Hawaiian inhabitants have the longest predicted life expectancy
of any people in the United States - and it's not difficult to
understand why. This verdant chain of precious jewels offers
unparalleled opportunities for magnificent sightseeing, outdoor
activities and cultural explorations.
Both Honolulu and Waikiki Beach provide plenty of sunbathing and
sightseeing opportunities, and the beaches are sure to be filled
with honeymooners, families and teenagers hoping to catch the
perfect wave. 'Iolani Palace, the royal palace for the last two
island monarchs, King Kalalaua and Queen Lili'uokalani, offers a
real taste of Polynesian history. Also located on the "big island"
are Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, home of Mauna Loa, the earth's
largest volcano, and the USS Arizona Memorial, built on the actual
wreckage of a ship destroyed in the 1941 Pearl Harbour attack.
Discovering the black sand beaches, sea arch and caves of
Wainapanapa State Park on Maui Island is a wondrous adventure. The
summit of Haleakala National Park provides fantastic views of five
of the eight major islands.
If you need to take a break from the crowds of tourists, pay a
visit to Kauai, one of Hawaii's oldest and least developed islands.
The fertile grounds of the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge play
host to a wide range of beautiful native plants, birds and animals
and just seeing the stunning Wailua double waterfall makes it worth
a side trip.
In fact, seeing the serene beauty of Hawaii may just extend your
own life a few years.
Islands of Hawaii
Kauai | Oahu | Molokai | Lanai | Maui | Hawaii's Big Island