Updated: Mar 12, 2020
TOP EIGHT THINGS TO DO IN HAWAI'I
This Central Pacific archipelago includes hundreds of islands and a diverse range of activities in which to partake. With huge waves, volcanoes and an interesting culture, Hawai'i will keep you busy and entertained. It is the only state located in the Pacific Ocean and also the only one composed entirely of islands. Below are eight top things to enjoy while visiting the beautiful atoll.
Whale Watching – The ‘Big Island’ of Hawai'i is the most popular destination for whale watching. The peak season to catch a glimpse of Humpback whales is from January to March. You have the option to view breaching whales via a cruise or private boat tour.
Luaus – These traditional ceremonies are a major source of entertainment on all islands within Hawai'i. Take the opportunity to enjoy live dancing, learn about Hawai'ian and Polynesian culture and enjoy a delectable cuisine.
See a Lava Show – Hop aboard a world-class catamaran or professional tour boat to get up close to the volcano fingers as they enter the sea. You will have thoroughly trained staff aboard and safety is paramount. You can select from a tour in the morning, sunset, day or twilight tour.
Helicopter Tours – There are numerous tour lines that offer unique aerial journeys that allow you to view the breathtaking Hawai'ian scenery. From volcanoes and waterfalls to hidden valleys and majestic coastlines, a helicopter tour is truly an ideal way to see the stunning beauty of these atoll islands.
SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) – This activity originated in Hawai'i and is a derivative from surfing. SUP is soothing and allows you to explore the waterways on your own terms. A great paddle path to take is from the Lanakai Beach to the Mokulua islands.
Horseback Riding Tours – Explore the coastline or venture to hidden trails on an exploratory horseback tour. Most companies offer private as well as group tours. There are countless ranches and stables that accommodate tourists. Paniolo Adventures is one of the largest, with an 11,000-acre cattle ranch located in Waimea.
Mauna Kea – This dormant volcano is a unique wonder to explore and last erupted over 4,000 years ago. You can hike the summit, and be sure to stop by the VIS (Visitor Information Station) to check for weather and safety tips.
Kona Coffee Farm Tour – Kona coffee is some of the best gourmet coffee that you can find and is world-renowned. Kailua Kona, which is located on the ‘Big Island’ is the heart of Kona coffee growing. When taking a tour, you will see processing facilities as well as the coffee fields and learn the coffee-making process. Don’t forget to take some time to indulge in some of the best coffee in the world.
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