All the islands are ringed by fantastic beaches, often backed by spectacular emerald mountains or waterfall-strewn cliff faces. It's one of the undoubted plus points of holidays in Hawaii and each stretch is different - from shallow lagoons perfect for snorkelling, to Oahu's North Shore surfer hang-outs, where the ground shakes as nine-metre breakers pound the shore.
The diverse culture of Hawaii is expressed in language, music, art, theatre, dance, film, cuisine, and a multitude of festivals. At the core of each is the spirit of aloha, gracefully conveyed in a painter’s brush stroke, in the fluid arc of a hula dancer’s hands, or in the soft rhythm of a slack key guitar. Warmth, open-hearted generosity, and passion tempered by gentle humour are the primary elements of aloha that distinguish – and unify – the individual components of Hawaii’s Art & Culture. Find yourself at a sunset Luau on the shores of Hawai’i and soak up the traditional atmosphere.
There are countless fantastic views to be had across Hawaii. Many are accessible by car, including Maui's famous Road to Hana; but using your feet offers up the best rewards. The Kalalau Trail along Kauai's Na Pali coast is unparalleled for its vistas of sheer cliffs and secluded valleys; and Big Island's Waipi'o Valley has spectacular waterfalls.
Visit A Volcano
Hawaii has several dormant volcanoes, and Oahu's Diamond Head crater delivers great views over Waikiki and Honolulu, while a trip up Maui's lofty Haleakala to catch the sunrise is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But Big Island has active Mauna Kilauea, and offers the chance to watch molten lava pouring spectacularly into the ocean.
Town & Country
Besides stunning scenery, Hawaii has some lovely laid-back seaside resorts, historic towns, and an exciting capital in Honolulu. Hilo on Big Island has centuries-old wooden storefronts, shops, and cultural sites; Maui's Lahaina, an old whaling village, is a hot-spot for historic buildings; peaceful Hanalei on Kauai does galleries and culture; and Honolulu has just about everything, including fantastic restaurants, shopping and night-life.
It’s hard to go wrong when you’re looking for a honeymoon in Hawaii. The deep blue water, the pristine beaches, the Aloha spirit… Romance is everywhere you look. There are also some stunning luxury hotels and resorts to choose from. Enjoy a pampering spa day, explore the unique underwater ecosystem together or sit and watch the sun set from the privacy of your beachfront balcony.