From soaring volcanoes and spectacular sunsets to palm-fringed lagoons, Hawaii is a treasure trove of flora, fauna and fun. Big cities fringe lush rainforests and beach bars serve up Mai Tais and Hula. A week in these Pacific isles delivers a lifetime of bliss.
Where to stay in Hawaii
The third largest of the Hawaiian islands, Oahu is an irresistible mix of stunning mountain ranges, tropical scenery and world-class surf. In an ‘East-meets-West’ setting, find a colourful urban arts scene and fantastic snorkelling adventures.
Many believe Maui is the most magical island. One thing’s certain - it’s a nature-lover’s dream. Sugar plantations and rainforests meet superb hiking and biking in the West Maui Forest Reserve and Haleakala National Park. It’s a mecca for the world’s best dives.
From rainforest zip lining and mountain biking to kayaking and waterfalls, Kauai is the outdoor lover’s dream. Nicknamed ‘the Garden isle’ for its verdant forests and botanical gardens, it’s a land of eco-adventures and staggeringly beautiful sandy bays.
The home of Hawaii’s monarchy - and great coffee – Big Island also boasts the world’s tallest volcano, offering a true ‘back to nature’ experience. Hiking the national park rewards you with enchanting views of glowing lava streams as they slip into the ocean.
Essential information for Hawaii
Fly to L.A, San Francisco or Seattle with Virgin Atlantic, stay a night or two, then catch an onward flight to Hawaii with Hawaiian Airlines.
Say Aloha to Hawaii holidays
Swaying palms and white sand – it’s what you dream of year-round. Make the most of Hawaii’s sun-soaked climate by relaxing on one of its many Instagram-worthy beaches. Just pack sun lotion, a good book and your sunnies, and you’re all set.
Poipu Beach Park: On Kauai, you’ll find Poipu Beach Park. Got little ones? The calm, clear waters and range of restaurants nearby make this just the place for all the family
The peaceful, gentle pace of life on these islands means you're free to put your feet up, recharge and treat yourself. Whether you’re on a Hawaii honeymoon or a long-awaited all-inclusive Hawaii holiday, here’s how to spend it in the lap of luxury (with a Mai Tai in hand, of course):
From time to time, you'll need to drag yourself away from the beach to grab a bite (it’s hard, we know). But in Hawaii, there’s no shortage of delicious options to choose from. Here are some of the traditional restaurants and dishes not to miss on your Hawaii holiday:
Hawaii is a diverse land with a rich history and a vibrant arts and entertainment scene. Learn more about its islands and people by checking out some of our cultural highlights.
Its natural beauty and dramatic landscapes make holidays to Hawaii perfect for a bit of adventure. If you’re looking for a hit of adrenaline on your Hawaii holiday, try some of these adventurous activities on for size.
This vibrant slice of paradise is home to a host of fun events throughout the year. Here are the key dates to pencil into your diary:
Aloha doesn’t just mean ‘hello’, it means ‘goodbye’ too – but we have a feeling you’ll have more difficulty saying one of these than the other. From exciting adventures to non-stop relaxation and incredible cuisine, there are so many sides to this destination. Discover them all on an unforgettable getaway. Find out more about Hawaii holiday packages and Hawaii hotels with Virgin Holidays today.