Which Hawaiian Island is Right for You?

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Who wouldn’t love to go on a trip to Hawaii? This archipelago in the Pacific Ocean is a tropical paradise whose seven main islands contain beaches, mountains, rainforests, and surfing in equal parts.

It can often be difficult to decide which island is right for you when planning your excursion to Hawaii, so let this guide help you settle on the best island for you.

Nature Lovers: Kauai

Kauai, whose nickname is “The Garden Isle,” is the perfect island to choose if you are looking to get lost in nature and avoid the crowds. Located in the western third of the archipelago, you will find mountains, rainforests, and virgin beaches here without the overwhelming crowds that you can often find on other islands.

Surfing and Shopping: Oahu

Oahu is the most populated island and Hawaii and the one with the biggest tourism scene and with good reason. The biggest city (Honolulu) and the largest international airport are located here, making it a hub for travelers and offering up bars, nightlife, and shopping. Surfers will also love the big waves that can be caught on the island’s north shore.

Adventurers and Families: Maui

The second-largest Hawaiian island is Maui, and it is a great “halfway” point for travelers who are looking for equal parts relaxation and attractions. Great for families thanks to its tourist infrastructure and nice beaches, adventurers will also appreciate Maui’s outdoor sports opportunities.