Aloha! It’s been fifty years this month since Hawaii became the fiftieth state, and there has never been a better time to visit the far-flung islands. In this tough economic climate, there are bargains to be had, and we want to show you The Best of Hawaii at a price you can afford.
Want to enjoy the great outdoors? We’ll help you ride kayaks, horses and zip lines on Maui, and mules on Molokai. If you want to tour Hawaii’s volcanoes, we have got the lava lowdown on the Big Island and beyond. How about an island-hopping Volcano trip that covers Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Maui and Hawaii? We even have a guide for Hawaii honeymooners and another for rookies on their first trip to the Pacific island chain.
We also provide plenty of events and things to do, including the Maui Photo Festival, and the premiere of Cirque Polynesia. The gentle at heart will enjoy the Hawaii Healing Garden as it travels from island to island exploring the multicultural healing arts of the state. The young at heart will wow at Duke’s OceanFest in Oahu, a weeklong ocean sports festival that celebrates the legacy of "The Father of International Surfing" Duke Kahanamoku. To celebrate our President, you can visit sites that helped influence Barack Obama during his time in Hawaii, including his birth site and schools.
If you can’t afford a trip to the Aloha State, you can still join the celebration for a measly 44 cents. That’s the cost of the new commemorative stamp honoring the anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood, available at your local post office. For a better taste than the back of a stamp, try mixing yourself a mai tai, or one of the Skyy Pineapple Vodka commemorative cocktail recipes especially designed to celebrate fifty years of Hawaii.
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.