Introducing holidays to Hawaii
With a laidback vibe, powdery beaches, and the rumble of active volcanoes in the distance, Hawaii holidays offers an intriguing blend of adventure and sublime relaxation. Its natural beauty is one of the prime draws for visitors, yet the unique blend of cultures provides added interest to engage the senses fully. Hawaii feels a world apart from the rest of the United States, with its colourful coral reefs, tropical atmosphere and exotic sights. There's a bustling nightlife scene in cities like Honolulu, and the enticing cuisine owes as much to Asian tradition as it does to the abundant natural produce. Sunny afternoons give way to dancing and feasting by torch light in the evenings.
Created from over nineteen volcanic islands, there are eight major islands which comprise the tropical paradise of Hawaii. Six of these are open to visitors, with the biggest being the Big Island, or Hawaii. Here you'll find the fiery Mauna Loa volcano and alien landscapes of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, along with green sandy beaches, cosy bungalow hotels, and fragrant coffee plantations. If you're looking for a livelier atmosphere, Oahu is home to the cosmopolitan city of Honolulu and many of the Hawaii's top resorts along famous Waikiki Beach. If you're interested in a lush, tropical environment you'll want to stay on Maui or Kauai, both known for their leafy vegetation and pristine waterfalls for the ultimate romantic holiday in Hawaii.
Hawaii enjoys warm temperatures throughout the year, but if you're set on soaking in the sun you may want to avoid the rainy season between November and March. However, the rain showers are what lead to some of the most magical moments on these lush islands, and you're bound to see at least one rainbow during your Hawaii holidays. When the sun is shining, it's hard to find a more inviting sight than Hawaii's golden sandy beaches and breath-taking sunsets. Most island breaks revolve around outdoor activities, whether it's hiking through thick rainforests, climbing ancient volcanoes, surfing, swimming, or diving beneath the waves to view giant sea turtles. After spending the day drinking in Hawaii's panoramic views, unwind at night to the sound of pulsing drumbeats and the sight of hula dancing at a friendly luau. Luaus provide top opportunity to sample the mouth-watering Hawaiian cuisine; pineapple plantations, groves of guavas, and freshly caught fish all contribute to the native dishes, best enjoyed in an al fresco dining experience with an ocean view.
Life's a Beach
Many holidays in Hawaii begin in Honolulu, with its multicultural atmosphere, world-class museums, and iconic Waikiki Beach. Try your hand at a surfing lesson here, the home of surf, or dip under the water to come face to face with colourful tropical fish. Top attractions here include the exquisite jewel-like beauty of the coral reef at Hanauma Bay, as well as the Pearl Harbor Memorial and Honolulu Museum for a sampling of history and art. Enjoy whale watching from hotspots such as Makapu'u Point or visit one of the world's largest active volcanoes, Mauna Loa, on the Big Island. Venture off the beaten path on islands like Maui, Kauai, and Molokai during your holiday to Hawaii. If you're feeling brave, hop in a car and drive along the tight twists and turns of the coastal road to Hana, a tiny village on Maui set amid florid scenery and well worth the drive if only for the view. With a diverse heritage, you'll find arts and cultural festivals taking place throughout the year on the islands, including the annual Ukulele Festival.