A tropical South Seas ambience pervades this utterly remote archipelago, where the chanted aloha greetings are accompanied by necklaces of fresh white pikake flowers. Grass-skirted maidens sway in a hula under palm trees; whilst others prepare a traditional torch-lit Luau celebration. Feast on roasted kalua pig, kiawe-smoked steaks and grilled mahi mahi or move to the rhythms of Polynesian music and dance. A heli-ascent over Oahu’s white, sandy beaches, turquoise waters and fields of green is an electrifying way to view the dramatic landscape. This is the gathering place, home to the sophistication of capital city Honolulu and Waikiki beach where daring surfers ride the waves…busy, bustling and fun packed. Hawaii’s natural beauty is astounding: warm, tranquil waters, fresh floral air, tropical rainforests and snow capped summits – the sparkling expanse of Pacific Archipelago offering limitless hideaways amongst gleaming white and jet black beaches. Eleven distinct climate zones promise a treat for the senses – a land of snow and volcanic fire traversed by innumerable hiking trails. On Maui, dive the warm waters of Molokini to discover shipwrecks or take to the ocean to see the majestic humpback whales on their winter journey. Charter a sunset cruise before returning to join the Luau to party with the gentle, friendly people. Surf-assailed beaches to glowing lava flows, golden sandy coves to verdant golf courses…the islands of aloha are made for unwinding.
The islands have a temperate year-round climate with warm seas. Higher and more mountainous parts of the islands can be cooler and wetter. Rain showers are usually light and infrequent. Hurricanes and tropical storms are rare but most likely to occur between June and November.
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The pristine beaches on the North Shore of Hawaii’s Green Island are surrounded by mountains, valleys, rugged cliffs, rainforest
and waterfalls, creating the most picturesque destination of Hawaii. Visit Kilauea lighthouse for unparalleled panoramic views
of the Pacific shoreline.
The largest, yet youngest of the Hawaiian chain of islands, Big Island offers a vast contrast of scenery and experiences. At the southern tip of the island you will find the Volcano National Park, home to one of the world’s largest active volcanoes, and the southernmost point of the United States of America. The east offers an array of crystal clear waterfalls, rainforests and scenic Japanese gardens; North of the island is cowboy country with cattle ranches and green pastures, whilst the west is home to some of the largest beaches on the island.
Maui offers many essential experiences to name a few; The Road to Hana, known as one of the world’s most scenic drives with over fifty bridges and countless curves through rainforests and past flowing waterfalls and seascapes. Watching the sunrise at Haleakalà National Park from the top of the crater is a must for
photography lovers and romantics. December to April offers superb whale watching opportunities in the Au’au channel between Maui and Lana’i.
Waikiki is a vibrant gathering place for visitors from all over the globe, offering an array of nightlife, restaurants, surfing
and entertainment. Alongside the modern amenities of Waikiki is the National Historic Landmark of Pearl Harbour, location of the
end of World War II. A visit to Diamond Head is a great way to take in the views out over Honolulu and Waikiki.
Lana’i could be described as the Island that time forgot. Hawaii’s smallest inhabited island, with only 3000 residents, Lana’i remains untouched by the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Originally home to Hawaii’s largest pineapple plantation, Lana’i City is now home to a small handful of charming shops, cafés and a grassy park where you can relax and watch the Spinner Dolphins in