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About Hawaii

Hawaii is unlike anywhere else on Earth. It’s home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes, is the birthplace to modern surfing and boasts the only royal palace in the United States.

There are eight islands in the main Hawaiian chain, and of these, six welcome visitors: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Hawaii Island. Each island has its own distinctive personality, offering unique experiences ranging from volcano hikes and mountain-view sunsets to luxury shopping and farm to table cuisine.

Kauai is the oldest and northernmost island and is known for its time-carved Napali cliffs, dramatic waterfalls and the feeling of rejuvenation that comes from its oxygen-rich rainforests.

Oahu possesses an urban buzz with an exciting mix of stylish shopping and dining in Waikiki to cool surf culture on the North Shore.

Once a thriving pineapple plantation, the island of Lanai retains its plantation heritage and offers a blend of sophisticated elegance and small town charm.

Visiting Molokai is like turning back the clock to an older, simpler Hawaii. There are no traffic lights and the highest building is no taller than a coconut tree.

Maui is known for its sunny shores, quaint towns and 40-ton winter visitors: migrating humpback whales.

And if you’ve ever dreamed of seeing a volcano, Hawaii Island steals your breath away with majestic lava fields and the star-filled sky above Maunakea.

Interisland Travel

Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island are accessible by major airlines. Lanai and Molokai are accessible by small prop plane and an interisland ferry service from Maui.

Laws

As America’s 50th state, all visitors and residents are governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Hawaii. The language is American English.