So little time, so many things to do. That is a common complaint of people on vacation in Hawaii. Unless you are rich enough not to have to worry about it, your vacation to Hawaii is going to come down to choices. As someone who loves the wilder side of life that means perhaps giving up a crowded luau to get in some incredible night diving. The great outdoors is calling you as soon as you land in Hawaii and it is up to you make sure you don't go back home regretting the things you didn't do.
If you're going to Hawaii in the summer and you love diving, then you have to hit Shark's Cove on Oahu. Shark's Cove is one of the most popular diving spots in Hawaii. This popularity is partly because everyone from novices to experienced scuba teachers can find something here to enjoy. The beginners will easily run into sea turtles, while the more experienced divers definitely need to explore the amazing lava tubes and tunnels. Exploring these areas means entering into an otherworldly realm that must be experienced to fully appreciate what diving in Hawaii really means.
Sleeping Giant Trail
The Sleeping Giant trail on the island of Kauai is not the toughest or most challenging hike to be found in Hawaii. Although rated as a moderately difficult hike, the trail can present some difficulties, especially on the very narrow areas once you reach the giant's face. What makes it worthwhile is that giant. The Sleeping Giant is actually a natural mountain formation that contains a healthy amount of ancient Hawaiian myth. Whether you will actually be able to make out the giant himself depends on the level of your imagination, but most visitors are able to make him at some point. You'll probably want to join others in taking a picnic on his chest before heading to the head to get a jaw-dropping 360-degree view of the surrounding countryside.
Goodness knows, there are no shortages of crowded beaches to be found in Hawaii. If you are in the mood for the kind of seclusion and privacy that you just are never going to find at Waikiki, head to the less popular island of Molokai and Kawakiu Beach. Here you can swim to your heart's content without knocking elbows and feet with with a dozen other people. On the other hand, if you need a beach with all the facilities of contemporary luxury, this is a place to avoid. Spartan campgrounds are available for roughing it, but forget about walking to the incredible beach directly from a hotel room. In addition to swimming, you may also find some fun with boating at Kawakiu Beach.
Article Written By Timothy Sexton
Timothy Sexton is an award-winning author who started writing in 1994. He has written on topics ranging from politics and golf to nutrition and travel, and his work appears online for Zappos.com, Disaboom and MOJO, among others. He has also done work for "Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy." He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of West Florida.