The islands of Hawaii offer a vast array of real estate options for those who want to own a piece of paradise. Hawaii attracts buyers from all over the world and has a market that is different from any other state due to its limited land area, tremendous beauty and reputation as one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet. Whether living in the islands full time or purchasing a vacation home, each island is special in its own unique way. Deciding which island suits your needs will take time and research.
Oahu is the commercial and business hub as well as the most populous island. Offering all the luxuries and conveniences of a large cosmopolitan city, as well as stunning top rated beaches, it is the right choice for many wishing to relocate or purchase in the islands.
Maui is another option that many buyers examine because of its stellar reputation as a first class resort and golf destination. The beauty of its beaches and landscape draw home buyers who want to live in the lap of a luxurious, easygoing lifestyle. A renowned artist’s haven and place of dramatic scenery, Maui draws buyers from the world over.
The Big Island of Hawaii offers so many different choices in geography, location and lifestyle that many buyers are drawn to this island. People flock to the Kohala and Kona coast for top rated resorts and perfect sunny days with tranquil beaches. Those who want to experience a little bit of country in Hawaii can enjoy Waimea, home to the famous Parker Ranch, cooler temperatures with rolling grasslands and famous art galleries and restaurants. The Hamakua Coast is famous for its lush tropical beauty and is near Hilo. Hilo has its own charm and attracts those who enjoy its windward showers and rainbows and tropical foliage. The Volcano area and the southern part of the island is more affordable and is home to people who want to live in quieter, more remote part of the island.
Kauai, The Garden Isle, is the emerald jewel of the Hawaiian Islands with lush tropical scenery, waterfalls and a small town feel. Many people enjoy Poipu for its sunny weather and first class hotels and restaurants. The whole island is scenic with lovely beaches and a relaxed, slow paced lifestyle.
Molokai, the Friendly Isle, is home to many Hawaiian people and is a favorite for those who really want to get away from it all and experience old Hawaii.
The small island of Lanai offers outstanding luxury residences at its two Four Season resorts as well as more modest homes in the cool upcountry town of Lanai city.
The “Sandwich Isles”, home to a proud indigenous people, beautiful beaches, historic and scenic attractions, is an ideal vacation destination, but also a great place to look at homes for sale and real estate. From Big Island of Hawaii and Maui to Oahu and Kauai, the Aloha State has proven time and time again that they are one of the world’s most sought-after places to live, retire, and have fun. The internationally famous Waikiki Beach is of course a must-see, and the old volcanic crater Diamond Head is worth hiking. Other famous beaches include Haunama Bay, Kailua, Bellows, and Magic Island. Ala Moana, the largest outdoor mall in the world, is a shopper’s paradise, while other malls, stores and boutiques are scattered throughout the state. These islands are proud to show their aloha, and the friendliness and hospitality of Hawaii residents are legendary.
Some of the most popular activities in Hawaii are based off of the vibrant and proud cultural tradition of the Native Hawaiian people, descendents of Polynesian explorers and colonists who crossed the Pacific Ocean. These include luaus, which are traditional Polynesian dinner feasts, and the iconic hula dance, which are designed to tell stories from Hawaiian legends and myths. Remnants of the old Hawaiian culture, from the Place of Refuge to many heiaus, or temples can be found throughout the islands and the influence of many other ethnicities are apparent throughout the state. Water skiing, wind surfing, bodyboarding, swimming, surfing, sunbathing, shopping, sightseeing, photography, hiking, and offshore cruises are all popular things to do while staying in this island paradise.
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