Visitors usually have an initial shock when they arrive in Honolulu. This is not a quiet resort town. Instead you are greeted by a thriving world-class city, with a beach that rivals any in the world. As a matter of fact this natural harbor was once home to the Hawaiian royal court.
The capital of Honolulu is the cultural, industrial, commercial, and governmental center of Hawaii. Waikiki Beach is the heart of the tourist industry with the famous Waikiki Beach. Along the beach, there are many shops with lots of neat things to buy as souvenirs, as well as fine restaurants to try as well. Sports enthusiasts can go canoeing, snorkeling, surfing or horse-back riding along the beach.
With crystal waters, golden beaches, beautiful scenery, tropical breezes, swaying palms, championship golf courses, award-winning cuisine and world class resorts its no wonder that Maui has been named 'Best Island in the World' time and time again.
If you are delighted by diversity in your holidays then look no further: from cascading waterfalls, remote villages such as Hana, picturesque Lahaina, the Marine Preserve of Molokini, the alpine meadows of Upcountry, and the Humpback whales that come through and breed in winter - Maui’s wonders never ceases.
The city of Kailua-Kona, or simply called Kona, is a seaside town located at the bottom of the Hualalai Volcano. In ancient times, this area was considered the premier place to live due to the excellent weather and good water. The Hawaiian royalty called this place home, and later missionaries built churches and residences turning the tiny fishing village into a small seaport.
Today visitors still enjoy the warm weather and the many outdoor recreational activities. Surfing, fishing, diving, boating, snorkeling and swimming are all popular sports, as are hiking, biking, and caving. There are also many important cultural sites in the town and impressive National Parks.