Truly a land of heart-rending beauty and stark contrasts!

We warmly invite you to explore our islands and discover your ideal travel experience.

Whether you're a new visitor or returning, our six unique islands offer distinct experiences that will entice any traveler.

After the arrival of Europeans on the island, in 1880–1881 James Dwight Dana directed the first formal geological study of the hotspot's volcanics, confirming the relationship long observed by the natives.

1912 marked the founding of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory by volcanologist Thomas Jaggar, initiating continuous scientific observation of the islands.

While most volcanoes are created by geological activity at tectonic plate boundaries, the Hawaii hotspot is located far from plate boundaries.

The classic hotspot theory, first proposed in 1963 by John Tuzo Wilson, proposes that a single, fixed mantle plume builds volcanoes that then, cut off from their source by the movement of the Pacific Plate, become increasingly inactive and eventually erode below sea level over millions of years.

Prepare for beaches made out of pitch black sand, crystal green sand, coarse white sand, coral and even newly formed lava rocks.

Explore the Kilauea Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes on earth, and the world's only drive-in volcano.

According to this theory, the nearly 60° bend where the Emperor and Hawaiian segments of the chain meet was caused by a sudden shift in the movement of the Pacific Plate.

In 2003, fresh investigations of this irregularity led to the proposal of a mobile hotspot theory, suggesting that hotspots are mobile, not fixed, and that the 47-million-year-old bend was caused by a shift in the hotspot's motion rather than the plate's.

Driving your way around would allow you to arrange your schedule more freely.