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TRAVEL GUIDE: HAWAII

The Best Hawaii Restaurants, Hotels, Spas and More

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

TRAVEL NEWS


Go on a culinary adventure in a tropical paradise at the Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival

LET THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN
Hawai'i Food & Wine Fesitival Ka'anapali

The Fifth Annual Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival comes to the scenic shores of Ka'anapali, Maui from September 4 through September 6. Guests are invited to watch the 18th Annual Roy's Golf Classic, participate in a hands-on mixology and cocktail session and peruse the goods at the oceanfront farmers market. There will also be two Signature Culinary Events where renowned chefs will craft sumptuous dishes.

Learn more about the Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival




Maverick Helicopters' Maui Spirit tour

BIRD'S-EYE TOUR OF THE ALOHA STATE
Maverick Helicopters Opens Maui Location

Maverick Helicopters, a division of the Maverick Aviation Group, has expanded its terrain and opened a new location in Maui, Hawaii. The company offers a range of aerial tours aboard its ECO-Star helicopters featuring quiet technology, giving guests a unique overhead perspective of Maui's coastlines, valleys, cliff-side waterfalls and volcanoes.The aircraft holds up to seven people and individual voice-activated headsets are provided. The wrap-around windows ensure that everyone has a great view and for a more intimate flight, custom and private helicopter charters are available. There are three tour packages to choose from and prices range from $329 to $399 per person.

Take flight at the Maverick official website




RESTAURANTS

Eat like a local at one of the best plate lunch restaurants in Hawaii

ALL ON ONE PLATE
Top 10 Plate Lunch Restaurants in Hawaii

Get yourself a plate lunch with white rice, macaroni salad and an entrée like kalua pork, to eat like a local at one of GAYOT's Top 10 Plate Lunch Restaurants in Hawaii.

Find the best plate lunch restaurants in Hawaii



The dining room at 'ULU Ocean Grill & Sushi Lounge in Kaupulehu, Hawaii

CALLING ALL SUSHI LOVERS
Top 10 Sushi Restaurants in Hawaii

Good sushi can be hard to come by, espeically if not prepared with fresh, quality ingredients. That's why GAYOT has selected Hawaii's top sushi restaurants so you can enjoy an expertly prepared dish and walk away satiated with a taste of the sea.

See the 10 spots to get savory sushi



HOTELS

A guest room at Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Wedding Resorts in Hawaii

SAY, "I DO"
Top 10 Wedding Resorts in Hawaii

What could be more wonderful than having your wedding and honeymoon in one place? Hawaii has long been a popular destination for couples to exhange vows, and GAYOT's list of top wedding resorts will help you and your beloved find the perfect place to stay for the entire celebration.

Take the next step and explore the resorts



TRAVEL

A couple pulls kayaks through the surf at Kailua on Oahu, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Hawaii Beaches

HIT THE WAVES
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.

Check out the sands and waters of the Aloha state



The North Course at Mauna Lani, surrounded by black lava, is one of GAYOT's Top 10 Golf Courses in Hawaii

TEE OFF IN PARADISE
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.

Find the best places to tee off in Hawaii



The beachfront setting of The Kahala Hotel &  Resort

ROOKIE RUNDOWN
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.

Plan the perfect Hawaiian vacation



Kapalua Zipline in Maui, Hawaii, one of GAYOT's Hawaiian adventures

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART
Hawaii Adventures

If you are looking for more than just lounging by the pool and shopping till you drop, GAYOT's Hawaii adventure guide is full of thrilling experiences.

Find the adrenaline rush you're looking for



TRAVEL FEATURE

Take in the beautiful shores of Kauai, Hawaii

THE GARDEN ISLE
Kauai Travel Guide

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

Learn about a beautiful Kauai vacation

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