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Hawaii is a favorite tropical vacation spot for us, and we’ve visited the Hawaiian islands many times.

Don’t think just beaches though. There’s lots more to Hawaii than kicking back with a cocktail on a beautiful beach!

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See our in-depth Hawaii travel guide – it’s full of useful tips on entry requirements, renting a car, island-hopping and more!

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Quick Hawaii travel information

Hawaii travel information

Islands: 8 main islands, but there are 137 Hawaiian islands in total

Biggest island: Island of Hawaii

Capital: Honolulu on the island of Oahu

Languages: English and Hawaiian

Currency: United States dollar (USD)

What to buy: Check out the best souvenirs from Hawaii

Hawaii trip planning: Find crazy-useful flight, hotel booking and other tips in our Resources guide

5 Fun facts about Hawaii

1) Surfing was invented by the Polynesians in Hawaii.

2) Hawaii is the only place in the USA that grows coffee beans.

3) Billboards are illegal in Hawaii.

4) You can mail a coconut from Hawaii.

5) The highest sea cliffs in the world are on the island of Molokai.

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