13 Things That Make The Hawaiian Islands The Most Unique Place On Earth

The Hawaiian Islands are easily the single most unique place in the United States, if not the entire world, and that’s not just because it’s a tropical island chain. In addition to its fascinating, yet tumultuous, history and unique culture that has been shaped and influenced by a variety of peoples over the course of several centuries, Hawaii is the most isolated population center on earth. And if that’s not enough to convince you that Hawaii is the most unique place on our beautiful earth, here are some fun things that will prove how distinct Hawaii truly is!

What else do you think makes the Hawaiian Islands so incredibly unique? Our residents are also quite unique, and here are some weird things folks from Hawaii do to prove it.

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What Makes Hawaii Special

July 20, 2022

What are some fun facts about Hawaii?  

Who knew Hawaii was such an interesting place to live, visit, and learn about? Okay, everyone, but still! We love some of the fun facts about Hawaii that float around out there; did you know that surfing was invented in Hawaii? Yep. In Hawaii there is Mount Haleakala, which is the tallest dormant volcano on the island, meaning it can – and likely will – erupt again someday, though the last time it erupted was in the 1700s. Hawaii is also the only state in the United States that has not one but two official languages: Hawaiian and English. Oh, and you’ll also hear lots of Pidgin spoken here as well.  

What makes Hawaii special?  

Hawaii is a remarkably special place, and everyone knows it; but what is it, exactly, that makes Hawaii special? Well, first and foremost, its culture is among the most beautiful and fascinating cultures in the world, with endless folklore, Gods and Goddesses, legends, and stories. One cannot simply go to Hawaii and NOT immerse themselves in the island’s culture and stories; it’s so much more than just leis and Luaus. A huge part of what makes Hawaii special is its culture and history; the other is its remarkable geography and geology. It’s easily the single most unique state in the United States, and there are no other states that compare to what Hawaii is.  

Why is Hawaii unique?  

Hawaii is the only state in the United States that was formed entirely by volcanoes and exists in the form of islands. Another reason Hawaii is unique is that it’s home to some of the cleanest, clearest, most pristine beaches in the entire world. Some of those beaches are highly unusual, with black sand, sea glass, shells, and more galore. We strongly suggest everyone visit the most beautiful beaches of Hawaii at least once. Another factor making Hawaii unique is its folklore, culture, and, of course, the amazingness that is Hawaiian food. You will NOT find Hawaiian food anywhere else in the States as you will here, and for obvious reasons. Hawaii is a remarkably unique place, and we love calling it home.