The State of Hawaii map includes the main Hawaiian Islands. The main Hawaiian Islands being those that are habited and reachable by air carriers. Visitors to Hawaii travel to the Island of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii Island and Molokai. While there are other Islands in the Hawaiian Island chain five Islands make up the popular choices for tourist destinations.
The State of Hawaii, includes the Island of Hawaii. Confusing, yes. Hawaii Island is also known as Hawaii County.
Honolulu, on the Island of Oahu is the capital city of Hawaii. Oahu is the most populated Island. It is also the most traveled. Many people choose Honolulu for vacations. The Island is the location of many World War II memorials. Pearl Harbor is probably the best known and most visited point of interest.
Nicknames for the Hawaiian Island s- These names are not"official" names, but names that reflect an aspect of the Island.
Oahu – The Gathering Place
Hawaii – The Big Island
Maui – The Valley Isle
Kauai – The Garden Isle
Molokai – The Friendly Isle
Lanai – The Private Isle (was the Pineapple Isle) - majority owned by Larry Ellison of Oracle Corp.
Niihau – The Forbidden Isle Kahoolawe – The Target Isle
Note: When you rent a car in Hawaii, the rental car company is going to give you a free map. If you fly on Hawaiian Airlines, they will give you a free map. Lsstly, we suggest you print a map at home or use the hotel business center to print a map. There is an old saying "if you do not know where you are going any road will get you there". We recommend using a map.