Hawaii (State of) Travel Guide

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    Kills - Pearl Harbor
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Hawaii (State of) Highlights

  • Pro
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    joiwatani says…

     Good food, good beach, good weather, hang loose people! 

  • Con
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    hamamatsujoe says…

     A bit expensive (especially in the Waikiki area) 

  • In a nutshell
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    Keonaona says…

     Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places in the world, it is paradise! 

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See all 1996 Honolulu Tips
  • Pearl Harbor

    Honolulu Things to Do

    Pearl Harbour and especially its WWII plight is so famous that once in Honolulu there is practically no chance of skipping it. The area where the unsalvageable sunken ships were laying was turned into a memorial to the dead, still buried under the wreckage with an option for survivors to join their comrades at time of death. The whole complex...

  • Outrigger Reef On The Beach

    Honolulu Hotels

    We stayed at this hotel with a 3 month old in December of 2011. We were the last one to check in...

  • Shorebird

    Honolulu Restaurants

    The Shorebird in Waikiki is a huge restaurant right on the beach, perfect for dinner and drinks in a true Hawaiian atmosphere. We arrived one weekday evening, and the restaurant and bar were packed. We ordered a round of local draft beers (around $7 each), then we got our table right along the water. The menu is pretty extensive and expensive. We...



See all 358 Kailua-Kona Tips


See all 201 Lahaina Tips
  • Luau

    Lahaina Things to Do

    We arrived at Old Lahaina Luau at 5:10 pm and the parking lot was already full. They told us to park at the overflow parking lot at the Cannery Mall across the street but we were able to find some street parking that was a little closer instead. Once we parked, Chris just changed his shirt right there and we went inside. The luau area was...

  • Napili Point Resort

    Lahaina Hotels

    We have stayed at Napili Point Condos six times and are returning again this February for a month....

  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

    Lahaina Restaurants

    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant is a chain and they have a few places in Southern California, On Oahu, Northern California and other places. I had been here before but the kids havent. I was telling them about this restaurant and how they test you on the movie Forrest Gump and they got excited and wanted to come. Their specialty is shrimp but I am...



See all 324 Waikiki Tips
  • Beaches

    Waikiki Things to Do

    Never has a beach been as fabled as Waikiki. Since the 1950s, this beach has been a tourist destination extraordinaire. While much of it has been eroded, trampled by millions of feet, or encroached upon by towering skyscrapers, hints of its original beauty can still be seen in the crashing waves and the warm sand. Come night time, the hipsters...

  • Hostelling International Waikiki

    Waikiki Hotels

    2417 Prince Edward Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Beachfront Activities

    Waikiki Nightlife

    It was beautifully done. There was the performance near hotel’s largest swimming pool. Nice girls danced Hawaiian dances with those slow waving of their thighs, then all lights were off and darkness covered the beach. I thought they have technical problems with lights, even more I was scared when I heard shooting behind my back. I turned around and...



See all 250 Hilo Tips
  • Waterfalls

    Hilo Things to Do

    I had previously visited Rainbow Falls during a trip to the Big Island many years ago. In 2013, my wife and I visited Hilo and took a local tour which brought us to Rainbow Falls. Rainbow Falls is a large waterfall; about 80 feet high and 100 feet in diameter. The name Rainbow Falls comes from the Hawaiian word for the falls which is Waiânuenue ;...

  • Arnott's Lodge

    Hilo Hotels

    We stayed at Arnott's Lodge since there really isn't much in the way of lodging in Hilo, but we were...

  • Flipside too and Mina's

    Hilo Nightlife

    My favourite pool/biker/drag queen bar. Never found anywhere like it on Earth. I was there in August 2004 and April 2008, when it was just about to be demolished to make way for a car park at Hilo market. Progress... bollocks. Sorry to see you go, and sorry I wasn't there for the last-night party.



See all 54 Kihei Tips
  • Road to Hana

    Kihei Things to Do

    Taking the Road to Hana Tour with Valley Isle was a vacation within a vacation. Why? Because for the first time on vacation we didn't torture ourselves with driving a long way to see something fabulous. We usually do our own driving as we trust that our driving skills are safe and we can take the time to not be rushed, but there are some 600 turns...

  • Maui Oceanfront Inn Kihei

    Kihei Hotels

    What a lovely little facility this is. Maui Oceanfront in Kihei has been recently taken over by Best...

  • Road To Hana Tour

    Kihei Things to Do

    Taking the Road to Hana Tour with Valley Isle was a vacation within a vacation. Why? Because for the first time on vacation we didn't torture ourselves with driving a long way to see something fabulous. We usually do our own driving as we trust that our driving skills are safe and we can take the time to not be rushed, but there are some 600 turns...


Hawaii Volcanoes National Park


See all 38 Lihue Tips
  • Island Helicopters Waterfall Tour

    Lihue Things to Do

    My husband I took the Waterfall Landing Tour with Island Helicopters in early January. We know Kauai very well, but, still, I was stunned with what I saw. Wow! As we wound our way into the upper reaches of Hanapepe Valley, headed towards our landing at a truly spectacular waterfall, I thought to myself, "There is no way any virtual reality master...

  • Garden Island Inn

    Lihue Hotels

    3445 Wilcox Rd, Kalapki Beach, Lihue, Hawaii, 96766, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Kauai Museum

    Lihue Things to Do

    If discovering the history of Kauai and the Hawaiian Islands is your thing then there is probably no better place on the island to do it compared to the Kauai Museum in Lihue. Once inside you will be directed to watch a 30 minute video introduction on the islands and they the rest of the time is spent wandering around the two buildings full of...



