Vacation in Hawaii
Warm trade winds, azure colored oceans stretching to the horizon, and golden sand beaches. Combine the physical beauty with an Aloha spirit and it’s no wonder why the Hawaiian Islands are referred to as Paradise! You’ll soon discover that the Hawaiian Islands are unlike any other destination. While the islands have their similarities such as glowing sunsets, lush vegetation and picture perfect beaches – each island offers its own character and special hidden secrets.
Oahu is the most populated island and home of the state’s capital, Honolulu. Oahu offers the most urban experience of all the islands. With skyscrapers in Honolulu and an impressive array of shopping in Waikiki—it is easy to get a taste of city life yet located in the center of Paradise. A quick drive from downtown Honolulu, travelers can find themselves able to slow down and relax in small beach towns, on the North Shore watching surfers on 40ft waves in the winter, hiking to waterfalls, or learning Hawaiian culture and history at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Oahu offers a variety of experiences, from the hotels of Waikiki to the laid back days spent on the North Shore beaches, or the action packed day of a trip to Kailua with hiking, swimming, and kayaking. Oahu is a one-stop-shop for those looking to have everything available to them—perfect beaches, an endless supply of fun adventures such as kayaking to the Mokulua islands, zip-lining at Kualoa Ranch, or hiking to Maunawili Falls, the convenience of a city all within minutes of virtually any location. Ala Moana, the world’s largest outdoor mall is located in Honolulu, just blocks away from site-seeing and cultural attractions. Oahu offers an urban experience, vast amounts of nature to appreciate and enjoy, and a taste of genuine island life and culture.
Big Island Destinations
Glowing molten lava seeping into the ocean in a show of steam and sparks hardening to form new land mass. Lucky visitors to Hawaii’s Big Island may get a chance to see this rare occurrence! The Big Island is home to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park where you can walk through Thurston Lava Tube and learn more about the fascinating volcanic ecology and geology that has formed the Hawaiian Islands. Trek to a black or even green sand beach, star gaze from atop Mauna Kea or visit historic fishing villages. Stop in for a tour at a famous Kona coffee plantation or take a leisurely hike to cascading waterfalls at Akaka Falls State Park. From stark barren lava fields, arid deserts, and lush rainforests, the Big Island offers the most diverse climate conditions of the island chain.
Lush, vibrant, and awe-inspiring, the island of Kauai is a nature enthusiast’s dream destination. “The Garden Isle” will draw you in with demanding vistas of the Na’Pali coast, cool waterfalls cascading through lush rainforests and the multi-hued Waimea Canyon. Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian islands and easily boasts the most diverse landscapes – so beautiful that they’re frequently used as movie sets! Uncrowded and unhurried, you’ll immediately slip into “island time”. Laid back restaurants, every outdoor activity you can imagine, and a slower pace of life welcomes you to this corner of Paradise. Pack your hiking shoes and be prepared to reconnect with nature during your Hawaiian vacation to Kauai!
Known as the “Valley Isle”, Maui is the second largest Hawaiian Island and dazzles visitors with once in a lifetime panoramic views, quaint towns and bustling resorts. Maui is home to the sacred I’ao Valley, Haleakala National Park, and migrating humpback whales drawn by the calm, shallow waters. Visiting Maui you’ll find the perfect balance of big city life like Oahu mixed with just the right amount of laid back style found in Kauai – truly the best of both islands is found in Maui! This is the ideal destination to cater to your dreams of entertainment and relaxation.