What can I tell you about Hawai’i that you don’t already know? Hawai’i is a U.S. state, that’s right, no passports needed despite the tropical paradise it offers (don’t laugh, I get this question all the time). Hawai’i was formed on a hot spot in the earth’s crust with the islands being the top of the LARGEST MOUNTAIN RANGE IN THE WORLD. The Hawaiian language has 12 letters in their alphabet, which should make it pretty easy to learn, right? Hawaii is made up of about 136 islands, 7 of which are inhabited: O’ahu, Hawai’i (The Big Island), Maui, Kaua’I, Moloka’i, Lana’a and Ni’ihau.
All this, and yet every Hawaiian island is completely unique from each other. It is tough because people come to me and tell me they have never been to Hawai’i, which island should they see? All of them, of course, but if you have to narrow down the islands to just one or two per visit, the determining factor is really going to be your personal interests. Here are a few distinctions between the four most visited Hawaiian islands to help you narrow down your selection.