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Destination Guide & Travel Tips

If you want to hop from one tropical island to another, come face to face with active volcanoes, dance the hula, dive & snorkel with sea turtles and manta rays and surf some of the world’s biggest waves, you should hop on a flight to the USA’s 50th state. Contact our Travel Experts and start planning your ultimate Hawaii adventure now.

HAWAII FAST FACTS

USA Currency

Currency

Name: US Dollar
Code: USD
Symbol: $

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Languages Spoken

Hawaii has two official languages: Hawaiian and English. Pidgin is a widely spoken slang and the third, unofficial language.

USA time zone

Time Zones

Eastern Standard Time (GMT -10)

HAWAII top tips

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Beers

Plan to spend $6-8 for beers and $10-12 for cocktails in Hawaii's beach bars.

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Meals

Yummy deli sandwiches can be found for only $5, basic breakfast and lunch menus start at $13 incl. one drink and dinner prices start at $35.

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Taxi Ride

A 3km taxi ride in Honolulu costs between $11-15. Taxis from the airport to many beach resorts cost between $30 - 40. A more affordable option: shuttle busses, starting at $9 or direct city-airport busses starting from only $2.50!

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Transport

Rides on Oahu's local TheBus network, cost $2.50. To hop from island to island it's best to fly and hiring a car is a great way to get out of the cities and explore the islands.

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Hotels

A hostel bed in Hawaii can cost beteween $20 for dorm beds to $75 for private rooms per night's stay.

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Hostels

Hotels in Hawaii are not cheap and even budget hotels cost on averages $100 per night.

Best Time to Visit

Hawaii is warm and sunny all year long but the summer months are very busy and hotels and flights are more expensive during the peak season. It's better to head to Hawaii anytime between January and May or September to December if you want to avoid the crowds.
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Hawaiian Islands

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Oahu
Oahu is Hawaii’s most popular island and full of thrill-seeking adventures. Stay in the electric Polynesian capital Honolulu or in one of many resorts overlooking Waikiki Beach, surf the giant waves at North Shore, pay tribute to the Pearl Harbour memorial and hike up to Leahi (Diamond Head) for picture-perfect views.
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Maui
It’s so easy to fall in love with Hawaii’s second largest island. Take part in a Luau, a traditional Hawaiian feast and learn to dance the hula, or take your holiday fling to marvel at romantic sunsets. Maui is also a hotspot for water sports and ideal for windsurfing, snorkelling and diving.
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Kauai
Nicknamed ‘the Garden Isle’, Kauai is almost covered in lush rainforests and cascading waters which are best seen from up top. Dramatic cliffs and jungle settings have inspired movie makers to film on this tropical gem and you can unwind on long sandy beaches.

Hawaii Experiences

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Hawaii Big Island
This eight-day trip will leave you falling in love with Hawaii's Big Island. Start and finish your adventure in Kona Town and in between, loop the island taking in all the highlights. Kayak with dolphins, traverse active volcanoes, cool off in waterfalls and see turtles in Kiholo Bay. Aloha!
8 days from £859
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The Real Hawaii
Visit three of Hawaii's most loved islands; Oahu, Kauai and Big Island. Spend your first two days in Oahu, kick back and watch the sunset on Waikiki Beach. Next, head to Kauai where you can explore the magnificent views and sandy beaches and finish up in Big Island to visit an active volcano.
6 days from £1,065
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Polynesian Cultural Package
Gain a colourful insight into the history, traditions and cultures of the indigenous people of Polynesia and the Pacific, including native song, dance and a tasty luau dinner. Enjoy a complimentary orchid lei and get involved with a whole host of activities such as spear throwing and fire knife dancing.
Half day from £34
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Pearl Harbour Memorial
Explore Honolulu's top attractions with a guide on this immersive half day coach journey from Waikiki. First up, visit the iconic Pearl Harbour and the USS Arizona Memorial for an in-depth look at the infamous attack. Then drive through Honolulu's histroic district and discover all the sights.
Half day from £32
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Accommodation in Oahu

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Waikiki Beachside Hostel
Minutes from the beach, this laid back hostel will give you a top-notch breakfast, before you head out to rent boogie boards, surfboards and mopeds nearby. After your dose of sun, come back to fun with a beachside café and free Wi-Fi.
From £28pppn
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Aqua Aloha Surf
Just two blocks from the palm-fringed shores of Waikiki Beach, this boutique hotel embodies the relaxed island lifestyle with its newly refreshed, surf-themed décor. Choose from great value, stylish and comfy standard rooms to one-bed suites.
From £40pppn
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Ewa Hotel
Conveniently located, a block away from Waikiki Beach, Ewa Hotel offers afforsable rooms that are a perfect mix of island charm and comfort. Relax on the rooftop sundeck for amazing island views of Hawaii.
From £43pppn
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Lotus Honolulu
This newly renovated, boutique hotel exudes luxurious style and warm Hawaiin hospitality. All rooms have private balconies with beautiful views, hardwood floors and platform beds. Enjoy a sociable glass of vino at the free daily wine service or take a relaxing yoga class.
From £43pppn
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Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
Built on Hawaii's last princess' former estate, this hotel is certainly majestic. Relax in the elegant guestrooms, enjoy poolside entertainment from local artists and bands and get involved with pineapple carving, hula lessons and lei-making.
From £81pppn
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Hilton Hawaiin Village
Imagine lush tropical gardens, waterfalls, exotic wildlife and priceless artwork. Set within 22 acres of oceanfront paradise, take a dip in one of the six pool, watch the sunset from your balcony and get involved in activities such as hula lessons and snorkelling.
From £43pppn
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Accommodation in Maui, Kauai & Big Island

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Maui Beach Hotel
This stylish hotel is perfect for getting active, whether it's hiking, windsurfing or biking, and it's ideally located for exploring Maui. Re-energise with the hotel's all-you-can-eat shrimp and rib buffet before heading to your comfortable room.
From £43pppn
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Kauai Beach Resort
An oceanfront resort on Kauai's wild eastern coast. Retreat to plantation-style rooms equipped with TV, Wi-Fi and private lanais with beautiful views. Don't miss out on the four pools, spa, private beach and lively evenings with classic cocktails and live music.
From £79pppn
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Sheraton Kona
With so much going on at this high-end hotel, you'll never be bored. Take a free yoga, lei-making, hula or lesson, or why not make a splash on the 200-foo waterslide! Throw in nightly entertainment, a restaurant with manta ray viewing and a luxury spa.
From £68pppn
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Hawaii FAQs

Where is Hawaii?

Hawaii is a group of islands located in the Pacific Ocean west of California.

How long is the flight to Hawaii from the UK?

The actual flight time to Hawaii is 15 hours but as many flights to Hawaii go via Los Angeles your journey can become a lot longer depending on layover times. As Hawaii is quite far, we suggest you add Hawaii to your round the world or multi-stop flights.

What is the main airport of Hawaii?

Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Oahu is the main entry point for international visitors to Hawaii.

How do I get from one island to another?

You can get direct flights to Maui, Kauai and the Big Island from Honulu International Airport. The cost ranges from $40 to $75 one-way. The two largest airlines in Hawaii are Hawaiian Airlines and Go Airlines.

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