Enjoy idyllic honeymoon strolls or exchange vows on a beautiful sandy
Hawaii is the birthplace of surfing – get ready to dive headfirst into a
thrilling world of watersports.
Take a drive on the world-famous Hana Highway for a road trip you’ll
Language: The languages spoken in Hawaii are English and
Currency: The currency used in Hawaii is the American Dollar
Local time: Hawaii is 10 hours behind GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Los Angeles (LAX), then catch a connecting internal
flight to your island of choice.
Flight time from UK: : About 11 hours to Los Angeles
(LAX), plus 5.5 hours to Honolulu International Airport (HNL) for Oahu, Lihue Airport (LIH) for
Kauai, Kahului Airport (OGG) and Kona (KQA Airport for Hawaii Island.
Tourist Information: Further Hawaii tourist information can be
Visa & Health: Before you travel click here for
recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday in the United States.
Temperatures: 28°C in winter (December-March).
Best time to visit Hawaii: The Hawaiian islands have a lovely
tropical climate all year round, cooled a little by the trade winds coming in from the east.
Temperatures are a balmy 28°C or so in the winter (December-March). They can reach 31°C in
By bus: Take bus tours, or travel like a local - $35 will get you an unlimited 4-day
pass on Oahu's public transport, The Bus.
By car: Arrange a car hire at all airports, or book a taxi. Like the mainland US,
taxi fares are metered - and don't forget to tip the usual 15-20%.
By plane or boat: Hop between islands with the inter-island airlines, or take the
ferry which leaves from Maui's Lahaina Harbour.
Prince Kuhio Celebration: An official state holiday in Hawaii, the last 2 weeks in
March are spent celebrating the birthday of this popular royal statesman (kauai)
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival – Maui Style: Free outdoor concert in June at the
Maui Arts & Cultural Center featuring ki-ho‘alu (slack key guitar) performers, along with
local food and craft vendors. (Maui)
Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival: During the first week of September,
internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers
gather to showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and
exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting Hawai‘i’s local produce, seafood, beef
and poultry. (O‘ahu and Maui)
Hawai‘i International Film Festival: Held annually in October, HIFF presents an
average of 150 features, documentaries and film shorts, including world premieres, North
American premieres, U.S. premieres, experimental films, animation and digital works
representing social and ethnic issues, and first features by new directors. The focus is
on emerging films from Asia and the Pacific. (O‘ahu)
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival: Celebrate Kona’s cultural heritage and accomplishments
of Kona coffee pioneers, farmers and artisans during this 10-day event in November. (Hawai‘i