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!
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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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.
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.