Experience the Hawaiian Islands
State of Hawaii
The people of Hawaii would like to share their islands with you. The fresh, floral air energizes you. The warm, tranquil waters refresh you. The breathtaking, natural beauty renews you. Look around. There’s no place on earth like Hawaii.
Photos courtesy of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau
From the soaring cliffs of Nāpali Coast to the vast chasms of Waimea Canyon, Kauai’s beauty enchants the senses and inspires a reconnection with nature. Kauai is the perfect destination for adventure with activities like zipling, mountain tubing, horseback riding and ATV tours. Ideal for that romantic getaway with the island providing a stunning backdrop around almost every bend. Kauai’s relaxed island pace is conducive for rejuvenating the mind and body. With accommodations ranging from luxurious resorts to quaint bed & breakfasts, visitors can create an amazing vacation experience. Visit and discover why Kauai is Hawaii’s island of discovery.
The island of Oahu offers a wide array of experiences from amazing countryside adventures with wild dolphin swims in Waianae, surf lessons on the fabled North Shore, rainforest hikes in Manoa Valley or ziplining and ATV-ing on the Windward side. For a change of pace and scenery, go on exhilarating city treks of Honolulu’s historic palaces, museums and, of course, Pearl Harbor by day. Explore the hip art galleries, eclectic bars and charming local eateries or indulge in the fresh flavors of Hawaii Regional Cuisine by night. Enjoy Waikiki’s water sports, world-class shopping and famous nightlife or just relax on a white sandy beach with views of iconic Diamond Head watching the sparkling waves roll in. From urban comforts to natural beauty, the choices are endless on Oahu.
Hawaiian by nature, the island of Molokai remains true to its island roots. There are no traffic lights—just aloha—in the harbor town of Kaunakakai, where fisherman haul in their daily catch and farmers showcase fresh-picked produce from neighboring fields. Quiet your spirit and you’ll feel the mana (power) that protects the island, from an area near Maunaloa (said to be the birthplace of hula) to the indescribable beauty of Halawa Valley. Or, descend 1,700 feet on a surefooted mule to the remote settlement of Kalaupapa and change your perspective forever.
Lanai is an island of intriguing contrasts. Hike the lunar landscape of Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods) or picnic overlooking Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock), named for a maiden Puu and her handsome warrior. Enjoy the beautiful Four Seasons Resort along the pristine ocean, while Hotel Lanai in Lanai City welcomes you with old plantation charm up above. Whether you’re hiking among native ohia lehua trees on the Munro Trail or making your way to the 18th hole, Lanai is one of the easiest islands on which to kick back and relax.
Maui is the second largest Hawaiian island and has diverse terrain as well as several cities, making it popular with visitors who are looking for sophisticated diversions and amenities in the towns and airy resorts spread throughout the island. Stand above a sea of clouds high atop Haleakala. Watch a 45-foot whale breach off the coast of Lahaina. Lose count of the waterfalls along the road as you maneuver the hairpin turns of the Hana highway. From the scenic slopes of fertile Upcountry Maui to its scenic beaches, Maui has repeatedly been voted among the best in the world.
Hawaii Island (Big Island)
Extraordinarily diverse, the Island of Hawaii calls you to explore everything it has to offer. A landscape undergoing creation, it is home to Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on earth. From towering waterfalls to invigorating nature hikes…bury your toes in black sand, night-dive with gentle giant manta rays, enjoy the sunset from the vantage point of a sailing canoe, or just relax in the comfort of your swaying hammock.