• Sunset over tide pools, Hawaii

Hawaii Holidays

Few things live up to such high expectations the way your Hawaii holidays will. Synonymic with honeymoons, romantic getaways and action-packed holidays alike, Hawaii’s Pacific Islands are full of wonder. Come and discover the captivating aloha spirit for yourself with a wonderful tailor-made holiday to Hawaii, Kuai, Maui, Lanai and Oahu.

With endless natural beauty and a truly charming culture, the Hawaiian Islands boasts a bounty of unspoilt landscapes and unique ecosystems in this romantic archipelago. Here, white sand beaches, friendly locals and native palm trees aren’t just a dream but a day-to-day reality. Whether you wish to take in the views from atop volcanic craters, or sip on a classic Mai Tai as the surf rolls in, this tropical paradise beckons.

Laze on Maui’s world-class beaches or visit the iconic Waikiki Beach, the birthplace of surfing. Discover awe-inspiring national parks, from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Pearl Harbour National Memorial. Wander Honolulu, Hawaii’s bustling and cosmopolitan capital city, and explore towns lined with local cafes serving up local delicacies.

Hawaii Holidays - the Aloha spirit

Your Hawaii holidays are the chance to immerse yourself in a community built on shared traditions cultivated over hundreds of years. The spirit of Aloha is simply spellbinding. It encompasses every aspect of life on these islands, from the captivating Hula dance to the local dishes that are savoured and shared.

Each of Hawaii’s islands have so much beauty to see and culture to experience, so why not island hop across Oahu, Lanau and Hawaii Island? Or cruise in style aboard the Pride of America and discover even more of this breath-taking archipelago as you explore Maui, Oahu, Kauai and Hawaii Island.

Destination Highlights
  • Witness the first light of the day as the sun rises over Haleakala Crater
  • Drive the winding road to Hana on Maui Island
  • Explore the islands’ rich landscapes from above during a thrilling helicopter tour
  • Immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery that was featured in the Jurassic Park films

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Hawaii Island

H&J Rating
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Kauai

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 €3,849  pp

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
Unique

Volcano House

Hawaii Island

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 €2,859  pp

Volcano House
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Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Maui

H&J Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

 €3,629  pp

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Time Zone

GMT -11 hours

Flight Time

Indirect flights are available from Ireland via mainland USA

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel

Language

Hawaii is the only American state to have two official languages, Hawaiian and English

Health Information

No vaccinations are required for travel to Hawaii

Learn to surf, watch lava from the worlds most active volcano, fly high above the Jurassic landscape, snorkel with majestic Manta Rays or relax on white, golden, black and even pink or green sand beaches. These beautiful islands offer you so much choice during your Hawaii holiday that you will fall in love and won't want to come home.

  • Aerial view of the Island of Molokai

    Island Hopping

    See more of the 'Aloha spirit' when you island hop. We can offer you five out of the six islands open for tourism to stay on during your Hawaii Islands adventure, although the hard decision will be sharing your time on each island.

  • Learn to Hula dance

    Maybe you’ll catch a hula event or take a class to learn about the Hula Kahiko (ancient hula) and Hula Auana (modern Hula) styles while you’re here. Hula is a unique, Hawaiian dance; accompanied by a chant or song that preserves the stories, culture and aloha traditions of the islands.

  • Green Sea Turtle

    Hawaii's Wildlife

    Hawaii is home to incredible wildlife and ecosystems, boasting six different vegetation zones. The oceans are teeming with dolphins, turtles and manta rays as well as thousands of humpback whales that travel from Alaska each year to breed in these warmer waters.

  • Wailua Falls

    Spectacular Scenery

    Drive the famous road to Hana in Maui, explore Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii Island, fly high above the islands by helicopter or witness the 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific'; Waimea Canyon on Kauai. From waterfalls to black sand beaches, Jurassic landscapes and craters that make you believe you are on another planet; Hawaii will leave you speechless.

  • Kayaking at Makuab beach

    Breathtaking Beaches

    There are some serious contenders for the most picturesque beach across the islands of Hawaii. From beautiful resort beaches to rugged, off-the-beaten-path sands; white sands to black sands and several colours in between. Your Hawaii holiday could easily be spent relaxing on a beach, so you will be torn between having sand between your toes or exploring these fascinating islands.

  • Surfing on the North Shore

    Surfing Hotspots

    Surfing was born in Hawaii and the earliest written account was in 1779 by Lieutenant James King just months after Captain Cook's death. 'Nee nalu' in Hawaiian which translates to mean 'to slide on waves' was described by Hawaiians to riding a wood plank.

