Hawaii is the surfers’ paradise for its waves, volcanic landscapes, turquoise waters and rich seabed. This archipelago offers a total change of scenery in the middle of the Pacific. Its annual sunshine makes it an ideal destination for adventure seekers in the tropics.
Placed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the Hawaiian archipelago is the most isolated American state in the world. It is made up of 137 volcanic islands that appeared seventy million years ago. The capital of the archipelago, but also of the main island (Oahu), is Honolulu.
Get breathtaking views of the ocean from the crater, as you hike around fifty minutes to the top of the volcano. It is best to go there in the morning, because of the heat, with good walking shoes and a bottle of cold water.
What to do in Hawaii?
The Hawaiian waves attract surfers from all over the world, who come to perform the most beautiful tricks. Explore the rich exotic seabed at the bottom of the ocean, during a scuba dive .
Alone or in pairs, treat yourself to the most beautiful 360 ° view of the island by soaring aboard a parasail above the turquoise waters. Adrenaline rush guaranteed!
Why go to Hawaii? To witness the unforgettable spectacle of a sunset with unique colors from Waikiki Beach.
Discovering marine fauna
At the Sea Life Park in Oahu, swimming with dolphins becomes a dream come true. There is a law prohibiting tourists from approaching dolphins, but it does not apply to dolphins, who are allowed to do so. Why go to Hawaii? This is the opportunity to meet exceptional animals: sea turtles, penguins and humpback whales , also present in winter, for an exceptional experience!
Stroll the streets of Honolulu
It is by walking along Waikiki Beach, on the famous Kalakaua Avenue, that you can indulge in the pleasure of shopping . It is also in this area that most of Hawaii’s hotels and restaurants are located. In addition, the Ala Moana shopping center has more than two hundred stores, to the delight of shopping fans.
During your shopping, souvenir shops will offer you to buy wooden objects, such as mugs or statuettes called tiki that represent deities once much loved by the Hawaiian people. Take advantage of the Waikiki Market to buy a pretty flower lei, a typical symbol of the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands.
The catering remains very varied in Hawaii, which is explained by the different ethnic origins of the population of the island. However, the influences of Asian catering are quite marked by the presence of many Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese restaurants… American food also holds a very important place in the culture of the island, with its burgers.
Enjoy the delicious fruits sold in the markets such as local fruits like lilikoi (similar to passion fruit), cherymole (mix between the taste of strawberry and that of pineapple) and chico (berry mixing the taste brown sugar and cinnamon).
A desire to escape? Here is some useful information for planning your trip to Hawaii.
Money: Hawaii is an American state. The currency in force is therefore the US dollar.
When to go to Hawaii? Hawaii’s mild, sunny climate makes it an annual destination. Booking a last minute trip makes it possible to travel inexpensively… as far as possible for this trip to the end of the world!
Administrative formalities: For a stay of less than 90 days, the visa is not required. However, a biometric passport is required. It is valid for at least six months after the return date. The ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) form, completed on the website at least 72 hours before travel, is mandatory.
Vaccination: No vaccine is required by the destination. However, it is strongly recommended to take out repatriation assistance insurance, as medical services, even excellent, are very expensive on the island.
Getting around Hawaii: The best way to be independent is to rent a car on site.