See all 28 Kapaa Tips
  • Seafood and More

    Kapaa Restaurants

    We had a great dinner experience here. The staff was friendly and attentive, and the food was great. Laurie ordered a seafood sampler from the daily specials which consisted of three different fish prepared three different ways, and I got the baby back ribs. The amount of ribs was a bit on the light side, but other than that it was all very good....

  • Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy

    Kapaa Hotels

    It was a great place, good location. However, Kauai Coast Resort business practice is desired to be...

  • Best Tuna in Kauai

    Kapaa Restaurants

    Coconuts is the type of place you drive by and think... boy that place looks cheesy and touristy. Oversized tiki statues and torches don't quite fit in a parking lot on the side of the highway next to a strip mall. Even the way the name was written on the sign... cocoNUTS (big emphasis on the NUTS!!!!) made us crack up every time we drove by (which...



See all 63 Kailua Tips
  • Drop by the Kailua Visitors Center

    Kailua Things to Do

    The Kailua Visitors Center has great volunteers that have lived in Kailua 30 plus years. They can tell you all the places to go, the history, just about anything you want to know. They have bus schedules, maps, brochures, coupons and even t-shirts sometimes.Very nice people and a great way to start your trip.

  • Lanikai Bed & Breakfast

    Kailua Hotels

    1277 Mokulua Drive, Kailua, Hawaii, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Get a Lomi Lomi Massage

    Kailua Things to Do

    If you are in Hawaii you have to experience a Lomi Lomi massage. Not only because it is awesome but because it part of the culture.Kailua is considered the massage capital of Oahu because it has more massage therapist per square mile than another other town. It is also known to have some of the best ones so there is no better place than to try...


Haleakala National Park


See all 57 Hana Tips
  • Road to Hana

    Hana Things to Do

    Hotel Hana Maui was a very unique and amazing hotel. It is pricey to have no t.v and wi-fi, but it's beautiful and private and romantic. The service is excellent! I've heard it is changing entirely as far as the name and prices, etc., but I'm hoping it continues to be an oasis of beauty and "old Hawaii". I would totally recommend this hotel, esp....

  • Travaasa Hotel Hana Maui

    Hana Hotels

    We were looking for a place to "get away from it all" after our wedding. Hotel Hana Maui was the...

  • Hana Culture Center

    Hana Things to Do

    The Hana Cultural Center, celebrates the region's cultural history. The huts and items here are not replica. Everything you see here is original, and was actually used by the ancient Hawaiians. This is a good place to visit if you want to learn about the life of ancient Hawaiians. All the exhbits have detailed explinations, stating what they were....



See all 63 Poipu Tips
  • Poipu Transportation - Taxi

    Poipu Transportation

    Regular taxi rates on Kauai are $ 3.00 per mile and .30 for every 45 seconds (.40 per minute). Poipu has limited taxi transportation. To get around Poipu when you want to go out to dinner either at Poipu Shopping Village (Roys, Keoki's Paradise or Tropical Burgers), The Shops At Kukuiula (Merrimans, Tortilla Republic, Dolphins, Josselin Tapas Bar &...

  • The Villas at Poipu Kai

    Poipu Hotels

    2373 Ho'ohu Rd, Poipu, Hawaii, 96756, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Lihue Airport

    Poipu Transportation

    The only way to land on Kauai for most people is at Lihue Airport, which is located about 2 miles east of the town of Lihue.Its airport designate is LIH, so when you are booking your flight, search for rates to get you to Lihue. Most likely, you will be connected via Hawaiian or Aloha Airlines, but there are also some direct flights on American and...



See all 64 Haleiwa Tips
  • Swim, Play, Hang Aound the Beaches

    Haleiwa Things to Do

    Haleiwa has many beaches and coves along it's location in the North Shore of Oahu and besides the main attraction of the Area, which is surfing, you can also do the traditional beach activities here, but have caution on swimming if you are not a good swimmer as the waves and rip tides in the north shore is powerful, that is why this area is good...

  • Hale Kalani Hawaii

    Haleiwa Hotels

    59-222 B Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Hawaii, 96712, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Honolulu International Airport

    Haleiwa Transportation

    If you are living anywhere other than Hawaii, your options are limited on how to get to Haleiwa. I would recommend flying into Honolulu, (HNL), then renting a car and heading up to Haleiwa.There are many different options on getting to HNL, so consult your local travel agent, or go online to find a cheap seat!



See all 13 Koloa Tips
  • Pizza and Beer

    Koloa Restaurants

    Pizzetta is your run-of-the-mill pizza joint in Old Koloa Town. They serve a variety of pizzas and pastas and do a good job of it. It’s a family restaurant and they cater to people with children but there is also a full bar for the adults. The service is friendly and the food is good. It’s a nice, affordable alternative for a family dinner out and...

  • Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort And Spa

    Koloa Hotels

    I generally don't like staying in large hotels, preferring more atmospheric hotels. That being said,...

  • Koloa Sugar Plantation

    Koloa Off The Beaten Path

    I just loved this old sugar plantation on the road out to Poip’u. I thought it had some great character. But then again, I tend to find a certain beauty in old buildings and run-down barns. They’ve always intrigued me so why should this old sugar plantation be any different. One afternoon, during a break in the rains, we pulled off the main road...


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