Say Aloha to discovering the Islands of Hawaii!
Hawaii is a unique state with plenty of stunning destinations to choose from. Each of the 8 main islands stand out for different reasons and, even if you can’t stay on all of them, they’re all worth a visit!
From the Garden Isle, to the Gathering Place, each island’s nickname tells a story of diversity and appeal! Soak up the sun on beautiful beaches, fly over volcanoes or zipline through rainforests. There are countless experiences to be had, so see and do it all in Hawaii!
Kahoolawe (the Target Isle)
Kahoolawe is the smallest of the 8 main islands. It is sparsely populated and relatively baron, although conservation efforts are working to reverse that. The island was used as a US Military training ground in WWII and is a point of interest for military history buffs!
Niihau (the Forbidden Isle)
While it is unlikely that you’ll visit Niihau as a tourist, this State Seabird Sanctuary island is an interesting one to note! The Forbidden Isle has a predominantly native Hawaiian population. Strict visitor regulations extending only to relatives, military and government officials and invited guests.
Lanai (the Pineapple Isle)
Lanai was once home to the world’s largest pineapple plantation, but now tourism is more prominent. Life is simple on Lanai—there are no malls or traffic lights, but visitors can hike the pine-lined Munro Trail, play golf on 3 courses or spot dolphins on the beach!
Molokai (the Friendly Isle)
The ‘Aloha Spirit’ is truly alive on Molokai! This beautiful island is full of natural beauty with both wet and dry lands. Shop from local business owners, witness parades and festivals or recline under a palm tree on a deserted beach. Feel welcomed and relaxed and soak up the island vibes!
Kauai (the Garden Isle)
Kauai is one of the wettest places on Earth and is decorated by lush forests, waterfalls, valleys, cliffs, aqua oceans and reefs. Play a round of golf at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, hike, zipline, snorkel or go on a mission to spot the backdrops from countless Hollywood blockbusters!
Ohau (the Gathering Place)
Ohau is home to 2/3 of Hawaii’s population and the capital, Honolulu. Stay at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel to enjoy direct access to Waikiki Beach, browse the shops and boutiques around the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, hike up Diamond head from the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani or visit Ala Moana, Pearl Harbour and the North Shore from resorts in Waikiki.
Maui (the Valley Isle)
Base yourself at the Sheraton Maui and enjoy the diversity of Maui. The Valley Isle comes complete with volcanoes, black and white beaches, waterfalls, farmland and more! Coffee, macadamias, papaya, flowers, sugarcane and pineapple are farmed here, plus visitors can snorkel in the Molokini Crater, drive the Road to Hana or dive in the surrounding coral reefs!
Hawaii Island (the Big Island)
Hawaii Island is the largest in the Hawaiian chain and is built from 5 separate shield volcanoes. A 40-minute flight will get you here from Honolulu and you will land in Kona—home of the famous Kona coffee! Enjoy stunning views at the Sheraton kona Resort, play golf at the luxurious Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and discover Paniolo (cowboy) culture in nearby Waimea.