The beaches of Kauai: one of the islands of Hawaii

Kauai is one of the greatest places in the world for beaches. At many places around the nearly circular island, 33 miles long and 25 miles wide, broad beaches define the shoreline. Kauai’s many white sand beach have been backdrops ...

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Na Pali Coast: a rugged and spectacular coastline

The Na Pali Coast is a rugged coastline that stretches for about 16 miles along the north-west coast of the island of Kauai, most of the Na Pali Coast is inaccessible because of its shape made of savage cliffs and ...

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Waimea Canyon: the Grand Canyon of the Pacific

Waimea Canyon is a spectacular canyon, 16 km long and up to 900 m deep, located on the western side of Kauai along the Hwy 550. Nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, the canyon was formed by a deep ...

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Haleakala volcano: the dormant volcano overlooking Maui

Haleakala volcano is the crown of Maui‘s large eastern landmass that pinnacles to a 10,023 foot mountain. Haleakala means “House of the Sun” and the view at sunrise and sunset attracts numerous visitors. The dormant volcano boasts a circumference of ...

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Kauai: waterfalls, canyons and spectacular coastline

Kauai is an island of volcanic origin that formed about 6 million years ago. This is the oldest island in the archipelago of the Hawaiian Islands and the fourth largest island (1,430 sq km; 552 square miles). The main inhabited, commercial, ...

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Maui: an immense volcano and a spectacular coastline

Maui is an island of volcanic origin which is formed by two shield volcanoes joined together by a isthmus of flat land. This island, after the Big Island (Hawaii), is the second largest island in the archipelago of the Hawaiian ...

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Niihau: the “Forbidden Island” of the Hawaiian islands

Across the Kaulakohi Channel off Kauai’s west coast lies a dry, barren island: the island of Niihau. This island is 18 miles long and about six miles wide. Its maximum elevation is Mt. Pānī’au (1250 ft; 381 m). The island ...

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Honolulu: the most important tourist destination in Hawaii

Honolulu, is located on the island of Oahu, and is the largest city in the state of Hawaii. The city has in fact about 390,000 inhabitants, which become almost a million if we consider the metropolitan area of the city. ...

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Hawaiian cuisine: Hawaiian food and Hawaiian dishes

AN ANCIENT COOKING METHOD: IMU The most popular traditional cooking method of Hawaiian cuisine was cooking in an “imu”. That is, in an underground oven. To build an “imu”, it is necessary to dig a shallow pit in the ground. ...

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The climate of Hawaii: when to go to Hawaii

The Hawaii are located just south of the Tropic of Cancer, this means that the climate of the islands is sub-tropical, with mild temperatures and slightly marked seasonal excursions. The climate of Hawaii is characterized by the seasonal difference in ...

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Hawaii: volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean

The Hawaiian Islands are an archipelago in the northern Pacific Ocean, which are part of the United States of America, of which they form the 50th state. The islands are of volcanic origin, and are located about 4,000 km west ...

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Guam: an American military base in the Pacific

Guam (Guåhan) is an island with a statute as an unincorporated territory of the United States of America. This island is located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, north of the Federated States of Micronesia. The island is geographically part of ...

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Bora Bora: the most beautiful island in the world

Bora Bora (about 8,800 inhabitants) is an island of volcanic origin, located in the archipelago of the Society Islands about 230 km north-west of Tahiti. The island measures approximately 29 sq km and is crossed by a single 32 km ...

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The climate of Bora Bora: when to go to Bora Bora

The climate of Bora Bora, because of its location between the tropics and the equator, during the year, varies more depending on the amount of monthly rainfall the island receives, than that for the temperature variation, in fact, temperatures vary ...

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The climate of Moorea: when to go to Moorea

The climate of the island of Moorea is tropical hot and humid, with heavy rain during the warm season, which lasts from November to April, especially on the coasts exposed to the trade winds generally from the north and northwest. ...

