Island Getaway: What to do in Hawaii

Hawaii — By on March 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm

By Michal Kniec

When searching for an exotic island location, few places can compare with Hawaii. With a tropical climate and inviting views, this Pacific paradise is a dream to visit. A combination of cultures and traditions, this island chain offers an elaborate array of interests. In fact, one of the main problems with visiting the island is trying to fit everything in!

Whether you’re like me and are interested in catching a wave or perhaps just want to take a stroll along the countries many white beaches, there is a lot to see. Knowing what to do and finding the best prices is perhaps the most important aspect in planning your trip. Here are a few of my suggestions that may guide you along your travels:

Where to stay in Hawaii

Hawaii is known for its many resorts and fabulous hotels. Whether you’re looking for five star services or a comfortable hostel, there are many fascinating choices by either the sea or close to Hawaii’s many beautiful parks. While the highly recommended The Four Seasons in Wailea and Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel may cost you around $300 a night, the budget locations like the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort will let you enjoy the islands without spending a fortune. There are a lot of great hotels to see so don’t be afraid to explore a little before deciding.

City life in Hawaii

On the streets of Honolulu, Hawaii’s capital, you can truly begin to see the nation shine. With such an array of things to do, visiting may give an idea of the most popular features. Coming from the airport towards to the city centre you’ll immediately see why the palm tree is associated with Hawaii. Whether you’re walking along the many shops on the Kapiolani Bolivard or relaxing in the Ala Moana Park, all the locations look like they should be in a holiday catalogue. Having said this, I think that the city truly comes alive at night. With performers and firebreathers seemingly coming out of nowhere, just stand on any street corner and be prepared to experience the real Hawaii.

Finding the Best Food in Hawaii

Few things can beat dining on food that had been caught that very day from a sea only a few feet away. After many months, I still feel the delicious flavors rolling around in my mouth. Whether you’re interested in swordfish or prefer an old fashioned American burger, Hawaii offers travelers an array of dishes. While staying in this exotic location I’d recommend tasting some of the national delicacies. Combining various traditions including Polynesian, Chinese and American, foods like Poi and Loco Moco merge into an exotic threat that I think embodies the countries identity. Don’t be put off the look of some of the dishes, try them and I’m sure you’ll be blown away.

Exploring the Hawaiian Outdoors

After dining on some fine food in the city, the many outdoor activities will let you burn some of those calories right off. Perusing the various tourist sources on the Internet, if you visit now you can find many discounted interests and even some new attractions to explore. If you’re like me and want to explore the islands on foot, hiking across Hawaii Volcano’s National Park along the Kilausea Iki Trail let to explore the most elusive parts of the country. Be prepared to glimpse both volcanic activity and wildlife in this magical area, there’s a lot to see before dusk. Whether you’re catching a wave or just walking across the sand, Hawaii has some great opportunities not to be missed.

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