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Aloha! Welcome to "The Best of Hawaii," a GAYOT travel guide featuring everything you need to know for an unforgettable vacation. With its tropical climate, pristine beaches, towering volcanoes, regional cuisine, celebratory luaus, Kona coffee and honorary lei greetings, Hawaii has more than enough to woo its visitors, and GAYOT is your go-to place to learn about it all.

The Best of Hawaii


Take in the sights during a walk along the shores of Waikiki Beach in Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu for the Solo Traveler
Need some alone time? A getaway to Oahu may be just the thing for you. Take in the sights of this beautiful island on a solo trip and discover the amazing attractions that await.

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The dining room at The Pig and The Lady in Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii Restaurant Search
GAYOT has scoured the Hawaiian Islands to bring you a selection of the state's best restaurants. From the Vietnamese-style street food of Oahu's The Pig and The Lady to the regional cuisine of Monkeypod Kitchen in Maui, you'll find plenty of great options for eating out.

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The dining room at Bamboo Restaurant in the Old Takata Store on the Big Island of Hawaii

Heart-Healthy Restaurants in Hawaii
Eating healthy while on a tropical vacation can be difficult. That's why GAYOT has compiled a list of restaurants in Hawaii that cater to your well-being. Our picks offer dishes that are flavorful and good for you.

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The dining room at BLT Steak in Honolulu, Hawaii

Top 10 Steakhouses in Hawaii
Craving some quality beef on your Hawaiian vacation? Take a look at GAYOT's list of the islands' top steakhouses. From Honolulu to Wailea, these restaurants are your best bet for perfectly cooked prime cuts.

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A guest room at The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui in Wailea, Hawaii

Hawaii Hotels Review Guide
Make your Aloha State getaway a success with unforgettable island-style accommodations. Whether you choose an elegant room at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea or a serene stay at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, GAYOT's reviews have all the details on hotel amenities, dining options and more.

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Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui is one of GAYOT's Top 10 Hotels in Hawaii

Top 10 Hotels in Hawaii
Get the most out of your island getaway with GAYOT's Top 10 Hotels in Hawaii. Our favorite accommodations offer comfy rooms, great amenities and incredible ocean views.

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Poipu Beach Park on Kauai's South Shore, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Hawaii Beaches

Top 10 Beaches in Hawaii
Nothing completes a Hawaii vacation more than playing out in the sun on one of the island's many beaches. Whether you plan to surf, swim, snorkel, or kayak, you'll find the best places on GAYOT's Top 10 Beaches in Hawaii.

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The Hualalai Golf Course in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Golf Courses in Hawaii

Top 10 Golf Courses in Hawaii
With its calm breezes, varied terrain and some of the most celebrated courses in the world, Hawaii is a golfer's paradise. Here are the 10 best places to elevate your game.

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Just one of the many scenic views of Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii 101
Starting on Oahu and ending on the Big Island, GAYOT's five-day island-hopping itinerary features some of the best beaches, restaurants and tourist attractions. By the end of the trip, you'll feel like an old pro.

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Stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort during your trip

Hawaii Family Vacation Trip
While Hawaii makes for a romantic honeymoon getaway, it's also a great vacation spot for families. Enjoy kayaking with the kids, visiting fun museums and sharing meals at some of the islands' best restaurants.

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Take in the beautiful shores of Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai Travel Guide
Discover the best attractions, hotels and restaurants of Kauai, dubbed "The Garden Isle" for its exuberant collection of flora.

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