Beautiful Hawaii


Beautiful Hawaii

Situated nearly at the center of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii marks the northeast corner of Polynesia. While it was once a major hub for the whaling, sugar and pineapple industries, it is now economically dependent on tourism and the U.S. military. The natural beauty of the islands continues to be one of Hawaii’s greatest assets.

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Kakaako Beach Park

Kakaako Beach Park

 

Where tourism is concerned, Hawaii has something for everyone. The island of Oahu, the most populous and home to the state capital and largest city of Honolulu, is great for people who wish to experience the islands and still keep the conveniences of a large city. Rainforests and hiking trails are located just minutes from Waikiki Beach, one of the world’s best tourist destinations. In the winter, large waves on Oahu’s north shore turn the normally sleepy area into the surfing capital of the world.

Makapuu Beach

Makapuu Beach

 

Hawaii Beach

Hawaii Beach

 

Hawaii Beach

Hawaii Beach

 

On the other hand, those who wish to experience Hawaii at a slower pace would do well to visit one of the Neighbor Islands (the other, less populated islands around Oahu). All the neighbor islands offer opportunities to relax and enjoy the sun and scenery. Many of the natural wonders of the Islands are located on the Neighbor Islands, from Waimea Canyon on Kauai, to Haleakala on Maui, to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. Numerous waterfalls and rainforests evoke memories of what the islands might have looked like before major corporations set their sights on Hawaii.


Hawaii

Hawaii

 

Hawaii Sunset

Hawaii Sunset

 

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2 responses to this post.

  1. These pictures are gorgeous! I really like the last one of the Hawaii sunset as it encompasses the full package. The water, the sand, the greenery and the lowering sun. These photographs are really superb, well done!

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