Ali'i Drive
Hawaii, North America, Places


One can find Kailua-Kona on the Island of Hawai’i, United States. Kailua-Kona is often just called Kailua, but to differentiate it from Kailua on the island of O’ahu its post-office is designated Kailua-Kona. Nowadays Kailua-Kona is the start and finish of the annual Ironman World Championship triathlon.

Bay near Ka Lae
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Ka Lae

Ka Lae is Hawaiian and means “the point”. It is also known as South Point or South Cape and is the southernmost point of the big island of Hawaii and the 50 U.S. States. The strong winds at Ka Lae cause some trees to grow almost horizontal.

Hawaii, North America, Places

Punalu’u Beach

Punalu’u Beach, also known as Black Sand Beach, is a beach on the Big Island of Hawaii, United States. Its black sand is a result of lava touching the ocean. Punalu’u Beach is home to endangered hawksbill and green turtles.

Street through a lava field
Hawaii, North America, Places

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is located is located in the U.S. State of Hawaii on the island of Hawaii. There are two active volcanoes within the national park – Mauna Loa and Kïlauea, one of the worlds most active volcanoes. One of the main attractions of the national park is […]

Sunrise at Haleakala
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Haleakalā also know as East Maui Volcano is a massive shield volcano on the Hawaiian Island of Maui, United States. The volcano forms more than 75 percent of the island. The rest of the island is formed by another volcano – Mauna Kahalawai. Its highest point is 3.055 metres above […]

Primeval forest
Hawaii, North America, Places

Road to Hāna

Road to Hāna, also known as Hāna Highway is a 103,6 kilometres long part of Hawaii routes 36 and 360 which connects Kahului with the town of Hāna on the island of Maui, Hawaii, United States. Even if the distance between Hāna and Kahului is only 84 kilometres, it takes […]

Hawaii, North America, Places

Sunset Beach

On the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, United States one can find Sunset Beach. This place is known for big wave surfing during the winter season. In 1980 California surf journalist Drew Kampion wrote: “Sunset Beach is the standard by which other waves are measured, and the best surfers here are the […]

Allgemein, Hawaii, North America, Places


One can find Makapu’u on the island of O’ahu, Hawaii, United States. The eastern tip of O’ahu is represented by the cliff at Makapu’u Point. Makapu’u means “bulging eye” in Hawaiian. It is said that its name relates to an image that was found in a cave called Keanaokeakuapololi.

Hanauma Bay
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Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay is a cove that formed within a tuff ring. It is located on the southeast coast of the island of Oahu, Hawaii, United States. It is rich in marine life and is therefore home for over 400 different species of fish. However, there is an interesting fact about […]