Hawaii

United States of America
Hawaii which includes general coastal views, landscape views and views

Six main islands, each prettier than the next, make up this volcanic archipelago. Enjoy ancient traditions, modern cities and seemingly endless beaches.

Travel to the Hawaiian Islands to enjoy white sand beaches, view volcanic lava flow, appreciate culture and tradition and relax in warm tropical settings. You’ll find history, adventure and island friendship.

Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii (Big Island) with smoke rising and lava flowing from the state’s active volcanoes, Maunaloa and Kilauea. Walk on the 150-mile (241-kilometer) trail to observe the destruction and rebirth that follows the lava cooling. Go to the Kalapana viewing area where you can see remains of a town overrun by volcanic flow. Here hot lava meets cold ocean waters with striking results.

On Oahu, drive to the top of Leahi (Diamond Head) and explore the remnants of World War II military bunkers and tunnels. Gaze at stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The main city of Honolulu offers high-rise accommodations, glorious beach resorts, luxury-brand shopping, a lively Chinatown and exciting nightlife.

In Waikiki visit historic sites commemorating the 1941 invasion of Pearl Harbor, which sank dozens of ships, killed many Americans, and triggered U.S. engagement in World War II. Take the boat tour to the memorial for the USS Arizona, permanently resting under the harbor waters.

On Kauai, shop in Lihue for local clothing, handicrafts and artwork. Travel north to Kilawea’s lighthouse to watch for whales and listen to seabirds keening. At Princeville have a drink, play golf at the spectacular resort or snorkel amid the coral of Anini Beach where sea turtles and rays may glide along next to you. Drive up Waimea Canyon or hike along the Na Poli coast.

Book a table for a traditional luau with poi, roasted pig and island punch. Drink the Kona coffee. Visit a pineapple or coffee plantation. Watch a hula performance and take a lesson to learn how natives communicate using the fluid body movements of this Polynesian dance. Look for the colorful state fish, the humuhumunukunukuapua’a, easy to say if you remember that every vowel is pronounced in the Hawaiian language.

Popular cities in Hawaii

Honolulu
Honolulu
Known for Islands, Scenery and Gardens
The jewel in the crown of the tropical Hawaiian islands. Marvel at breathtaking bays and volcanoes and immerse yourself in the unique Polynesian culture.

Reasons to visit

  • Honolulu Zoo
  • Makiki Forest Recreation Area
  • Hawaii Convention Center
Lahaina featuring a coastal town, a beach and a pebble beach
Lahaina
Known for Beach view, Sea and Snorkelling

The former capital of Hawaii was once the heart of the global whaling trade. Today, it’s a popular beach city and starting point for whale-watching tours.

Reasons to visit

  • Lahaina Harbor
  • Kaanapali Beach
  • Maui Sandy Beach
Kailua-Kona
Kailua-Kona
Known for Beach view, Sea and Islands
“E komo mai Kona!” That means “Welcome to Kona!” in the native Hawaiian language, and you’ll hear it a lot when you escape to this fabulous tropical rock in the Pacific Ocean. Where is Kona, anyway? It’s on the eastern side of the island of Hawaii, and it’s a perfect destination for your next trip. Why? Because Kona holidays will get you lei’d the second you walk off the plane.

Reasons to visit

  • Magic Sands Beach
  • Kahalu'u Beach Park
  • Kailua Pier
Kihei
Kihei
Known for Islands and Recreation
With charm and a beautiful shoreline, this Maui town is filled with fun and unusual attractions worth a daytrip or a lengthy stay.

Reasons to visit

  • Wailea Beach
  • Kamaole Beach Park 3
  • Makena State Park Beach
Garden of Eden Arboretum showing general coastal views and rocky coastline
Hana
Known for Relaxing, Sea and Beach view

Reasons to visit

  • Red Sand Beach
  • Hana Lava Tubes
  • Waianapanapa State Park
Hilo
Hilo
Known for Beach View, Islands and Gardens
Marvel at the wonders of the natural world and discover traditional Hawaiian cultures, America’s colonial past and modern science all in one place.

Reasons to visit

  • Rainbow Falls
  • Keaukaha Beach Park