Did you know that the islands making up the state of Hawaii extend more than 1,500 miles? Since the state of Hawaii consists of hundreds islands, its size can be deceiving when viewing maps of Hawaii. However, there are six U.S. states – Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts — that are smaller in area than Hawaii.
From largest to smallest in area, the eight main Hawaiian islands are: The island of Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, and Kahoolawe. Hawaii’s capital and largest city, Honolulu, is located on the island of Oahu, which is also the most populous and most visited island.
While the volcanoes, Pearl Harbor Memorial, and Lanai pineapple plantations are popular among Hawaiian tourists, the beaches of Hawaii are probably the biggest draw. After all, what image comes to mind when you think of Hawaii? And when it comes to Hawaiian beaches, it’s hard to find any that are more beautiful than the best beaches in Oahu and Maui. In fact, is it because of the beaches of Maui and Oahu that makes them the two most popular destinations among visitors.
Included among the best beaches in Maui and Oahu are exquisite beaches of black, red, white, and golden sand. If you are daring, or if it’s your kind of thing, Pu’u Ola’i Beach offers clothes-free swimming and sunbathing. That being said, the beaches of Maui offers diverse beach experiences that would be challenging to find elsewhere.
If you find yourself staring at maps of Hawaii and fantasizing about planning a Hawaii beach vacation, what’s stopping you? All you have to do is go online and check out what travel package deals are available, and you will probably be surprised at their affordability.