YES, it’s a part of the country, but Hawaii feels worlds apart from any other part of the United States. It’s indeed a paradise born of fire, a tiny jewel sitting amidst north Pacific and yet known around the world for it’s beautiful blue waters and glorious golden sand.”
Eight islands make up the state of Hawaii – Hawai`i (the Big Island), Maui, O`ahu, Kaua`i, Lanai, Molokai, Nihau and Kahoolawe . The four main ones are Hawai`i, Maui, O`ahu, and Kaua`i. Every single island is surreal and full of rich history. The landscapes are breathtaking, both above and below water.
Hawaii’s Big Island, also called the Island of Hawaii, the Big Island or Hawaii Island is the largest and the youngest of the whole Hawaiian islands and has still growing landmass due the volcanic activities. Nature’s elements collide spectacularly here and you can enjoy an array of things from the red molten lava flow to lush green sub-tropical forests.
Maui is often referred to as the Valley Isle. This is because Maui is actually made up of two volcanoes with a bridge of flat land between them. Maui used to be one big island, but as sea levels have risen the present-day geography has emerged, and now the valley that gives the island its nickname is all that remains. Interestingly, in Hawaiian mythology Māui was a trickster who created the Hawaiian Islands by having his brothers fish them out of the sea.
Hula is the language of heart and therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people. It’s a dance of illusions with grace and sway where a story unfolds with every movement – a hand gesture, step of foot, swaying of hips or flowing of hair…