No matter which island you end up on, Hawaii is full of friendly faces, spectacular scenery and good eats. Each island has a unique flavour, so find the perfect one to plant yourself on or hop around and sample a few.
The capital island of Oahu is known as ‘The Gathering Place’, and you’ll see why if you base yourself on this multicultural and modern island. Oahu is a mixture of natural wonders, a rich cultural heritage, the famous waves of the North Shore and many big but laid-back resorts. On Oahu, you’ll find beautiful beaches also come with plenty of shopping, restaurants and nightlife around the resorts and hotels of Waikiki or venture to Kailua Beach, the North Shore or Lanikai to find fewer crowds and more Airbnbs.
For beaches, big waves and restaurants galore, Maui is your spot. Here you can snorkel in calm coves or seek out monster waves, traipse along scenic trails before ending your day with a regional feast made from the island’s best. Kauai is the lush and laid-back island where you’ll instantly enjoy the lifestyle with the North Shore offering family-friendly resorts in Princeville.
For a luxurious stay, romantics will love Hotel Wailea in Maui or the unspoilt island retreat that is the Four Seasons Resort in Lanai. With six major islands to choose from and endless accommodation options on all of them, Hawaii has a wealth of places for you to find your slice of tropical paradise.