The fresh, floral air energizes you. The warm, tranquil waters refresh you. The breathtaking, natural beauty renews you. Look around. There’s no place on earth like Hawaii. Whether you're a new visitor or returning, these six unique islands offer distinct experiences that will entice any traveler. We warmly invite you to explore the islands of Hawaii and discover your ideal travel experience in the Hawaiian Islands.
Discover why the six Islands of Aloha are home to treasures unlike any other on earth: The dramatic cliffs of the Napali Coast on Kauai. The vibrant shores of Waikiki Beach on Oahu. The miles of white sands of Papohaku Beach on Molokai. The dolphin friendly waters of Hulopoe Bay on Lanai. The summit of Haleakala on Maui. The primal energy of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii Island. It won’t be easy choosing which island to visit on your first trip to Hawaii, but you’ll find there are no wrong answers.
Then breathe deep. Smell the fresh plumeria in the air. Visit the historic landmarks of Hawaii and learn about the rich culture of the islands. Explore off-the-beaten-path destinations, from hidden beaches to small towns that you won’t find on a postcard. Learn to surf, snorkel or kayak and earn your Hawaii suntan. And don’t forget to go to an authentic luau where you can get a taste of Hawaiian culture and watch the art of the hula. You’ll find the itineraries on Hawaii are endless. From romantic escapades to family fun; from whale watching to walking on a volcano; you can do it all or you can simply sit back and do nothing. Explore Hawaii’s six unique islands and you’re sure to find your first trip to Hawaii won’t be your last. Learn more about things to do, activities and shopping in Hawaii.
Kauai "Hawaii's Island of Discovery"
The oldest and northernmost island in the Island chain is graced with dramatic, natural beauty.
Outdoor adventures and romantic escapades flourish on Kauai. Explore the beaches of the Coconut
Coast, see Waimea Canyon, "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific," or take a boat ride to marvel at the towering cliffs of the Napali Coast.
Oahu "The Heart of Hawaii"
Home to the state capitol and the majority of Hawaii's population, Oahu is a vibrant mix of natural and cultural wonders with the modern arts, entertainment and amenities of the 21st century. See pro surfers charge the big winter waves of the legendary North Shore, relive American history at the memorials and museums of Pearl Harbor, or soak up the sun and take a surfing lesson on Waikiki Beach.
Molokai "Hawaiian by Nature"
With almost half of its population being of Native Hawaiian ancestry, Molokai is an island that has preserved its connection to the past and its love for the outdoors. Step back in time to the sleepy town of Kaunakakai,
view the verdant flora in Halawa Valley, or learn about the works of Saint Damien and Saint Marianne atKalaupapa
National Historical Park.
Lanai "Hawaii's Most Enticing Island"
Without a single traffic light, Lanai is a true island getaway for luxury, romance and privacy away
from crowds. Get away from it all at Lanai’s opulent resorts in Hulopoe Bay and Lanai City, see
the rock formations at Keahiakawelo, or 4-wheel drive amongst the pine trees along the Munro Trail.
Maui "The Magic Isle"
The second largest island is home to what some believe are the best beaches in the world.
The waters off of Maui are also some of the best places in the world to whale watch every winter.
Wake up early to catch the Haleakala sunrise, stroll through the historic hot spot of Lahaina town, or drive the long
and winding road to Hana for spectacular scenery.
Hawaii The Big Island "Island of Adventure"
Larger than all of the other islands combined, Hawaii Island, or Hawaii, the Big Island, is vast
enough to hold 11 of the world’s 13 climactic zones—from sandy beaches to snowcapped mountains. See waterfalls, rainforests and botanical gardens in Hilo, explore the calm and clear water off
of Kona, or view Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.