Hawaii: Each Island Offers a Unique Vacation Experience

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Posted on 07/07/2023

People know Hawaii for its glistening beaches, hidden waterfalls, idyllic year-round weather, legendary luaus and glistening palm trees dancing in the island breeze. And while you can find these iconic items on each of the main vacation islands, each individual island offers an ambiance and experience that is unique. To help you find the one that’s perfectly matched to your travel style, here’s a brief tour of the islands and their unique qualities….


This is where the action is! The most popular and populated of Hawaii’s islands, Oahu is No. 1 for visitor arrivals and for good reason. Bustling Waikiki is world renowned for its famous beach, and strolling along its iconic golden sands is a must-do for every visitor. Immerse yourself in the customs, culture and history of the islands at the Polynesian Cultural Center, pay homage at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, hike to the top of Diamond Head to take in the breathtaking view and snorkel the crystal-clear waters of Hanauma Bay. Waikiki’s active nightlife invites you to indulge your palate at a variety of celebrity chef owned restaurants that tempt you with culinary fusion dishes that are both exotic and familiar at the same time.


Maui has earned a well-deserved reputation for romance and its pampering spa resorts keep it a popular honeymoon destination—but it is truly so much more. From the lush waterfalls of the Iao Valley to the tranquil beaches of Ka‘anapali and Wailea to the unforgettable Road to Hāna, you’ll find breathtaking natural beauty at every turn that inspires all ages. Be sure to watch the sunrise from the slopes of Haleakala—an experience you’ll never forget.


Known as the Island of Adventure, this is the place for active travelers and nature lovers. Larger than all of the other islands combined, it offers 11 of the world’s 13 climate zones, ranging from the snow-capped mountains of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea to the black-sands of Punalu‘u Beach. A visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is not to be missed!


Looking to venture a little off the beaten path to a quieter island? This is the one to choose. Experience the expansive grandeur of Waimea Canyon, aptly named the Grand Canyon of Hawaii. Kayak up the Wailua River, surf the waters of Hanalei Bay, swim with sea turtles in Poipu and indulge in a pampering spa treatment at a luxury spa resort. A cruise along the Napali Coast is a true must!

Experience the ultimate Hawaii vacation with Pleasant Holidays, the trusted Hawaii vacation experts since 1959. No matter which island suits your preferences, our agency professionals guarantee a remarkable journey filled with unforgettable activities and excursions that truly capture the essence of Hawaii. 

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