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Moorea: the island with the spectacular mountains

Moorea is a mountainous island of volcanic origin, located in the archipelago of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. The island which has about 14,700 inhabitants is located about 17 km north-west of Tahiti. Moorea is an island rich in ...

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Itinerary in French Polynesia: Bora Bora, Huahine, Rangiroa

The itinerary we made in French Polynesia is part of a larger itinerary which also includes the United States. This itinerary in French Polynesia allowed us to visit 3 islands of this archipelago: the two volcanic islands of Bora Bora ...

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Tahiti: a name that evokes the paradise

Tahiti is the largest (1,048 sq km) of the islands of French Polynesia, as well as being the beating heart of the region. The capital of French Polynesia, the city of Papeete, is located here, and about 70% of the ...

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The climate of French Polynesia: when to go to Polynesia

French Polynesia extends over a vast area of ocean located between the equator and the tropic of Capricorn. Its territory covers 2.5 million sq km of ocean, and on 5 main archipelagos. This means that the climate of French Polynesia ...

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How to get to French Polynesia: Flights to French Polynesia

FLIGHTS TO FRENCH POLYNESIA International Air Flights: Getting to French Polynesia from Europe is a journey of almost 19,000 km which generally takes about 22-23 hours by plane, between flights and stopovers. French Polynesia is approximately an 8-hour flight from ...

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French Polynesia Attractions: What to See

The islands themselves and their nature are the attractions of French Polynesia. French Polynesia is one of the most mythical places in the human imagination. These are in fact the mythical islands of the southern seas fabled by every sailor ...

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French Polynesia: the enchanting islands of the South Seas

French Polynesia (Polynésie Française) is a French overseas collectivity, governed by a statute of great autonomy, located in the southern Pacific Ocean. The territory is made up of 5 archipelagos scattered over 2.5 million square kilometers of ocean. This is ...

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The atoll of Clipperton: the island of passion

The island of Clipperton (Isla de la Pasión) is an atoll in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, belonging to France and administered by the French overseas ministry. Clipperton is a very isolated small piece of land in the Pacific Ocean. The ...

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Aitutaki: the jewel island of the Cook Islands

Aitutaki is an island located 235 km north-east of Rarotonga. The island occupies an area of only 18 sq km and is home to around 2,000 inhabitants. This island is after Rarotonga the island of the Cook Islands most frequented ...

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Rarotonga: mountains and beaches

Rarotonga is the main island of the Cook Islands and a mountainous island of volcanic origin. The island covers an area of 67 sq km and has about 9,600 inhabitants. The only important center of the island is the capital ...

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Cook Islands power plugs and sockets, telephones

COOK ISLANDS DOCUMENTS Documents: For entry in the Cook Islands is required a Passport valid for at least 3 months. The visa is required for stays longer than 30 days, it is mandatory have the return air ticket. For the ...

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How to get the Cook Islands. Flights to the Cook Islands

HOW TO GET TO THE COOK ISLANDS: AIR LINKS The only way to get to the Cook Islands is by plane. The Cook Islands are located in central Polynesia, in the southern Pacific Ocean. This Polynesian archipelago is located to ...

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Cook Islands tourist attractions: what to see

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE COOK ISLANDS Tourism is the islands’ main source of income with over 90,000 arrivals in 2006. Over half of the arrivals come from New Zealand, followed by Europe, Australia, and the United States of America. Tourism ...

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The climate of the Cook Islands: when to go

The Cook Islands are located north of the Tropic of Capricorn, they have a typically tropical oceanic climate, with temperatures stable all year round. The average maximum temperatures vary between 25 ° C and 29 ° C, while the average ...

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Cook Islands: a paradise of the South Seas

The Cook Islands are a semi-independent state in free association with New Zealand, made up of 15 small islands located between French Polynesia and the Samoa Islands, at a latitude south of the equator between 9 ° S and the ...

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