Islands in Hawaii

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Hawaii is situated in the Pacific Ocean and consists of eight main islands, including Big Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, Niihau, and Kaho’ olawe. This article will feature the four main islands in Hawaii.

Oahu Hawaii Island

Home to the capital, Honolulu, Oahu is a bustling island with most of Hawaii’s population living there. The third largest island in Hawaii has many top places worth exploring, including the 56-metres Aloha Tower, Pearl Harbour Museum, St Andrew’s cathedral, Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach and Chinatown. There are also various museums, such as the Hawaii State Art Museum, the Mission Houses Museum, the Bishop Museum, and the Contemporary Museum, that provide fantastic insights to Hawaii’s history and exhibit Hawaii’s unique works of art.  Feeling hungry? Traditional Hawaiian food, such as poi (taro paste), laulau (leaf-wrapped meat or fish bundles), kalua pork, pipikaula-style spare ribs and lomi-lomi salmon are widely served at many restaurants in Oahu.

Maui Hawaii Island

Hawaii’s second largest island is home to beautiful black sand beaches and a massive shield volcano. It is a fantastic place to get close to nature, coastal landscapes and spectacular island scenery. Besides the natural landforms and shorelines, you can engage in many activities at the island’s attractions, such as Maui Ocean Center and Wai’anapanapa State Park. Alternatively, you can shop at Maui’s largest shopping center, Queen Ka’ahumanu Center or dine at the various affordable restaurants in town.

Kauai Hawaii Island

The oldest but most charming Hawaiian island, Kauai is a popular destination in Hawaii, owing to its beautiful natural landscape. From soaring cliffs and breathtaking waterfalls to exclusive shops and quaint cafés, this is the place to be. The fourth largest island has many places worth visiting, such as Kauai Museum, Wailua Falls, Fern Grotto and Waimea Canyon.

Big Island Hawaii Island

During your stay in Big Island, it is worthwhile to go sightseeing at the Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park where you can explore Hawaii’s past. Hale O Keawe Heiau, the Great Wall and the prominent wooden Ki`I are some unique features of this archaeological site. If you are interested to find out how your favourite coffee beans or macadamia nuts are grown and harvested, be sure to drop by the Kona Coffee Living History Farm or Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and Visitor Centre in Hilo.