Notable Things You Should Know About Hawaii Before You Visit
Correct me if I am wrong, will you? You think that Hawaii is a reincarnation of the Biblical ‘Garden of Eden’ and secretly hope that one day you will take your ‘special person’ and celebrate your love there. You have even opened a secret account where you stash away every coin you can spare in order to be able to fund a visit to these Pacific Islands. You are not alone. And you are not wrong for wanting to vacation there someday. The destination rocks. It will surpass your wildest dreams.
Before you pack and go, you need to know the following facts about Hawaii.
- Hawaii is the northernmost of the Polynesia Islands in central Pacific.
- It’s not only tourists that visit Hawaii. Its oceanic surroundings, tropical climate and active volcanoes attract oceanographers, biologists, geologists, volcanologists among other experts.
- The volcanic Hawaiian archipelago has hundreds of islands spread across 1500 miles, but people only know of the island of Hawaii, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kauai, Maui, Niihau, and Kaho'olawe.
- With 750 miles coastline, Hawaii has the fourth largest coastline in US's States after California, Florida and Alaska in that order.
- Official languages in the state are English and Hawaiian.
- Hawaii has more endangered flora and fauna species than any other state in the US.
- Apart from the original 13 States, Hawaii is one of the 4 that were independent before joining the union.
- Archaeological evidence shows that the first human settlement in Hawaii was in 800.
- To get around the islands, you can use roads, cruise ships, or rail. To get to the island from other parts of the world, you can use Hawaiian Airlines or Mokulele Airlines.
- President Barrack Obama, the current president of United States of America is a native of Honolulu. He was the first presidential nominee from Hawaii in the United States' history.
There are probably hundreds of things you should know about Hawaii before visiting. This is just a pointer.