Believe it or not, there are a lot of questions about the last state to join the United States of America. (Yes, little history lesson for you: Hawaii was the 50th state that entered the Union on August 21, 1959.) You'd be surprised how many questions people have about the beautiful state that is comprised of gorgeous islands and surrounded by white sandy beaches and crystal clear ocean waters.
So, if you're looking to learn a little bit more about the islands of Hawaii, you've come to the right place. We've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about Hawaii and sat down to answer them.
Which Hawaii island is better?
To put it simply, there's not one island of Hawaii that is better than the other. Hawaii is comprised of eight islands. There is the island of Hawai'i, the main island that is also the largest, and from there the islands get smaller. You'll find that most people travel to Hawai'i. The economy there is solely based on tourism as it the island is brimming with resort areas. However, there are seven other islands to explore other than Hawai'i. While Hawai'i is a great Hawaiian destination due to its eco-tourism, you should definitely explore the others as well, including Maui which is the second-largest island in the area.
Who named Hawaii?
Captain James Cook named Hawaii. He was the first European to visit the Hawaiian Islands. At first, he named them the Sandwich Islands, after the Earl of Sandwich.
Where should I stay in Hawaii?
There are plenty of places to stay in Hawaii, though one of the better options are smaller resorts and bed and breakfasts as you'll get the full Hawaiian experience this way. Inns and bed and breakfasts in Hawaii offer a great connection to the islands, allowing you to get to know the innkeepers who are usually born and raised on the islands. The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono for example, is home to two Hawaiian Innkeepers who were born and raised in the islands. They run and operate a bed and breakfast in Maui.
What is Hawaii known for?
Hawaii is known as a hot vacation destination year round. It's the dream of many people's to go to the Hawaiian Islands at some point in their life. But actually, there is much more to learn about Hawaii other than that it's a great place to vacation. If you want to know what the islands are really known for, check out Top 10 Things you Should Know About Hawaii.
Why Hawaii is a good vacation spot?
And lastly, bringing us back to why Hawaii is known for being a great vacation destination, the islands are great because, naturally, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, have beautiful weather year round, and it's like staying on an exotic island while never having to leave the country.