Hawaii has 6 major islands for tourists to visit. Each island destination in Hawaii has its own unique attractions, tours, accommodations, and activities, making each an individual experience for travelers.
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If you are looking to visit a particular area of Hawaii, try searching the latest news island-by-island. Click on the names of the major islands below to see the most current travel news for each destination.
Big Island Hawai’i
Big Island Hawai’i is the biggest island in the Hawaiin chain and home to cities Hilo and Kailua/Kona, which is where most visitors stay.
The 2nd largest island in Hawaii and one of the most recognized hotspots in the whole region.
The biggest city on Maui island is Kahului, with Lahaina being one of the most visited cities for tourists.
Most tourists know Oahu for the famous city of Honolulu, which also serves as Hawaii’s busiest airport.
Ohau is the 3rd largest island and is also home to Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbour, two of Hawaii’s biggest attractions.
While Ohau still has all the nature the other islands provide, it also has great nightlife, shopping and fancy dining for the traveler who wants the best of both worlds.
Also known as the ‘Garden Island’, Kauai is the 4th largest island in the Hawaiian chain, and is full of dramatic landscapes and endless outdoor adventure opportunities.
Tourists who love hiking, rock climbing, waterfalls, whale watching and other nature-filled activities will be drawn to Kauai island.
Home to the highest sea cliffs in the world, Molokai is the 5th largest island in the Hawaiian chain, and also boasts the longest white sand beach in the area. It’s a very quiet and rural area that doesn’t see as much tourism as they other islands, which makes it more off the beaten path for visitors.
Lanai is the smallest major island of Hawaii, only 140 square miles in total, is also known as Pineapple Island from its history as being a pineapple plantation area.
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