Follow up – Jawdat Nasri
The Hawaiian Islands are a group of eight islands named after them, and these islands vary in nature between coral, volcanic and mountainous, and some of these islands are approximately 2,400 km (1,500 miles) from the island of Hawaii to the south. These islands were formerly known as the Sandwich Islands, a name chosen by James Cook. These islands belong to the United States of America, except for one of these islands, which is far from the political boundaries of America.
The most prominent tourist islands in “Hawaii” are: “The Big Island”, “Maui”, “Oahu” and “Kuai”; Most of the tourists go to one of the mentioned islands, on the first trip to the archipelago. A look at the four islands, in the following:
From the mountain to the ocean, there are tourist masterpieces in every corner of Maui, which has a diverse environment; While adventurers climb or helicopter over the dormant Haleakala volcano, more relaxed travelers can soak up the sun on one of the many beaches or play golf on the more than ten courses.
For travelers with children, the tour attracts a pineapple plantation, snorkeling adventures and sunset tours. For all types of travelers there is the concept of farm-to-table dining, which takes advantage of the island’s abundant resources.
On Maui, more than a million tourists visit Haleakala National Park every year, home to one of the world’s largest dormant volcanoes. The park covers an area of thirty thousand hectares of land, and note that the summit of “Haleakala” rises to more than ten thousand feet above sea level and is visible from any point on the island.
Kauai is a multi-terrain island, which includes mountains, waterfalls and beaches. It is rich in flora, so it is called the “Garden Island”. The Na Pali Coast is well known for the destination and featured in Steven Spielberg’s popular “Jurassic Park” series of films. The scenes in Na Pali National Park are captivating, especially the mountain range that rises to 3,938 feet, knowing that the beauty of the heights can only be appreciated from the water or the air.
In Kauai, don’t miss the Waimei Canyon site, which offers a lush and colorful scene, with red soil, black volcanic rock, and shades of green surrounding every stream and waterfall. There are many hiking trails, as well as attractions on the edge of the gorges.
The island of “Hawaii” is also referred to as “The Big Island”; There is the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at the top of the list of tourist visits. The “park” includes the most active “Kilauea” volcano on earth, and “Mauna Loa”, which is one of five volcanoes on the island. The “garden” is vast and covers three hundred thousand acres.
On the other hand, black sand beaches are popular in Hawaii, specifically Bonalu Black Sand Beach. The blackening of the sand is due to small pieces of lava, with a background of coconut trees and lush tropical vegetation. The place represents a tourist destination with many activities including: swimming, snorkeling, hiking and camping, with the opportunity to see Hawaiian green sea turtles on the beach.
The island of Oahu is full of activities, landmarks and restaurants that satisfy the different tastes of tourists. References gather that going through “Diamond Head” or “Diamond Peak” is the first activity on the island. The site is a crater formed by an explosion of volcanic gases underground. To reach the place, there are many ways to walk, including walking down the corridors, climbing stairs, and zigzagging on the constructed tunnels, to see breathtaking views of Waikiki Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The on-site garden opens early and allows tourists to walk to the said point. The hole was formed about three hundred years ago. In the nineteenth century, British sailors are said to have seen the sparkling rocks towards the top of the crater, hence the name “Diamond Head”.
On the other hand, swimming is a desirable activity on Oahu, as well as visiting the Hanuma Bay Nature Reserve to explore the marine life in Hawaii, and practicing scuba diving. The bay is thirty minutes east of Waikiki, and was once a volcanic crater. Today it is allowed to view the depths of the clear blue waters.
Historically, Pearl Harbor is one of Oahu’s attractions. The site was a port and the site of an American naval base attacked by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. The visit allows a visit to a memorial and museum before boarding the boat towards the “Arizona “-memorial, the burial place of the 1,102 sailors and marines who died on the ship “USS Arizona.” The navy was killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.