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HAVE IT ALL IN HAWAII

Lying 2,500 miles west of California, Hawaii is the USA’s only island state. The archipelago is made up of 137 isles and is famous for its impressive waves, fiery volcanoes and tropical greenery. It’s a place where you can truly immerse yourself in nature. Hawaii holidays allow you to switch off and embrace the islands’ laidback approach to life. Whether you spend your time hiking through lush valleys or strolling along golden beaches, you’re sure to feel revived and refreshed.

There are six main islands to choose from for your Hawaii holiday. The eponymous Hawaii Island is the largest and affectionately known as ‘Big Island’. This is the best place to see Hawaii’s famous volcanic activity, as bright orange lava rolls into the Pacific Ocean. Then there’s Oahu, which is where you’ll find the colourful capital of Honolulu and Waikiki Beach. It’s also the surfing hub of Hawaii. Elsewhere, tropical Maui and Kauai are all about luscious landscapes, some of which have featured in hit films like Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and The Hunger Games. And the smaller, lesser-trodden islands of Lani and Molokai offer dramatic cliffs, sleepy beaches and plenty of cultural charm.

Whether you choose to explore one island or several, Hawaii holidays serve up endless things to do. You can snorkel among bright coral reefs, kayak down pea-green valleys, or learn to surf on some of the best waves on the planet. Take a helicopter tour over Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, or drive a 4x4 through the steamy rainforest. Go star-gazing on the slopes of a dormant volcano. There are all sorts of heart-racing activities for adrenaline junkies – think zip-lining, sky-diving, parasailing and more – while animal-lovers can search for sea turtles and humpback whales. And, wherever you go, you’ll encounter Hawaii’s upbeat spirit of ‘Aloha’ – the idea of a shared life, which is connected to the natural world around us.

If you’re tempted by a Hawaii getaway, speak to our Travel Specialists to find out more. You could opt for an island-hopping trip, book a romantic Hawaii honeymoon, or spend a few days in Los Angeles or San Francisco before flying home. However you want to holiday, we’ll tailor every detail to suit you.

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Big Island Hawaii

The largest in the archipelago, Hawaii’s eponymous isle is also the most recently formed – so it’s the best place to see Mother Nature’s dramatic displays. On Big Island’s eastern side, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a must-visit. You’ll be able to see lava fields, steaming crevasses and even molten lava, which oozes out of Kilauea – Hawaii’s most active volcano. Walk along the national park’s trails, or glide above the landscape on an exhilarating helicopter tour.

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Naturally, Hawaii holidays always involve some beach time. Big Island’s shores are carpeted in powdery sands, while the ocean offers plenty of opportunities for snorkelling and swimming. You can relax on Hapuna Beach – the largest on the island – or head to the black sands of Punaluu Beach to watch green sea turtles come ashore. Want to get your adrenaline pumping? Visit Hanolii Beach Park or Magic Sands Beach Park to enjoy surfing and other watersports.
More adventures await inland. You can go zip-lining through the rainforest, follow walking trails across lava fields, explore rich forests, and go star-gazing on dormant volcano Mauna Kea.

 

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Hawaii’s smaller islands

There’s plenty more to see beyond Hawaii’s Big Island. Maui is the second-biggest isle, followed by Oahu, Kauai, Molokai and Lani.

Both Maui and Oahu are very popular for Hawaii holidays. The former is famous for its tropical beaches and stunning Iao Valley State Park, which is sacred to the Hawaiian people. Oahu, meanwhile, is considered to be the ‘Heart of Hawaii’ – it’s the most populous isle and where you’ll find the state capital, Honolulu. On Oahu, you can stroll along world-famous Waikiki Beach, visit Pearl Harbor, and enjoy all sorts of activities, ranging from golf and cycling, to surfing and parasailing.

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Or why not explore one of Hawaii’s smaller isles? The ‘Garden Island’ of Kauai boasts jungle-clad mountains and lush valleys – which you might recognise from Jurassic Park – while its towns have a charming, laidback feel. Rustic Molokai gives you a brilliant insight into Hawaiian culture, while petite Lani serves up top golf courses, rugged nature reserves and tucked-away beaches.

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Hawaii multi-centre holidays

Hawaii holidays are ideal for explorers, as you can discover a variety of natural landscapes. But if you really want to get under the skin of this archipelago, a Hawaii multi-centre holiday is the best way to do it. You could fly into Honolulu and spend some time on Oahu’s beaches and golf courses, before continuing on to exotic Maui. Or, if you’re keen to marvel at Hawaii’s volcanic wonders, why not combine Big Island and Oahu into one trip?

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If you want to see more of the USA, you could enjoy a few days in California – our Travel Specialists can easily tailor your trip to you. Fly home via Los Angeles to tick off the sights of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, or spend a couple of days in San Francisco exploring Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Best time to go to Hawaii

Thanks to Hawaii’s equatorial position, temperatures remain between 23°C and 27°C all year round. The sea is warm throughout the year, too, so there’s never a bad time to plan your holiday. That said, August and September are the hottest months, while November is usually the wettest month.

