Hawaii Destination Guide

Hawaii has long been known as a picture of the ultimate paradise. For those who are planning on a trip to this dream destination, here is a run-down of where and how to start your escape to the land of Aloha.

This 50th US state is home to six havens on six islands: the spectacular cliffs of the Napali Coast in Kauai, the exciting Waikiki Beach in Oahu, the white-sanded stretch of the Papohaku Beach in Molokai, the serene lava pools of the Hulopoe Bay in Lanai, and the breathtaking summit of the Haleakala Crater in Maui.

Tourists can take a helicopter tour to the 3000-foot cliffs of Napali. You can also walk through the Waimea Canyon to witness the stunning views of this ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific’. For those who haven’t tried kayaking, the Wailua River may just be the best place to try the sport. In Oahu, you can opt to take your surfing lessons on the Waikiki Beach. You can also pay homage at the USS Arizona Memorial, as this is where the 1,177 soldiers from Pearl Harbor were laid to rest.

Aside from the 300-mile wide Papohaku beach, Molokai also has the world’s tallest sea cliffs along the North Shore (measuring 3,600 feet). You can also climb the Munro trail in Lanai, to see the other islands.

Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Oahu is the state’s main airport and gateway for Hawaii holidays. Direct flights to the neighbouring islands of Maui and Kauai from the mainland are also offered, but you may have to connect through Oahu to reach the other islands.