Hawaii on sale now!! Be sure to snap up these deals before the dollar drops, before you spend your tax money and before you start any Christmas shopping. Shopping in Hawaii has never been cheaper, so save your dollars, have a holiday getaway on a price you can afford and soak up a bit of sun at the same time.
Say Aloha to Hawaiian Getaways flying Hawaiian Airlines, the airline that gives you 2 x 32kg’s of luggage allowance per person. 5 night’s accommodation and more from $1689* per person twin share. Valid for travel 5 Aug – 8 Dec 2016.
Offer Ends: 13 Aug 16, unless sold out prior. Availability is limited. Terms and conditions apply.
Along with your holiday don’t forget the amazing islands that Hawaii has to offer, it would be a sin not to visit one of them. The hardest part of this is planning which one? Here are some tips and ideas to help make up your mind!!!
There are plenty of great spots to snorkel and scuba dive around Maui, and we like to suggest Molokini because it offers a whole package of fun in 1 trip. You’ll cruise on the water and see Maui from a different perspective, You may see dolphins or whales while in season, and if the trip allows, you can do 2 snorkeling sessions: 1 at Molokini Crater and another with loads of green sea turtles.
Many of the most beautiful spots on the island are inaccessible in any other way than by helicopter tour. Hover next to towering waterfalls, cruise along rugged volcanic coastline, and enjoy the majestic beauty of Haleakala Crater above the clouds. You can even hop across the channels to see the sea-cliff waterfalls of Molokai or the coast of Big Island. Call (808) 871-8844 for more information and pricing.
Maui waters are abundant with tropical fish of many kinds. There are plenty of boat that can take you out, but in our opinion, only a handful know the best waters from day to day for fishing. Take advantage of seasoned, skilled fishermen captains when choosing the right vessel for your Maui fishing trip.
For the adventurous, riding a bike down a volcano sounds like a great start to the day. Luckily, many Maui bike companies offer van tours for those looking to see the crater in complete comfort. Either way, viewing sunrise from on top of the World is something you’ll never forget. It’s a blissful moment that can only be matched by many effortless miles downhill on a bike.
ON most weekends, you can experience fine dining in a casual, fun atmosphere in an outdoor kitchen on the Maui Tropical Plantation property. You’ll watch master chefs from the Mill House Restaurant put together 7 remarkable never-before-created dishes for you to enjoy. Maui Chef’s Table exceeds every expectation and offers an unforgettable, special experience for very few guests.
Wherever you are on the island, there’s a zipline near you. This adventure is so much fun, and it allows for some unexpected pluses along the way: You’ll have great views, some fun hiking, and informational guides that will tell you about the foliage and animal/bird life you’ll likely encounter. It’s a perfect mix of beauty and excitement. Like Piiholo Ziplines, Skyline Ziplines and Maui Zipline Company.
Maui being an island surrounded by water, ocean activities will no doubt make your list of things to do, But not all ocean activitieis are created equally. Get away from the crowds and go on a private kayak tour or stand up paddle board lesson which will allow your guide to cater to your skill level and comfort in the ocean. Although not exclusively private an outrigger canoe tour is a great alternative for whale watching or snorkeling over a large passenger boat.
When we think about a true place of serenity, we think about sitting on the bow of a sailing catamaran with a cocktail in hand, enjoying warm winds blow over us with island music humming in the distance. Nothing beats a sunset cruise in Maui, unless of course it happens to also be whale season at the time.
Enjoy scenic views while visiting pineapple fields, tour the Maui Gold Pineapple Packing Factory, taste different varieties of the freshest pineapple you’ve ever had, and take a pineapple home with you! This is a really fun tour where you learn about the history of Maui. You can opt to eat at the Hali’imaile General Store after the tour for a small amount more.
We can’t say enough about doing the Road to Hana. Driving this road and enjoying the sights, smells, and people along the way is something you’ll never forget. Waterfalls, coastal cliff line, and lush jungle will make you think you’ve gone to heaven (if that’s your sort of thing.)
See humpback whales leaping from the sea as you sail along from the world-famous Na Pali Coastline with its monumental mountains and deep, ancient valleys.
Hike to a waterfall atop the red-hued Waimea Canyon called the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”
Relax on the white sands of Kee Beach, and snorkel from one of Hawaii’s prettiest beaches, set beneath Makana Mountain, called Bali Hai, in the movie South Pacific.
