In the centre of the Pacific
lies the Sandwich Islands. This string of vulcanic island overgrown with
lush tropical vegetation is better known as the Hawaii
is full of contrasts and extremes - winter snow lies at the top of Mt
Mauna Kea, rainfall can vary hundreds of inches within the space of a few
miles and it has the world's tallest sea cliffs and largest Pacific
tropical paradise of turquoise bays, white sandy beaches, waving palms,
lush tropical vegetation and balmy sunshine all year round, this beautiful
archipelago of soaring volcanic peaks has 21 of the world's 22 climatic
are 120 islands, but tourism is restricted to six of the eight most
southerly islands, seven of which are inhabited.
island had its own royal family.
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