Aloha from Hawaii: Paradise for those seeking adrenaline rushes and peace of mind
With several islands with a rich and unique culture, Hawaii is the trip of dreams for many people.
Taking a trip to Hawaii would be the trip of dreams for many people. Hawaii is made up of several islands covered with tropical landscapes and surrounded by crystal-clear seascapes. They cover all aspects of traveling and are suitable for all kinds of people, from adrenalin rush lovers to peace of mind admirers.
The main island in Hawaii is Oahu Island, it has the capital of the Hawaiian kingdom, Honolulu. Arriving mid-day to Oahu would be recommended, as you would be able to see all of the greenery from above and watch mountains pierce through the clouds.
Some recommended landmarks to visit in Oahu island are:
Diamond Head Mountain
Diamond Head Mountain is one of the most famous landmarks of Oahu Island. It is the highest volcanic tuff cone in the area with a height of 233 meters, and estimated to be around 500,000 years old. A hike of approximately one hour will get you to the top, from which you have a full view of Waikiki Beach, one of the most famous beaches in Honolulu.
Polynesian Cultural Center
The Polynesian Culture Center is definitely a must if you’re planning to visit Hawaii. The center focuses on the traditional culture and history of the Hawaiian kingdom, providing a full experience to the tourists concerning all of the Polynesian villages, including Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti, Aotearoa, and the Marquesas Islands. Every village has its own section in the center, and each village includes several performances, activities, and traditional food tasting experiences.
The Kualoa Area is about 40 minutes away from Honolulu’s downtown center. The area is known for its gorgeous large green scenery. One of the best experiences there is at the Kualoa Ranch, where you can ride horses and have a tour around the area. Kualoa is also known to have several fruit farms in the area; you can get a special tour to one of the farms and experience and taste all the delicious Hawaiian fruits, such as star fruits, breadfruits, and rambutans.
Hanauma Bay was formed within a volcanic cone. It got its name from the native Hawaiians where “Hana” in Hanauma means bay and “Uma” means curved. It is considered to be Oahu’s nature wildlife jewel since the bay has all kinds and colors of marine life. Tourists are able to snorkel and scuba dive to amuse their sight with all the beautiful creatures. The bay sees about 1 million visitors per year, which makes it one of the top three tourists’ destination on Oahu Island.
Makapu’U Lighthouse Point
Makapu’U Lighthouse was built in 1909 and is located on a volcanic top on the southeast coastline of Oahu Island with a breathtaking view of the coast. It is a great destination for hiking and rocky cliff lovers, and a great spot for taking pictures, whale watching, and seeing other neighboring islands such as Lana’i, Moloka’I, and Maui.