Unwind on a classic Hawaiian holiday. With white sandy beaches, great shopping and laidback dining, Hawaii does everything it promises to do and more.
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Get amongst the nature on the Big Island
Start your tour of the Big Island at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see the spectacular views of the Kilauea volcano. Explore, discover and hike through this nature wonderland.
For those with an appetite for adventure, head west to the Kona coast and go deep sea diving, snorkelling or take a swim with the dolphins.
Once the sun sets, Mauna Kea the world's highest sea mountain is the perfect place to pack a picnic and star gaze the night away.
Big Island Hotels & Resorts
What to do…
- See the spectacular sights of the Kilauea Volcano.
- Dive off the Kona Coast.
- Stargaze from Mauna Kea, the world's highest sea mountain.
- Tour Big Island Volcano Adventure or do theGrand Circle Island Tour
One of the world's most iconic islands
Maui has been voted the best island in the world and it's easy to see why. From picturesque beaches to stunning landscapes, a visit to Maui is essential to any holiday to Hawaii.
World-renowned, luxury resorts and adventure water activities can be discovered on iconic beaches while the morning sunrise from the dormant volcano of Haleakala National Park will take your breath away.
Snorkel, swim and kayak in Kihei on Maui's south coast, or just find a place to lay back, cocktail in hand, and soak up some sun in this perfect all year round holiday destination.
Maui Hotels & Resorts
What to do…
- Old Lahaina Luau Maui
- Maui Sunset Dinner cruise and royal Lahaina Luau combo
- Maui Whale Watch Cruise
- Turtle Reef Kayak Tour
An unspoiled paradise
Experience nature at its best on the picture perfect Island of Kauai. It's landscape of tropical rainforests, cascading waterfalls and deep canyons will leave you spellbound.
For those with a spirit for adventure, the options are endless. Take a guided kayaking tour on the Wailua River, capture a bird's eye view by taking a flying fox through Kauai's rain forests or join a hiking trip through Kokee State Park.
If the idea of hiking sounds exhausting, hop on a helicopter or sailing boat and see the spectacular scenery of the Napali Coast.
Kauai Hotels & Resorts
What to do…
- Visit the impressive Waimea Canyon.
- See the beauty of the Island by helicopter.
- Sail the Napali Coast.
- Unwind after a long day with a spa treatment.
- Explore the great outdoors by taking a guided hiking tour.
Welcome to Waikiki
Fly straight into Hawaii's capital, Honolulu, and you'll be sporting your swimmers on the iconic Waikiki Beach before you have the chance to say aloha.
Go exploring on a guided tour of the cosmopolitan city of Honolulu, and discover the recent history of Pearl Harbor. For the complete holiday detox, get a lomi massage then take a catamaran cruise around the pristine waters of this iconic Pacific island.
For those who love to shop, the vibrant city of Honolulu offers chic clothing boutiques on Kalakaua Avenue and the world's largest open air shopping centre in Ala Moana. Shop till you drop, then dine at one of the many restaurants in cosmopolitan Honolulu.
Oahu Hotels & Resorts
What to do…
- Oahu Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Oahu Whale Watching Cruise
- USS Missouri, Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl Day Tour
- Oahu Shark Dive
- Oahu North Shore Half Day Tour
2013 Hawaii Events & Festivals
Don't miss out on the Pro Bowl
It's not hard to see why so many major events are held in stunning Hawaii. The diverse terrain, great surf waves and beautiful climate make the perfect setting for some of the world's best sporting and cultural events.
2013 NFL Pro Bowl
Aloha Stadium, Oahu - 27 January
Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Hawai'ian Islands, America's elite gridiron superstars will come together for the 2013 Pro Bowl at the Aloha Stadium. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL).
Tickets to this spectacular sporting event can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
Quiksilver Big Wave International In Memory of Eddie Aikau
Waimea Bay, Oahu - December 2012 - 28 February 2013
A one-day big wave invitational surfing event that requires waves measuring 20 feet or more, is excited to announce its list of 28 2012/13 Invitees and Alternates to celebrate the 28th year of event in Eddie Aikau's honour. The event concludes on 28 February 2013.
