The Hawaiian Islands are connected by their history, culture and Spirit of Aloha, but each island has its own unique characteristics and personality. Before the picture-perfect backdrop of its beautiful beaches, towering mountains and waterfall-rich valleys, each of the Hawaiian Islands offers nearly unlimited possibilities for action, adventure, romance, dining, shopping, cultural discovery and rejuvenation. Let the enchantment of hula, ukulele, slack-key guitar, sweet air, seductive beaches and friendly people capture your imagination and your heart as you enjoy the aloha spirit of the Hawaiian Islands.
Often referred to as the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii is twice as large as the other islands combined, It is a powerful force of nature with its vast volcanoes and lava flow. The island is a wonderland of black sand beaches; ancient petroglyphs and towering, snow-capped mountains. The North Kona and South Kohala districts are known for luxury resorts and superb golf courses.
Aptly known as "the Garden Island" and "Hawaii's Island of Discovery," Kauai offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Hawaii, including towering sea cliffs, lush rainforests, steep canyons and unspoiled white sand beaches. The island is a mecca for those who crave outdoor activities, including hiking, ATV tours, mountain tubing and both ocean and river kayaking.
"Hawaii's Most Exclusive Island," Lanai is the smallest and least populated of Hawaii's visitor accesible islands. Lanai offers two of the state's most luxurious resort hotels and one of the best golf courses in the country. Visitors will also find a charming plantation town, secluded beaches and miles of rugged back country to explore on horseback or by a four-wheel drive vehicle.
Maui is known as "the Valley Isle." A stunning national park built around an enormous dormant volcanic mountain, the lush rainforests of the Hana coast and charming upcountry towns are among the many features that make Maui a favorite visitor destination. Major resort areas such as Kapalua, Kaanapali and Wailea are noted for their luxury hotels, golf courses and other amenities.
"Hawaiian by Nature," relaxed Molokai, whose residents call it "the most Hawaiian Island," is short on fancy hotels, but long on unspoiled charm. This rural island is home to superlative wonders—including the world’s tallest sea cliffs, deep valleys, rugged coast and Hawaii’s longest continuous fringing reef. See how natural charm and potent history are inextricably linked on this secluded island.
Known as "the Heart of Hawaii," Oahu is a lively commercial hub and yet it retains a stunning landscape of dramatic mountain ranges and 137 miles of coastline that includes the legendary surfing beaches of the North Shore. Honolulu is a cosmopolitan city with world-class restaurants, a wide-spectrum of performing arts, museums, historic sites and Waikiki, the world's most famous beach.