If this is your first visit to Hawaii, you’re in for a treat. But you already know that. The thing about all these picture-perfect islands is that you’ll want to do it all.

Travel planning to these popular islands used to be easy. Doing some advance planning is now essential to avoid disappointment. So let’s get some basic information out of the way.

So the best Hawaii island for first-timers depends on what you’re looking for and your holiday style. Keep reading our Hawaii travel guide.

Island of Oahu

Oahu – known as the “Gathering Place” – is one of the most visited Hawaii islands and also the most developed.



Island of Maui

Maui is world-renowned as a romantic island for honeymooners. But it’s more than that – it’s a fabulous place for children as well.


Island of Kauai

Kauai is called the Garden Isle for a reason. So if lush greenery is your thing, you won’t go wrong making Kauai your first Hawaiian island to visit.


Island of Lanai

Want to get off the beaten path while still getting your fill of adventure? Lanai is for you. It’s one of the smallest accessible Hawaiian islands.

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