The Hawaiian Islands… Tourist masterpieces from the mountain to the sea

Hawaii, an American state in the Pacific Ocean, is an archipelago bounded on all sides by water. The state is located in the southernmost United States, and consists of 137 islands (including 8 large islands); Note that Honolulu is the capital and largest city, and the state’s area is constantly increasing due to volcanic activity and lava flows, especially on the island of Kilauea. Each island in “Hawaii” has its own privacy, so the discussion often revolves around the best islands for tourism in the archipelago rich in its locations, and polls are conducted, which change the ranks of the best islands to visit from year to year . year, knowing that the classification depends on the taste of travelers and their travel goals. . In the following, an attempt to capture some of the tourist addresses and activities in the tourist islands of “Hawaii”.
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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:

1 “Maui”

Magnificent ocean water in Maui

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.

Haleakala Crater, dormant volcano, on Maui

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. After reaching the top, it is possible to descend further to reach the crater of the volcano, which stretches for about twenty miles. Also in the park is the more famous Pipiwai Trail, which winds four miles (round trip) along the southeast coast of Maui. The trail passes through a bamboo forest and ends at Waimoko Falls. The trip takes three to five hours to complete, and allows for great photography!
WAI’ANAPANAPA National Park is also a destination for tourists, for its black sand beach due to volcanic sediments, lush green forest, blue Pacific Ocean waters and a sea cave. According to Hawaiian legend, the cave was the site of the gruesome murder of Princess Popo’alaea and her companion by her husband, Chief Ka’akea. Currently, it is possible to enter the cave and even swim or visit other sites in the park, such as: cemeteries.

2 “Kawaii”

A view of the Na Pali coast at sunset, from a cruise ship

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 viewing platform in the groove site “Wamai”

3 “Hawaii”

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.

Part of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

4 “Oahu”

The scene, as seen from “Diamond Head”

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.

Arizona memorial

Arab tourists in “Hawaii”

Two tourist photos in “The Big Island”, photographed by the presenter of the “Sky News Arabia” channel, Muhannad Al-Khatib.

According to the broadcaster and presenter of the “Sky News Arabia” channel, Muhannad Al-Khatib, “Hawi is a wonderful state, and it is a group of islands characterized by their natural attractiveness, diversity of plant life and breathtaking beaches, as well as the distinct volcanic rocky soil on its shores on the Pacific Ocean, beaches that are unlike any other beaches I have visited before. “The nature of the destination is special,” Al-Khatib told “Ms. he spent his vacation in “The Big Island”, which is known for its quiet and unpopulated small towns. According to him, the island represents a wonderful place for relaxation in the lap of nature and for photography, especially the beaches, waterfalls, nature reserves, public parks and volcanic sites around the towns of Kona, Hilo and Imai.In this context, Al-Khatib asks to engage in pre-arranged tours to learn more about the culture, people and history of Hawai’i ian Islands, as these factors are quite different from what is known about other American states. Also, don’t miss the snorkeling trips to see the marine life up close.
About the “Hawaiian” cuisine, it is known for its many types of seafood, with the media referring to the specialty coffee; Due to the spread of coffee farms in various regions, he arranged visits to them.

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