Hawaiian Islands: The Best of the Best
A wealth of biodiversity, excellent food, and lux hotels make Hawaii's best islands, according to Rich Report.
There are eight major Hawaiian islands among the 1,500-mile-long archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.
The 4,000-square-mile island of Hawaii features rain forests, volcanoes, and a snow-capped mountain. 50,000 years ago, a volcanic eruption spewed crystals that formed the sand. Visitors can choose between black, white, or green sand on the beaches. From a five-bedroom villa at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai to hostels in Kailua-Kona that cater to surfers who want to roll out of bed and hit the waves.
Look no further than Oahu if you're looking for a gastronomic adventure. Chefs from Leeward Community College's Culinary Arts Program prepare sophisticated dishes at the Pearl at Leeward Community College. A great place to sample locally sourced ingredients is the Beach House by Roy Yamaguchi at Turtle Bay Resort. There are many shrimp trucks on the North Shore if you need a quick bite.
Visitors would be remiss if they ignored Haleakala National Park's 30,000-plus verdant acres that are the perfect place to snorkel, surf, and watch whales. The park is also home to more endangered species than any other national park, as well as an active volcano that rises some 10,000 feet above the Pacific. The beaches are beautiful, the food is good, and there are a lot of things to see and do. Every place is beautiful on Maui.
Island of Hawaii