Traveling to Hawaii is a trip to paradise. On its islands, you will enjoy tropical jungles, mountains with rugged landscapes, and heart-stopping cliffs.
Hawaii offers the traveler the opportunity to trek over dormant volcanoes, discover waterfalls,
lie in the sun on sandy beaches of infinite colors and bathe in waters with dozens of different shades of turquoise.
Located in the middle of the Pacific, this volcanic archipelago made up of 19 islands and atolls, of which 6 are the main ones, is a paradisiacal place that every traveler should go once in his life.
There are so many incredible places to visit in Hawaii that you could go months and months without repeating any of them.
So that you don’t miss any of its essentials, today at IATI Travel Insurance we bring you a list of the 10 best things to do in Hawaii.
We started! (… And as always, always travel with the best travel insurance for the United States !!) Here are some best places to visit in hawai
10 things to do in Hawaii you can’t miss
Have fun taking Paddle surf lessons at Waikiki Beach.
Most likely, your landing place if you are traveling to Hawaii will be the Honolulu International Airport, on the island of Oahu.
The most developed of the Hawaiian Islands and the capital of the state, it is home to the most famous beach in all of Hawaii, Waikiki Beach.
Once here, where better to learn Paddle Surf than on the beach where it began to be practiced?
John Zapotocky was already surfing Waikiki with a paddle in the early 60s, they say that he was inspired by DUKE Kahanamoku considered the father of modern surfing.
Say hello to a new day from Diamond Head Volcano.
Enjoying the sunrise from the top of the Diamond Head volcano, while admiring the spectacular views of Honolulu, is one of the essential things you must do in Hawaii.
Located on the coast, east of Waikiki, this volcano known to Hawaiians as Le’ahi (crest of the tuna) is one of the characteristic icons of all of Hawaii.
Enjoy the best snorkeling in Hanauma Bay.
Hanauma Bay is an extinct volcanic crater located southeast of Oahu.
To preserve its coral reefs and the marine species that inhabit it, this magnificent beach has a limited daily capacity.
In addition, to access you will have to pay for a ticket. From IATI Seguros we invite you to do responsible tourism and respect the natural wealth of the place.
Try the local gastronomy.
Trying the tasty dishes of traditional Hawaiian cuisine is another of the essential things to do in Hawaii.
With influences from different countries, the local food is so tasty that it will suck your fingers.
Start the day with their famous Kona coffee, one of the most appreciated in the world.
Like any island worth its salt, fish is one of the fundamental bases of its gastronomy.
On your next visit to Hawaii, you cannot miss the Lomi Lomi, this traditional Hawaiian dish is made up of grilled salmon and accompanied by tomato and onion.
Also, don’t forget to try Poke, the Hawaiian version of Peruvian ceviche, this dish originally from HawaiiIts main ingredient is tuna marinated in different dressings that usually include soy sauce and sesame.
on top, all kinds of fresh elements are added: seaweed, avocado, cucumber, sesame, and chives. All served in a bowl filled with rice. Our mouths are watering, and you?
Soak up the sun at Lanikai Beach.
Lanikai Beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and was named for years as the best in the United States.
Its white sand will dazzle you in the same way as the variety of turquoise tones that its waters offer.
Lie in the sun and enjoy this Hawaiian wonder, from the shore you can see two pyramid-shaped islets.
Without a doubt, visiting Lanikai Beach is another of the essential things to do in Hawaii.
Surf the North Shore
Hawaii in general and the island of Oahu in particular is the surf capital par excellence.
Surfing the North Shore is not for beginners, the best surfing championships in the world are held here every year.
It was in these waters of northern Oahu, where the famous Duke Kahanamoku, considered the father of modern surfing, danced with his board on the Pipeline, the most famous wave in the world.
A masterpiece of nature that draws thousands of surfers to this Pacific island every year.
What to do in Hawaii outside of Oahu
7.Discover the fateful history of Pearl Harbor
Learn a little more about the history of why the United States entered World War II.
This armed naval base of the United States is in turn a memorial to the people who lost their lives on December 7, 1941, after the attack by the Japanese.
Here, in addition to a museum where they tell us through real videos and material remains of that fateful day, you can also see the monument to the fallen built on the sunken ship USS Arizona (BB-39).
So here is the first part with our recommendations of the best things to do in Hawaii.
Now is the time to leave the beautiful Oahu, to discover what the neighboring islands have to offer.
Visit Haleakala National Park on the island of Maui.
We landed on Maui, specifically in Haleakala National Park.
This impressive Martian landscape and its imposing volcano of more than 3000 meters high is the fundamental reason why to visit the island of Maui.
The Hawaiian Islands are the most remote main island group on Earth, making them a place with truly unique flora and fauna.
In Haleakala National Park with a little luck, you will be able to see beautiful Nēnēs, the native Hawaiian geese, in the wild.
Be mesmerized by the landscapes of Kauai.
Kauai offers the traveler impressive waterfalls, sea caves, Hawaiian monk seals, groups of dolphins, and green sea turtles.
It is not surprising that this island has been the setting and inspiration for several Hollywood films such as Elvis Presley’s “Blue Hawaii”,
numerous scenes from Jurassic Park, or the funny animated film Lilo & Stitch by Disney.
Big Island & active volcanoes.
The state of Hawaii currently has 5 active volcanoes, of which four are located on the Big Island.
One of the most impressive to see in Hawaii is the Kilauea Volcano, this perfect cone has been constantly erupting since 1983, is considered one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
Get the best views of its crater from mile 11 of the Crater Rim Highway. If you have strong emotions,
we invite you to drive along the Chain of Craters Road which descends 3700 feet along the coast to enjoy the spectacle of seeing lava fall on the ocean.