Pack up your flowery shirts and flip-flops; paradise is calling. When you decide to rent an apartment in Hawaii, you aren’t just moving to another state – you are choosing a whole new lifestyle. Steep mountains – some emerald green and others rocky – rise from turquoise waters like formidable giants. Lava flowing freely from a volcano, beaches with black sand, stunning vistas, amazing wildlife, and hidden waterfalls will be your backyard.
Hawaii is a collection of islands. The main eight islands are Hawai’i, Maui, Oahu, Kaua’i, Moloka’i, Lana’i, Ni’ihau, and Kaho’olawe. The capital of Hawaii, Honolulu, is located on the island of Oahu. Other smaller islands and islets also dot the state, totaling over 100. The islands developed from volcanic activity and there are volcanoes on the island of Hawai’i, often referred to as the “Big Island.”
Hawaii features two national parks, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawai’i, and Haleakala National Park on Maui. National Historical Parks include Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, and Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. The Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, which is located on the island of Hawai’i, is 175 miles long. This trail follows the coastline along ancient fishermen’s trails.
And while life in Hawaii consists of surfing, boating, swimming, hiking, cycling, camping, and wildlife viewing, Hawaii is also home to wineries, craft shows, shops, amazing food, macadamia nut farms, lavender farms, the country’s only commercial vanilla farm. Hawaii is home to several art galleries and museums, including the Hawai’i State Art Museum. Theaters include Diamondhead Theatre, the East Hawaii Cultural Center, and the Hawai’i Theatre.