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.
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Surf’s up, sun’s out – Honolulu is a blissful buffet of breezy good times.
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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.
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From its stunning beaches to its historical landmarks, Hawaii's capital city has a lot to offer. To make the most of it all, prepare for your trip with this essential info.
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