From exciting annual festivals & events to Hawaii’s beautiful arts & culture, there’s always something to do on one of the world’s most exciting islands. If you need to build up your energy, simply get a taste of the unique flavors that only Hawaii can provide you.
Experience beautiful and awe-inspiring adventures from the volcanoes across the Hawaiian islands or relax on the gorgeous beaches around each of Hawaii’s major islands. Do all of these incredible activities but don’t miss out. The year is coming to a close and you don’t want to miss your chance to visit Hawaii. Contact your Beach Bum Vacation Travel Concierge now.
Maui, known also as “The Valley Isle,” is the second largest Hawaiian island. The island beloved for its world-famous beaches, the sacred Iao Valley, views of migrating humpback whales (during winter months), farm-to-table cuisine and the magnificent sunrise and sunset from Haleakala. It’s not surprising Maui has been voted “Best Island in the U.S.” by Condé Nast Traveler readers for more than 20 years.
Kahului is home to the island’s main airport and interesting attractions. Head to Wailuku for mom-and-pop shops and eateries along the way to the Iao Valley State Park. Those looking for a more exotic experience venture to the eastern side of the island. Visitors who brave the Hana Highway’s signature hairpin turns and narrow bridges are rewarded with out-of-this-world views of lush rainforests, gorgeous waterfalls, and exotic beaches. After a day of adventuring, look to the southern beaches for relaxation. Escape to the tropical beaches of Kihei, Makena, and Wailea; relax and unwind at a world-class resort or tee off at one of the 13 world-renowned golf courses. Then lose your breath on the west coast where one of Maui’s most famous stretches of coastline, Kaanapali Beach, offers three miles of paradise where ocean adventures and total relaxation await. End it all locally in Maui’s upcountry parts. Watch the sunrise from the peak of Haleakala, see ancient Hawaii’s desert landscapes and discover unique, locally grown food.
Maui’s beautiful landscapes, cuisines, localities, and much more await your arrival. Don’t miss your chance to find luxury in Maui. Contact your Beach Bum Vacation Travel Concierge now to get started on your vacation.
Even if you’ve never flown across the Pacific, you’ve probably visited Kauai many times! Countless blockbusters have been filmed on the Garden Isle; from Elvis’ Blue Hawaii to Jurassic Park, King Kong, Tropic Thunder, The Descendants, Raiders of the Lost Ark, South Pacific and Pirates of the Caribbean.
In October, I had the opportunity to visit this majestic isle and take in its beauty firsthand. Honestly, the movies don’t do it justice! No visit to the Isles of Aloha would be complete without spending a few days on Kauai. This island is the furthest north of the eight main islands of the Hawaiian archipelago and just a hop, skip and a jump away from Oahu, Maui and Hawaii’s Big Island, easily accessible via Hawaiian Airlines.
Kauai is lush with beautiful rainforests, the famous Fern Grotto, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” – Waimea Canyon, and the Napali Coast (which you will probably recognize from many movies!). The landscapes, garden design and construction is truly breathtaking; photos and movies capture a bit of it, but to truly appreciate the majestic scenery, you simply must visit! The island offers plenty of opportunities for sightseeing, but you can also enjoy a round of golf at 10 renowned courses, or for something a little less challenging, experience one of the most unique mini golf courses anywhere! This island is also home to a coffee plantation where you can sample Kona coffee’s more affordable and every-bit-as-tasty cousin Kauai Coffee. If you prefer to indulge in a stronger beverage, head on over to the Historic Kilohana Plantation where you can take a train ride through tropical fruit fields and participate in rum tasting at Koloa Rum Co.
After a long day of sightseeing (I do recommend a rental car for that!), you will certainly want to rest your head on a comfy pillow. Kauai has a variety of hotels to choose from. Some of my favorites include the St. Regis Princeville for its view that cannot be beat & impeccable 5 star service, the Courtyard Kaua’i at Coconut Beach for its casual, comfortable accommodations, beachfront location and proximity to shopping & dining, and the Sheraton Kaua’i Resort in the Poipu area for its gorgeous beach and recently renovated, spacious accommodations.
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