hawaii. If you really want to experience the magic of the Aloha state, book your tickets today.

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