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Lanai
Like Molokai, Lanai offers a whirlwind of recreational activities ranging from hiking and biking to horseback riding and scuba diving. Whether it's by land, by sea or by air, there is adventure lurking around every corner. Known as "The Pineapple Island," Lanai is a small island oasis located just nine miles from Maui. While the island spans just 18 miles, visitors to Lanai will find plenty to see and do. The island is home to two championship golf courses, Koele and The Challenge at Manele. Additional attractions include the volcanic ridge of Lanaihale, the rustic Munro Trail, the dolphin inhabited Hulopoe Bay, and the World War II-era ship at Shipwreck Beach.

Maui
Maui is the second largest Hawaiian Island and with its abundance of local activities, it has become a popular haven for tourists. Commonly referred to as "The Magic Isle," Maui is home to sun-drenched beaches, majestic landscapes, volcanic masses, and a wide range of local entertainment. Travelers can spend the day whale watching, snorkeling in Kaanapali, golfing on world-famous links, or simply lounging on Maui's white sandy beaches.

A trip to Maui is not complete without spending a day perusing the quaint shops along the streets of Lâhainâ. For a traditional Hawaiian experience, be sure to visit the Old Lahaina Lu'au where you can feast on local delicacies and watch one of the best luau shows on the island. Make the most of your Maui vacation by staying at one of the many luxury resorts, such as the award-winning Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.

Hawaii's Big Island
Appropriately named, Hawaii's Big Island is larger than all of the Hawaiian Islands combined. The Big Island is home to Mauna Kea, the tallest snow-capped mountain on earth as well as Kilauea, the most active volcano in the world. Due to the island's massive volcano activity, much of the Big Island is blanked in black lava, sprinkled with gleaming white pieces of coral. The Big Island is steeped in history with numerous ancient Hawaiian temples, and its three major tourist areas include Hilo, Kona Coast, and North Kohala. Experience the best of the Big Island by staying at The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, a world-class retreat located on the sunny Kohala Coast.

While the Hawaiian Islands have long been a favorite wedding and honeymoon destination, the coastal paradise has plenty to offer for those who have yet to be struck by cupid's arrow. Each of Hawaii's six major islands offer something to be enjoyed and no matter which island you find yourself on, a trip to Hawaii is an experience that should be had by all.

For JustLuxe Christina Stewart

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