Although they’re both beautiful and incredible vacation destinations, Mexico and the Caribbean aren’t the only areas we happen to sell vacations to! We also offer packages to the tropical American islands of Hawaii. The main difference is that none of the resorts offered are all-inclusive — which could be seen as downside by some, but it doesn’t have to be.
There is so much to offer in Hawaii, it might actually be a good thing that you have reason to leave your resort property!
One of the most popular things about Hawaii is its consistently-beautiful weather! The islands are even considered by many to be the “closest thing to paradise on earth.” There’s a dryer season during the summer (May to October) and a rainier season during the winter (November to March). Because Hawaii has a tropical climate, it’s almost always raining at least somewhere on the islands. On the bright side: this means there’s almost always a rainbow soon after!
It can be common that the “locals” of any area aren’t extremely fond of an influx of visitors — however, Hawaii has fewer of these irritated locals than many other vacation destinations! One reason why is that tourism is one of, if not THE major industry in Hawaii, with almost every family having a member working in the tourism. Another reason is because the overall spirit of the Hawaii islands is one of “aloha,” which translates to love, affection, peace, compassion and mercy.
Interesting fact: Hawaii is the only state in the USA where everyone is a minority. The islands are comprised of the original Hawaiians who sailed to Hawaii from Polynesian islands, as well as groups of people from all over the world, such as Caucasians, Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Hispanics/Latinos and more. Each of these various immigrant groups have brought their own unique cultures with them. Almost 25% of Hawaii’s residents claim ancestry of two or more races!
Hawaii has over 750 miles of shoreline and over 400 public beaches! You can also choose the color of you beach — there are white sand, yellow sand, black sand, red sand and even one GREEN sand beach. Needless to say, there’s a beach for everyone here!
Each of the Hawaiian Islands was formed by a hotspot on the floor of the ocean. The islands stretch over 1,500 miles from Kure Atol to Lo’ihi Seamount. As each of the islands move off of the hotspot over time, there’s a chance of volcanic activity. On the Kauai island, visitors can take a helicopter tour into the Mt. Waialeale crater, which is one of the wettest spots on earth.
There’s an immense amount of ocean activities in Hawaii, so if you’re a water person, this may the destination for you! Hawaii has some of the best surfing, boogie boarding and windsurfing spots in the world. There’s also great scuba diving, snorkeling and snuba opportunities. Hawaii’s waters also have beautiful reef fish, sea turtles, monk seals and sharks.
For the most part, the cuisine in Hawaii primarily consists of traditional foods from the various cultures in the island — Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and Hawaiian. Most visitors enjoy at least on commercial luau during their stay.
If you search for it, you’ll find that there’s more to Hawaiian shopping than the cheap souvenir shops you see at every corner. There are numerous craft shows, farmers’ markets and flea markets that you’ll find on all of the islands. Make sure to leave room in your suitcase for a great Hawaiian memory!
What’s awesome about the eight Hawaiian islands is that none of them are exactly like the other. For instance, Kaua’i is a lush, green piece of land with gorgeous sea cliffs and the Waimea Canyon, which is like the ‘Grand Canyon’ of the the Pacific. Maui has ‘Ioa Valley, the Hana Coast and Haleakala, the House of the Sun.
Are you ready for Hawaii now? Or just a vacation, in general? Call a BeachMaster and they will find your perfect destination in no time: