Oahu which is the main island that flights go into ie Honolulu. It’s famous for Waikiki Beach and the surfboards with its bustling beach bars and night life. This island is also home to Pearl Harbour with the monument site to the sunken USS Arizona.
Maui is known for its stunning beaches, romantic hideaways and golf Courses! It’s where you might catch a glimpse of a hump back whale in the right season. It has a mix of art galleries, restaurants, bars and stunning beaches to choose from.
Kaui is the island that has been use in many films for its fantastic scenery from South Pacific to Jurassic Park. The beaches are stunning white sand, the plunging Cliffs of Na Pali and the mighty Waimea Canyon where a helicopter ride is a must once in a lifetime trip. Away from the beaches you can even Kayak down the same river as Indiana Jones was filmed on one of his many escapes. If windsurfing is your thing then you might be lucky enough to enjoy a surf with some spinner dolphins by your side. If you love snorkelling then the resort of Poipu is a great base for you.
The Big Island
The most volcanic of all the islands in Hawaii with rain forests, vast ranch lands, acres of orchids, sunny beaches and snow-capped craters. It is home to the volcanoes National park with many hiking trails and the still active Kilauea volcano that regularly shoots lava and steam into the skies above. The big island is also home to the ski resorts of Hawaii so if you fancy a mornings skiing and an afternoon on the beach, this is the island to come to but be prepared as there are no ski lifts! But there are also no ski tickets to purchase.
Essential information about Hawaii
Capital City – Honolulu
Language – English
Currency – US Dollar
Electricity – 110/120V
Flight time – On average from London from 7 hours to 12 hours
Time difference from GMT -10
Peak Time to travel – June to August and December to February
For more information visit the Hawaii Tourist board
Country USA Mainland and Hawaii
Languages spoken English
Currency US Dollar
Visa requirements None, Can visit on a tourist visa and ESTA entry online application.