Hawaii

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Off season, but travel still possible

CLIMATE

The Hawaiian Islands enjoy, year round, the finest climate in the world. Rain showers are usually light and infrequent, though heavy rainfall or tropical storms can occur from time to time. There are only moderate changes in the year round temperatures which averages 23-30 degrees.

FLYING TIME

17 hours via Los Angeles or San Francisco

Hawaii’s natural beauty is astounding: warm, tranquil waters, fresh floral air, tropical rainforests and snow-capped summits.

Here you can visit the location of Pearl Harbour, see volcano’s, golf courses, hiking, discover shipwrecks, see dolphins and humpback whales, or discover one of the gleaming white and jet black beaches.

Visit the capital city Honolulu and Waikiki beach where surfers ride the waves… busy, bustling and fun packed.

 

The Islands…

Oahu ‘The Gathering Place’

The liveliest of all the islands and home to Hawaii’s capital Honolulu, along with Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbour and Diamond Head.

A popular island with sparkling beaches, dazzling nightlife, lush rainforests and secluded valleys. It is rich in culture and history, there are museums, temples, cultural centres and colourful festivals. The beaches are great for swimming, windsurfing, boogie boarding, snorkelling and fishing; alternatively there are 40 public and private golf courses. Families are well catered for with the Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park, Sea Life Park and the Honolulu Zoo.

Maui ‘The Magic Isle’

The second largest of the islands, consistently voted the ‘World’s Best Island’, Maui is widely regarded as one of the most romantic and enchanting destinations on earth.

The island is largely rural with a small and wonderfully hospitable population and a host of attractions and natural wonders.

The beaches are stunning, some with brilliant pearl white sands, others with black volcanic sands. Water sports are in abundance or try heading to 1 of the 14 golf courses. Travel inland to Haleakala National Park – a dormant crater and one of 2 volcanoes on the island, it boasts superb biking and hiking trails, as well as spectacular panoramic views.

The town of Lahaina, a National Historic District is home to several important historical sites. The abundance of marine life in the clear waters makes snorkelling and diving a fantastic experience.

Kauai ‘The Garden Isle’

Soaring emerald green mountains, sparkling rivers, canyons and caves, verdant tropical rainforests, a breath-taking coastline and secluded white sand beaches combine to make this magical place one of the world’s most relaxing locations.

Most of the major resorts are located on the south side of the island along with many of the best beaches, golf courses and activities.

At its centre is an easily accessible dense forest wetland, perfect for hiking. You can also enjoy mountain biking down Waimea Canyon road or a helicopter tour into the waterfall-lined crater of Mount Waialeale.

The Big Island

The largest island, it is also the least developed with amazing and diverse scenery.

It is a paradise playground where visitors can enjoy a stylish lifestyle and at the same time, witness nature at its most stunning. Thousands of square miles form a leisure wonderland, featuring breath-taking beaches, tropical forests, snow-capped mountains and UNESCO Volcanoes National Park which is home to Hawaii’s only active volcano. Here the terrain is so moon-like that it is used as an astronaut training ground. There are spectacular beaches with a wide variety of water sports and excursion available. Hikers can trail across glittering black lava fields or horse ride through eucalyptus forests. There’s also great mountain biking and 20 world-class golf courses. Whale watching and swimming with dolphins is also possible.

Lanai Island ‘The Pineapple Isle’

Lanai is one of the smallest and most secluded of the Hawaiian Islands, yet it’s full of surprises.
This alluring island blends sophistication with spectacular natural beauty ranging from the beachcomber’s paradise of Shipwreck Beach to sensational underwater lava sea caves.

 

Best Experiences:

 

  • Island hopping - The islands each have their own charm, so combine them for the ultimate island hopping experience or visit them on a cruise. Frequent inter-island flights make it easy to get the most from your trip by combining two or more islands.
  • Take advantage of the flight routes and enjoy a city break on the west coast of the USA – San Francisco or Los Angeles for example. Alternatively add on a shopping trip in New York or take a gamble in Las Vegas! We can recommend where to go, what to do and where to stay…
  • Meet the people of the Hawaiian Islands, on an upscale luxury 8 day Yacht Cruise adventure in one of the richest marine mammal environments in all of North America. View Humpback Whales, spinner dolphins, and turtles, talk story, learn the culture, and engage in active adventure to experience the islands from a unique prospective.
  • Experience a Hawaiian Island Cruise – Why settle for one island when you can visit four Pacific jewels on board a cruise ship brimming with facilities. When in Port choose from a variety of excursions to make the most of the islands.

