The fourth largest Hawaiian Island behind The Big Island of Hawaii and the islands of Maui and Oahu, the island of Kaua i is nicknamed The Garden Isle . With only four percent of the island having been developed with commercial and residential use, the remaining 96 percent of the island is a paradise of unspoiled wonder, which makes Kaua i a truly spectacular place to visit on your Hawaiian vacation.
The Hawaiian island of O ahu is just about everything you d expect of such a tropical paradise. The island contains enough sights and activities to keep you enthralled forever. The average temperature on the island of O ahu fluctuates somewhere between a comfortable 75 and 85 degrees throughout the year.
The incredible diversity of the island, from the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Honolulu to the backcountry wildlife, to the pristine sandy beaches of the northern shore, O ahu is home to almost a million residents and over 80,000 guests visiting the island on any given day of the year.
Molokai is the fifth largest Hawaiian island, and one of the best kept secrets when it comes to Hawaiian vacation destinations. Molokai is located east of Oahu and north of Lanai. Honolulu, Lanai, and Maui are visible from various parts of the island. The island measures approximately 38 miles by 10 miles. Molokai is home to two small ports, as well as the tiny Molokai Airport on West Molokai, which offers flights only to other Hawaiian islands. There are about 6,000 to 8,000 people living on Molokai depending on the season. They live in six towns and villages; the largest of these is Kaunakakai.
The Island of Hawaii also known as the Big Island offers much of what the other smaller Hawaiian Islands do in terms of tourist resorts, but most of it is conveniently located in one area. The majority of the resorts are concentrated north of Kona in the Kohala Distrcit, a 20 30 minute drive from the Kona Airport. Here you will find a beautiful planned landscape with resort hotels, dining and shopping centers, and parkways similar to what you would see on the Island of Maui. There are also some large resort hotels in Kona and along the western shore of the main island.
The Big Island does not have the dense, miles long tourist areas like Kaanapali, LaHaina and Waikiki, although you ll find that there really are a great many resort hotels stretched mainly along the western shore (the windward side of the island). The primary concentration of resorts is in the Kohala District north of Kona. It is easily reached by driving north from the Kona Airport about 20 30 minutes.