The original tropical holiday destination shows why it still draws a crowd with its mixture of relaxed tourist resorts and incredible natural attractions. Take your pick of amazing all-inclusive accommodation options and spend the morning lazing the beaches before an afternoon spent trekking the sides of active volcanoes (or still lazing at the beach).
Our favourite islands are:
Often referred to as “The Gathering Place,” Oahu certainly lives up to its name. The third largest Hawaiian Island is home to the majority of Hawaii’s diverse population, a fusion of East and West cultures rooted in the values and traditions of the Native Hawaiian people. We love Oahu for Waikiki Beach and the shopping!
Stand above a sea of clouds high atop Haleakala. Watch a 45-foot whale breach off the coast of Lahaina. Lose count of the waterfalls along the road as you manoeuvre the hairpin turns of the Hana Highway. One visit and it’s easy to see why Maui is called “The Valley Isle.”
Think big. Hawaii Island is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain, but it’s remarkable for more than just its size. Picture yourself visiting Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, or talk story with a cultural demonstrator at Puuhonua o Honaunau, a historic park that was once a place of refuge. Whether you’re walking on a black sand beach, snorkeling with manta rays, horseback riding in Waimea or sailing along the Kona Coast, Hawaii, the Big Island is your island for adventure.