Travel to Hawaii
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
Hawaii has two official languages: Hawaiian and English. Pidgin is a widely spoken slang and the third, unofficial language.
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Hawaii top tips
Beers Plan to spend $6-8 for beers and $10-12 for cocktails in Hawaii's beach bars.
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.
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!
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.
Hotels A hostel bed in Hawaii can cost beteween $20 for dorm beds to $75 for private rooms per night's stay.
Hostel 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.