Think big. Island of Hawaii is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain, but it's remarkable for more than just its size. Picture yourself visiting Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, or talk story with a cultural demonstrator at Puuhonua o Honaunau, a historic park that was once a place of refuge. Whether you're walking on a black sand beach, snorkeling with manta rays, horseback riding in Waimea or sailing along the Kona Coast, island of Hawaii is your island for adventure.
Known as the "Valley Isle," Maui is dotted with quaint towns, artist communities and local favorites that have been around for generations. Head to Wailuku for pastries from a "mom and pop" bakery, or head to Lahaina for a taste of Maui's famed farm to table cuisine. From shimmering beaches and sacred Iao Valley to migrating humpback whales and sunset on Haleakala, it's not surprising Maui was voted the "Best Island" by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler for 19 years
Kaua'i is nicknamed the Garden Island. It's is green with lush floura that runs over the mountains and into the ocean. There are over 50 miles of white-sand beaches, which is more beach per mile than any other island in Hawai'i. With countless waterfalls, the 3,567-foot deep Waimea Canyon and the 3,000-foot towering mountain cliffs, you are sure to find an adventure here!
Oahu is often called "The Gathering Place." This is the third largest island in Hawaii and is home to most of the Hawaiian population. There's a mix of modern and ancient which makes this island so enjoyable. You can hike up the iconic Leahi (Diamond Head), go shopping, or simply enjoy the simplicity of the island's beautiful beaches.
"Hawaiian by Nature," Molokai remains true to it's roots. There are no traffic lights in the harbor town of Kuanakakai. There are fisherman that haul in their daily catch and farmers that showcase their fresh-picked produce. This is where you can quiet your spirit and feel the "mana" (power) that protects the island.
Lanai is an island of intriguing contrasts. Hike the lunar landscape of Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods) or picnic overlooking Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock), named for a maiden Pehe and her handsome warrior. Two Four Season Resorts pamper you-one along the seaside, the other in the misty mountains-while Hotel Lanai in Lanai City welcomes you with old plantation charm. Whether you're hiking among native ohia lehua trees on the Munro Trail or making your way to the 18th hole, Lanai is easily Hawaii's "Most Enticing Island."