USA Hawaii Islands
Part of the USA Hawaii offers its visitors and experience never forgotten with its lush surroundings, stunning beaches and warm welcome. Accessible from the UK via the mainland of the USA which makes these islands perfect for a city and beach tailor-made itinerary. Twin with Los Angeles, San Francisco or Las Vegas or all three for a fantastic holiday of adventure and experience.
There are 8 main islands that make up the state of Hawaii and 137 islands in total. The main islands of the state are; Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Kauai and Niihau.
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 nightlife. 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 humpback 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 used 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 snorkeling then the resort of Poipu is a great base for you.
The smallest of the islands and least inhibited but not one to miss out on. Luxury accommodation awaits you on this island and a championship golf course. Scenic hikes, horseback riding, 4×4 drives and watersports are a few of the popular activities. Look out for Dolphins and turtles at Hulopoe Beach where you can enjoy the idyllic white sandy beach.
Hawaii – The Big Island
The most volcanic of all the islands in Hawaii with rain forests, vast ranchlands, 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.
Maui – Hawaii
The second-largest Hawaiian island and one for beach lovers and winter visits see humpback whales from this island. Farm tours, hiking, and watersports are other activities to do on this beautiful island. The west coast is particularly stunning for its sunsets.
The fifth largest island in Hawaii, only 38 miles by 10 miles and home to the longest continuous fringing reef. Visitors come here to experience the Kalaupapa National Park for the stunning walking trails. Follow the mule trails that have sheer drops down to the Atlantic ocean below, descending 100 feet. Don’t forget to include a visit to Papohaku Beach one of the biggest sandy beaches in Hawaii.
Holiday Car Hire Hawaii
Check out our latest prices online for car hire in Hawaii. Rent a car on any of the islands and visit some of the wonderful beaches that the Hawaiian Islands have to offer.
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 Tourist board
Visa requirements None, Can visit on a tourist visa and ESTA entry online application.