HawaiiThe youngest and largest of the Hawaiian Islands, the island of Hawaii (known as Big Island to avoid confusion) is one of the few places on earth where visitors can go from snowboarding to snorkelling in a single day.
Book your holidays to Hawaii and you'll be jetting off to visit the nineteen volcanic islands that makeup Hawaii, with Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island the most popular with holidaymakers. The islands boast a melting pot of cultures that differ them from mainland USA, but its relationship with America makes them tourist friendly with activities to keep you busy and attractive accommodation to rest your head at the end of the day.
Despite its Aloha vibe and easy-pace of life, Hawaii is not a destination where you daze-away by the pool; it’s somewhere that begs you to get outside and explore. The ocean and Hawaii’s uninterrupted coastline plays a vital role in everyday life with surfing, swimming and fishing all popular pastimes.
But before you get too infused with the warm waters and sandy beaches, remember to wander inland to discover Hawaii’s luscious core. Head to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and gaze up at the Mauna Loa – one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Or take a rental car to Kauai, which has been nicknamed the Garden Isle due to the several natural wonders that call it home, such as Wailua River, Waimea Canyon, and the Na Pali Coast.
Even the capital city of Honolulu – which is just as impressive as the mainland cities of NYC and Los Angeles – works hard to blend its cosmopolitan charm seamlessly into the state’s natural beauty and rich history. Here you’ll find museums celebrating the archipelago’s unique history, such as the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii State Art Museum, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, the gorgeous Iolani Palace and, of course, the Pearl Harbour Memorial.