Planning a trip to Maui? See here for our extensive Maui packing list, with all the Hawaii essentials you’ll need on your trip.
Hawaii is a favorite tropical vacation spot for us, and we’ve visited the Hawaiian islands many times.
Don’t think just beaches though – there’s lots more to Hawaii than kicking back with a cocktail on a beautiful beach!
Quick Hawaii travel information:
Islands: 8 main islands, but there are 137 Hawaiian islands in total
Biggest island: Island of Hawaii
Capital: Honolulu on the island of Oahu
Languages: English and Hawaiian
Currency: United States dollar (USD)
What to buy: Check out the best souvenirs from Hawaii
Hawaii trip planning: Find crazy-useful flight, hotel booking and other tips in our Resources guide
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For a honeymoon in Maui (or just a romantic stay), see our list of the 15 top hotels in Maui for couples. Budget-savvy couples like The Plantation Inn. Splurging? How about the adults-only Hotel Wailea! All, though, offer a truly romantic escape.
Honeymooning in Maui? Or simply visiting as a couple? You’ll love these oh-so romantic things to do in Maui for couples! Like, snorkeling with sea turtles and learning to hula, for starters.
Kauai has blossomed big time! So what are the best things to do in Kauai today? Paddle the Wailua River, take a hike, go tubing, visit the Kilohana Plantation, experience a thrilling helicopter tour and more!
Discover the 15 most beautiful and best waterfalls in Maui! Planning a waterfall chasing itinerary is easy, as most of the falls are found along Maui’s famous Road to Hana.
Maui vs Kauai: Which is better? Maui is more sophisticated, with better beaches. Kauai has Jurassic Park scenery and is perfect for adventure-loving travelers. But they’re both Hawaiian island paradises.
What to buy in Hawaii? We’ve got you covered with these 17 best souvenirs from Hawaii. From Kona coffee and macadamia nuts to Hawaiian sea salt, these are the best Hawaiian gifts (for yourself or family and friends back home).
What are the best swimming beaches in Kauai? We love Kiahuna and Poipu Beaches in winter. Hanalei is idyllic in summer. Lydgate is generally safe year-round for families. See our guide to the best Kauai beaches for swimming!