The Big Island is home to America's wettest city (Hilo), and also one of it's driest coastlines (Kona). The mountain range that brings you Mauna Kea, the world's tallest sea mountain, and Mauna Loa, the largest volcano on earth, straddles the island and creates this diversity. This makes Hawaii perhaps the only place on earth where you can watch molten lava flow in the morning and go skiing in the afternoon. It also provides some of the world's most wondrous scenic beauty.


Voted #1 by Conde Nast travelers not once but 11 years in a row should shed a bright Aloha sunbeam into the mind of anyone looking for a fantastic vacation. It's no accident that Maui has earned this top honor. Combining its well-protected natural beauty with the finest collection of hotels, resorts and activities, Maui knows how to please visitors of all kinds. Sporting lush rainforests, fine beaches, vivid aquatic life, Haleakala Volcano, and of course fine shopping, luxury resorts and incredible golf, deciding where to go in Maui can be a pleasant challenge.


If you think Oahu is just Waikiki and tourists, think again! While it's true there are a lot of tourists, this is because Waikiki has so much to offer and it's all in walking distance. Whether you want to learn to surf, snorkel the coral reefs, or shop to your heart's content then spend the evening taking in the night life, it's all right there. Some of the finest hotels in the industry border the soft white sands of Waikiki beach so you never have to worry about a good place to stay. When you're ready to venture past Waikiki, there are plenty of choices. Museums, zoos, luaus, hiking, biking, golfing surfing and snorkeling are all available.


From the spectacular views at Waimea Canyon to the rich green vistas of the Na Pali Coast, Kauai will take your breath away! Find out why Kauai's natural beauty and laidback atmosphere have made the Garden Isle more popular than ever in recent years. The "Garden Island" offers fantastic scenery and lush vegetation, beautiful waterfalls, the spectacular Waimea Canyon, the "hidden" valley of Kalalau and colorful tropical plants and flowers. Other landmarks include Hanalei Bay, Wailua River, Nawiliwili Bay and Poipu Beach.


Since Lanai was a privately owned pineapple plantation for nearly 100 years, it escaped the over-building of tourism and retains much of the original native charm that made it the chosen summer home of King Kamehameha. Its privacy and charm combined to entice Bill Gates to choose it for his wedding and honeymoon, but it is also rated rated among the top ten diving locations in the world. Although it is small and sparsely populated, it offers much to visitors, including two incredible world-class resorts. Some of the not-to-be-missed excursions on Lanai are Shipwreck Beach for treasure-hunting with a backdrop of a reefed ship, the ancient fishing village of Kaunolu Bay where you can look for petroglyphs, and the best snorkeling spot in the Hawaiian chain, Hulopoe Bay.


Often described as the "real Hawaii" or "old Hawaii", Molokai gives visitors a taste of the Hawaii of old. It has not succumbed to the influence of mass tourism but rather flourishes by providing the opposite in the true spirit of Aloha. Its relaxed atmosphere, leisurely pace of life and friendly solitude make it the ideal place to retreat and replenish the spirit in beautiful tropical surroundings. The beaches are not packed. There are no traffic jams. In fact, there are not even any traffic lights. Do keep in mind however that the few towns are small and spread out on Molokai, so take advantage of our rental car options when visiting the Friendly Isle. Whether you're actively inclined or reclined, Molokai offers the following variety of activites.