Aloha. Mention the word and a thousand dreamy vacation images spring to mind. But it is more than a word. It is a bridge to Hawaii's past. Aloha, literally the breath of life. It is woven into our community fabric and is a daily reminder that we don't just breathe the same air.
We breath the same breath. It is the basis of a genuine welcoming spirit you will find in Hawaii. And you will find sparkling beaches and turquoise waters, graceful palms and fragrant flowers, and thrilling outdoor adventures.
If you like whale watching, the massive humpback whale is the largest species to inhabit Hawaii's waters. During the winter months, these whales can be seen frolicking just offshore throughout the islands.
Hawaii (Big Island) is still growing. There were once five active volcanoes contributing to the island's growth: Mauna Kea, Kohala, Hualalai, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. Hualalai last erupted in 1801, while Kilauea and Manuna Loa are still considered active.
While much of the Big Island's culture was lost through the course of the past 200 years, recent times have seen a resurgence of interest in Hawaiiana. The dance, song and legend of ancient Hawaii have not yet been lost.
Honolulu is the permanent home to almost a million people of all races and cultural backgrounds. It is one of the largest cities in the U.S., hovering around 10th spot on the census charts. It is a popular destination for business and leisure. At any given time there are about 100,000 visitors to Hawaii.
Many Hollywood films have been shot in the islands including Hook, Jurassic Park, George of the Jungle, Six Days Seven Nights, and Mighty Joe Young.
Hawaii is a great place to vacation, take yours now!