you've never been to Hawaii before, you're
in for a real tropical treat. This road map
for five magical days winds its way through
Oahu and the Big Island. It will introduce
you to the Aloha State and make you want to
come back for more.
Says 'I Love You' Like Aloha HAWAII
Whether you're planning a honeymoon
or simply a romantic escape, this trip to Kauai
will leave you with enough romantic memories
to last a lifetime. The Garden Island is beautiful,
less visited than the other islands and offers
idyllic surroundings second to none.
Walk With Me EXPLORING
HAWAII'S VOLCANOES Imagine
a trail of molten rock spilling into the ocean
under a starry sky. Or better yet, take this
five-day trip and see it for real, along with
vast fields of lava formations, gaping craters
and steaming vents.
On Hawaii OUTDOOR
As tempting as it might be to just lie around
beautiful beaches for five days, there's so
much in Hawaii worth discovering. From snorkeling
with sea turtles to kayaking through volcanic
formations and paragliding over magical Maui,
there's plenty to satisfy your adventurous spirit.
Finest HALEKULANI HOTEL
Its name means "House Befitting Heaven"
and that's not far off. This 89-year-old Waikiki
Beach institution is enjoyed by both tourists
and locals for its gracious service, top cuisine,
world-class spa and intriguing seminars with artists,
musicians and writers.
for a Room? FIND
THE PERFECT ACCOMMODATIONS
What hotel features do you want for a
perfect vacation? Oceanfront golf? A state-of-the-art
spa? Fine dining? You can easily search
for your favorite amenities in our database
of nearly 200 hotel reviews that covers
the very best properties in Hawaii.
Best Beds TOP
many options? Allow us to simplify things
for you with our choice of the Ten
Best Hawaiian Hotels. Or consult our lists,
featuring the best in specific categories
such as value, family, romance and business
Luaus can be commercial and kitschy affairs,
but we have found the best in the islands. Watch
and feast on kalua pigs dug out of the imu (underground oven), enjoy fire knife dancers
and take in the tastes and traditions of Polynesia.
Dining NEWS and EVENTS
From traditional Hawaiian and pan-Asian
to a cup of joe, find out what's new
with food in this ancient land. Get
the scoop on restaurant openings and
happenings, from boat barbecues to the
only coffee festival in the country.
the Poke RESTAURANT
Visitors and residents both need to know where
to go when it's time for dinner. Read reviews
of the islands' best dining venues and search
by rating, location, cuisine or other features.
Outdoor Dining on Lanai? Romantic with a view
on Maui? You're just a click away. See also Top
Pupus and Poi HAWAIIAN
Don't know your haupia from
your hua palai i ka'awili'ia?
Have no fear. Our guide to Hawaiian
food terms will arm you with the necessary
culinary lingo to negotiate any menu.
Enjoy your poi!
Hawaiian Heritage THE
WAIKIKI PLANTATION SPA
Waikiki's brand new and only rooftop spa
was inspired by Hawaii's plantation heritage.
Set directly on Waikiki Beach, it offers
ocean views and a unique traditional healing
treatment that combines lomi lomi ("loving
hands") and pohaku (hot stone) massage.
Lava and Hot Hands TOP
Hawaii's spas are as diverse and rich
as the islands themselves. Choose an
open-air lava sauna with warm 'ili'ili
stones or get pampered with your partner
in a thatched roof hut with private
lava rock showers and steam grottos.
Not Included SWIMMING
WITH SHARKS IN MAUI Get
some serious face time with sharks at
the Maui Ocean Center, where you can dive
into a tank filled with thousands of fish,
stingrays, and more than twenty of the
toothy beasts. Gulp!
the 'Aina to the Diner EDIBLE
Hawaii's top-two industries—tourism
and agriculture—come together
for those who want to stray from the
beaches and sample the best foods the
Aloha State has to offer right at their
From night swimming with manta rays to stargazing from the summit of the world's tallest mountain, GAYOT has selected 10 exceptional activities to help you make the most of your stay on Hawaii's Big Island.