The Hawaiian Islands are one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. They embody the public’s imagination/dream of the South-Seas, including flower-wreathed beauties, lush and tropical vegetation, and endless sandy and deserted beaches.
Without destroying any imagination there are still some areas fulfilling these expectations but with the growing tourism over the last decades hotel monstrosities took over beautiful remote beaches and were transforming areas like Waikiki (Oahu), Kaanapali and Wailea (Maui) or Poipu (Kaui) into over-developed resorts.
Coming to Hawai’i you have the choice between a variety of islands offering lush rain forests, active and non-active volcanoes, thousands of hiking and bike trails, and long stretches of beaches. And as if that would not be enough, calm waters or several floor high waves, breathtaking underwater worlds, and world class golfing.
Hawai’i is an archipelago consisting of eight main islands that are surrounded by over 100 smaller usually uninhabited ones. Hawai’i and is the northernmost island group of Polynesia and its sub region OceaniaAustralia but belongs to the United States since 1959.