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Popular Hawaii Destinations Spotlight
|Oahu / Honolulu The Gathering Place
Appropriately named "The Gathering Place," Oahu is the exciting center of the Aloha state. Famous Waikiki Beach, the heart of the island and a world class resort area, offers outstanding dining, entertainment, shopping, attractions and hotel accommodations to fit any budget. Down the shore from Waikiki Beach is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Hawaii, Diamond Head. This extinct volcano crater sits solemnly above another fabulous beach filled with sun worshippers and surfers. Beyond Waikiki, Oahu becomes a quietly enchanting island. There are 23 state parks on the ocean and throughout the interior. On the North Shore, the ocean's fury comes to life as massive waves pound the shore in an unforgettable rhythm. History buffs can trace the million year history of the islands on Oahu, or experience more recent history at Pearl Harbor.
|Maui The Valley Island
The mythic aura of this island begins high atop Mauna Haleakala, a towering, dormant volcano whose crater is big enough to hold Manhattan. Its slopes descend down to 33 miles of pristine beaches, then further into the waters off its shores, where endangered humpback whales find a safe home. Maui could be called the activity capital of the world, with more than one hundred optional activities to be experienced by land, sea or air. Relax on the beautiful sandy beaches or explore historic Lahaina, once Hawaii's Royal capital and later a famous whaling town. Taking the Road to Hana and the Seven Pools is an unforgettable trip. The road itself is a twisting narrow ribbon that weaves in and out of sea cliffs, mountains, valleys and waterfalls, and through rainforests and jungles of ferns. It is a visually spectacular journey that should not be missed. Maui is a true haven for golfers. Practice your swing on a great variety of courses, each with unique characteristics and spectacular vistas.