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Highlights in Hawaii

  • White, sandy, tropical beaches
  • Freshly picked tropical fruits
  • Year-round sunny weather
  • World famous surfing and snorkeling
  • Engaging cultural presentations

Most popular in Hawaii

Pool 15,063
Internet 19,823
Balcony/Terrace 11,235
TV 17,520
Air conditioning 13,237
Garden 8,047
Parking 18,091
Washing machine 16,867
Sauna 1,555

Hawaii Vacation Rentals

A Variety of Tropical Homes

There are many places to stay when visiting the tropical island paradise of Hawaii. The majority of tourists spend their time on the most populated island of Oahu. While staying in Oahu's capital city of Honolulu, you are within easy access to your standard modern amenities in the many high rise apartment buildings overlooking Honolulu bay. As a central meeting point, staying in Honolulu also puts you within easy access to luxury shopping, amazing nightlife, and many tourist sites. On the other side of Oahu, the North Shore gets noticeably greener and is famous for having a more laid-back surfer vibe. Tropical beachfront vacation homes are more popular to stay in here as locals flock to the world famous Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay. Many visitors also take connecting flights to the big island of Hawaii, Kaui, and Maui which are more famous for their rich landscapes including active volcanoes, Cliffside waterfalls, and dense lush vegetation.

Vacationing on the Hawaiian Islands

Orientation

Hawaii is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean within the Polynesian range of islands. The seven islands of Big Island, Oahu, Kaui, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau and Kahoolawe are all accessible via boat and plane, with the international airport located on the island of Oahu. There are many tours and cruises available between the islands to help you explore the natural beauty and historic sites. Having a rental car is convenient, as cities and rental homes can be spread out and public transportation can be very unreliable.

Kauai Island
Kauai Island

Activities

Hawaii for Families

For those traveling with children, the Honolulu Bay on Oahu has the best calm beaches and kid-friendly cafes to keep little kids busy, safe, and having fun. Visit the nearby Aloha Stadium for an afternoon stroll where you can shop for unique souvenirs while sipping on freshly cracked coconut juice!

Hawaii for Hikers

Kauai is the perfect destination for hiking-enthusiasts, with many trails and breathtaking ocean views to take in. In a rental car, you will also be able to take one of the most scenic drives in Hawaii on the Holo Holo Koloa Scenic Byway.

Hawaii for Surfers

Surfers will love the North Shore city of Hale'iwa, where many professional surfers have started their career. Some of the most famous surfing competitions are still held here at several beaches along the North Shore in November.

The Hawaiian word for "hello" and "goodbye" are the same word: Aloha.

Top Things to do on Hawaii

1. Pearl Harbor

A trip to Honolulu wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Pearl Harbor memorial site. It is here that in December 1941 the Japanese attacked the US Military base, prompting America's entrance into World War 2. Take a ferry out to see the sunken ships and pay tribute to the dark history of Hawaii's capital.

2. The Hanauma Bay Nature Reserve

The Hanauma Bay Nature Reserve on Oahu is a great place to visit for snorkelers and divers. There are many coral reefs, colorful fish, and even wild sea turtles to swim beside within the calm waters of the bay. The Reserve is also within an easy reach from the nearby capital Honolulu for a nice day trip with the family outside of the city.

3. In Laie

In Laie on the North Shore of Oahu, the Polyneisian Cultural Center is a great place to learn about Pacific Island Culture. There are many cultural dance performances, recreated villages, and crafts to learn first -hand about the ancient people of Hawaii.

4. The Dole Plantation

The Dole Plantation in Wahiawa is the perfect pit-stop between Honolulu and the North Shore for grabbing a bite of fresh pineapple. Tour the active pineapple farm, pick up some interesting souvenirs, and try some interesting pineapple concoctions.

5. Diamond Head Mountain

For the truly athletic, hike up to the imposing mountain of Diamond Head which overlooks Honolulu Bay. Though only 3 miles, this hike is a pretty steep trek and is not for the faint of heart. However, the views from the top are worth the extra effort when it comes to getting the best Hawaiian selfie.

Honolulu
Honolulu

Useful Information

Before you go: Hawaii's climate falls into two categories: the dry season running from April to November and the rainy season which lasts from November to March. During the rainy season, the beaches currents can be very strong and it is advised to swim with caution--especially on the North Shore of Oahu. The islands have several unique holidays and festivals including King Kamehameha Day in June and Prince Jonah KuhioKalanianaole Day in March.