Hawaii is the 50th US state and a beautiful set of islands that attracts a wealth of visitors from all over the world. They come to partake in the wonderful benefits, which include its perfect weather, its crystal clear water and beaches that range in color from white to black, the beautiful first class resort hotels that line many of the island’s beaches, the warm and friendly Hawaiian people, and Hawaii’s reputation for relaxation and fun.
The most popular attractions are surfing, golfing, visiting the volcanic craters of the Big Island, attending a Hawaiian Luau, and of course laying on the beach to get the perfect tan.
All of these activities are wonderful, but there are other things that Hawaii offers that anyone visiting should also put on the list of things to do. Here are a few of those things that you should not overlook when you visit Hawaii.
Sailing is not often discussed when the topic is Hawaii, yet the islands offer the perfect environment for being on a sailboat. For visitors who have chartered a sailboat on the lovely Mediterranean and cruised to beautiful locations including Saint-Tropez, Nice, the Greek isles, Sicily, Barcelona, Turkey, and who went to this page to charter the perfect yacht, they certainly understand the amazing time that can be had sailing around the Hawaiian Islands. You can charter a boat for and afternoon, a day, or even choose to make your yacht, your sleeping accommodations while you visit the islands.
Trekking and Mountain Biking
Each of the Hawaiian Islands has ideal areas for trekking and mountain biking. The Hawaiian government is one of the most active in protecting the environment and creating green spaces that reflect its tradition and culture. As a result, there are hundreds of miles of parks and forest set aside for locals and visitors who want you get as close as possible to nature.
You can choose any island to take a great walk or bike, Some standouts include Maui’s Haleakala National Park, where you can ascend and see the dome of the Haleakala Crater. The view is other-worldly filled with rock gardens, red desert terrain, and cascading waterfalls. Another great trek or bike is the Waimea Canyon on Kauai also called Grand Canyon of the Pacific. The canon is ten miles long and one mile wide and more than 3,500 feet deep and there are numerous areas to rest and take pictures along the way.
See Where Kona Coffee is Made
Not many people realize that Hawaii has a world famous coffee growing region. Kona coffee is grown on the island of Hawaii, and known for its flavor and consistency. The coffee is planted and harvested at a high elevation in rich volcanic soil produced by the island’s Hualalai volcano. You can tour one of the islands top coffee growers called Greenwell Farms, walk through processing plant and coffee fields, and of course you get to sample their famous coffee processing facilities, followed by a tasting.
When you visit Hawaii by all means do the typical things that visitors do because they are certainly worth experiencing, but also take in some of the activities that may not top the list but certainly create lots of enjoyment. This will make your trip here even better.