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Escape to sun-drenched and beautiful Hawaii with Kuoni
A fascinating culture, tropical landscapes, picture-perfect beaches, pristine surf spots, geological wonders and a lively beach scene – Hawaii has it all. For lovers of adventure in the great outdoors these islands are as enticing as for those heading here for the sun, sea and sand. Each island has its own distinct charm and attractions and the island you end up choosing depends on what you are looking for on your Hawaiian holiday.
- Oahu is the place to go if you want a taste of all of Hawaii’s highlights – a verdant interior, vibrant city life and one of the most famous surfing spots
- In Maui you will find the one of the state’s two national parks Haleakalā as well as the Haleakala Observatory – possibly the best place in the world to view the stars
- Kauai is known as the ‘Garden Isle’ because of its vegetation-clad valleys, and it is here you will find the largely unspoilt Napali Coast
- For budding volcanologists then Hawaii, or the ‘Big Island’, is a dream destination – the island is home to Volcanoes National Park and the state’s only active volcano
- Of course you can combine stays on more than one island – speak to your Personal Travel Expert for details
Best time to visit
• Hawaii enjoys a good climate all year, especially in coastal areas with warm seas.
• Summer (April to November) is warmer and drier while winter (December to March) is a bit cooler.
• Whale-watching season is from late December to early May.
Hawaii's Big Island is famous for its spectacular Volcanoes National Park. Hike through the undisturbed Thurston Lava Tube and, as the sun sets, climb Kilauea Caldera volcano and gaze up at the glistening chandelier of stars.
On your holidays in Oahu, join fearless surfers riding barrel waves on the north shore or grab a board and start from scratch with a lesson on Waikiki Beach. Visit the Arizona War Memorial at Pearl Harbour, watch divers leap off the cliffs in Waimea Valley National Park, and spend an evening learning to hula dance.
Visit Maui and dive alongside sea turtles in Molokini’s underwater volcanic crater or spot humpback whales cresting the winter waves off the coast of Wailea. Stand astride your bike watching the sunrise from Haleakala Crater before an adrenalin-pumping ride down rugged slopes.
Trek through velvety green mountains and pass cascading waterfalls on Kauai's Napali Coast, or slide over tropical jungles and natural pools on a zipline adventure at Princeville Ranch. Cruise across the Na Pali Coast as dolphins leap in the slipstream, tee off on championship golf courses, and unwind with a traditional Lomi Lomi massage in a sumptuous spa.