Islands in a cobalt blue ocean, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, hula, surfing, ukulele, volcanoes, coral reefs and sugary beaches – Hawaii and its adventurous spirit is the symbol of paradise and the perfect island life. No matter if you are dreaming of exploring waterfalls, surfing the biggest waves or relaxing on golden-sand beaches, there is something to do for everybody. And pretty much everything on these islands feels easygoing.
How to get there by plane?
There are direct flights (mainly from the US or Canada) to Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Island, but for the most part, you may need to connect through Oahu to get to the neighbor islands including Lanai and Molokai.
How to get there by land?
As the Hawaiian islands are located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean there is no way to travel there by land. Most people decided to fly to Hawaii, but you can also book a cruise to get you there.
Hawaii is part of the U.S. and therefore you probably need to complete an ESTA prior to arrival. Citizens of countries that are part of the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) travel to the United States for tourism purposes for stays of 90 days or less. To apply for an ESTA click here and click here to find out the exact Visa requirements for your country of origin.
The cuisine of Hawaii incorporates five distinct styles of food which reflect the diverse food history of settlement and immigration in the islands. From the Ancient Hawaii, to the Polynesian voyagers, native Hawaiians, Europeans, Americans and Christian missionaries – this blend of cuisines formed a unique local food style. In 1992 chefs also invented the Regional Cuisine, a style of cooking that makes use of locally grown ingredients, blending all of Hawaii`s historical influences together
Oahu might not be the green and lush island paradise you imagine at first, but more the gathering place of the Hawaiian islands. So look closely, and you will definitely find the lush green rainforest, awesome beaches and waves and beautiful volcanic mountains.
There probably are not many places on earth where you can swim or surf on a postcard-perfect beach in the morning, explore a volcanic landscape in the afternoon and relax in tropical forests and gardens in the evening. But on Maui you can.
4 more islands to explore!
|Hawaii Island Larger than all of the other islands combined, Hawaii Island, or Hawaii, the Big Island, is vast enough to hold 11 of the world’s 13 climactic zones—from sandy beaches to snowcapped mountains. See waterfalls, rainforests and botanical gardens in Hilo, explore the calm and clear water off of Kona, or view Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.|
|Molokai – The Friendly Isle With almost half of its population being of Native Hawaiian ancestry, Molokai is an island that has preserved its connection to the past and its love for the outdoors. Step back in time to the sleepy town of Kaunakakai, view the verdant flora in Halawa Valley, or learn about the works of Saint Damien at Kalaupapa National Historical Park.|
|Lanai – The Pineapple Isle Without a single traffic light, Lanai is a true island getaway for luxury, romance and privacy away from crowds. Get away from it all at Lanai’s opulent resorts in Hulopoe Bay and Lanai City, see the rock formations at Keahiakawelo, or 4-wheel drive amongst the pine trees along the Munro Trail.|
|Kauai – The Garden Isle The oldest and northernmost island in the Island chain is graced with dramatic, natural beauty. Outdoor adventures and romantic escapades flourish on Kauai. Explore the beaches of the Coconut Coast, see Waimea Canyon, “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” or take a boat ride to marvel at the towering cliffs of the Napali Coast.