If you’re coming to Hawaii you don’t just want to visit Hawaii, you want to EXPERIENCE Hawaii! Here my top recommendations on the best ways to experience Hawaii.
1. Snorkel the reefs of Molokini Crater
The tiny volcanic crater off the southwest shores of Maui has probably the best snorkeling in Hawaii. Home to an abundance of diverse sea life of 250 species and visibility of up to 150 feet underwater, Molokini has something for divers of all skill levels. Even if it’s your first time!
We offer activity tours which dive at Molokini and will be the best day on your trip. A tropical continental breakfast and a delicious BBQ lunch is included, so you’ll have plenty of energy for a day of fun in the sun. Not only that, you can go on a dolphin watching cruise afterwards as well!
2. Go to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
The Big Island of Hawaii is home to the most active volcano on earth and is the hottest way to experience Hawaii. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to Mount Kilauea which has been active since 1983, and has since become the most visited volcano on the planet.
Not only can you find amazing natural landmarks like lava tubes and volcanic steam vents, but the region is also a cultural landmark. Home to ancient Hawaiians, learn about the goddess Pele and see petroglyphs carved in the lava fields.
3. Experience Hawaii at a Luau
A “must do” to experience Hawaii is to go to a luau. A traditional Hawaiian feast accompanied by live music, beautiful hula dancers, and daring fireknife performances, any trip to Hawaii isn’t complete without going to a luau!
The best part about going to a luau is you have the whole day to have fun before partaking in the feast and festivities. See Oahu’s best sites on a circle island tour or visiting Pearl Harbor’s historic sites.
4. Explore history at Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor is the site of one of the most significant events in American history. When the Japanese launched their surprise attack on forces stationed at Pearl Harbor they changed the lives of a generation. Experience the history of Hawaii by taking a Pearl Harbor tour.
A wealth of monuments like the USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship USS Missouri, USS Bowfin, USS Oklahoma Memorial, USS Utah Memorial, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, and the Pacific Aviation Museum will evoke feelings of pride and patriotism for an enriching way to experience Hawaii.
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