• Sunset over tide pools, Hawaii

Hawaii Holidays

A holiday to Hawaii offers an archipelago of breathtaking beauty, located just five hours away from the USA’s west coast. The best way to see more of Hawaii’s stunning vistas and landscapes is by inter-island hopping with most journeys taking 30 to 45 minutes.

See erupting volcanoes and blissful waterfalls on Hawaii Island, before hiring a car and driving along Maui's Road to Hana, surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery. We recommend visiting the gold-sand crescent beaches at Poipu Beach Park in Kauai for a spot of relaxation. You’ll also have the chance to explore enchanting rainforests, see humpback whales in their natural habitat and take in amazing views from the top of rugged cliffs.

With no direct flights to Hawaii from the UK, there’s never been a better excuse to stop off and visit Los Angeles or San Francisco for a multicentre holiday. With plenty to see and do in sunny California, it could be the perfect way to kick off your holiday of a lifetime or visit that city you have always wanted to explore.

Destination Highlights
  • Snorkel with Manta rays at night
  • Soar high above the Jurassic landscape in a helicopter
  • Explore Volcanoes National Park
  • Drive the winding road to Hana
  • Watch the sunrise from beneath the clouds at Haleakala
  • Spot whales spouting a fountain of water

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

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

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

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

Average weather in February

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
26ºC
90mm
  • Whale watching is at its peak

Average weather in March

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
26ºC
88mm
  • Whale watching is at its peak

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
26ºC
52mm

Average weather in May

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
27ºC
38mm

Average weather in June

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
28ºC
43mm

Average weather in July

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
28ºC
57mm

Average weather in August

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
29ºC
34mm

Average weather in September

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
29ºC
61mm

Average weather in October

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
29ºC
80mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Hawaii
27ºC
124mm
  • Big wave surf season on Hawaii's north shores

Average weather in December

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
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. Maui is just so laid back and Kaanapali beach is the perfect for early morning sunrises. Kauai has some of the best landscapes and a boat trip along the Na Pali coast line. In Oahu you must learn how to surf, paddle board, or even just sit back and watch. Whichever combination you choose, you’ll be coming back again and again - it's my favourite place in the world.”

Our Hawaii destinations

Manele Bay Cliffs

Hawaii

Lanai

Lanai
Na Pali Coast State Park

Hawaii

Kauai

Kauai

Hawaii

Hawaii Island

Hawaii Island

Hawaii

Maui

Maui
Overlooking the Halemaunau Crater

Hawaii

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
North Shore

Hawaii

Oahu

Oahu

Types of Hawaii holidays

Na Pali Coast State Park

Hawaii Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre 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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