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About the Islands of Hawaii

A guide to each of the islands in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Also inforamtion about some of the remote Pacific Ocean islands northwest and southwest of the main Hawaiian islands.

Most Visited Hawaiian Islands

Oahu Island
The most visited island in Hawaii, and the island with the most hotels, is Oahu Island, the third largest island i the Hawaiian Archipelago. Oahu's hotels are concentrated in two resort areas, the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu on the south side of the island, and the Ko Olina MasterPlanned Resort on the west side. Most visited attractions and sites include Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, the Polynesian Cultural Center, and the Hanauma Bay snorkeling spot and the surfing beachs of Oahu's north shore.. The island's Diamond Head Crater is the most recognizable geological formation in Hawaii.

Maui Island
Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands and the second most visited. Maui is especially popular with visitors who prefer condominium accommodations. It is the home of one of Haleakala National Park, one of only two national parks in Hawaii.

Hawaii Island
The largest of the Hawaiian Islands is also known as "The Big Island". Hawaii Island's most visited attractions include Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the town of Kailua-Kona on the west side of the island, the town of Hilo on the east side of the Island, Paniolo (Cowoy) country on the north central region of the island, and the luxury resorts on the northwest coast of the island.

Kauai Island

Limited Tourism Infrastructure

Molokai Island


Lanai Island

No Visitor Access

Niihau Island

Kahoolawe Island

Remote Islands

Northwest Hawaiian Islands

Includes the remote islands northwest of the largest islands in the Hawaiian Archipelago. These islands and all of the Hawaiian Islands are within the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monumenty that was designated in 2006 and expanded in 2016. The northwest Hawaiian Islands include French Frigtate Shoals, the Gardner Pinnacles, Kaula Rock, the Kure Atoll, Laysan Island, Lisianski Island, the Maro Reef, the Midway Atoll, Necker Island (aka Mokumanamana), Nihoa Island, the Pearl and Hermes Atoll, and Tern Island.

Southwest Pacific Islands
Includes the seven islands within the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument that was created by the the United States Government in 2009. The main islands within the marine monument are Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Palmyra Atoll, and Wake Atoll. Each of those islands has been designated a U.S. national wildlife refuge.l

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See also
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Twitter "Hawaii for Visitors" Feed

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