Our Top Tips

  1. Hawaii’s whale-watching season is from December to April so take some time out on the water.
  2. Drive the Road to Hana, along the east shore of Maui. It’s one of the Pacific’s most scenic routes; stop to enjoy the waterfalls and other beauty spots en route.
  3. Everyone does it, but it really is worth a visit to Pearl Harbor and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial.
  4. Take a drive over to Hanalei Bay on the north shore of Kauai. It’s where South Pacific was filmed.The island is constantly used as a backdrop on the big screen, expect to see familiar sites from Robin Crusoe, Pirates of the Caribbean and Jurassic Park.
  5. It means a very early start, but drive to the top of the Haleakala Volcano on the island of Maui and watch the sunrise – simply spellbinding.
  6. The Na Pali coast on the north-west side of Kauai boasts rugged 3000 ft high cliffs covered in lush green vegetation. You can only see it by helicopter or on a boat excursion. Prepare to be amazed.
  7. Spend an intriguing day exploring the unique geography of Hawaii’s Big Island, visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (a World Heritage Site) where Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, and Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano, as well as dormant volcanoes, lava beds and steam vents can be found. Take a helicopter excursion and fly over the lava flow region.
  8. Experience the Real Hawaii when you paddle across the sheltered waters in a Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe

Some of our favourite hotels…

Halekulani

With most rooms here offering sweeping views of the beach and Oahu’s famous Diamond Head, the Halekulani is a luxury beachfront property on Waikiki Beach, Oahu.

Four Seasons Resort Hualālai

Housed in intimate two-storey bungalows, Four Seasons Resort Hualālai is set on Big Island’s exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast. Cool off in seven swimming areas, from a saltwater pool stocked with tropical fish to a private, adults-only sanctuary. Here you’ll have access to the Hualalai Spa. Recline in the Water of Life garden, or “Waiea,” while waiting for your treatment, or hop between steam rooms, whirlpools, saunas, and plunge pools – all outdoors, all under sun-dappled trees and blue skies.One of the Four Seasons Resort’s signature draws is its Hualalai Golf Course, a full 18-hole course stretching over 7,100 yards, designed by Jack Nicklaus himself.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Oahu

Famous for hosting presidents, international royalty and celebrities this is a luxury resort with a secluded hideaway vibe butsituated close to the world-class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki, offering the best of both worlds.It also has a 26,000 square foot lagoon, home to playful Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, turtles and an array of tropical fish.

Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay

Bordering a marine preserve perched atop a rugged red-lava cliff above a white-sand beach, the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay is a luxury secluded hotel. The spectacular golf course here with three cliff-side fairways will take your breath away. For the more adventurous, Lanai has some of the best waters in Hawaii for snorkeling, scuba diving and sailing. You can also swim where spinner dolphins play.

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, Kauai

Is a boutique oceanfront hotel situated on world-famous Poipu Beach. From here you can head inland for some hiking or horse riding and follow this with a meal at the hotels amazing fresh seafood restaurant. Alternatively you can take advantage of the in-room dining.

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapaua, Maui

Lies in the midst of a century-old pineapple plantation. Adjacent to a sacred Hawaiian site, nature reserves and golf courses, it has a prime beach-front location. Enjoy a dip in the unusual tri-level pool or enjoy the view from your luxury poolside cabanas with the service of a butler.

Honeymoon offers in Hawaii…

For latest offer details call our wedding & honeymoon specialist and we will work with you to find the best offers to suit you. These can include Bonus nights, Resort credit, Golf packages, free room upgrades, Keepsake gifts, Early bird Saver, Multi Island offers, Spa offers and food & beverage offers.

Keep an eye on our offers page too!

 

Weddings in Hawaii…

* To marry in Hawaii 3 days (working days) minimum residency period is recommended.

Hawaii is one of the most romantic places on earth with beautiful beaches, breath-taking scenery and world-class hotels.

Romantic beachfront weddings can be arranged on a choice of islands, following your special day we can then arrange for you to leave your guests and head to a different island for your honeymoon.

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