Your first time to Hawaii is magical. But which is the best island to visit and how long should you go for? Our guide can help. We offer crazy useful tips for Hawaii first-timers.
Wondering what to do in Hawaii? Check out these fabulous attractions and activities – from snorkeling with sea turtles in Maui to visiting the serene Byodo-In Temple in Oahu.
On Maui, is snorkeling Molokini worth it? Yes! Turtle Town is typically included, so you see giant Hawaiian green sea turtles too. The most deluxe tour is Alii Nui – lots of free bubbly!
Wailea in South Maui has posh condos and hotels. Ka’anapali boasts a fantastic beach and buzz. Paia has a cool surfer vibe. And sun-kissed Kihei is easy on the wallet. So where to stay in Maui really depends on your interests and budget.
Hawai’s lush “garden isle” is a natural spot for several beautiful botanical gardens. Each is unique, from the whimsical Allerton and McBryde Gardens to the life-size bronze sculptures at Na Aina Kai and Limahuli’s lava rock terraces.
Here’s what you need to know when planning a trip to Hawaii. Check Hawaii’s travel rules. Rent a car early! Avoid Golden Week. Save on flights with companion fares. Find more Hawaii travel tips in this essential guide.
You can mail a coconut from Molokai. Gambling is illegal. And there’s a forbidden island! These are just some of the intriguing Hawaii facts you’ll want to know before your trip.
Planning a trip to Maui? See here for our extensive Maui packing list, with all the Hawaii essentials you’ll need on your trip.