The 19 islands that make up Hawaii are some of the world’s most popular holiday destinations.
These lush and leafy volcanic masses are home to a fascinating display of tropical plants, birds, fish, and perfect white and black sand beaches. Maui is one of the most popular tourist destinations, dotted here and there with five-star resorts like the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea. Maui is quieter than its neighbour Oahu, where you find the oceanside metropolis of Honolulu.
While you’re here attend a luau (traditional Hawaiian party) on the rooftop garden of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Helicopter rides, though expensive, are a good way to explore the green peaks and planes of mountains.
The best snorkelling can be found off the island of Molokini, whereas Waikiki is more for shopping and dining. Haleakala Mountain on Maui is good for hiking and cycling and the island is full of yoga schools.
Thrill seekers will appreciate a trip to Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island. The volcano erupts often and it’s beautiful to visit during the day to see the lava flows, or at night when it explodes red-hot magma into the sky.