Hawaiian Islands

“Don’t forget, beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies.”
– Paulo Coelho

Maui beach sunset, Hawaii
Maui beach sunset, Hawaii

Hawaii is one of the world’s top island destinations. Enjoy a year-round temperate climate, beautiful sandy beaches, warm tranquil waters, tropical rainforests, magnificent waterfalls, picturesque canyons, gourmet dining, fabulous shopping, fun island entertainment, world-class golf courses, outdoor adventures, snorkeling, surfing… and warm Hawaiian hospitality. Don’t miss experiencing an Hawaiian Luau, especially if you’re visiting the islands for the first time. It’s even better if it’s overlooking the beach, at night, under the stars.

Fun Hawaii Islands Attractions & Island Sightseeing Tours

The main islands of Hawaii include: Maui, Kauai, Oahu, Big Island, Lanai, Molokai, Nihau, and Kahoolawe.

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Maui Attractions & Sightseeing Tours

The captivating island of Maui is home to beautiful sandy beaches, spectacular scenery, fun water sports, great restaurants and exciting nightlife – it’s no wonder that it’s one of the most popular islands in Hawaii. If you like romance, a leisurely pace, charming small towns, Fusion cuisine, spur-of-the-moment fun, then Maui is the perfect destination.

If you have an extra day or two, take a leisurely drive along the scenic “Road to Hana” – the narrow winding highway runs along the North Shore of Maui, through its mountains and valleys. Spectacular waterfalls and incredible views of Hana’s picturesque shoreline and tropical rainforests can be seen along the way. Allow at least three hours for the 52-mile drive from Kahului to the quaint little town of Hana. The trip can be made in one day, however, we recommend an overnight stay in Hana – it was one of the highlights of our first trip to Maui.

Visit Kaanapali’s beaches and historic Lahaina. If you like to snorkel, Napili Bay is fantastic for snorkeling and swimming. And if you really want to splurge, stay at Wailea – home to some of Maui’s finest resorts, white sandy beaches, world-class golf courses, exclusive shopping, and more.

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Kauai Attractions & Sightseeing Tours

Kauai is the most scenic, and one of the most popular of the Hawaiian Islands – famous for its stunning natural beauty, lush tropical rain forests, magnificent waterfalls, rivers, and idyllic crescent-shaped beaches. With above average rainfall, it’s no surprise that Kauai, also known as the “Garden Isle,” is one of the wettest spots on earth. If you’re attracted to nature, you’ll love Kauai… anytime of the year.

During your visit to Kauai, be sure to visit the picturesque Waimea Canyon – dubbed “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific” by Mark Twain. We took a Helicopter Ride over the canyon and the views were spectacular!

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Oahu Attractions & Sightseeing Tours

Oahu is home to Honolulu, Hawaii’s largest city. Popular tourist attractions include Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head and Pearl Harbor.

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Hawaiian Luau
Enjoy fun family entertainment – festive island music, Hawaiian Hula Dancers, Fire Knife Dancing and more. Feast on a delicious buffet of traditional Hawaiian cuisine – Kalua Pig   (slow-cooked whole in an imu, a large pit dug in the ground), poi, sweet potatoes, salmon, chicken and long rice, salad, a variety of fresh fruits, Hawaiian specialties and tropical cocktails (Mai Tai’s are an island favorite).

Big Island Attractions & Sightseeing Tours

As its name suggests, the Big Island is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands – infact it’s larger than all the other Hawaiian Islands combined. Known for its diverse climate, the Big Island is an ideal destination for people who are adventurous, seek new experiences, and enjoy the great outdoors. Rich in history, the island is home to Kilauea (the world’s most active volcano) and Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa (two of the world’s tallest mountains). Enjoy Lava Walks and see Manta Rays on the Kona Coast (it’s one of the best places in the world to get close to them).

Busy times for the Big Island of Hawaii include the week after Easter (mid-April), during the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival (which takes place in Hilo). In October, The Ironman Triathlon takes place in Kona.

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Other Hawaiian Islands

Lanai
Enjoy snorkeling and diving on this beautiful scenic Hawaiian Island. If you like golf, Lanai has two championship golf courses – both courses consistently rank among the best in the world.

Molokai
Also known as the “Friendly Isle,” Molokai is one of the most natural and least developed of the main Hawaiian islands. This is ideal if you want to relax – there’s no traffic, no traffic lights and little nightlife. Enjoy Molokai’s beautiful secluded beaches, horseback riding, hiking and nature walks.

Niihau and Kahoolawe
Niihau is the smallest of the inhabited Hawaiian Islands. Also known as the “Forbidden Isle” – the island is off-limits to all but relatives of the island’s owners. Kahoolawe is the smallest of the 8 main volcanic islands. Don’t plan on a visit or a vacation here – it is completely uninhabited and is off-limits to visitors.

Hawaiian Luau
Enjoy fun family entertainment – festive island music, Hawaiian Hula Dancers, Fire Knife Dancing and more. Feast on a delicious buffet of traditional Hawaiian cuisine – Kalua Pig   (slow-cooked whole in an imu, a large pit dug in the ground), poi, sweet potatoes, salmon, chicken and long rice, salad, a variety of fresh fruits, Hawaiian specialties and tropical cocktails (Mai Tai’s are an island favorite).

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The Best Time To Visit Hawaii

Hawaii’s temperate climate, averaging 80° year-round, makes it a great time to visit anytime of the year. Peak season runs mid-December thru’ March (the Holiday Season is especially busy) – and July-August. Whale-watching season is January-May. Spring and Fall (low season) offer the best value, best weather and less crowds. Hurricane season usuallys from June-November.