The 8 Largest Islands In Hawaii
Located in the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii consists of 8 majors islands.
Hawai‘i is the largest island located in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is also the southeasternmost of the Hawaiian islands.
Maui is a “volcanic doublet”, meaning it is formed from two shield volcanoes that overlapped one another to form an isthmus between them.
Although O‘ahu is the third-largest of the Hawaiian Islands, it is the most populated. The state capital, Honolulu, is on O’ahu’s southeast coast.
Kaua‘i is geologically the second-oldest of the main islands. The island is the site of Waimea Canyon State Park and the Na Pain Coast State Park.
Moloka‘i is an agrarian society, where the economy has been driven primarily by cattle ranching, pineapple production, and small-scale farms.
Lāna‘i is the smallest publicly accessible inhabited island in the chain of Hawaiian Islands.
Ni‘ihau is the westernmost main island in Hawaii. The island is off-limits to all outsiders except the Robinson family and their relatives.
Kaho‘olawe is the smallest of the eight main volcanic islands in the Hawaiian Islands. It is sparsely populated, due to its lack of fresh water.
With many islands to explore, Hawaii is a beautiful place to visit!
Explore more Jumprope
Want to create? It’s fast, easy, free & open to anyone.
Learn more.
More than 50,000 step-by-step guides to learn how to do anything.