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It’s also worth knowing that the islands’ west coasts are generally drier than the east coasts.
If you’re a keen surfer, consider booking your Hawaii trip for winter – between November and March – when the waves are at their highest. It’s often too choppy for swimming in the sea at this time of year though, so if you’re not fussed about surfing, April to September is the best time to visit Hawaii. You can swim and snorkel in the ocean, and unwind on the sun-soaked shores. Alternatively, if whale-watching is top of your to-do list, plan your Hawaii holiday to coincide with the Pacific humpback whale migration, which occurs between November and April.

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Big Island

Big Island Hawaii

The largest in the archipelago, Hawaii’s eponymous isle is also the most recently formed – so it’s the best place to see Mother Nature’s dramatic displays. On Big Island’s eastern side, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a must-visit. You’ll be able to see lava fields, steaming crevasses and even molten lava, which oozes out of Kilauea – Hawaii’s most active volcano. Walk along the national park’s trails, or glide above the landscape on an exhilarating helicopter tour.

Show More
Show Less

Naturally, Hawaii holidays always involve some beach time. Big Island’s shores are carpeted in powdery sands, while the ocean offers plenty of opportunities for snorkelling and swimming. You can relax on Hapuna Beach – the largest on the island – or head to the black sands of Punaluu Beach to watch green sea turtles come ashore. Want to get your adrenaline pumping? Visit Hanolii Beach Park or Magic Sands Beach Park to enjoy surfing and other watersports.
More adventures await inland. You can go zip-lining through the rainforest, follow walking trails across lava fields, explore rich forests, and go star-gazing on dormant volcano Mauna Kea.

 

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Show Less

Smaller isles

Hawaii’s smaller islands

There’s plenty more to see beyond Hawaii’s Big Island. Maui is the second-biggest isle, followed by Oahu, Kauai, Molokai and Lani.

Both Maui and Oahu are very popular for Hawaii holidays. The former is famous for its tropical beaches and stunning Iao Valley State Park, which is sacred to the Hawaiian people. Oahu, meanwhile, is considered to be the ‘Heart of Hawaii’ – it’s the most populous isle and where you’ll find the state capital, Honolulu. On Oahu, you can stroll along world-famous Waikiki Beach, visit Pearl Harbor, and enjoy all sorts of activities, ranging from golf and cycling, to surfing and parasailing.

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Show Less

Or why not explore one of Hawaii’s smaller isles? The ‘Garden Island’ of Kauai boasts jungle-clad mountains and lush valleys – which you might recognise from Jurassic Park – while its towns have a charming, laidback feel. Rustic Molokai gives you a brilliant insight into Hawaiian culture, while petite Lani serves up top golf courses, rugged nature reserves and tucked-away beaches.

Show More
Show Less

Multi-centre trips

Hawaii multi-centre holidays

Hawaii holidays are ideal for explorers, as you can discover a variety of natural landscapes. But if you really want to get under the skin of this archipelago, a Hawaii multi-centre holiday is the best way to do it. You could fly into Honolulu and spend some time on Oahu’s beaches and golf courses, before continuing on to exotic Maui. Or, if you’re keen to marvel at Hawaii’s volcanic wonders, why not combine Big Island and Oahu into one trip?

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Show Less

If you want to see more of the USA, you could enjoy a few days in California – our Travel Specialists can easily tailor your trip to you. Fly home via Los Angeles to tick off the sights of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, or spend a couple of days in San Francisco exploring Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Best time to go

Best time to go to Hawaii

Thanks to Hawaii’s equatorial position, temperatures remain between 23°C and 27°C all year round. The sea is warm throughout the year, too, so there’s never a bad time to plan your holiday. That said, August and September are the hottest months, while November is usually the wettest month.

Show More
Show Less

It’s also worth knowing that the islands’ west coasts are generally drier than the east coasts.
If you’re a keen surfer, consider booking your Hawaii trip for winter – between November and March – when the waves are at their highest. It’s often too choppy for swimming in the sea at this time of year though, so if you’re not fussed about surfing, April to September is the best time to visit Hawaii. You can swim and snorkel in the ocean, and unwind on the sun-soaked shores. Alternatively, if whale-watching is top of your to-do list, plan your Hawaii holiday to coincide with the Pacific humpback whale migration, which occurs between November and April.

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Waikiki Beach

Head to Oahu to catch some rays on Hawaii’s most famous beach. You can try your hand at surfing or sip cocktails in a laidback beach bar.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Go on a guided tour to find out more about Big Island’s rumbling volcanoes and red-hot lava flows, or hop in a helicopter to see the spectacle from above.

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Manawaiopuna Falls

Visit this majestic waterfall – which is known locally as ‘Jurassic Park Falls’ – in Hanapepe Valley on the island of Kauai. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for dinosaurs.

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Pearl Harbor

Learn about one of the darkest days in American history, as you take an audio tour around Pearl Harbor and browse the museum’s exhibitions.

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Punaluu Beach

Spend a sunny afternoon watching green sea turtles shuffle ashore on this beautiful black-sand beach, found on Big Island’s south coast.

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