What to Do in Hawaii

The Hawaiian islands include Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, Oahu, and Hawaii (Big Island)

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Hawaii The Bucket List


Sacred Hawaian wall at Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui

Finding Your Inner Artist at Ritz Carlton’s Annual Arts Festival in Kapalua, Maui

First, there is the chanting, accompanied by shouts and drumming and the sharp slap of a walking staff against the floor. Then a procession of native Hawaiians, dressed in traditional clothing and garlanded with leis of greenery, enters the marble entry way. One at a time, they chant a genealogy ...
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Stand-up Paddleboarding in Kauai

Learning to Stand-Up Paddleboard on Kauai’s Hanalei River

Standing up is not all that easy, just ask any infant. Or a first time stand-up paddle boarder. I can't exactly remember being an infant, but if recent history with balance-related sports is anything to go by, I have to assume I was one of those babies who had to try to ...
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Horseback Riding in Kauai

Horseback Riding in Kauai: Equestrian Adventures at Princeville Ranch

I am riding a horse in the land of a dragon. One slumbering dragon, by the name of Puff. You know, the guy from the land of Hanalei? Had a friend named Jackie? It's a real place, by the way, on the island of Kaua'i: a funky town with cool little shops ...
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Na Pali Coast, Kauai

Sailing, Snorkeling, and Watching Dolphins on Kauai’s Napali Coast

It's not often that the captain of a tourist catamaran is rendered speechless by what he sees in the course of a daily tour, but I'm here to tell you: A pod of approximately 750 spinner dolphins (his estimate, not mine) will do it. Followed by another 250, give or ...
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Hawaii Facts


Main International Airport: Oahu. U.S. Mainland flights also are accommodated in Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii. Limited international flights (Canadian) out of Kona (Big Island).

Currency: U.S. dollars.
Population: 1,400,000.
Capitals: Oahu is the state capital.
Climate: Tropical. Rainy interiors.
Languages: English. Hawaiian is spoken by some of the native Hawaiian population.
More facts: U.S. immigration and tourism visas are explained by the U.S. Department of State. Import and export of certain agricultural products is closely controlled.
Time zone: Standard time for all of Hawaii is UTC – 10.