Best Holiday Destinations
Hawaii is the most recent of the 50 US states, and is the only state made up entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island in the Polynesia group. Hawaii’s natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of beaches and oceanic surrounding and of course active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists. Hawaii has over a million permanent residents along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel.
Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Island with a population of 144,444. Maui is a leading whale-watching center due to whales wintering in the sheltered Au’au Channel. Maui is also well known for surfing, windsurfing and snorkeling. Kanaha Beach Park is a very well-known windsurfing spot and of course one of the most popular sports in Hawaii. Ho'okipa is one of Maui's most famous surfing and windsurfing spots. Lahaina is one of the basic attractions, a street of shops and restaurants which lead to a wharf where you can go for a sunset cruise or whale watching.
Honolulu on the island of Oahu is the capital and the largest city of Hawaii. It is the center of government, transportation, and commerce for the state; home of nearly one million people in the metro area and Hawaii's best known tourist destination, Waikiki Beach, the tourist center of Hawaii: white sand beaches, surfers and sunbathers, and many high-rise hotels. Downtown Honolulu is the historic heart of the city, home to the state capitol, with many museums, the harbor front, and the commercial center of the Hawaiian Islands.