Ultimate Hawaii Travel Guide
8. Vacation like the Obamas – kayaking, swimming, and playing on Kailua Beach (2019 “Best Beach in America”).
Hawaii, even as the word rolls off your tongue, vivid images begin to form in your mind…
Lying on a secluded beach, your cares drifting away with the gentle ocean waves. Exploring lush tropical rain forests, immersing yourself in a thousand different shades of green. Scuba and snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, coming face to face with schools of rainbow-colored fish. Toast another day with a Mai Tai and catch another brilliant sunset.
You will discover that the islands are quite simple.
There is land, there is water, and there are people. What makes Hawaii special is that these elements found each other in the most remote corner on earth…blessed with beautiful weather.
How the Hawaiian islands and the spirit of aloha came to be.
Geologists believe that the Hawaiian Islands were formed millions of years ago, born of earth, wind, and fire. More than a thousand years ago, Polynesian voyagers arrived on Hawaiian shores bringing to life the spirit of aloha (showing love, kindness, and compassion). Since then, many pages have been turned in Hawaii’s history—from Western contact and the Hawaiian monarchy to the plantation era and Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor—but the aloha spirit has endured. It remains a living personification of the very best of Hawaii and its people.