Islands of Aloha – Video
Scattered in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the Hawaiian islands are perhaps the world’s most remote inhabited tropical destination landmass in the world. Packed with natural beauty and often described as the closest thing to paradise here on earth, Hawaii’s universal attractions include beaches, volcanoes, surfing, luau, lush scenery, waterfalls, Polynesian culture, ravishingly beautiful (and rare) tropical flowers and plants, hiking, relaxation, historical sites, shopping, water sports, deep-sea fishing and friendly people who exude the spirit of “aloha” (literally translated as “the presence of breath or life”). Each of Hawaii’s eight main islands is unique, with distinctive attractions, special places and geophysical features. Hawaii has some 300 endangered plants and animals, which represents about one-quarter of all endangered species in the United States.
Whatever is your thing — whether it is swimming in crystal-clear waterfall pools, lazing on sugary golden sand beaches, snorkeling with giant manta rays and sea turtles, hopping aboard a whale-watching cruise, indulging in a luau, or riding horseback with paniolo (Hawaii’s cowboys) — there’s enough to see and do in Hawaii to fill more vacations than one could take in a lifetime. Truth be told, the sunrises and sunsets are so spectacular in Hawaii that they’re cause for celebration all by themselves, such as the sunrise atop Haleakalā volcano on Maui.
This month’s video share by filmmaker Dominic Boudreault, entitled Islands of Aloha, features some of Hawaii’s most outstanding assets — incredible beaches and rugged coasts, deep canyons and evergreen valleys, a capital city resting against a volcanic crater and volcanoes amongst the stars. In Dominic’s own words: “There is no other place like the Hawaiian archipelago.” Set to music with Oliver Ledbury’s dramatic Land of Beauty score, we invite you to crank it up and sit back and enjoy Islands of Aloha!
The Avant Team