Hawaii is a place where many people dream of retiring. It is a land of clean, white sand, lush palms, gorgeous Pacific Ocean views, and mellow living. Though a steadily warm climate, the state has a very diverse landscape including beaches, volcanoes, mountains (sometimes even with snow), and rain forests. The Hawaiian greeting "aloha" means love, and that is exactly what you will feel when you step foot on this breathtaking island.
The cost of living is definitely higher in Hawaii, but there are less expensive places to retire if you do not have to be right on the shoreline. Regardless of location, just about anywhere you go in Hawaii will feature plenty of outdoor activities and unique cultural attractions.