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Whether you visit this idyllic archipelago to honeymoon, relax on a palm-fringed beach, surf its waves, watch humpback whales, trek its mountains, dive with dolphins, cruise around, kayak through rainforests, tee off on one of its 80 golf courses, cycle up or ski down a volcano, enjoy a festival or get pampered in a luxury spa before hitting the town, Hawaii’s diverse island charms cater for every holiday style and budget.

Rich in history, heritage and culture, few destinations can offer its magical combination of lush rainforests, active volcanoes,plunging cliffs, snow-capped mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, rugged valleys, hidden canyons, palm-fringed sandy beaches, turquoise clear waters and tantalizing coral reef. However, the six main islands are uniquely different in their own right, making it the perfect destination for island-hopping.

As the most isolated landmass in the world, where better to escape from the stresses of everyday life? Its combination of spectacular beaches and wondrous scenery has inspired many top filmmakers to fall under its spell so you may already know the archipelago better than you think! Wherever you go and whatever your choice of holiday, the untamed natural beauty and warmth of Hawaii’s people is certain to take your breath away.

Home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes and the world’s tallest sea mountain. Birthplace of surfing and the hula. Former seat of a royal kingdom. Hawaii is one of the youngest geological formations in the world and the youngest state of the union. But perhaps Hawaii’s most unique feature is its Aloha Spirit: the warmth of the people of Hawaii that wonderfully complements the Islands’ perfect temperatures.There are primarily six major islands to visit in Hawaii: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii’s Big island. You’ll find each island has its own distinct personality and offers its own adventures, activities, and sightseeing opportunities. We invite you to explore all of Hawaii to find the unique island experience for you.

E komo mai – welcome!

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