Getting Settled In

My family and I just moved to the island of Oahu. If you didn’t know, the state of Hawaii is made up of eight islands! Who would of thought? The islands vary in size and population and each have their own diversity. I’ll explain the main ones below:

  • Hawaii Island
  • Maui
  • Oahu
  • Kauai

The Big Island (Hawaii Island) – This Island got its name for obvious reasons and if you didn’t know this island has the volcano. Kona is on the leeward (dry) side of the island and Hilo is on the windward (wet) side of the island.

Maui – This Island is the second largest. Many renowned magazines refer to this island as the island with the best beaches in the world! Maui is also an excellent place to watch whales on their journey to the south pacific.

Oahu – The island of Oahu is the home state of the capital. Oahu also hosts Hawaii’s biggest population. The island has over 1 million people but the sight seeing is astonishing. This island is where the famous north shores where you can see massive waves at Pipeline in the winter time. Right next to Honolulu is the famous Waikiki beach. This is the island we chose because of its beauty and its modern touch. Oh by the way… when we moved into our house the carpets were disgusting!  The family agreed that the previous renters must have been college students. I wanted to rent a carpet cleaning machine but my wife refused to sleep in the house unless they were professionally cleaned. To be honest the only company that returned our inquiry ASAP on a Saturday was the company found at Carpet Cleaning Oahu. Don’t always believe the photos of your desired home on the web!

Kauai – Last but not least is the beautiful garden island of Kauai. This island is the oldest and most north of the main Hawaiian Island chain. It is also home to the breathtaking Napali Coast. This is the only island we haven’t visited but is on our checklist!

Here is a video of some of the beautiful beaches on the Island of Oahu!


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