Discover All There Is To See & Do In Hawaii
by Roy Witman © 2008
There is no doubt. Hawaii has some of the most
gorgeous natural scenery on the face of the planet.
Those who go once always vow to return. With
native orchids growing wild by the roadside, stunning
mountainscapes and dramatic black lava coves filled
with electric blue water, Hawaii is often referred to
as Paradise - and rightfully so!
In addition to taking in some of Mother Nature's
best handiwork, what else can you do? Plenty! All
cruise lines offer a wide range of excursions that
passengers can book. Using Norwegian Cruise Lines
as an example, let me tell you about just a sampling
of the adventures you can take part in while visiting
Master golf architect, Dick Nugent, created the
world's most demanding golf course and set it amid
the 2,000-foot cliffs of Ko'Olau Range in Honolulu on
the island of Oahu. With a commanding view of the
Pacific Ocean, this course will challenge the most
accomplished golfer. Encompassing over 280 acres,
this course is a sight to behold.
Built on a lava bed, the Golf Mauna Lani Resort
features rolling terrain accented with forests. Two
signature holes (the 15th and 17th) are some of the
most photographed in all the world. If you love a
course that stretches your abilities, this course on
Kona is a must-play. Other exceptional golf courses
are nearby as well.
The collective islands of Hawaii are filled with
dormant and active volcanoes that are as beautiful
as they are interesting. Whether you bike, ride, hike
or fly; volcano tours are an exceptional way to enjoy
Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of
Hawaii offers the most active volcanoes. Get up
close and personal with fire pits, lava tubes and an
11-mile crater rim that is simply awe-inspiring.
Pearl Harbor Monument
One of our most tragic and also our most
victorious hours came with the surprise attack by
Japan on Pearl Harbor in 1941. You can celebrate
the valor and honor of our veterans with a visit to
this seaport in person and relive the events of this
historic place as you view the USS Arizona, still in
her final resting place. The monument and museum
offer video presentations, displays and actual
memorabilia salvaged from the attack. Pearl Harbor
continues to be one of Oahu's most popular
attractions. From here, you'll visit “Mighty Mo,” the
USS Missouri battleship at Fort Island Bridge where
the treaty ending World War II was signed.
Whale & Dolphin Watching
Venture out into the Pacific Ocean in search of a
wildlife adventure like no other. Massive whales
rocketing up from the waves are a sight no one
easily forgets. The sheer size and power of these
incredible mammals is something most people don't
have the privilege of seeing close-up. While
frolicking on the sea, you'll also strive to encounter
bottlenose and other dolphin species. Friendly and
curious, these popular creatures are a highlight of
There is so much to see and do on the islands of
Hawaii that you'll want to return again and again.
Planning ahead can make your trip smoother and can
alleviate the problem of the most popular excursions
being booked. Make a list of the sites and activities
you'd most like to see and do, then book early to
ensure you get your first choices.
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