Fascinating Facts about Hawaii
How well do you know Hawaii?
So you’ve watched every episode of Hawaii 5-O but unless you’ve actually been to Hawaii, I would bet the farm that it’s different than you think. These Fascinating Facts about Hawaii will help unlock reasons for what makes Hawaii the most irresistible destination.
How well do you know Hawaii?
I think we can all agree that Hawaii has been a favorite destination for many of us and if you haven’t been there yet, then it’s most definitely on your bucket list. If you’re a first-time visitor, read these Fascinating Facts about Hawaii to help plan a most incredible stay.
We all have an idea of Hawaii, what it looks like, the buildings, the Hawaiian people, the beautiful Hawaiian beaches…trust me the beaches are beautiful but did you know…
1)Did you know that there are more than 1 King Kamehameha statues?
If you get the chance to go to Hawaii and you don’t get to visit every island, fortunately, you’ll be able to find these amazing statues in more than 1 place:
At the entrance of the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, on the island of Maui
The birthplace of King Kamehameha Kokoiki, in Kapa’au, on the island of Hawaii
In front of Ali’iolani Hale, by Lolani Palace in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu
Overlooking Hilo Bay, at Wailo River State Recreation area, on the island of Hawaii
The Main Land Bonus: Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitors Center, Washington D.C.
2)Do you know what makes Mt Waialeale on the island of Kauai one of the lushes places on the planet?
It’s where you can find the rainiest place in the United States. Mt Waialeale gets an average of 406” of rain annually.
This makes it one of the rainiest spots on the planet.
3)Another Fascinating Fact about Hawaii is about The Kalaupapa Cliffs.
The Kalaupapa Cliffs located on the Hawaiian island of Molokai are in the Guinness World Book of Records for being the largest sea cliffs on earth!
The utter steepness of these cliffs makes them very difficult to get to.
The cliffs drop a 3,315’ feet into the Pacific Ocean.
Views of these famous cliffs can be seen in the Jurassic Park III movie.
4)I bet you might have known that The State Flower is the beautiful Yellow Hibiscus but did you know this Fascinating Fact about Hawaii
Each of the 8 main Hawaiian islands has its own official Hibiscus color.
What I love most about the Hibiscus is that it’s edible!
Hibiscus tea is known to have medicinal properties and can reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.
5)The traditional lifestyle continues to be followed by many native Hawaiians. Did you know the island of Niihau is the “Forbidden Island”?
Niihau is a remote island restricted to only native Hawaiians.
It’s the only island that uses the Hawaiian language as its main language.
The island residents live a strict Hawaiian lifestyle without the outside influences brought on by tourism, in the hopes to continue their traditions and lineage.
6)A bit of humorous Fascinating Fact about Hawaiian style living:
Chickens, Chickens everywhere you look chickens.
I find it quite amusing to see chickens roaming all over public places.
Meanwhile, the locals seem to be totally blind to them. They don’t mind since they’re keeping the nasty centipede population down.
7)Did you know Hawaii is the land of all seasons? Another Fascinating Fact about Hawaii
Hawaii consists of more climate zones than anywhere in the world!
When someone pictures Hawaii they will mostly picture sunny beaches. Probably because of Hawaii 5-O and Magnum PI (I’ve seen every episode of both).
Hawaii is more than that, there’s wet & dry Tropical, Dry & Wet Warm or Cool and you can also find a Polar Climate on the Mountain tops.
8)Did you know that there are only 2 US States that have more than 1 official language?
Only Hawaii has 2 official languages. English and Hawaiian of course.
Some people think Pidgin is a language but it’s not and would be considered Hawaiian slang.
The Hawaiian language is very unique, consisting of only 12 letters. The letter S is not one of them so some words will be the same for singular and plural.
9)Fascinating Facts about Hawaii when traveling to and from:
Hawaiians are very protective of their islands.
It’s against the law to bring pineapples into Hawaii
There are serious consequences against bringing snakes into Hawaii. It’s a Class 3 felony, subject to 3 yrs in prison and up to $200,000 fine.
The beautiful sand can be found in different colors and even though it’s quite tempting, don’t remove any sand or rocks. It is illegal to remove any natural objects from some areas around the islands.
10)Did you know the island of Hawaii was formed out of six volcanoes?
Mahukona, Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea.
Mauna Kea: A dormant Volcano. When measuring from its base starting on the ocean floor to the tippy top it’s actually the tallest mountain in the world! Mauna Kea is so high you have to stop halfway up to get your body regulated otherwise you could pass-out. The summit of Mauna Kea has one of the best astronomical locations in the world, therefore, it houses telescopes from various nations.
Mauna Loa: The Largest active Volcano in the world. Mauna Loa was once used by NASA for astronaut training. Its landscape is thought of as being the closest simulation to the terrain of Mars.
Mt Kilauea: Did you know even though the islands are 70% surrounded by water, there is a serious concern of a freshwater shortage? Groundwater provides about 50% of freshwater for the island of Hawaii. The eruption of Mt. Kilauea alone evaporated a major water source for the Big Island. The lava flow is responsible for contaminating groundwater and making any collected rainwater toxic for people and animals on the eastern part of the island. If interested, Hawaii’s Fresh Water Initiative has a foundation set up for community donations
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