While it may not be the biggest or most populated of the Hawaiian Islands, there’s a reason Maui is still one of the top destinations while visiting Hawaii. Come and hit the water for surfing, kite-boarding or snorkeling, or chill on the beach as the waves crash in. Take a whale-watching excursion, explore Haleakala National Park and its dormant volcano, enjoy a sunset cruise or soak in the island’s incredible waterfalls.
The Island of Hawaii, also known as the Big Island, is the largest island in the U.S. It also just happens to be one of the most picturesque as well — formed from five ancient shield volcanoes (some still slightly active), the dramatic hills are covered in lush foliage and sprawling palm trees, while bordered by impressive beaches and crystal-clear water.
The most populous of the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to Honolulu, the state capital. It’s easy to see why Oahu is known as “The Gathering Place” — with incredible bright blue waterways, incomparable beaches, fantastic shopping options and a number of incredible restaurants both in Honolulu and beyond, there’s little reason to look beyond Oahu for every need while in Hawaii.