Top things to do in Paradise: Visiting Hawaii

Hawaii is seen as the definition of Paradise, its white beaches, turquoise waters, lush forests and volcanic mountains make for an exciting and beautiful image. It is the vacation destination, and you can get there by using Hawaii Air Miles. Once there here are the top ten things you must do in Hawaii.

Na Pali Coast
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Hike the famed Na Pali Coast, Kauai

A haven for those who love adventure, you can expect hair-raising turns in this exciting backpacking route. Running for a total of 22 miles (round trip), it ends at the stunning Kalalau Beach, where you can relax in isolation from the world.

Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Spreading over 330,000 acres and housing 7 ecosystems, this park will leave your senses breathless. It also has Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcano. The best roads to explore are the Crater Rim Drive and the Chain of Craters road.

Wander the Waimea Canyon

This landscape has a raw beauty to it that’ll leave you speechless.

North Shore Surfer
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Experience the Surfer Culture

The North Shore of Oahu is a laid back surfer community, visit this to get a true taste of the surfer lifestyle. Try to catch some surfing competitions like the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing which is held from mid-November to late December.

Ride a Mule to the Coast of Molokai

Experience exhilaration as you travel down the steep north cliffs of Molokai’s shore. You’ll travel down the (at times terrifying) 2.9 mile dirt trail on the back of a mule. The trail descends seventeen hundred feet to the sandy beach.

Go Snorkeling off the Island of Molokini

Molokini has extremely clear waters which teem with a variety of beautiful marine life. This is the reason that it is the most popular snorkeling site in Hawaii. Except visibilities between 90 and 200 feet as you dive in these amazing waters.

Jumping humpback whale, Maui Hawaii
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Watching Whales

You can watch these majestic creatures as they make their annual migration from Alaska to Hawaii. Take a whale watching cruise in Maui to see whales and their little ones swimming side by side.

The Hana Highway

This is a twisting, turning road full of dangerous turns and spectacular views. Located in the east of Maui and follows the coast. The views make this trip worth it many times over. If you can rent a car and take a drive.

Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail

Kauai’s Southern Coastline which stretches from Keonloa Bay to the Kawailo Bay features this trail. It offers a superb collection of geological and cultural sites. It’s around 2.5 hours long, just be sure to take water if it’s hot.

Hawaiian food
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Try Hawaiian Cuisine

Hawaii has a wide variety of cuisine that you must sample. It is delicious and unique. You can eat at the local stalls or go to the famous restaurants. Ask around to get an idea of which restaurants are the best.

You can get to this dream island by using Hawaiian air miles. Plan your next vacation to Hawaii if you want a holiday you won’t forget.

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