Hawaii brims with unique beauty and a distinctive, multiethnic culture.
Hawaii boasts spectacular beaches and mountains and an equally vibrant, multiethnic culture with Polynesian roots. Maui, Kauai, the Island of Hawaii and Oahu — Hawaii’s four largest islands — each has its own distinctive appeal. Maui attracts winter whale watchers and year-round luxury travelers. Hikers love lush Kauai, which lives up to its “Garden Island” nickname. Hawaii Island claims the only active volcanoes in the state, plus coffee farms and cattle ranches. And Oahu, famed for Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbor, also offers a wealth of shopping and dining.
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Beachgoers and snorkelers love the island of Maui’s warm, clear waters — as do humpback whales in winter. Art galleries, boutiques and spas draw upscale travelers, while nature lovers head to Haleakala National Park. Local farms and fishing boats supply gourmet restaurants and food stands, reflecting Maui’s diverse communities.

Known For

Beaches, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Windsurfing, Dining, Spas, Haleakala National Park

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Nicknamed “the Garden Island,” Kauai blooms with beguiling sandy beaches; botanical gardens; and hiking trails through verdant mountains, the rugged Napali Coast and red-walled Waimea Canyon. This laid-back island is also home to easily accessible waterfalls and ancient Hawaiian heritage sites.

Known For

Beaches, Botanical Gardens, Hiking, Kayaking, Cultural Sites, Waimea Canyon, Kalalau Trail

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The Island of Hawaii


The Island of Hawaii earned its nickname “the Big Island” for its vast expanse of beaches, both black and white; new and ancient lava flows from five volcanoes; sheltered bays ideal for snorkeling and diving; and coffee farms and cattle ranches. National park sites include a historic place of refuge, an impressive stone temple and a shoreline with basking sea turtles.

Known For

Beaches, Volcanoes, Coffee Farms, Astronomical Observatories, Ranching Heritage, Dining, Golfing, Deep-Sea Fishing

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The island of Oahu’s beautiful Waikiki Beach lies next to the capital city of Honolulu, both pulsing with energy. Green ridges separate them from the farms and surf breaks of the rural North Shore and Windward Side, with fascinating historic sites at Pearl Harbor and elsewhere.

Known For

Waikiki Beach, Surfing, Shopping, Dining, Nightlife, World War II History, Heritage Sites

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3 Thrilling Days on Oahu and Maui in Hawaii

Waikiki Beach

Dive In to History and Sandy Beaches

Tour Oahu’s historic World War II sites, poignant memorials and the intriguing museum at Pearl Harbor. Then take a surf lesson or swim at Waikiki Beach before dinner at one of Hawaii’s most storied hotels.

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Snorkeling, Sailing and Sightseeing

Rise early for a snorkeling or sailing excursion, followed by lunch in Honolulu’s Chinatown. Island-hop to Maui for a stroll through the lush foliage of Iao Valley before a gourmet dinner in Wailea.

Haleakala Crater National Park

A Stunning Summit and Island Cuisine

Head up to the summit of majestic Haleakala for a hike across its multihued crater, stopping for a forest walk along the way. Browse the boutiques of cowboy town Makawao on your descent before indulging in innovative, island-sourced cuisine.

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