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Hawaii

A Pacific island jewel

Hawaii holidays

Introduction

Hawaii’s green valleys, awe-inspiring cliffs and pristine beaches fronted by fiery volcanoes are something of a jewel in the brilliant blue of the Pacific. Home to dreadlocked surfers and wide-eyed beachgoers alike, there’s a luxury hideaway to suit everyone.

Although it features hundreds of paradisiacal islands spread over 1,500 miles, visitors focus on the eight largest that spread out around Oahu. As the main island, it’s home to two thirds of the state’s population and Honolulu, the state capital. For many the world-class resorts, the fish from Finding Nemo and white sand of Oahu’s Waikiki are the beginning and end of their Hawaiian experience. Throw in hikes along craggy cliff tops with views over the surf, and there are few reasons to leave.

However, if you fancy something a bit more fast paced, Maui, Hawaii’s second largest island, is well set up. Move away from its walks through pineapple and papaya plantations to enjoy a fantastic range of water sports. For nature lovers, Kauai, the oldest of the Hawaiian islands, is known as ‘Garden Island’. And, with hiking trails and scenic drives that weave between tidal pools and into carpeted canyons, it’s not hard to see why.


If that’s not enough, the appropriately named ‘Big Island’, packs in eight of the world’s thirteen climate zones with everything from volcanoes to jungles and, of course, white sandy beaches. Arts and cultural festivals encourage and stoke the island’s appreciation of its heritage as descendants of ancient Polynesians, itinerant Asian workers and European settlers have all contributed to the islands’ welcoming atmosphere and fantastic cuisine. Enjoy traditional dishes such as ‘lau lau’ (pig or fish slow-cooked in taro leaves) fresh from a fire pit or ‘poke’, raw fish seasoned with soy sauce, onions and garlic.

 

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Top itineraries in Hawaii

Honolulu

Best of Hawaii & the Californian Coast

14-day tailor-made journey from £3,435 pp incl. flights

This tailor-made itinerary will see you discover the verdant mountains and powder-white beaches of Hawaii alongside California's laid-back beach cool.

Kauai, Hawaii

Best of Hawaii’s Islands Tour

13-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,685 pp incl. flights

Hawaii is one of the world's most romantic destinations and one of the most exhilarating, home to fiery volcanoes, vivid coral reefs and emerald rainforests. Discover it all on this tailor-made tour.

Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden on Oahu

Hawaii’s Islands: A Luxury Experience

12-day tailor-made journey from £6,225 pp incl. flights

Between inter-island flights and tours, see all that the Hawaiian archipelago has to offer from its white sands to its blue waters and green interior

Top places to stay in Hawaii

Sheraton Kona Resort Keauhou, Big Island

Sheraton Kona Resort Keauhou, Big Island

Contemporary hotel

A jewel on the Kona coast, the Sheraton Kona Resort is the perfect base to explore the area’s rich cultural history and beauty, whilst making use of the resort’s outstanding facilities.

Outrigger Reef on the Beach

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, Oahu

Contemporary hotel

Rated one of the Top Ten hotels in Honolulu by TripAdvisor, Outrigger Reef Resort embraces authentic Hawaiian traditions and hospitality on the white sands of Oahu’s world famous coastline.

Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, Maui

Contemporary hotel

This oceanfront resort combines traditional Hawaiian hospitality with award-winning dining, comfortable rooms and nightly entertainment.

Hapuna Beach Hotel

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Big Island

Contemporary resort

Since 1994, this lavish resort on Kohala Coast has defined Big Island luxury, with ocean facing rooms, an 18-hole golf course, white sand beaches and world-class amenities.

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Where to go in Hawaii

Lanai

Lanai Island is the best for luxury and relaxation. Perhaps Hawaii's most enticing island, Lanai is one of untouched tranquillity.

Halawa Beach Park and Halawa Valley, Molokai

Molokai

Travel back in time as you experience the unspoiled coastline, wilderness and traditions of Hawaii's Molokai.

Maui

Maui offers Hawaii's best whale watching and wind surfing, as well as brilliant sun rise hiking opportunities to volcanoes, through green-flanked mountain slopes, past waterfalls, refreshing pools and deep valleys.

Hawaii (The Big Island)

Hawaii's Big Island is best known for its wide-open spaces, uncrowded landscapes and adrenaline-fuelled adventure opportunities.

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When to go to Hawaii

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Hawaii generally enjoys excellent weather throughout the year. In summer, temperatures rarely exceed 32°C while, in winter, the lowest you’ll see is 18°C although you’re more likely to experience something averaging in the mid twenties. The busy seasons are during the peak holiday periods of December, April and June to August. The winter (November to March) experiences some rainfall, although rain is possible at any time.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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