Okay, so you’ve been on a summer holiday, but have you been on THE ULTIMATE summer holiday? You’ve heard about it, you’ve seen it on TV, now it’s time to see it in person! Pack your swim gear and get excited because you’re heading to the ultimate tropical island paradise: Hawaii! Famous for sunshine, surfing and volcanos, Hawaii is one hot destination in many ways! It’s a must for outdoorsy types with hiking, swimming and surfing all on the menu, but you can also shop up a storm or pick up some fab bargains too. Check out our Hawaii deals and hula into Hawaii for less!
Made up of six major islands, Hawaii has beautiful beaches to spare with white sand and shining turquoise sea. But if you’re bored with that, its beaches come in other colours too: Papakolea Beach has green sand caused by the olivine from volcanic eruptions, while striking Red Sand Beach in Kaihalulu Bay gets its dramatic colour from nearby crumbling cinder cone. Going to the beach in Hawaii can be a very colourful experience! Hawaii is also home to Kilauea, a volcano that’s been constantly erupting since 1983, as well as Mauna Kea, a mountain twice as big as Mt Everest yet mostly hidden beneath the sea. In Hawaii, even nature sometimes parties hard!
Stay in a fancy-pants hotel in Honolulu
, the famous state capital on the island of Oahu
, where most of Hawaii’s population live. Here you can give your credit card a workout at Ala Moana Center, one of America’s biggest outdoor shopping malls with almost 300 stores and heaps of local products. The district of Waikiki
is a fabulous choice for a place to stay, with city skyscrapers rising behind palm trees on the pristine beach. If you’ve ever wanted to take a surfing lesson, this is the place! But there are other things to do in Waikiki too. Eat at a delish local restaurant or hit the town at night and visit the clubs and lounge bars. Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown are among the coolest places to go for live rocks bands or jazz. History buff? Visit Pearl Harbour, about 30 minutes from Waikiki, and drop into the Visitor Centre and five historic sites dedicated to this event from WWII history.
Hawaii’s other islands all offer their own funky flavour and unique activities. Visit Kauai
to marvel at the towering emerald cliffs of the Napali Coast – brilliant for a photo opp! Molokai
is the place to go if you really want to escape the pace of modern day life, with gorgeous untouched beaches, zero traffic lights and no skyscrapers. Or instead you can ride a mule to the village of Kalaupapa and see some of the highest sea cliffs in the whole world. Then there’s Maui
and the historic seaside town of Laihana
, packed with art galleries and quaint restaurants and shops.
There are heaps of things to see and do in Hawaii. So if you’re still curious, live every lastminute and book your Hawaii accommodation and flight to Hawaii
with us. Surf’s up!
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