Explore volcanoes, snorkel with manta rays or discover the fascinating ancient and modern cultures.
Hawaii is world-famous for its beaches – but they are only the beginning. From surfing the gentle waves of Waikiki Beach to snorkeling with manta rays on the Kona Coast, there’s never a dull moment in the Hawaiian Islands. Get off the beaten track and discover rich heritage, jaw-dropping scenery and a vast range of activities to keep you busy.
The island of Hawaii is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain. Visit Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, or hear local legends at Puuhonua o Honaunau, a historic park that was once a place of refuge. Whether you’re walking on a black sand beach, snorkelling with manta rays, horseback riding in Waimea or sailing along the Kona Coast, this island has an adventure for you.
Molokai is home to authentic experiences and truly getting off the beaten path. There are no traffic lights in the harbour town of Kaunakakai, where fishermen haul in their daily catch and farmers showcase fresh-picked produce from neighbouring fields. Venture to the birthplace of hula or witness the indescribable beauty of Halawa Valley. Descend 1,700 feet on a sure-footed mule to the remote settlement of Kalaupapa and change your perspective forever.
Lanai is an island of intriguing contrasts. Hike the lunar landscape of Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods) or picnic overlooking Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock) named for a maiden Pehe and her handsome warrior. Or hike among native ohia lehua trees on the Munro Trail, named for kiwi naturalist George Munro.
Maui is dotted with quaint towns, artist communities and local favorites that have been around for generations. Head to Wailuku for pastries from a “mom and pop” bakery, or head to Lahaina for a taste of Maui’s famed farm to table cuisine. From shimmering beaches and sacred Iao Valley to migrating humpback whales and sunset on Haleakala, Maui offers something for all tastes.
Oahu is a fusion of east and west cultures rooted in the values and traditions of the Native Hawaiian people. Hiking iconic Leahi (Diamond Head), enjoy some of Hawaii’s best shopping, or simply unwind on the sands of the island’s famous beaches.