Why is Hawaii such a Popular Place for Vacation?


Romain Guy

One of Hawaii’s beautiful beaches

Hawaii is a stunning state that almost everyone knows about. Millions of tourists and families travel there every year for vacation. But what makes it such a popular place?

In 2019, there were around 847,396 visitors who traveled to Hawaii, with both air and cruise. Although, due to Coronavirus, visitor arrivals were down 25.7 percent in May 2021. 

Hawaii was originally discovered by a group of canoers around 1,500 years ago. People from present-day Tahiti followed 500 years later. Over time, they created brand new traditions like surfing, hula dancing, and exchanging leis. Kamehameha became Hawaii’s first king in 1810. The islands continued to have rulers into the 1880s. Then, in 1898, it became U.S. territory.
Hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, or swimming, are all activities that can be done in Hawaii. Hawaii is also known for its stunning beaches, some containing different colors. Most are covered in white sand, and others are filled with colorful sand, like green, red, pink, or even black sand. These beaches attract tourists because they are so magnificent. Hawaii beaches are great for relaxing, surfing, or just taking a nice walk. Speaking of walks, visitors can travel towards one of the big islands, or hike through dense tropical rain forests. Hawaii has wondrous, ravishing waterfalls that are definitely worth seeing while hiking. Snorkeling near the island’s coral reefs is also an exciting option. 

The wildlife in Hawaii is also one of the many reasons why there are so many tourists there. Hawaii is filled with thousands of tree species that grow on the island. There are also flowers and plants covering the land, including exotic orchids. Hawaii has a lot of birds roaming around too. Native birds like the Pueo or the Noio are some examples. Hawaii’s waters are also the homes of sea life, such as monk seals, lizardfish, and hawksbill turtles. Humpback whales even visit the waters from December to May to mate and give birth. Even with all of these amazing creatures, Hawaii only has one native land mammal, the Hawaiian hoary bat. Other mammals, including mongoose, rats, and feral pigs were brought to the islands by humans.

With Hawaii’s beautiful scenery and special wildlife, it isn’t surprising that so many people choose this state for vacation.