The paradise you’ve been dreaming of – Interesting facts about the eccentric island state of Hawaii that we bet you didn’t know

The paradise you’ve been dreaming of – Interesting facts about the eccentric island state of Hawaii that we bet you didn’t know

Updated on December 23, 2021 12:56 PM by Andrew Koschiev

Are you planning to visit Hawaii for its beautiful beaches? Well, there might be more in store for you when you visit this inexplicably stunning island state. So, if a trip to Hawaii sounds intriguing, these interesting facts will tease the travel bug in you to pack your bags right away!

Aloha does not just mean "hello" and "goodbye."

The depth of Hawaiian culture resonates in the word Aloha. It does not just mean what we understand from it. It also signifies love, respect, mercy, and compassion. It stands for harmony and affection.

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 Did you know that surfing was invented in Hawaii?

Your favourite sport of surfing originated here decades ago. It was started by the beach boys at Waikiki, a vibrant neighbourhood in Honolulu.

Why send a postcard when you can mail a coconut!

Yes, you read it right! You can mail a coconut from here. You can make some artwork on it, or paint a picture, or write a sweet message on it for your dear ones. All the more reason for a coconut lover to move to Hawaii! Stores and restaurants even sell pre-decorated ones that can be mailed directly. The only thing to look out for is that it has to be an unhusked dried-out coconut.

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It's okay to miss the "d" in words!

.In the Hawaiian Pidgin language, it's okay to miss the "d." You might come across signs that say "Open Saturday. Close Sunday". Standard grammar rules do not apply here. It is mostly just understood.

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Experience a “voggy” magnificent sunset here!

Vog is a smog containing volcanic dust and gases. The volcanic haze from the Kilauea volcano that has been erupting on and off since 1983 on the Island of Hawaii blows to other islands at times. Voggy skies are aesthetically pleasant. Talk about magnificent sunsets or nightfall; the orangey hue across the sky is a sight for sore eyes.

Say Aloha to snakes!

This seems like a paradise for the Ophidiophobics. Hawaii has absolutely no snakes! Well, if you count the Island Blind snake, then yes. But, this species of snake is the size of an earthworm and harmless. The reason behind the absence of snakes in the state is the lack of natural predators there. Since snakes are not native to Hawaii, they pose a threat to the environment of the state. Hence, it is illegal to own a snake in Hawaii.

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A perfect place for all the coffee lovers!

It is almost like a crime for coffee lovers not to grab a cup of the local coffee in Hawaii. Maui, Kona, and Oahu have coffee farms that tourists from all over the world often frequent

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The Dole Plantation that’s also the world’s largest maze!

The 20,000 acres does not just make for the world’s largest pineapple plantation but was also declared the world’s largest maze in 2008 by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The first state to ban plastic!

Hawaii is a nature lover's paradise not just because of its ethereal beauty but also because it's a plastic-free state. In fact, it was the first state in the United States to have implemented this rule.

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A movie buff’s favourite holiday destination!

Want to take a snap at the filming location of Pirates of the Caribbean? Or Jumanji? Or Jurassic Park? You name it! This island state has captured the hearts of many Hollywood movie directors. No wonder they choose Hawaii time and again to shoot their favourite shots!

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Are you tired of those billboards obstructing your scenic view?

Guess what? When you thought this could not get any better, Hawaii has no billboards! They were banned in 1927. Enjoy a scenic drive along the beautiful roads of the island state.

Experience diverse climates in one state!

Mother Earth has granted the island a diversity of climates. Be it tropical or hot or snowy climate; you can experience it all in Hawaii.

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