There are a thousand adventures to be had in Hawaii. Whether by land, air or sea, the Hawaiian Islands offer a vast selection of unique activities to satisfy every level of age and adrenaline rush. Diamond Resorts International®, a global leader in vacation ownership networks with more than 370 properties around the world, has put together a few suggestions for any Hawaii visitors looking to explore beyond the beaten path.
The whole family will love a tubing excursion on Kauai, according to Diamond Resorts Reviews. Floating on an inner tube, with a headlamp for the occasional darkness, visitors can discover the miles of canals, tunnels and flumes that comprise the old irrigation system of the Lihue Sugar Plantation. Hand-dug around 1870, the water system runs through some of the most beautiful and remote land on the “Garden Island,” including spectacular views of the mountains and Waialeale Crater. For lodging, Diamond Resorts Reviews recommends a stay at The Point at Poipu, which is set along the secluded and polished sands of Shipwreck Beach. Here on the southernmost tip of Kauai can be found rich snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities just steps from your room. The spacious two-bedroom accommodations include a fully-equipped kitchen and bathrooms with double sinks and soaking tubs, along with a balcony or terrace from which to enjoy the ocean or garden views. When not out exploring the island, enjoy meandering through the quaint shops, galleries, boutiques and cafés that dot this tranquil section of Kauai’s south shore.
The Hana Lava Tube, at the end of the famed Highway to Hana on the island of Maui is a sight that should not be missed. Formed by the violent forces of molten rivers of magma surging through the earth thousands of years ago, the lava tubes today run for many miles and are the location for some bizarre lifeforms such as tube slime – extreme bacteria that actually live on the nitrogen trapped in lava balls, where a flow has been frozen in mid-fall. The Hana Lava Tube is open to self-guided tours along a marked path. Or, for a more intense experience, visit one of the kiteboarding schools at Kite Beach on Maui. Classes range from one to three days where beginners can learn to harness the wind and ride the waves – at up to 20 feet in the air and speeds of 50 mph! To enjoy an upscale visit to Maui, Diamond Resorts Reviews recommends a stay at Ka’anapali Beach Club. These one- and two-bedroom suites offer full kitchens with dishwashers and coffeemakers, dining areas, walk-in showers and separate soaking tubs. The grounds around the hotel are lush with greenery and exotic flowers blooming around waterfalls. The resort features a stunning acre-wide outdoor pool complete with a waterslide and poolside bar.