Feb 28, 2007

Vacation In Hawaii

Vacation in Hawaii will leave you an indelible impression on your memory.Some of my friend already been there. They suggested to me 6 things to do on your first trip. A popular places like visiting the USS Arizona and USS Missouri memorials in Oahu's Pearl Harbor, drive the Munro Trail on Lanai for incredible views, take a mule ride down to the Kalaupapa Peninsula on Molokai, take the long, winding, scenic road to Hana on Maui, enjoy the stunning scenery from various points along Kauai's Napali Coast and view the active Kilauea Volcano at Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island.

Why Oahu? From there you can visit USS Missouri and USS Arizona memorials in Oahu's Pearl Harbor and pay your respects, watch world-class surfers charge the big waves on the North Shore, dress up and experience downtown nightlife/art galleries.

Why Lanai? Hike up to Munro Trail for views of neighboring islands Maui, Molokai, Kahoolawe, Oahu, and Hawaii’s Big island. See the spinner dolphins in Hulopoe Bay. Tee up at two championship golf courses: The Challenge at Manele and The Experience at Koele. Four-wheel drive to the lunar landscapes of Keahiakawelo, the "Garden of the Gods".

Why Molokai? Boat out to see the world’s tallest sea cliffs (3600 feet) along the North Shore. Take a memorable mule ride through Kalaupapa National Historical Park and learn about the selfless acts of Father Damien. Hike through the breathtaking Halawa Valley.

Why Maui? Spot a humpback whale on a whale watching excursion. Snap a picture of striking Iao Needle in Iao Valley. Watch the sunrise atop the 10,000-foot Haleakala Crater. Spend a day browsing the museums, shops, and restaurants of Lahaina. Drive up the scenic, 53-mile Hana highway.

Why Kauai? Kayak down the only navigable rivers here.Take a helicopter ride along the 3000-foot cliffs of the Napali coast. Hike up Waimea Canyon for stunning views of the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”.

Why Hawaii's Big Island? Play in the snow atop Mauna Kea, the world’s tallest mountain. Explore Puukohola Heiau, the largest restored ancient Hawaiian religious temple. Enjoy the entertainment, culture, and cuisine in Hilo and Kailua-Kona. Hike through Waipio Valley, the “Valley of the Kings”. See molten lava flow at Kilauea volcano in Volcanoes National Park.

There is no doubt that there are millions of people out there, not only Americans but other nationalities as well, who dream of spending that one dream vacation in this popular island. There are so many places to go to but Hawaii has charmed its way into the hearts of a lot of many people as the destination for all sorts of things and occasions. Among all the other continents, vacationing in this 'Aloha' island tops most people’s list mainly because of the different sites to see and the various cultures to experience.

So you see there is nothing like a vacation here. All you have to do is to really plan your trip so you will be able to cover the countries you want to cover for the entire period of your visit. Tours and packages are available all year round but have their own advantages and disadvantages.

Some tours and packages are crammed so you do not really get to explore as much as you can but they can also help you go to more areas even for just a short period of time. If you are game to go backpacking then that will be a different kind of adventure but can still be fit for your trip as long as you just take the right stuff with you and more importantly the right company to join you.