Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places to visit in a lifetime and also among my favorite destinations. Whenever I get the chance, I hop on a plane and head to the beautiful beaches of Hawaii for an excellent relaxing vacation. Since I peg myself as a veteran visitor of Hawaii, I want to mention in this blog post all the sites I love seeing when I’m there.
Volcanoes National Park
I know you expected me to start with the famous Hawaiian beaches, but I’m aiming for a strong opening, so I go with the Volcanoes National Park. While relaxing with a margarita in your hand and basking in the sun on one of the many beautiful beaches, you may entirely forget that Hawaii is also a place where active volcanoes are still present. If you are planning a trip to the Volcanoes National Park, you will get the fantastic opportunity to get close to the lava and see it move, while it slowly runs its course to the ocean waters.
Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and it is meant to be admired. If you want to take in the incredible beauty of the island, there is no better place to do so than the Waipio Valley. Find a vantage point and admire from there the black sand beaches, the lush vegetation, and the majestic cliffs.
Maui Ocean Center
If you are not that much into snorkeling or the idea of an up-close meeting with a shark is not exactly your idea of a successful vacation, your best bet to admire everything that lies inside the pristine ocean waters is to visit the Maui Ocean Center. Families with kids will particularly love it since their little ones will be able to see sharks, turtles and many other marine creatures, housed in massive aquariums. There is no better idea for spending a relaxing afternoon than going through the glass tunnel that puts you on the spot, without any dangers involved.
Another great way to experience the beauty of Hawaii is by taking the scenic route of Hana Road that stretches along the shore, from Pa’ia to Hana. Besides navigating the picturesque scenery and enjoying a pleasant driving trip, you will be rewarded at the end, by the hospitality of the people of Hana. Because this is a more remote location than others, the local culture is much better preserved.
Of course, I could not leave the most famous beach out of this blog post as it would have been simply unfair. Combining all the advantages of a modern city with the pristine quality of azure waters and perfect sand, Waikiki should be on everyone’s list of places to see before they die.