Hawaii Map

Hawaii is an archipelago of hundreds of islands formed from volcanic activity. The islands are spread over two and a half thousand kilometres with the 8 major islands located in the South East (as shown on this Hawaii map below). By far the largest island is Hawaii Island, commonly referred to as the 'Big Island'. This island was formed from 5 separate shield volcanoes though today only the southern part of the Big Island still has active volcanoes.

Hawaii Map

Hawaii Island has an elevation of 4205 metres and a population over 150,000. The highest point is called Mauna Kea ("White Mountain" in the Hawaiian Language) and is often covered by snow in winter. Hawaii Island enjoys 10 different climate zones, making for incredible diversity. Maui is the second largest island with the highest point at 3055 metres and a population of 117,644. Famous for its incredible beaches and water sports, Maui is frequented by families and intrepid travellers alike. Oahu is number 3 in size and it is on this island where the capital - Honolulu - is located. Here is where most tourists will come and spend their time in Hawaii. Home to the famous Waikiki Beach and bustling party scene, the resorts which line the shore are almost constantly at capacity. Oahu has the biggest population with 876,151 residents. As you can see on the map, Kaua’i Island rounds out the top 4 largest islands in size. Due to its staggering mountains, cliff faces and verdant landscape, Kaua’i is frequently referred to as the Garden Island.

On this Hawaii map we have also marked the major airports on the 4 main islands. International visitors will arrive and depart from Honolulu International Airport in Oahu and use the domestic routes (or commuter ferries) to carry passengers between the main islands.