Kayak in protected bays where dolphins swim, or venture of Wailua river to a hidden waterfall on a guided kayak tour.
Soar above it all on an air tour of the beautiful Garden Island.
The eerie glow of a lava lake, secluded palm-fringed beaches, ancient petroglyphs pecked into hardened lava, and miles of hiking trails through smoking craters, rainforest and desert – what’s not to love about Hawai’i’s number one site? For a singular experience, try and snag one of the 12 coveted spots on the weekly Secret Lava Tube Tour. This is one of the island’s top places to experience Hawaiian culture including hula on the crater rim, annual festivals and lecture series. All this and more found in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
It is breathless and breath-taking in the rarefied air of Mauna Kea, Hawaiʻi’s most sacred location. Once the sun goes down, the stars come out, and with them telescopes for your viewing pleasure. The world’s clearest stargazing is here – what you see through those telescopes, you won’t soon forget. For a real trophy experience, head here for both the sun- and moonrise.
It’s all true – from the teeming, Technicolor fish in knee-deep water, to the spinner dolphins lazily circling your kayak or catamaran. Tourist brochures hype Kealakekua Bay as the best snorkelling in the state and, in this case, you can believe it. Even new rules regulating kayak use can’t tarnish the luster of this must-see spot. If kayaking doesn’t float your boat, hike down to this historically significant and naturally brilliant bay. Hard-core environmentalists might consider other less-trafficked bays – this one is almost too popular for its own good.
Legends begin here, where the road ends overlooking this magical valley. You can linger at the scenic viewpoint however; the waterfalls, wild horses and wilder black-sand beach tend to beckon explorers. Choose from hiking, horseback or even a mule-drawn wagon to get you there. The very experienced can kayak in – when conditions are just right. The most spectacular views, of course, are from the most grueling switchbacks of the Muliwai Trail – head up, up and up some more for the money shot.
Dotted with ancient temples, and hangouts watched by menacing teeth-baring idols, a visit to this Pu’uhonua O Honaunau known as the Place of Refuge, makes a memorable introduction to traditional Hawaiian culture. In fact, there’s no better place to gain an understanding of the kapu system that governed ancient Hawaii. Look for heads of honu (sea turtles) bobbing in the bay; foreshadowing the underwater wonders to come at the nearby snorkelling haven of Two-Step.
If you’re lucky (lava is fickle, don’t you know?) you may get the chance to see live lava flowing over and under the land within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park; ending with a magnificent plunge into the sea, sending a steam plume over a mile skyward, as hot lava is mixed with roiling surf. Feel the heat, on a walking, or boat tour out of Puna. Kids love the latter – even willful teens will ooh and aah audibly during the volcano’s full sensory show. However you experience lava here, make a point of it.
Rock up to this half-mile of powdery white-sand beach with a rented umbrella and boogie board, and one of Hawaii’s most iconic beaches becomes your playground. Whether you are armed with a surfboard, lounge chair or water wings – this beach has something for the whole family. While the basic A-frame cabins here are not for the finicky, the island’s best beach is your front yard – pretty hallucinatory.
What did you see at the luau? That’s to hula what Velveeta is to cheese. If you really want to see how a hula, halau (school) invokes the gods and legends through chant and dance you need to make time visit this state-wide hula competition. Book early; people fly in from all over the globe for this one. Unless you’re an intense hula fan, you are likely to enjoy the inaugural invitational more than the structured head-to-head competitions of subsequent days.
Diving at night is a thrill in itself, but once you turn on your lights and attract a corps de ballet of Pacific manta rays, with wing spans of 10ft or more and tails like javelins, your life becomes segmented: before diving with mantas and after. Snorkelling with them can be even better because you’re closer, but it’s so popular don’t be surprised when you get head-whacked by someone’s fins. Bring your own dive light and swim into center stage with these graceful animals.
This 420ft waterfall crashing through the rainforest choked with fragrant ginger and giant philodendrons is no less spectacular for its easy access. Drive up, stroll a half mile through what feels like Hollywood Hawaii and there you are. Like all waterfalls on this part of the coast, ‘Akaka Falls are most impressive during seasonal rains, when they spill violently over the verdant cliffs. Don’t miss poking around the little town of Honomu once you’re done ogling these towering falls.
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