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Peter Frank Edwards
While the high-rise hotels of glorious Waikiki Beach represent one famous Hawaiian scene, the islands deliver so much more, from volcanoes to rainforests to lava-rock deserts. The push and pull between highly developed tourist destinations, ancient Polynesian culture, and natural paradise is palpable during a Hawaii vacation. Relax in the paradise of Kauai, drive the wild highways of Maui, or taste what the new generation of Hawaiian food pioneers is cooking up as they improve their commitment to sustainability, to local farmers, and to unsung ingredients. Favorable trade winds mean Hawaii’s weather is great year-round; visit between April and November for the warmest, driest conditions. Whenever the time comes, the best hotels in Hawaii can make your dream trip come true.