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Hawaii Island is one of the eight ‘sisters’ known as the Hawaiian Islands, located in the North Pacific Ocean. Hawaii Island lies in the Southwestern part of this archipelago, and it is its largest component. Hawaii is also the biggest island in the United States which accounts for its nickname ‘The Big Island.' The beauty of the volcanic relief and the exotic beaches Hawaii offers are the main reasons why thousands of visitors come here each year.
The island’s history begins with the old Polynesian population that inhabited this land long before the arrival of the European navigators in the 18th century. The most prominent figure that dominated the island was Kamehameha the Great, the local leader who managed to join almost all Hawaiian Islands and form a unique kingdom named Hawaii.
Nowadays the island and its surrounding sisters still share many traditions and customs that evoke that period. Hawaii is one of the most popular touristic destinations for people who seek a relaxing vacation by the sea or those who love water sports. The surroundings offer many possibilities to practice waterskiing, surfing, kite surfing, diving, snorkeling or simply renting a berth and sailing along the shores. The island’s panorama is magnificent, and the ecosystem’s complexity offers the privilege to admire unique species of plants and animals.
A particular natural objective that draws many visitors is the high volcano Mauna Kea which measures more than 4 000 meters. Moreover, from the bottom, which lies underwater, its total height reaches 10 000 meters which turns it into the highest mountain worldwide.
Other breathtaking sights are the Volcanoes National Park which praises its two active volcanoes Mauna Loa and Kīlauea. Visitors have a chance to visit the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, home to thousands of exotic animal species, the Honokōhau Settlement, a historic location where the traditional Hawaiian way of life is thoroughly preserved or the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, consisting in more than 280 kilometers of natural challenges and wonders hikers would love.
The most sought after attractions on the islands are nevertheless its excellent beaches. Tourists have the chance to enjoy a quiet day on one of the secluded beaches or relax in front of a cold cocktail on one of the visitors’ favorite locations where they can delight in all the necessary modern facilities. Some of the most famous beaches on the island are Hapuna Brach, Kahaluu Beach Park, Kolekole Beach, Kekaha Kai, Laalao Beach Kua Bai and the unique black or green sand beaches whose names suggest the ground’s color.
The best way to get around the island is through berth booking. This allows tourists to reach remote beaches easier. At MarinaReservation.com. there are multiple rental options for individual passengers and groups.
The locals are welcoming, and there are plenty chances to spend a memorable evening listening to traditional music or attend local festivals. The accommodation range goes from basic to luxury options. Bottom line; Hawaii Island is a dream destination for loners, couples or groups of tourist who want to enjoy a memorable vacation in this earthly paradise.
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