Imagine rugged coastlines, white sand beaches and colossal volcanoes and you’ll find yourself in Hawaii, America’s 50th state.
Unique landscapes decorate the islands from the panoramic coastline of Kauai to the beaches of Maui, a favourite location for honeymooners. Big Island and Oahu have plenty to offer first-time holidays to Hawaii including the Kilauea Volcano and Pearl Harbor memorial site.
Experience Hawaiian culture at a Luau with a traditional feast accompanied by hula and Samoan fire dancers, or for escapist luxury visit the island of Lanai staying at the stunning Four Seasons hotels. From full service resorts to smaller hotels, Hawaii has it all.
Hawaii's summer runs from May to October, when the heat can reach the late 20s, whilst winter is between November and April, with the weather around the early 20s.
From November to March there can often be scattered and infrequent rainfall, however, these are unlikely to cause any major disruption to your stay.
Meanwhile, the weather known by the locals as 'kona' refers to the lack of tradewinds when the islands can become hot and sticky.
We recommend renting a car on the islands if you wish to explore the natural landmarks and historical charms.
Whale watching can be enjoyed from December through to May, although the peak months are January to early April.
- Visit some of Oahu's famous sights such as Diamond Head and Hanauma Bay, Oahu's prime snorkelling destination, plus the famous surfing beaches of the north shore
- Known at the 'Pacific's Grand Canyon', take in mesmerising views of Waimea Canyon from the sky on a helicopter tour
- Enjoy an adventure along the famous road of Hana with 62 curves, 59 single lane bridges and awe-inspiring coastline views
- Explore the volcanic landscapes and lava tubes on the Big Island, Hawaii
- Explore to lush island of Kauai from the air, soar over the pristine and dramatic Na Pali coastline and Waimea Canyon, dubbed ''The Grand Canyon of the Pacific''
- Discover the exquisite beauty of Maui from the air on a 70-minute flight, taking in views of the crater at Haleakala National Park and the lush landscapes and scenic waterfalls of ''The Valley Isle''
- Take a full day tour around Hawaii's Big Island including a tour around the Volcanoes National Park
Expect to fall in love with Hawaii during your stay at the Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina, a sprawling beach resort looking out over the Pacific Ocean and Waianae Mountains. When here, you have a tropical-luxe haven in southwest Oahu, on Hawaii’s main island, which offers a tranquil slice of this South Pacific archipelago. That’s in part thanks to the resort’s vast gardens sprinkled with palm tre...
- The pool as been named Best of the Best Resort Swimming Pools by the Robb Report
- Relax in one of the 81 pool or ocean view complimentary cabanas
- During the winter months spot humpback whales off-shore from the comfort of your chaise
- Choose from three on-site par-72 championship golf courses
The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is a rare treat of a five-star Hawaii hotel, as you won’t find many better-equipped, more stylishly designed beachfront properties anywhere else. The list of onsite facilities is a truly impressive one here, such as: the seven swimming pools (including four that are adults-only); everything you need for watersports, boat tours and helicopter island-hopping trips;...
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is set on the only white-sand beach on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii's Big Island. Located on the island's northwest corner, the hotel is well situated to explore cultural and archaeological sites including the Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site where you can visit one of the largest restored temples in Hawaii. The hotel's 252 rooms and suites are decorated in light colour...
Set on 32 acres by the beach on the Kohala Coast of Big Island, the Fairmont Orchid is an iconic Hawaiian hotel offering over 500 guest rooms and a great selection of dining options. The Fairmont Orchid welcomes families as well as couples and honeymooners to this glorious destination on the island. Many rooms at the Fairmont Orchid feature furnished lanai’s (balconies) from where it is possible ...
Set on the South Shore of Kauai by Poipu Beach, enjoying beautiful morning sunrises, sits the Sheraton Kauai Resort. The 391 rooms and suites are housed in eight low rise buildings within the tropical gardens or by the ocean and beach. Accommodations situated in the Garden Wing enjoy views of vibrant tropical blooms set within acres of land, whilst all rooms in the Beach and Ocean Wings face the...
Occupying an oceanfront location on the south shore of Kauai on the Poipu Beach, the Koa Kea is a 121-room boutique hotel. Decorated in neutral colours with modern furniture, Koa Kea is a romantic hotel meaning ‘white coral’. Koa Kea’s facilities include a pool and fitness centre. The spa has 5 treatment rooms where massages, facials and body treatments can be enjoyed. These often use natural i...
Nestled on 15 acres of tropical hillside overlooking the resort village of Wailea, this adults-only luxury hotel has just 72 suites. Enjoy the beauty of Maui from your own private enclave with convenient access to island adventures by day and luxurious tranquility by night. Every suite is 720 square feet and have separate bedrooms, living areas, deep soaking tubs, a kitchenette, and a private oce...
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