Top 5 Things To Do In The Hawaiian Islands
Diamond Head Hike in Oahu, Hawaii is one of the most rewarding hikes on the island. Upon reaching the top, you will be astonished by the 360-degree view overlooking the entire city of Honolulu. This 760-foot summit takes about 45 to 60 minutes and is about a 1.5 mile round trip hike. This intense hike includes various steep sections including narrow staircases, but the panoramic views at the
top make it all worth it.
Voted #1 beach in Oahu in 2016, Hanauma Bay is a must see. Formed within a volcano cone, Hanauma Bay is home to the most beautiful marine life in Hawaii with over 300 different species of Hawaiian fish. Lounge on the beach, snorkel in the clear waters, or hike around the nature preserve and take in breathtaking panoramic views every step of the way.
The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to some of the most unique biological, geological and cultural landscapes in the world. Get up close and personal with the volcanic terrain as you hike various trails within the park. Check out the Mauna Ulu trail to see the steaming shield and lava tree molds, a once in a lifetime site to see.
Watch the Haleakala sunrise and sunset from almost 10,000 feet above sea level. Even though the average temperature in Maui ranges from 70 to 85 degrees year round, the temperature at Haleakala drops 3 degrees every 1,000 feet reaching about 40 degrees at the top. As you climb to the top, make sure you stop at frequent
intervals to adjust to the high altitude.
Once you reach the top of the summit,
enjoy the views from above the clouds.
Take in the views of the rainforest and waterfalls while driving down the coast of Maui. Even though this drive is only 52 miles, it typically takes about 2.5 hours to navigate the 617 hairpin turns at a constant speed limit of 25 mph. The entire drive overlooks the sheer cliffs that drop into the ocean and is a great day drip to relax and site see with the whole family. If you'd rather
not do the driving, sit in on one of the guided
Want some guidance from a local's perspective for your next Hawaiian vacation? Visit The Wright Way Travel's blog on visiting Oahu, Hawaii for more tips and tricks when it comes to your Hawaiian travel experience.