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.
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.
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.
Top 5 most romantic islands in the world
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The best of Honolulu on a budget: top 5 things to do
If you’re on the hunt for a relaxing tropical getaway, it doesn’t get much better than Honolulu. Here are our suggestions for the top 5 things to do in Honolulu.
Where to eat the best poke in Honolulu
The only place to experience authentic poke is in its homeland – here are our top 5 poke spots in Honolulu.
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.