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Go to Hawaii

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The Weather

When planning a vacation, one thing most travelers look for is good weather. The good news is that Hawaii has some of the best weather anywhere in the world. While the islands have a drier season (summer) and a wetter season (winter), the temperature remains relatively steady throughout the year. While rain showers keep the islands green and lush, every island has an area where the sun shines almost every day of the year. When the trade winds are blowing, the cool breezes make for a perfect day in paradise.

The People

While every vacation destination has a few people who don't like visitors, Hawaii has fewer than most vacation destinations. Part of the reason is that tourism is the major "industry" in Hawaii and almost every family has someone who works in the tourist industry. A larger reason, however, is that most people in Hawaii do promote the "aloha spirit." In fact while most people practice it as a part of their nature, it's actually the law in Hawaii that all citizens and government officials are obligated by law to conduct themselves in accordance with this law.

The Culture

Hawaii is the only state in the USA where everyone is a minority. In addition to the original Hawaiians who sailed to Hawaii from the islands of Polynesia, the islands have attracted groups of people from around the world including Caucasians, Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Hispanic/Latinos and more.

Many were brought to the islands to work on the sugar and pineapple plantations that once were prevalent on every major island. Each of these various immigrant groups brought with them their own unique cultures. Today, Hawaii is truly a melting pot of all of these cultures. Almost 25% of island residents claim ancestry of two or more races. I encourage all visitors to learn about the cultures and history of all of the people of Hawaii.

The Beaches

With over 750 miles of shoreline and over 400 named beaches, all of which are public beaches, you're sure to find a beach in Hawaii that's perfect for you and your family. In Hawaii you can also choose the color of your beach. There are white sand beaches, yellow sand beaches, black sand beaches, red sand beaches and even one green sand beach. Since the ocean conditions can be unpredictable, my best advice, if you plan to go into the water, is to select a lifeguard protected beach.

The Ocean

Where there are islands, there is water, and Hawaii has a wide assortment of ocean activities of which you can partake.

For those who want to ride the waves, Hawaii has some of the best surfing, boogie boarding and windsurfing spots in the world. If you enjoy getting under the water, there is great scuba diving, snorkeling and the latest craze, snuba.

If you want to stay mostly dry, there is are great catamaran and other sailing tours, whale watches, zodiac raft tours, sunset and dinner tours, and some of the best deep sea fishing the world. You can even soar high above the waves by parasailing.

The waters of Hawaii have beautiful reef fish, green sea turtles, Hawaiian monk seals, and yes, even a few sharks. Whatever way you choose to enjoy the waters of Hawaii, be safe.

 

Success stories

Ko Lor

Dec 02 at 20:17 pm
Beautiful place, I would love to visit the other islands next time I go.

Gary Betts

Jan 28 at 18:21 pm
Flew out as a last minute treat. Had New Years on the beach, travelled around Oahu, experienced some amazing beaches and mountain trails, whale watching, scuba and other water sports. Simply stunning scenes

Jewy Chester

Oct 30 at 21:37 pm
2017 holiday and kels wedding

Valentina Lomborg

Apr 08 at 05:39 am
Moved there and lived for a year. North Shore Oahu

julia Aguillon-Garcia

Mar 11 at 07:16 am
Maui, Oahu, big island

Aimee Bishop

Mar 06 at 14:40 pm
Went in 2014 and 2015. Would love to go again. Loved the beaches and hiking

Cherie Stratton

Feb 28 at 10:16 am
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Krystal Hill

Feb 18 at 19:26 pm
Hawaii Christmas

Paradise Bennett

Feb 12 at 14:41 pm
Spur of the moment once in a lifetime opportunity brought me to Hawaii. Though I should have been in school studying for finals I decided I would probably never again get a chance to go to Hawaii free room and board with my own personal tour guide hahaha I had to take that moment to make a memory

Carmen Narvais

Feb 08 at 00:43 am
oahu and maui 2014 and 2016

Mayra Velasquez-Rivas

Jan 29 at 06:45 am
It was the best birthday gift ever from my husband. Because of him I was able to wake up on my birthday in Hawaii. We stayed for 3 weeks which I thought was unbelievable! Never did I think I'd be doing such things in my life!

Milton Rice

Dec 16 at 04:39 am
fabulous trip!

Angel Castle

Jun 02 at 12:01 pm
I travelled to Waikiki with my family as a holiday for 2 weeks. The journey took over 24 hours but it was worth it!