The Hawaiian Islands are located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and form the 50th state of the USA. In the southeast of the island of Oahu, Honolulu is a modern town and the starting point for most journeys. It also contains the Iolani Palace, once the residence of King David Kalakana, a magnificent Victorian structure in the centre of Honolulu and the only royal palace in the United States. In Pearl Harbor, a museum commemorates the events of the 7th of December, 194,1 when most of the American Pacific fleet was destroyed by the Japanese.
In winter, the world's best surfers collect on Sunset Beach, attracted by spectacular waves, some of which reach as high as the tallest church steeples.
On the island of Kauai, the Wailua is Hawaii's only navigable river and it flows through some of the exciting locations which were used for Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Blue Hawaii. Two volcanoes dominate the extraordinary island of Maui, which also features sandy beaches, green pastures, dense jungle and a bleak lunar-like landscape.
Hawaii, a paradise of Pacific islands!