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Hawaii: Come Live in Paradise

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By : M Shane    99 or more times read
While some people think about their dream home being a particular type of house, others think more of their dream home being a place to live in their ideal environment. In this day and age where people don't retire to just sit out on their porch and watch the world go by, it is vital for many people to have a home in an environment where they can continue to enjoy their active lifestyle outdoors. Whether young or old, Hawaii is an ideal home destination for many people.

The state of Hawaii is an interesting place to live because it is a collection of islands, each with their own personality. Some of the islands are very small and secluded while others have a larger population and are more popular tourist destinations. Whichever island you chose to live on, there is a great deal to see and do quite nearby!

The island of Hawaii, or the Big Island as it is also known, is by far the largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii is the youngest island in the state and contains two active volcanoes. Hawaii also has two extinct volcanoes and one dormant one which last erupted in 1801. The climate on this island is quite varied because of the extremes in elevation it has; Hawaii has desert areas as well as tundra on the heights of Mauna Kea.

Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands and is home to the second largest population in the state. It is a popular destination with tourists due to its gorgeous black sand beaches and fantastic whale watching opportunities.

The third largest island in the state is Oahu which is also the most populated and developed of all the islands. This island is the vacation hot-spot for tourists visiting the state who're looking for entertainment; it is home to a variety of shopping, entertainment, and dining opportunities. The waves on this island are a huge draw to surfers particularly in the winter time. Oahu is also home to the Polynesian Cultural Centre where you can learn all about the culture of different Polynesian islands and even participate in a traditional luau.

Some of the smaller islands include Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai. Kauai, also known as the garden island, is the oldest island in the group. It is a relatively quiet island with more sand beaches than any of the other islands in the state.

Molokai is home to Hawaii's longest white sand beach, a barrier reef, black sand beaches, and ancient Hawaiian temples. There is also a historical leper colony on Molokai that you can arrange to tour.

Lastly, the island of Lanai is the most secluded island of the Hawaiian Islands. This island is also known as the pineapple island due to the pineapple plantation that it used to have. Lanai is a good island destination for outdoor enthusiasts who like a quieter living environment; there are great opportunities here for hiking on the Munro trail and to see petroglyph carvings, as well as swimming and snorkeling locations. It's rumored that Lanai is the birthplace of cliff diving as well.

All in all, if you're looking for a dream home location in paradise then take a look at the Hawaiian Islands. Whether you prefer a location with an active nightlife or a quiet little residence in a quiet tropical paradise, there is something here for everyone.

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