Hawaii is a state of the United States of America located 6 hours flight time away from Los Angeles, in the Pacific Ocean.It is the only U.S state located outside of North America and the only island state. Made up of eight main islands, Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island being most popular with tourists. Did you know more than a third of the worlds supply of pineapples come from Hawaii?
A lei flower is often used in celebrations and there are certain rules that are associated with it, starting with the fact that is it considered rude to refuse or remove it in front of the person who gave you it.You may recognise the island from many movies shot here including Jurassic park and Jurassic World, 50 first dates, Godzilla, Tropic Thunder and You me and Dupree.
Hawaii is a state of the USA so the US Dollar is the official currency
As with the USA mainland you will need to fill out an ESTA form online ,which needs to be approved before travelling to Hawaii.
How to get there
Hawaii is a 5 hour 50 min flight from Los Angeles. You can get there with American Airlines, United, Alaska Airways and Hawaiian (this is your cheapest option at £170 per person).
We recommend flying to Los Angeles and then island hopping
Best time to travel
The best months to visit are April, May, September and October for great weather, fewer crowds, and cheapest hotel rates.
Temperatures range from 26 degrees to 31 degrees all year round, with hot summers, June to October and pleasant winters, December to March.
Child friendly rating
Home to the Disney Resort, Aulani, Hawaii is a great destination for families. OAHU is ideal for families seeking sun and fun on the beach as well as modern city- style amenities. MAUI, is perfect for touristy funned remote adventures. KAUAI is the top choice for the great outdoors, with perfect beaches and lush tropical jungles. BIG ISLAND is more geared towards the older children a sit offers a mix of educational and culture.
Note there is an active volcano on the Big Island, it could erupt and seriously affect your travel plans.
We Give Hawaii a 10/10 child-friendly rating
Covid double vaccination TBC
Day 1 - Hire a car in Maui
Day 2 - Sail to Molokini
Day 3 - Watch a traditional Lu Au
You can't visit Hawaii without taking in a Traditional show. Food , Fire and a spectacular show. Most hotels host Lu Au 3/4 times a week. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Day 4 - Swim with turtles, surf, paddleboard
Day 5 - Catch the ferry to Lanai
Day 6 - Island Hop over to Ohau and take in a few days at Disney Aluani
Where to stay in Maui
Looking for a hotel recommendation? Look no further.
We've handpicked some of our favourite hotels to share with you.
Ritz Carlton Kapalua
Montage Kapalua Bay
Marriot Ocean Club
Hana Maui Resort
Where to stay in Oahu
Marriot Wakiki Beach
The Kahala Hotel