Traveling To The Island Of Hawaii
What are some of the lesser-known places to visit on the island of Hawaii? What are the main attractions? Where are the best places to stay?
If you're looking for a secluded place to enjoy while you're on the island of Hawaii, you should have no trouble finding one. The island is full of places that few people go and that you can call your own for a few days. You just need to know where to look. Here is a list of some good places to go on the island of Hawaii.
a.. Hanalei Bay is known as one of the Pacific's most perfect anchorages as it is still a favorite port of call for world-class yachts. It's a gorgeous bay and the Hanalei River empties into it. The bay provides excellent sailing, surfing, and swimming
b.. Lumahai Beach, "twist of fingers," is a beautiful beach but the riptides here are fierce. A word of caution - don't enter the beach unless the waters are very calm.
Visiting Hanalei will not only give you a truly magnificent bay, but it will provide the epitome of a north shore laid-back village. If you were forced to choose the most beautiful bay in all of Hawaii, Hanalei would definitely be one of your finalists.
c.. Overlooking the bay on a tall bluff are the remains of an old Russian fort. It's difficult to find, but knowing it's there adds a lot to your visit.
d.. Native Hawaiian Trading and Cultural Center is home to some authentic Hawaiian crafts. But beware; don't get caught up with the touristy junk items available here. Upstairs is a fine co-op where local artists display and sell their arts and crafts.
e.. Waioli Mission House is located on the way out of town. This is a must stop! You'll learn an unbelievable amount of history and anecdotes, not only about the mission house, but about the entire area and Hawaii in general. If you're there on a Sunday morning, do yourself a favor and go to the 10 a.m. service where you will be uplifted by a choir of rich voices singing enchanting hymns in Hawaiian.