The Hawaii Islands
There are well over 100 Hawaii islands in all, but there
are six main islands.
The six islands of Hawaii are, from oldest to youngest,
Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii (The Big Island).
The Big Island is called just that because it is almost
twice the size of all the other islands put together.
Hawaii Island of Kauai
Kauai is the oldest and fourth largest Hawaii
island. This island is also known as the "Garden Isle."
The island is the "wettest spot on earth" as it
gets approximately 460 inches of rainfall each year - that's
over an inch per day! Learn more about
Hawaii Island of Oahu
Oahu is home to over 125 beaches, including
the world famous Waikiki beach and infamous Pearl Harbor.
Also located on Oahu is the Honolulu International Airport,
which is where you'd fly into from any place in the world.
Learn more about Oahu...
Hawaii Island of Molokai
Known as "The Most Hawaiian Island"
because approximately 40% of its 7,000 residents are of
Hawaiian decent. Molokai takes you back... there is no building
taller than a palm tree, so few automobiles that there are
no streetlights, and no fast food restaurants. This is the
least "touristy" of the main islands in Hawaii.
Learn more about Molokai...
Hawaii Island of Lanai
Knows as "The Pineapple Island,"
Lanai is the smallest of the six main islands. It is about
141 square miles and home to around 3,000 people. Lanai
is also home to the famous Garden of the Gods, and
one of the largest and strangest assortments of volcanic
rock anywhere in the world. Learn more
Hawaii Island of Maui
Known as the Valley Isle, Maui is the
2nd largest island in the Hawaiian chain at about 728 square
miles. It's the home to endless beaches and also happens
to be the breeding ground for the Humpback Whale during
the winter months. Learn more about
Hawaii's Big Island
The Big Island is, as you might have guess,
the biggest of all the Hawaii islands at about 4,038 square
miles... which is about twice the size of all the other
islands combined. It's also the yougest island. It's home
to the most active volcano in the world, Kilauea, which
has been spewing molten lava since January of 1983. Learn
more about the Big Island...