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Hawaii Vacations | Island Life Awaits You

Plan the perfect Hawaii vacation with our selection of the best Hawaiian hotel experiences to give you the perfect taste of island life.

Wouldn’t you like to wake up to the sound of waves softly crashing along the shore while an almost-perfect sunrise paints the sky in different hues of pink and orange? Sounds pretty good, and that is only the start of your Hawaii vacation.

Hawaii is truly a tropical oasis where you can disconnect for a week of sunny days, the feeling of sand between your toes and the tastes of incredibly irresistible food. If this hasn’t sold you already, we’ve rounded up the best hotel experiences and Hawaii vacation ideas for your next getaway to the Pacific.

Best Places to Vacation in Hawaii

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Every island of Hawaii has its own energy and can cater to different traveler types. But no matter what island you choose for your Hawaii getaway, your arrival is bound to be greeted by smiling faces and an enthusiastic Aloha!

Unique things to do in Hawaii

Fly without doors in Kauai

Approximately 70% of the island of Kauai is inaccessible by foot, so book yourself in for a doors-off helicopter tour for unobstructed views of the landscape.

Watch lava flow on the Big Island

With five active volcanoes on the Big Island, it would be hard to resist taking a lava tour—a guided hike that visits active lava flows.

Head to the bottom of the ocean in Maui

Explore the ocean depths while aboard a submarine. Catch a glimpse of reef sharks, tropical fish, and a sunken ship!

Road trip to Hana

Drive through tropical rainforest along the Hana Highway with dramatic coastal views, waterfalls, and ancient lava rock temples as you head to one of the most isolated communities in the state.

Must-try treats

No matter which island you’re on, make sure to try shave ice—ice shavings placed on top of ice cream and topped with sweetened condensed milk.

If you don’t have a sweet tooth, try Spam musubi—grilled Spam on top of rice that is wrapped with nori seaweed. Spam is so popular in Hawaii that there’s even an annual Spam festival in Honolulu.

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A romantic getaway to Maui

Nothing says romance more than watching the sun rise above the clouds on the dormant Haleakala Volcano in Maui, so it’s no wonder that Maui is a favorite for most couples and honeymooners. Boasting one of the top beaches in the USA, Wailea Beach, the start of a perfect vacation starts with finding yourself a beachfront hotel.

A classic Hawaii vacation on Oahu

A trip to Waikiki Beach might seem a bit cliché these days, but if it ain’t broke, why fix it? Known as the Gathering Place, Honolulu has everything you need for a stress-free vacation.

Pay your respects to WWII soldiers at Pearl Harbor, grab a surfboard and rip up the waves on the North Shore, or learn about amazing Hawaiian sea life at Hanauma Bay. Don’t forget to fill your bellies up—from traditional Hawaiian delights like Kalua Pork and Loco Moco, to some of the best Japanese food outside of Japan.

A scenic escape to Kauai

Kauai, on the other hand, is all about calm vibes and natural beauty. On many visitors’ must-see lists are the Waimea Canyon—the Grand Canyon of the Pacific—that boasts lush vegetation and stunning waterfalls, and Mount Waialeale, one of the wettest places on Earth, where dozens of falls pour into a deep canyon.

Adrenaline junkies head to the Big Island

Adventurers, listen up! The Big Island is calling your name. Head to Volcanoes National Park and hike up the active Kilauea Volcano for an impressive exhibition of Mother Nature’s magic. Or if you like a challenge, why not hike up the tallest mountain in the world (when measuring from below sea level), Mauna Kea.

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Maui's most romantic hotel

While Hawaii might typically be a family-friendly destination, a slice of adults-only paradise still exists. Hotel Wailea is the premier adults-only resort on the island of Maui and ensures a feeling of seclusion and serenity to truly enjoy the tropical surroundings. No matter which suite tickles your fancy, all rooms boast living rooms, kitchenettes and deep soaking bathtubs for that extra dose of luxe living.

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Hotel Wailea | Adults-Only Luxury In Maui

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Hawaii Family Vacations

If your kids love water, they are sure to have the time of their lives in Hawaii. Spend your vacation beach hopping along the coast and if you’re an adventurous bunch, why not plan a family surfing lesson? You never know, you might just have a Kelly Slater in the household.

Family-Friendly Activities in Hawaii

Play in Kauai's tide pools

Head to Poipu Beach Park and go for a swim in the tide pools.

Explore a garden maze

Oahu’s Dole Plantation boasts a massive garden maze—perfect for bonding (or possibly arguing) with the family.

Head to Maui Ocean Center

The kids will love walking through a tunnel while manta rays and sharks swim overhead.

Head to the Polynesian Cultural Center

Spend the day learning about Polynesian culture, play games and even master a traditional dance—the kids are sure to have a blast!

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An Ideal Waikiki Resort for Traveling with the Family

Waikiki Beach is the classic Hawaii vacation spot and the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is a stand-out family-friendly accommodation for making memories together. Whether you choose a city view or ocean view room, the whole family is sure to be comfy in the spacious rooms, some of which have separate living rooms.

If lying on the beach and staring out towards the crystal blue waters sounds a bit boring, why not make use of all the great activities on offer at the Outrigger Waikiki? From complimentary yoga sessions, surfing lessons, or for couples in love, a Hawaiian vow renewal ceremony.

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