Discover Hawaii: the best activities in the archipelago

The American state of Hawaii inspires dreams thanks to its surprising landscapes, its vegetation and its heavenly beaches. Many French people go there every year to fulfill their dream of catching a few waves in this surfing paradise. Isolated in the central Pacific, on the other side of the world, Hawaii is the ideal destination to cut yourself off from the world and enjoy nature, all in a cool and hassle-free atmosphere.

This State of more than 28,000 km² is full of natural treasures and activities to discover. So as not to go on an adventure without a program and risk missing out on exceptional experiences, here are a few must-sees in the archipelago.


  • Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Get lost on the island of Kauai
  • Hike Diamond Head
  • Snorkel in Hanauma Bay
  • Getting to Pearl Harbor
  • Go to Ehukai Beach Park to admire the pro surfers
  • Try surfing in Waikiki
  • Watch the sunset from the summit of Mauna Kea
  • Live the Honolulu vibe

Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii is famous for its surfing beaches, but also for its impressive volcanoes. Moreover, it is actually the only American state composed exclusively of volcanic rock. Kilauea is still active and allows visitors to the area to approach the lava This is one of the only places in the world where you can observe such a phenomenon so closely, so don’t miss it!

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Kilauea, Hawaii
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Get lost on the island of Kauai

This island is, according to many connoisseurs, the most beautiful of the Hawaiian archipelago, but also the wildest. Indeed, the majority of its territory is not accessible from any road. It is possible to visit Kauai from the inside, but also to discover the island from the sky!

Kauai, Hawaii
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Hike Diamond Head

On the island of Oahu, Diamond Head is the famous crater of an extinct volcano located at the edge of the ocean. This place is ideal for beautiful hikes. So, if you’re in good shape, let yourself embark on this lovely adventure! These paths provide access to remarkable viewpoints typical of Hawaii.

Diamond Head, Hawai
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Snorkel in Hanauma Bay

Snorkeling is a must for any stay in this archipelago. Hanauma Bay is one of Hawaii’s best spots for viewing underwater wildlife. All you have to do is put on a mask and a snorkel and dive into the water!

Baie d'Hanauma, Hawaii
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Getting to Pearl Harbor

The city of Pearl Harbor is located on the island of Oahu. It is there that the air base of Pearl Harbor is installed, as well as the headquarters of the Pacific fleet of the United States. The name Pearl Harbor certainly means something to you, and for good reason, the city is famous for having been the victim of a surprise attack launched by Japan in 1941. In the space of half a day, go to these places that marked a turning point in world history.

Go to Ehukai  Beach Park to admire the pro surfers

If you want to watch real surfers tame the waves of Hawaii, we recommend you go to Ekuhai Beach Park. This is where the famous Banzai Pipeline is located, where you can find some of the biggest waves on the planet! If you want to learn to surf, this is not the place to do it, because it would be far too dangerous.

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surfboards, hawaii
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Try surfing in Waikiki

For beginners wishing to progress in surfing, nothing better than doing it on the famous Waikiki beach in Honolulu. Despite the fact that there are often a lot of people on this spot, it allows you to learn at your own pace, all in an idyllic setting.

Discover Hawaii: the best activities in the archipelago
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Watch the sunset from the summit of Mauna Kea

No matter the spot, sunsets are always wonderful in Hawaii. Many opt for evenings by the ocean, beer in hand. Still, the best view to watch the day go by is from the top of Mauna Kea, an extinct volcano over 4,000 meters high.

sunset at Mauna Kea, Hawaii
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Live the Honolulu vibe

How can you spend a vacation in Hawaii without spending a few days in Honolulu? The state capital is ideal for feeling and experiencing the unique atmosphere of the archipelago. Between the sun, the music, the waves, the surfers and the good food, you should find the tranquility you are looking for here.

Honolulu, Hawaii
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Mohamed SAKHRI

I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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