The Hawaiian Islands... Tourist masterpieces from the mountain to the sea

 Hawaii, a US state in the Pacific Ocean, is an archipelago bordered by water on all sides. The state is located in the southernmost United States, and consists of 137 islands (including 8 major islands); Noting that Honolulu is the capital and largest city, and the state's area is constantly increasing due to volcanic activity and lava flows, especially on the island of Kilauea. Each island in “Hawaii” has its own privacy, so the discussion often revolves around the best islands for tourism in the archipelago rich in its locations, and opinion polls are conducted, which makes the ranks of the best islands to visit change from year to year, knowing that the classification depends on the tastes of travelers and their travel goals. . In the following, an attempt to capture some of the tourist addresses and activities in the tourist islands of "Hawaii".

The Hawaiian Islands... Tourist masterpieces from the mountain to the sea

The most prominent tourist islands in "Hawaii" are: "The Big Island", "Maui", "Oahu" and "Kuai"; Most of the tourists go to one of the islands mentioned, on the first trip to the archipelago. A glimpse of the four islands, in the following:

1 «Maui»

Magnificent sea water in "Maui"

From the mountain to the sea, there are tourist masterpieces in every corner of Maui, which has a diverse environment; While adventurers climb up the dormant Haleakala volcano, or cruise over it by helicopter, more relaxing travelers can soak up the sun on one of the many beaches or play golf on the more than ten courses.
For travelers with children, the tour attracts a pineapple plantation, snorkeling adventures, and sunset tours. For all types of travellers, there is the concept of farm-to-table dining, utilizing the island's abundant resources.

On Maui, more than a million tourists each year visit Haleakala National Park, where one of the world's largest dormant volcanoes lies. The park occupies an area of ​​thirty thousand acres of land, noting that the summit of "Haleakala" rises to more than ten thousand feet above sea level, and is visible from any point on the island. After reaching the top, it is possible to continue descending to reach the crater of the volcano, which extends about twenty miles. Also in the park is the more famous Pipiwai Trail, which meanders four miles (round trip) along the southeast coast of Maui. The trail passes through a bamboo forest and ends at Waimoko Falls. The trip takes three to five hours to complete, and allows for amazing photography!
WAI'ANAPANAPA National Park is also a destination for tourists, for its black sandy beach due to volcanic sediments, lush green forest, azure Pacific waters and a sea cave. According to Hawaiian legend, the cave was the site of the grisly murder of Princess Popo'alaea and her companion by her husband, Chief Ka'akea. Currently, it is possible to enter the cave and even swim or visit other sites in the park, such as: cemeteries.

2 «Kawai»

Kauai is a multi-terrain island, which includes mountains, waterfalls and beaches. It is rich in plant wealth, so it is called the “Garden Island”. The Na Pali coast is well known for the destination, appearing in Steven Spielberg's popular "Jurassic Park" series of films. The scenes in the Na Pali National Park are captivating, especially the mountain range that rises up to 3,938 feet, knowing that the beauty of the heights can only be appreciated from the water or the air.
In Kauai, don't miss the Waimei Canyon site, which offers a lush and colorful scene, with red soil, black volcanic rocks, and shades of green lining every stream and waterfall. There, there are many hiking trails, as well as sightseeing on the edge of the gully.

3 «Hawaii»

The island of "Hawaii" is also referred to as "The Big Island"; There, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is at the top of the list of tourist visits. The "park" includes the most active "Kilauea" volcano on Earth, and "Mauna Loa", which is one of five volcanoes on the island. The "garden" is sprawling and extends over three hundred thousand acres.
On the other hand, beaches with black sand are popular in Hawaii, specifically Bonalu Black Sand Beach. The blackening of the sand is due to small fragments of lava, with a backdrop of coconut trees and lush tropical vegetation. The place represents a tourist destination with many activities, including: swimming, snorkeling, hiking and camping, with the opportunity to see Hawaiian green sea turtles on the beach.

4 «Oahu»

The island of Oahu is full of activities, landmarks and restaurants that satisfy the different tastes of tourists. There, references gather that passing through “Diamond Head” or “Diamond Peak” is the first activity on the island. The site is a crater that was formed by an explosion of volcanic gases beneath the earth. To reach the place, there are many ways to walk, including walking down the corridors, climbing stairs, and zigzagging on the built tunnels, in order to see stunning views of Waikiki Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The on-site garden opens early and allows tourists to walk to the mentioned point. The hole was formed about three hundred years ago. In the nineteenth century, British sailors are said to have seen the sparkling stones towards the top of the crater, so it was given the name "Diamond Head".

On the other hand, swimming is a desirable activity on Oahu, as well as visiting the Hanuma Bay Nature Reserve to explore the marine life in Hawaii, and practicing scuba diving. The bay is thirty minutes east of Waikiki, and was once a volcanic crater. Today, it is allowed to view the depths of the clear blue waters.
Historically, Pearl Harbor is one of Oahu's attractions. The place was a port and the site of an American naval base that was attacked by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. The visit allows a visit to a memorial and museum before boarding the boat in the direction of the “Arizona” memorial, the burial place of the 1,102 sailors and marines who were killed on the ship “USS Arizona.” The Navy, during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Arab tourists in "Hawaii"

According to the broadcaster and presenter of the "Sky News Arabia" channel, Muhannad Al-Khatib, "Hawi is a wonderful state, and it is a group of islands that are characterized by their natural attractiveness, diversity of plant life, and breathtaking beaches, as well as the clear volcanic rocky soil on its shores on the Pacific Ocean, beaches that differ than any other beaches I have visited before. "The nature of the destination is special," Al-Khatib told Travel Tales, knowing that he spent his vacation in "The Big Island", which is known for its quiet and uncrowded small towns. According to him, the island represents a wonderful place for recreation in the lap of nature and for photography, especially the beaches, waterfalls, nature reserves, public parks and volcanic sites around the towns of Kona, Hilo and Imai. In this context, Al-Khatib calls for engaging in pre-arranged tours to learn about the culture, people and history of the Hawaiian Islands, as these factors are completely different from what is known about other US states.
About the “Hawaiian” cuisine, it is known for its many types of seafood, with the media referring to the special coffee; As a result of the spread of coffee farms in several regions, he organized visits to them.

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