The following fast facts provide useful information for agents
selling the Hawaiian islands.
Principal Resort Areas: Resorts are primarily located on the Kohala
Coast at Waikoloa, Mauna Lani and Mauna Kea, however, there are
condo units, older hotels and B&B's in the Kona area.
Airports: Keahole airport (usually called the Kona airport) on the
west coast of the island and Hilo airport on the east coast.
Population: More than 863,100 -- about 80% of the state's
Principal Resort Areas: Waikiki Beach has 175 hotels within a
1.5-square-mile beach zone.
Airports: Honolulu airport -- West of Waikiki and Honolulu and near
Principal Resort Areas: Poipu, Coconut Coast and Kauai's North
Airports: Lihue airport. Direct flights only from Oahu. Connecting
flights must be made at Honolulu airport.
Kahoolawe is uninhabited and was once used for target practice by
the U.S. Navy and Air Force, making the 45 square miles of
Kahoolawe a barren landscape. Efforts are being made to clean up
the unexploded shells, replace top soil and revegetate the
This island is privately owned and used mostly for raising cattle.
Visitor access is by invitation only via helicopter. Though the
island is arid and does not receive much rainfall, it has the
largest natural lake in Hawaii, Lake Halalii, which spans 182
acres. Legend says Niihau was the original home of the goddess