Hawaii – United States
When you think of Hawaii, things like Hawaii leis, Hula and Luaus, shave ice, surfing, aloha shirt, singlet, flip-flops will spring to your mind. Pretty much everything here feels easygoing, low-key and casual, bursting with genuine aloha and fun. Hawaii, “Paradise of the Pacific” are renowned for their rugged landscapes of cliffs, waterfalls, tropical foliage and colourful beaches. Most of Hawaii experiences only two seasons; the dry season runs from May to October and the wet season is from October to April.
Museums and historical sites such as Pearl Harbour are also to be found throughout the islands. Surfing is practically a religion in Hawaii, and jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking, scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities exist nearly everywhere. Waikiki Beach is arguably the best known tourist destination in Hawaii. Outside the city are pineapple fields, and the North Shore of Oahu, which is known each winter as the home of some of the largest waves in the world. Many people go to Hawaii to see the world’s best surfers at the International Surfing Championships at Oahu Island.
You can also have the rare opportunity to swim with wild dolphins (not captive ones) and shark snorkel dives in cages. Also, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii Island is one of the few places in the world where you can come face to face with an active volcano.