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Paradise on Earth, Honolulu, Hawaii

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added on 22nd of February, 2006
Hawaii, everyone first thinks of it as the island of paradise and it is! The warmth of the islands invites you to start off by taking in a deep breathe of the fresh air, admire the cascading waterfalls, crystal clear waters, lush mountains, beautiful valleys and relax on its sandy shores.

Hawaii is a place that makes it hard on one to decide what to do first, surfing, hiking, cliff diving, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, mountain climbing, ravishing beautiful tropical flowers and plants, attending a luau, shopping, eating, drinking, dancing and just kicking back.

Oahu is the third largest of the Hawaiian islands where you will find the city of Honolulu, tourist filled Waikiki strip and the sleepy beach town of Hale'iwa dotted with famed surfing spots Sunset Beach and Waimea Beach.

Hawaii WaterfallsKauai, also known as the Garden Isle is home to Mount Wai'ale'ale, the wettest spot on earth. Koke&'e mountains surrounds you with lush swamps and rare birds, dense rainforests of Ha'ena awaits you, while the sunny beaches and clear skies in Po'ipu calls on you to feel the sand between your toes.

Maui is knows as the Valley Isle and the valleys on this island where created by the dormant volcano, Haleakala. Maui's major resort area is Lahaina a historic whaling town, but don't forget about Hana to experience a black sand beach.

Big Island is the place to see erupting volcanoes, with two of the five volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa, still active. The volcanoes are lined along the west side, Kona, resulting in the dry landscape, while the east side lies the town of Hilo is wet and lush.

Hanoma Bay, Hawaii Lanai and Molokai, two smaller islands that should not be neglected. Lanai is better know for offering two five-star resorts - the Manele Bay Hotel and the Lodge at Ko'ele. Molokai you can bask on Hawaii's longest white sand.

A little extra info for those of you who would like to get married in Hawaii

Travelers love the swaying palms that are often the background found in photos taken by Lucy Pemoni. Lucy is a photographer who covers Hawaii for several major news services. She also photographs weddings for both local residents and visitors who have brought their wedding parties to Hawaii. Taking time is what Lucy does best, it can be talking to a celebrity to get just the right image, or a helping a bride overcome her nerves. She suggests these books on Wedding planning: Book 1, Book 2. Lucy is originally from the New York City area and has worked for papers like the New York Times.

But now her photos of Hawaii are seen on a daily basis in newspapers around the world. She covers spot news, sports, tourism and military news. If your planning to come to the Islands to get married call Lucy. For details information visit the Lucy Pemoni, Hawaii Photographer website: Diamond Head Photography.

Hawaii is an island to return to again and again. Hawaii is all about the 'spirit of Aloha.

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Hawaii, the land of palm trees and sunshineThe Hawaii Maritime Center is another building on the shore and hosts Hawaii's seafaring past with exhibits from ancient times to 19th century, the replica Polynesian canoe Hokulea being one of them. When you say Honolulu you don’t actually think about fine arts, but much to some tourists’ surprise there are plenty examples on display in the Academy of Arts. Some of the greatest artists have some works on display: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Monet, just to name a few and there are also some great depictions of Hawaii and ancient Chinese ceramics and bronzes. Besides fine arts you can view exhibits of genuine Polynesian... Read more »


Recent reviews for Honolulu

The perfect vacation on Hawaii - Mar 6, 2008, by lindamura
So much of Hawaii's appeal is tied to aloha, affection and love, it’s surprising to find there’s no word in the Hawaiian language for romance. Hard to believe, too, because if ever a destination inspired romance, it’s... Read more »

Aloha Festivals and a lot more - Mar 6, 2008, by lindamura
Guess which state has its own language, music and dance. As much as anything, it’s perpetuating these unique qualities that make Hawaii such an appealing and intriguing destination to the rest of the world. Art and culture is... Read more »

The World's Best Island - Mar 6, 2008, by lindamura
Many people come to Hawaii thinking you can travel between the islands by ferry. In fact, it’s only possible in "Maui Nui" – a family of five islands that once ago were one. Molokai, Lanai, Molokini and Kahoolawe lie... Read more »

Travel adventures in Hawaii - Dec 6, 2009, by islandhopper
Adventure Travel Hawaii is a really great web guide for people interested in travel to, and outdoor activities in Hawaii. The listings provide detailed descriptions, photos, and links. They have listings on all sorts of tours, activities,... Read more »

Explore the volcanos of Maui, HI - Jul 28, 2007, by lindamura
A spectacular dormant volcano, 10,023-foot Haleakala erupted five million years ago to create the 279-square-mile island now called Maui and is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands located midway between Oahu and Hawaii. The island... Read more »


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