- Hawaii Travel Guide
to do on your Hawaiian cruise
for cruise deals? Why not consider The Alohan State of Hawaii?
is not only a great spot for cheap cruises, it's got a well-earned reputation
as a beautiful paradise full of friendly people and wonderful things to
made up of eight main islands, is the most recent addition to the 50 US
states (joining the Union in 1959). Just under 1.3 million people live
here in what is a wonderfully diverse cultural mix. There are large populations
of Filipinos, Japanese Americans, and of course, indigenous Hawaiians,
all hanging out in an unmistakably American backdrop.
region is famous for its 'Aloha spirit' which is all about openness, welcoming
visitors and living in peace. Many say the beautiful surroundings have
made its people so mellow. If there's a place that wants you to come and
visit, this is it.
if you are looking for Hawaii Cruises, Virgin Holidays Cruises can help
on to find out what you can get up to in Hawaii:
this much pristine sea and marine life, it's probably no surprise that
diving is so popular when visiting Hawaii. You can go to Pawai Bay, a protected
marine sanctuary in which you can snorkel or scuba among over 600 varieties
of tropical fish, dolphins and surprisingly energetic green sea turtles.
can dive off of the Kona Coast, with its intricate geological formations,
or somewhere near Mona Loa, an active volcano with even more complex geology.
Think underwater caves, great coral reefs, subterranean canyons and other
things just asking to be explored.
Hawaii, local dive shops are happy to show you the fundamentals of diving
and get you started. Many also offer training towards a 'C Card'; a type
of certification recognised all over the world that allows you to train
for more advanced diving skills.
Night Flight over a Live Volcano
an exhilarating and slightly terrifying experience for anyone with a passing
interest in geology or lakes of burning fire.
the weather allows for it, flights depart from Kona International Airport
and will take you above one of the more active geological areas. There
you can see liquified rock (burning at around 2100 degrees) falling into
the sea, creating great plumes that burst into the sky. At the same time
you can watch seething lava slowly running across the smoking landscape
as a new island is being formed.
extremely safe of course. The provider, Big Island Air, has outfitted each
of the planes with plenty of security, and although the view is fantastic,
they do keep you at a safe distance.
much everybody has a vague idea of what the Hula is, so why not dig a little
are two kinds of the chant/dance: 'Auana and Kahiko. The Kahiko is the
ancient traditional form of the dance, whereas the 'Auana (which means
'to wander') is the kind we probably know better, is set to music and is
more Western in nature. Traditionally, Hula tells an oral history of Hawaii's
don't really have to make much effort to see or take part in the Hula,
as Hula dances are arranged on a regular basis. Those who want to learn
it can decide to take a class at one of the various resorts. Or if you
are the outgoing type, you could ask a dancer to show you some moves.
- Hawaii Travel Guide