A paradise of volcanic islands, sun-kissed beaches, swaying palms and natural wonders
The westernmost US state, located in the Central Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is made up of eight major volcanic islands of which six are open to tourism: Hawaii, Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and Lanai.
Oahu, the most urbanised, is home to Honolulu, the state capital, and the world-renowned surf hotspot of Waikiki Beach. It also boasts rainforests, hiking trails, pineapple fields and, of course, Pearl Harbour, best known for the 1941 attack that drew the US into World War II.
On the other islands, travellers can do anything from visiting a lava-filled crater and spending some time on a working ranch, to staying in a high-end resort or a traditional village and motoring along wind-swept stretches of breathtaking coastline.
The best beach in Hawaii - found
What makes a beach amazing? The sweetest sand? The best waves? Or picture-perfect views? We paddle through the Hawaiian Islands to find the perfect seaside spot.
Looking for the perfect kid-friendly beach in Hawaii? You’re welcome
Home to over 125 different beaches, Oahu is the perfect family holiday destination for all things sun, sand, and surf. Here are the top beaches for kids.
Hawaii activities your kids won’t stop talking about
From jaw-dropping scenery to fun cultural shows to entertain the kids, Hawaii’s island of Oahu has no shortage of activities to keep the whole family happy.
An insider's itinerary for the ultimate family holiday in Oahu
There's more to Oahu than Waikiki beach. We get the local knowledge on 6 amazing ways to keep your kids happy on a Hawaiian holiday.
Hawaii for thrill seekers
Hawaii's most popular holiday island has something for everyone. Here are the must-dos for adventurer travellers - extreme thrills ahead!
The best happy hours in Honolulu
Here's our round up of the best bars to end the day the Hawaiian way, with fruity cocktails and snacks at happy hour prices.
Honolulu through a local's lens
Jewellery designer Marylea Ablen Conrad grew up collecting shells on Sydney’s beaches but fell in love with the sand across the Pacific. She shares her insider intel on Hawaii.
Why Lahaina is Hawaii's haven for cool
This beachside town in West Maui has an eclectic mix of history, culture and nightlife that’s so rock ’n’ roll, a rock star opened a bar on the main street.
A local's guide to family fun in Hawaii
Want to know where Hawaiian families hang ten on the island of Oahu? We ask local mums to share the best kid-friendly spots for keeping the whole tribe entertained.
10 things you didn't know about Hawaii
There's more to everyone's fantasy holiday destination than blue skies, white sand and cocktails at sunset.
Feel-good vibes of traditional Hawaiian healing
Hawaii can be a pretty relaxing place to visit, but in the rolling hills of upcountry Maui, relaxation reaches new heights as an ancient practice meets a modern spa experience.
Best places to go bargain shopping in Hawaii
When in Hawaii, do as the locals do and shop for bargains. We found three top places to start.
How to holiday in Honolulu without the price tag
Hawaii is the ultimate beach holiday destination, but it can also be expensive if you don't know where to look. Here are the best ways to have a great time without blowing the budget.
Top 5 most romantic islands in the world
Popping the question, getting hitched, or simply after a romantic trip for two? These tropical islands are made for love.
5 must do things in Honolulu for budget travellers
If you’re on the hunt for a relaxing tropical getaway, it doesn’t get much better than Honolulu. Our top tips for budget travellers visiting Hawaii's capital.
Where to find the best shrimp truck in Honolulu
No dining experience embodies Hawaii quite like the classic shrimp truck. It’s the archetypal local fast food, and no trip to the islands would be complete without sampling some of the delights these restaurants on wheels have to offer.
Top 5 free things to do in Honolulu with kids
Here are our top suggestions for unforgetable things to do Honolulu with family, that won’t break your holiday budget.
Where to eat the best burgers in Honolulu
America is known for its epic fast food culture. If you’re on the hunt for a familiar dish with an exotic twist on your next trip, then look no further—here are our top five picks for the best burgers in Honolulu.