Hawaii

Hawaii Travel Guide

The natural wonders of the towering Na Pali coastal cliffs, the reefs, and marine life are easily accessed from the Spirit of Kauai or the Akialoa, two Coast Guard-certified, customized 55-foot sailing catamarans. The catamarans are operated by Capt.

A profoundly fecund wonderland—with peacocks, giant lilies from the Amazon, and endangered Kokia cookei flowers—run by the National Audubon Society.

The Veranda at the Kahala Hotel & Resort transports guests to a bygone era in Hawaii’s history. This plantation-inspired lounge overlooks the resort’s Dolphin Lagoon with both indoor and and al fresco seating.

With the aim of education and protection of marine life, the Pacific Whale Foundation's staff of marine biologists offer whale watches, snorkeling trips to Molokini crater, dolphin encounter trips, and sunset cruises.

Opened in 1994, this eatery has been at the forefront of Chinatown’s trendy renaissance.

A number of sea tours, from kayaking to sailing charters, explore Kauai’s dramatically carved Na Pali Coast, but this is one of the best.

Simmer Sails, located in Paia in northern Maui, has been producing windsurfing gear for over 25 years; the equipment is tested at Ho'okipa beach and is internationally renowned.

Sit under a pink umbrella while drifting off to the island melodies of slack-key guitarist Ledward Ka’apana. Later, sip Hawaiian rum at the volcanic island’s new hot spot.

Hours are easily whiled away digging through the hodgepodge of Hawaiian paintings, Depression glass, aloha shirts, collectible toys, costume jewelry, and kitschy hula girl figurines at this circa-1997 shop.

The largest open-air flea market in Hawaii, the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday in the parking lot surrounding the stadium. More than 700 local merchants set up tents, selling a wide variety of imported, handmade, and vintage goods.

Located in a 333,000-acre national park on the southeastern edge of the island, the awe-inspiring and ruggedly beautiful Kilauea is called the drive-in volcano because paved roads allow you to traverse it by car.

Established in 1952 by the grandson of Portuguese immigrants, Leonard’s is best known for its malasadas, traditional Portuguese pastries made of fried dough rolled in sugar or filled with puddings.

Two native Oahu women lead hiking and driving adventures that focus on the local cultural heritage, sacred sites, and the fragile environment.

Explore the North Pacific waters and observe marine animals in their native habitat with guidance from the staff at Bubbles Below Scuba Charters.

This ecosensitive resort in the West Maui Mountains offers fifty-four holes spliced between pineapple fields and the deep-blue Pacific.
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