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GAYOT's Guide to the Best of Hawaii at one Glance

THE BEST OF THE ISLANDS

From Lavish Luaus to Beautiful Beaches and Grand Golf Courses

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No trip to Hawaii is complete without a luau. These ten are authentic and appealing all around

Top 10 Luaus

Watch (and feast on) kalua pigs dug out of the imu (underground oven), marvel at fire dancers and take in the tastes and music of Polynesia. And while you'll most likely be sipping Mai Tais, all of these luaus are perfectly appropriate for the little ones as well.


Top Shave Ice, Hawaii Regional and Poke

Where to go for Hawaii's fave sweet treat, local signature cuisine and "poh-kay"

The Top 10 Shave Ice in Hawaii are judged on the quality of their ice and syrups (in flavors like passion fruit, mango and other tropical fruits)
Merriman's --- Peter Merriman, a leading pioneer of Hawaii Regional cuisine, opened his eponymous eatery in 1990 and has had a loyal following since
In Hawaiian, poke means 'cut piece' or small piece. Find out where to get the best!

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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel: Island Art and Archaeology in a Resort Setting

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Set foot on Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, and you'll never want to leave the grounds.

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View the Big Island’s lava flows, black sand beaches and lush rainforests from above with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
Club at Hokulia, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Golf Courses in Hawaii
Hulopoe Beach in Lanai, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Beaches in Hawaii

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Use GAYOT's Hawaii Travel Guide to plan your next trip to the islands

GAYOT's The Best of Hawaii

From family hotels to boutique hotels, volcano tours to honeymoon escapes, wine events to food festivals, use GAYOT's Hawaii Travel Guide to plan your next trip to the islands.



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