Select month

Average weather in January

Good travel weather

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Hawaii
26ºC
78mm
  • Whale watching is at its peak
  • Big wave surf season on Hawaii's north shores

Average weather in February

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Hawaii
26ºC
90mm
  • Whale watching is at its peak

Average weather in March

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Hawaii
26ºC
88mm
  • Whale watching is at its peak

Average weather in April

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Hawaii
26ºC
52mm

Average weather in May

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27ºC
38mm

Average weather in June

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Hawaii
28ºC
43mm

Average weather in July

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Hawaii
28ºC
57mm

Average weather in August

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Hawaii
29ºC
34mm

Average weather in September

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Hawaii
29ºC
61mm

Average weather in October

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Hawaii
29ºC
80mm

Average weather in November

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Hawaii
27ºC
124mm
  • Big wave surf season on Hawaii's north shores

Average weather in December

Good travel weather

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Hawaii
26ºC
87mm
  • Whale watching season begins
  • Big wave surf season on Hawaii's north shores
  • Charlie, Destination Manager

    Charlie

    Destination Manager

    ‘The only way to explore Hawaii is by island-hopping. Each island has its own hidden gems and you won't be disappointed. Whichever combination you choose, you’ll want to come back – it's one of my favourite places.’

  • Charlotte, Destination Specialist

    Charlotte

    Destination Specialist

    ‘Some of the roads can be very bumpy on the islands. If you are planning on hiring a vehicle, make the journey more comfortable and hire a larger car, like an SUV.’

Events & Festivals

Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Hawaii holidays, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.

 

  • Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

    Each June, Maui hosts the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival. Over a long weekend, the Kapalua Resort welcomes in food and wine experts to give seminars, wine tastings, and local cooking demonstrations. As a visitor you will be welcomed the Aloha way with some delicious meals.

  • Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

    Grown on Hawaii Island, Kona coffee is renowned for its delicious flavour and aroma. For ten days each November, you are invited to get a glimpse of how the coffee beans are grown and sample the coffee within the jubilant atmosphere of live music and dance performances.

  • Aloha Festivals

    The Aloha Festivals are a month-long celebration of Hawaii’s culture and traditions. Many of the archipelago’s islands join in the celebrations, offering a range of events. From ceremonies to parades, each of the events showcase Hawaiiaan culture. This is the perfect way to learn more about the islands’ fascinating spirit during your Hawaii holidays.

     

  • Waimea Town Celebration

    Another celebration of Hawaiian culture and history, Waimea Town Celebration is a nine day festival held each February. The festival features a range of fun events across Kauai’s breath-taking West Side, full of live entertainment and delicious local food. 

     

  • Honolulu Festival

    Hawaii’s capital city celebrates the cultures of the Pacific Rim each March at the three day Honolulu Festival. Get a taste of the unique cultures through exhibitions, live entertainment, crafts, and great local food.

Local Cuisine

Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Hawaii holiday. Here are a few of our favourite foodie dishes.

  • Taro Root

    Known as the potato of the tropics, taro is a plant that has played a huge roll in Hawaii’s history and culture. The plant is celebrated for sustaining Hawaii’s earliest settlers with its starchy root, and locals now use it in everything from burgers to poi.

  • Poi

    One of Hawaii’s staple foods, poi is made from cooking and mashing taro root. Despite the purple mash appearance, poi is incredibly flavourful and beloved by locals.

  • Kalua pig

    Whole pigs are roasted in a fire pit underground, lined with rocks and banana leaves. After being covered, the pig is cooked for an entire day. Kalua pig is a favourite with locals and usually made for big celebrations, so make sure you give it a try if you attend a luau (traditional Hawaiian party). 

     

  • Loco moco

    First invented in the town of Hilo on Hawaii Island, Loco moco is now a popular dish across the archipelago. A delicious comfort food, Loco moco consists of rice, a burger patty and a fried egg, all covered in a gravy.

  • Poke

    Another Hawaiian favourite is poke, a food made from ahi (raw tuna) that’s marinated in shoya, sesame oil, salt and green onions.

  • Lau Lau

    Considered a soul food by many Hawaiians, lau lau is a tasty dish of leaf-wrapped fish and pork. The fish and meat is wrapped in ti leaves and taro leaves, secured with tied leaf stems, then steamed for hours. The result is a parcel of deliciously tender and juicy meat. Note that the cooked taro leaves are not to be eaten, as they are solely there to seal in the moisture and flavour.

Our Hawaii destinations

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Hawaii

Hawaii Island

Hawaii Island
Road to Hana Maui Hawaii

Hawaii

Maui

Maui
Manele Bay Cliffs

Hawaii

Lanai

Lanai
Na Pali Coast State Park

Hawaii

Kauai

Kauai
Overlooking the Halemaunau Crater

Hawaii

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
North Shore

Hawaii

Oahu

Oahu

Types of Hawaii holidays

Driving around the Island

Self Drive Hawaii

Self Drive Hawaii

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Hawaii take around 16 hours excluding stopovers. Although there are currently no direct flights to Hawaiit here are numerous flights available via Vancouver, Seattle, LA, New York and Washington DC to a number of Hawaiian Islands with United, British Airways, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Delta. 

There are eight main islands in Hawaii: Hawaii Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau and Kahoolawe, although the latter two islands are often overlooked. There are also numerous smaller atolls and islets within the archipelago, which – if factored in – brings the total to more than 100. You can stay overnight on five of the above eight islands.

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