Hawaii – A little travel guide

After having introduced you to the different islands of Hawaii in an introductory article, we would like to show you in the following episodes the different attractions, but also valuable tips& Presenting tricks for a Hawaii vacation and stay.

Relax in tropical accommodations

To be honest, a trip to Hawaii, and this doesn't just apply from the U.S., isn't exactly cheap. Airfare alone is often quite expensive. However, there are ways to save money on lodging. The islands offer a diverse selection of accommodations, from five-star all-inclusive hotels and family-friendly resorts to Airbnb lodging and budget-friendly hostels.

Each of the Hawaiian Islands has fantastic resorts where you can spend your entire vacation without ever having to leave. Many have golf courses next to the accommodation. There is the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel& Bungalows and the Fairmont Orchid on Hawaii Island. The Four Seasons Resort Oahu, the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Halekulani on Oahu; Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort& Spa, Ritz-Carlton Kapalua and Montage Kapalua Bay on Maui; Four Seasons Resort Lanai on Lanai; and Hotel Molokai on Molokai.

For many families and couples looking to save some money on lodging and meals, an Airbnb or vacation rental is a great option. The daily rate is generally lower than in hotels and resorts, and you can prepare your meals in the accommodation. It's best to do some research on the internet and book in advance; Oahu has the most rental options, followed by Maui, Kauai Hawaii Island, Lanai and Molokai.

Hawaii is for lovers

Hawaii is the most popular honeymoon destination in the world. For newly married couples, Maui is just the right of the Hawaiian Islands to visit for their honeymoon. There are pristine beaches, first-class accommodations and romantic activities like couples massages or a sunset cocktail cruise. For those seeking seclusion, the island of Lanai is a good choice. With just around 3.000 residents, you'll have the beach safely to yourself, such as at Polihua Beach on the north side of the island. The luxury of the Four Seasons Resort, which you should definitely book for yourself as a newly married couple, is unbeatable.

Fun for the whole family

Hawaii has become a great destination for families in recent years. Oahu offers many activities for "keiki" or children, including the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Sea Life Park and Wet'n Wild Hawaii water park. Aulani, a Disney Resort& Spa, on the west side of Oahu, was built just for and for young people (and for the young at heart). Many other resorts also offer customized facilities for children, including weekly or daily hula and lei lessons and kid-friendly amenities. These include the Sheraton Waikiki and Hilton Hawaiian Village on Oahu, as well as the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa on Maui and the Kauai Marriott Resort.

On Maui, get to know the variety of marine life in the Pacific, which you can experience up close on a snorkeling trip with the family during a visit to the Maui Ocean Center. It is also the best place to book a whale watching tour in the winter months.

Kauai and Hawaii Island have some of the best "ziplines" (wire attractions) in the state. You can float a nearly 800m long distance in South Kauai secured at the rope before and over a 250 meter high waterfall on the east coast of the Big Island.

No trip to the islands is complete without a luau, especially for families.

On Lanai, you can book an ATV, horseback riding and clay pigeon shooting and archery tours at the concierge desk of the Four Seasons Resort.

On Oahu, Paradise Cove offers a great luau. Don't miss the Old Lahaina Luau on Maui and the Smith Family Garden Luau on Kauai. On the island of Hawaii, the Mauna Kea Beach Resort Luau is one of the oldest resorts and also offers one of the best shows on the island.