Home to many Tiki bars, Honolulu will not disappoint. The activities are endless: learn to surf, dive with whale sharks, learn to kiteboard, try your luck at fishing, or dance with locals at night. Hawaii is famous for its boating culture and its plethora of tasty fish. Due to its location near an underwater volcano, a crescent island called Molokini crater has formed providing an unusual snorkelling experience nowhere else in the world can rival. For something different, this will not let you down.
The Molokini Crater is a crescent-shaped piece of land formed by volcanic activity. Currently the most popular tourist destination near Honolulu, the crater is host to many activities including scuba diving, snuba, and snorkeling. Surrounded by beautifully clear water with amazing natural reefs, many species of tropical fish can be spotted. Tour operators are able to show you around the area and the best places to dive deep. It is definitely something that should not be missed.
Off the Hawaiian island of Oahu many whale sharks lie below in the pristine blue waters. Experience the exhilarating feeling of cage diving and getting up close and personal with whale sharks. Safety is always the number one priority and you will never be put in any danger when on a trip to see sharks face to face. Other species of sea life can also be seen, including the magnificent barracuda or occasionally other species of whales breaching the surface. A once in a lifetime experience.
With magnificently sandy beaches away from the crowds, it is definitely somewhere you should consider a day trip to. It is often one of the overlooked islands when visiting Hawaii. The small city of Lanai, also has many sources of entertainment, including the Lanai Cat Sanctuary, ideal for those who love the small furry animals. Alternatively, there is the Lanai Orchid House and Gardens and the Lanai Art Centre for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
Surfs up! Visiting Hawaii and not taking the opportunity to hit the waves and get some surfing in would be a waste. Waikiki Beach is a surfing hotspot, with mighty fine waves and clean waters. Fear not those who have never surfed before, there are many places offering lessons to beginners and even those for the more experienced. Waikiki Beach is perfect for surfing as the waves are consistent gentle rollers, with no undercurrents as it is in a protected bay.
Sailing the perfectly blue waters surround Maui is as good as gets when it comes to cruising. The year around trade winds provide some of the nicest sailing conditions in the world. The best part is the abundance of shelter. If the waves and wind are too strong on the west side of the island you can always seek cover on the east and vice versa. You definitely don’t want to miss the opportunity to sail these pristine islands.