The beaches in Hawaii are known by their color. There are white sand, black sand and green sand beaches, each with their own special experience. White sand beaches can be found on all the Hawaiian islands where the Big Island is known for its black sand and green sand beaches. The black and green sand beaches are created by the wave action on volcanic rock.
Many of the volcanoes in the Hawaiian Islands are still active. Kilauea has been erupting consistently for over 20 years and provides a spectacular site. You can also drive to the tops of some of the tallest mountains on Earth rising from the sea shore. See Mauna Kea or Maui's Haleakala.
Botanical gardens provide an up-close look at amazing tropical plants like gingers, bromeliads and spectacular heliconia. The orchids are truly beautiful.