Hawaii: A pocket guide
The Hawaiian Islands have been described as many things: heaven on earth, pure perfection, vacation spot of the gods, and even dream vacation. All these terms don’t even begin to capture the culture, beauty, and aloha spirit that Hawaii offers to her guests and residents. Let the fresh and floral air energize your spirit as you experience all that Hawaii has to offer.
Hawaii is truly like no other place on earth. Full of charm and tropical wonder, you’ll find a little something for everyone no matter which island you visit. Hawaii boasts one of the world’s most active volcanoes and the highest sea mountain. Modern day surfing was invented in Hawaii by the ancient royals and has steadily evolved into the cherished sport it is today. Guests can attend a classic Hawaiian luau and learn about the culture through the hula, or venture off to a more modern and non-traditional luau.
The Hawaiian Islands are perhaps the oldest geological formations in the world, yet the youngest state in our union. Each island is known for something different, making it easy to select the perfect island getaway for you. For a more tranquil and outdoorsy vacation, Kauai will hold everything you could ever want. A metropolitan getaway with a nice ocean background will send you to Oahu, while Maui holds a reputation for fitting in right between the two. For culture and history, the Big Island will provide all you will need and more. The smaller and lesser-known islands of Molokai and Lanai are perfect for day trips and exploration.
Planning a trip to Hawaii wouldn’t be complete without receiving a few travel tips so you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest capacity. Honolulu International Airport on Oahu is Hawaii’s major airport, so if you are coming internationally you can usually fly into Honolulu from just about anywhere. There are also plenty of direct flights from the U.S. mainland into Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island itself. We recommend renting a car once you arrive because the islands are large and you’ll probably be traveling all over to truly experience all that Hawaii has to offer.
Mark Twain described the islands as “The peaceful land, that beautiful land . . . the climate, one long delicious summer day, and the good that die experience no change, for they but fall asleep in one heaven and wake up in another.” We couldn’t agree more with these words and invite you to enjoy the serenity and peaceful motions of the aloha spirit. May you find the true meaning of aloha while creating your own Hawaiian memories.