As the 50th state in the union, these idyllic pearls of the Pacific will never lose their allure. The Hawaiian Islands truly are a tropical island dream destination. Go island-hopping for the best of all that Hawaii has to offer.
A tropical South Seas ambience pervades this utterly remote archipelago, where the chanted aloha greetings are accompanied by necklaces of fresh white pikake flowers. Grass-skirted maidens sway in a hula under palm trees; whilst others prepare a traditional torch-lit Luau celebration.
The Hawaii of Captain Cook and a hundred movies, of verdant rainforests, lofty volcanoes, palm-fringed lagoons, warrior canoes and cascading waterfalls does still exist. And as for those beaches, caressed by ceaseless surf…
Oahu is best known for Waikiki Beach but there’s so much more. Delve in to the history of Pearl Harbour, surf the North Shore, go hiking inland, enjoy the great shopping, cosmopolitan restaurant scene and fun nightlife.
On Maui, dive the warm waters of Molokini to discover shipwrecks or take to the ocean to see the majestic humpback whales on their winter journey. With 42 miles of dreamy secluded beaches and spectacular oceanfront hotels Maui oozes romance and tranquillity.
Tropical rainforest, scenic rivers, emerald green mountains and cascading waterfalls make for an altogether different experience on lush Kauai. Also known as the Island of Discovery, it’s relaxed, outdoorsy and inviting.
The romantic island, known as The Big Island, offers an intoxicating mix of adventure, natural wonders and amazing black sand beaches. It is home to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (a World Heritage Site) and you’ll even see snow-capped mountains and volcanic deserts – on the same island.
Andara Travel’s highlights include:
• On the Big Island of Hawaii, take a helicopter excursion and fly over the lava flow region of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
• Oahu’s north shore is home to two of the best surfing spots in the world – Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay. The waters tend to be calm during the summer months, however, the winter weather systems create waves up to 30 ft high so it’s a great place to watch the daring surfers.
• Everyone does it, but it really is worth a visit to Pearl Harbour and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial