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Sightseeing in Hawaii Islands - what to see. Complete travel guide

Hawaiian archipelago consists of 162 scenic islands, but only seven of which are currently man mastered. Amazing archipelago with unique attractions and charming nature has long attracted tourists, especially fans of beach leisure and ecotourism. All islands of archipelago offer unique landscape; each of them can boast some interesting sites.
All the beaches of Hawaii, even those belonging to resorts are municipal. Travelers can choose virtually any stretch of coast they like. One of the most picturesque beaches in the … Open
Hawaii Island is the largest island of the archipelago. This is where the main natural attraction, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, is situated. Mauna Loa volcano found on its territory is still active. Plants growing in the national park are truly unique; during the tour, visitors can see incredibly amazing volcanic formations, giant ferns and exotic tropical flowers. Vacationers would find an open museum exposition devoted to volcanoes; every day there are free broadcasts of fiction movies in the museum.
Another important symbol of the Big Island is scenic Akaka waterfall, whose height is 128 meters. Those who wish to see historical monuments of the main island of the archipelago have to visit Waipio Valley. There is a historic Parker Ranch, which is now converted into an interesting historical museum. Strolling along the eastern coast of the island, you can see the famous Captain Cook Monument . According to the legend, the famous explorer has given his life there in 1779. The town of Kailua-Kona can boast one of the most interesting landmarks, the ancient Hulihee Palace. Its construction has been completed in 1838. It has originally belonged to Governor John Kuakini, and after a long time it was being the main residence of the royal family. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
A choice of suitable hotels for a comfortable stay in Hawaii is just huge. There’s a decent selection of resorts and modern apartments. Kahala located on the beautiful private beaches … Open
Beyond the Big Island, there are also lots of interesting places to explore. The picturesque island of Oahu is home to the capital of the archipelago, Honolulu city, which is famous for its museums and cultural centers. Guests of the island are recommended to visit Paradise Cove Luau; its exposure is devoted to the culture of the indigenous population. You can see a lot of interesting architectural structures and religious monuments in the Valley of the Temples, the most beautiful among them is Bedo Temple.
Enjoy the moment! The island of Maui has the lovely old town of Lahaina; walk there will turn into an unforgettable excursion. In addition to many historical sites, Maui also has unique natural attractions, including Haleakala National Park. Here you can see the largest extinct volcano on the planet, Haleakala, whose height is 3,055 meters.
All the beaches of Hawaii, even those belonging to resorts are municipal. Travelers can choose virtually any stretch of coast they like. One of the most picturesque beaches in the … Open
Fans of excursions should definitely visit the smallest inhabited island of the archipelago, Lanai. Here is the beautiful Garden of the Gods. That’s a unique geological area with interesting natural formations. Garden of the Gods is a small part of island’s canyon; landscape in these places is simply amazing. The old village of Kaunolu, which is currently uninhabited, has managed to survive on the island. There you can see a lot of amazing old buildings and interesting rock paintings being several hundred years old.
The region of Basse-Normandie is famous for its excellent seaside resorts that were open only for members of rich and noble families in the past. Deauville remains the most famous resort. Its charming sandy beaches still attract numerous high society tourists. There are many beautiful old buildings, a horse riding center, and modern sports complexes at the resort. Nearby, travelers will find Trouville, a popular resort town. Quite often these two towns are described as a single resort area.
A choice of suitable hotels for a comfortable stay in Hawaii is just huge. There’s a decent selection of resorts and modern apartments. Kahala located on the beautiful private beaches … Open
In summer, both the resorts are always crowded and welcome numerous tourists, so travelers seeking privacy and intimacy are better to pay their attention to the nearby town of Barfleur. This is an old port town that is perfect for calm beach recreation. Vacationers are also welcome to rent a boat and head to explore the nearby landmarks of the coastal area. Granville is a port town that has a regular ferry connection with Jersey, a town in the UK. Granville is famous for its beautiful historical district. Charming houses with crisp white facades have become a calling card of this place. They look particularly impressive near the coast.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Hawaii Islands
♥   World Heritage Site 'Hawaii Volcanoes National Park' , 38.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Historical Park 'Pu’uhonua o Honaunau' , 56.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Historical Park 'Kaloko-Honokohau' , 57.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Haleakala' , 132.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Hawaii Islands from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Panalu Black Beach

From the series “Top 15 Most Romantic Beaches on Earth”
Most tourists visit the beach during turtles’ breeding season, to observe how the newly hatched individuals go to sea. Travellers who decide to visit one of the most exotic beaches of the Hawaiian Islands, should remember that in the daytime black sand is always very hot, so they should always take good shoes with them. While walking along the beach one should remember one more important rule - to approach close to palm trees and, moreover, to rest in their shade is unsafe because of falling coconuts. … Read further

Kilauea

From the series “The Most Active Volcanoes in the World”
During current eruption, lava flows have destroyed more than a hundred houses of local residents. They rebuilt their homes in short time at places, where there have bbeen raging lava flows only a few months ago; the locals have long been accustomed to live in atmosphere of constant danger. They build their homes on high stilts, so they can be quickly moved to safe location in case of another eruption. Many amazing legends are associated with this dangerous volcano. Locals consider it to be home to goddess called Pele. … Read further
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