Did you know…

  • Hawaii is the only U.S. state with two official languages: English and Hawaiian.
  • Maui has a rainbow of sand in its 30 miles of beaches—white from shells, black from lava rock and red from iron-rich lava.
  • Maui’s most famous volcano, Haleakala is the largest dormant volcano in the world (large enough to hold the island of Manhattan).
  • Hawaiians eat more than 7 million cans of Spam each year.
  • Hawaii has 11 of the world’s 13 climate zones.
  • Lahaina was the original capital of Hawaii until Honolulu took that honor in 1850.
  • Surfing and stand-up paddleboarding were invented in Hawaii.
  • You can mail a coconut from Maui—just slap an address on it. Decorated (and dried out) coconuts ready for mailing are available in stores, and shipping them costs approximately $12-20 each depending on weight.
  • There is no smog on Maui, but there is occasionally vog (volcanic haze from the Big Island). Voggy skies make for even more beautiful sunsets.
  • Each island in Hawaii has an official color and flower: Maui’s official color is pink and the flower is Lokelani.
  • There are almost no snakes in Hawaii. There is one tiny harmless snake that looks like an earthworm.
  • All forms of gambling are illegal in Hawaii. Locals often refer to Las Vegas as Hawaii’s “Ninth Island” because so many islanders visit there on vacation.
  • The famous Lahaina banyan tree is one of the largest in the world (dozens of trunks are spread over nearly and acre).
  • Hawaii has the highest life expectancy in the United States at 81.5 years. Paradise does a body good!

Source: Google Search Results, March 2019.