Eddie would go, what about you?
Oahu - 1-3 March 2013
This three-day extravaganza occurs at various locations in Honolulu annually, bringing all Hawaii's premier cultural events together. Dance performances, traditional art demonstrations, educational projects and parades can easily fill up your weekend. This year's theme, 'Pacific Harmony', gathers all cultures and promotes world peace, especially between Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific region.
10th Annual Honolulu Triathlon
Oahu - 19 May 2013
Races range from 5km fun runs to Olympic-distance triathlons. Gear up for the race and compete with participants from all over the world alongside Honolulu's stunning sea view and race tracks.
Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival
Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Oahu - 5-6 May 2013
One of the best beaches in Hawaii - Waikiki has the world famous downwind along the south shore. This is a celebration of paddle sports for all paddle boarders, stand-up paddles, 1- 2- or 6-man outriggers and surf-ski paddlers.
Taste of Hawaii
Smith's Tropical Paradise, Wailua, Kauai - 2 June 2013
Featuring Hawaii's most distinguished chefs, the 'Taste of Hawaii' festival brings to the table a great variety of beverages and food along with great musical and entertainment groups for your pleasure. Dubbed 'the Ultimate Sunday Brunch', this title is definitely well-earned and is a party not to be missed in 2013.
Maui Film Festival
Wailea, Maui - 12-16 June 2013
Hawaiian's annual film festival - the Big Screen premieres Celestial Cinema films on the Wailea Golf Club's driving range. Short films are also featured. Complimentary shuttles, parking and advanced tickets are available as well. Keep an eye on the screening schedule and book in early for a night of creativity, energy and soul.
Kailua-Kona, the Big Island - 15-23 June 2013
Be adventurous, be Kona. Tick off another item on your bucket list - race along the Hawaiian sunset and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience on the Big Island. Full marathons to 5km runs are available. Registration is already open so check it out before it is too late.
The 5th annual Kauai Marathon
Poipu, Kauai on 1 September
Kauai's annual signature event, leads runners through a beautiful race course and this year's marathon speed challenge rewards up to $15,000. Net proceeds from this run are donated to charity- nothing beats running for a great cause as well run for a great cause. Preview the fun on YouTube.
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
Honolulu - 5-8 September 2013
The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. Co-founded by two of Hawaii's own James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the festival will highlight the state's bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry.
Maui Paradise Marathon
Maui - 5 May, 22 September and 1 December 2013
Titled the most beautiful marathon course by Cool Running, you can run the Maui Marathon at various times of the year to suit your travel plans. Full and half marathons are available as well as accommodation and post-run club party.
Hawaii - 21-28 September 2013
Enjoy the state-wide cultural tradition festival of Hawaii. This is the largest Hawaiian celebration with a mix of music, dance and history to honour Hawaii's cosmopolitan heritage. Last year, the festival invited almost 100,000 people to visit all around the state. You wouldn't want to miss out this year's fun, would you?
Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
Oahu - 21 November-20 December 2013
The world's premier series of professional surfing events transpires in the famous winter waves of Oahu's North Shore, crowning the ASP World Surfing Champion every year. This is the best international surfing event with the world's biggest and most magnificent waves.
Oahu - 8 December 2013
The 10th largest marathon in the world, the Honolulu Marathon is held alongside famous Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, attracting up to 25,000 entrants last year. For those seeking out a more relaxed experience, The Honolulu Marathon Race Day Walk (a non-competitive 10k fun run), is also held in conjunction with the start of the Honolulu Marathon.
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Hawaii has often been the exotic island from, and for, central casting. But now, as Amruta Slee discovers, appropriately for an archipelago Captain Cook called the Sandwich Islands, its multicultural fusion cuisine is in the spotlight. Read more at Travel Insider.
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