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More Interests to Determine Which Hawaiian Island Suits You Best

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Fun Activities for the Kids

Hawaii has become a great destination for families with children. You'll find a zoo, aquariums, dolphin encounters, children's programs at hotels and resorts, water parks and much more. If you're bringing the kids and want to make sure that they have a great time, score:
Big Island - 6 Kauai - 2 Lana'i - 0 Maui - 8 Moloka'i - 0 Oahu - 10

Golfing

Hawaii has many world-class golf courses designed by the top names in golf course design such as Trent Jones, Jr., Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus. If golf is why your coming to Hawaii and your looking for an island with several great courses, score:
Big Island - 8 Kauai - 6 Lana'i - 8 Maui - 10 Moloka'i - 0 Oahu - 2

Hiking/Kayaking

Each of the Hawaiian Islands has numerous hiking trails of varying difficulty. You can hike along Kauai's Na Pali Coast, through a rainforest on Maui, in a dense jungle forest on Oahu or through a lava tube on the Big Island. Kayaking is available on all four of the major islands. If hiking and kayaking appeals to you, score:
Big Island - 6 Kauai - 10 Lana'i - 2 Maui - 8 Moloka'i - 2 Oahu - 4

Historical and Cultural Sites

Prior to the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in the late 1800's, Hawaii was an independent kingdom. The only royal palace in the United States is located in Honolulu. The ancient Hawaiians had a unique culture, and many of their ancient archeological sites are still scattered throughout the islands. If you're interested in exploring the culture and history of the Hawaiian Islands, score:
Big Island - 8 Kauai - 6 Lana'i - 0 Maui - 8 Moloka'i - 2 Oahu - 10

Lush Tropical Vegetation

Are you looking to explore the beauty of Hawaii's rainforests, to see flowers, trees and birds that you'll find nowhere else in the world? If so, score:
Big Island - 2 Kauai - 10 Lana'i - 0 Maui - 6 Moloka'i - 4 Oahu - 2

National and State Parks

Hawaii is home to three National Parks including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, along with several National Historical Sites and numerous state parks. If you enjoy visiting National or State Parks, score:
Big Island - 10 Kauai - 6 Lana'i - 0 Maui - 8 Moloka'i - 0 Oahu - 4

Nightlife

Some people just get started on their vacations after the sun goes down.. On many of the islands, many places pretty much close up after sunset. If nightlife with entertainment or clubs is important to you, score:
Big Island - 2 Kauai - 2 Lana'i - 0 Maui - 6 Moloka'i - 0 Oahu - 10

Privacy and Seclusion

Believe it or not, there are still places in Hawaii where you can go, not see another person for miles and enjoy some peace and quiet. If this is what you're looking for on your vacation, score:
Big Island - 6 Kauai - 10 Lana'i - 0 Maui - 2 Moloka'i - 8 Oahu - 0

Romance

Hawaii is the number one honeymoon destination in the world, but some islands are generally considered more romantic than others. There are more opportunities for romantic walks on the beach, secluded swimming locations and activities designed for honeymooners. If romance is what you're looking for, score:
Big Island - 8 Kauai - 10 Lana'i - 2 Maui - 6 Moloka'i - 0 Oahu - 4

Shopping

If you're looking for great shopping, and we're not talking about souvenirs but rather fine art, island arts and crafts and world-class stores, score:
Big Island - 4 Kauai - 4 Lana'i - 0 Maui - 6 Moloka'i - 0 Oahu - 10

Snorkeling/Scuba

If you're looking to explore the world beneath the waves, Hawaii has some of the world's top snorkeling and scuba spots. If you plan on doing some serious snorkeling or scuba diving, score:
Big Island - 8 Kauai - 4 Lana'i - 0 Maui - 10 Moloka'i - 0 Oahu - 6

Surfing / Windsurfing

Hawaii is the surfing capital of the world. It's where surfing started. Maui's Ho'okipa Beach is the windsurfing capital of the world. If you're an experienced surfer or windsurfer and are looking to take on some of the best waves in the world, score:
Big Island - 0 Kauai - 0 Lana'i - 0 Maui - 6 Moloka'i - 0 Oahu - 10

Whale Watching

Hawaii is the winter home to the Pacific Humpback Whale. From November to May, the whales and their new offspring are found in the waters of Hawaii. If you're looking to see some whales, score:
Big Island - 6 Kauai - 4 Lana'i - 0 Maui - 10 Moloka'i - 0 Oahu - 2

So, what have you learned? Let's take a look at each island and see how your island score may help you decide which islands are best for you.

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