The following video, by our very own resident American - Theresa, was filmed after her first visit to Hawaii. P.S. she's still talking about how amazing it was!
To put it in perspective, the flying distance to Hawaii is roughly equivalent to two transatlantic flights, so you really need to make the most of your holiday and see as much as possible. Many of our partner airlines offer free mainland USA stopovers en route to Hawaii making it even easier to incorporate places like San Francisco or Los Angeles. Your Bon Voyage travel consultant will discuss all available options, so you make the right decision based on exactly what you want to experience.
Each Hawaiian island has its own unique characteristics, and once you're there, it’s easy and affordable to island-hop. Again, we'll guide you every step of the way, but this will give you a snapshot of each of the islands........
Oahu is the busiest Hawaiian island and home to Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii. Oahu seamlessly combines city life with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Honolulu is simply buzzing and you’ll want to add Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head to your must-do list.
An hour's drive out of the city you'll find North Shore. Sleepy and more traditional, this area is also home to some of the legendary surfing beaches in Hawaii which must be seen to be believed. Three nights would be the recommended minimum to take in the highlights of this 50th state capital.
Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano and highest point in the state of Hawaii, offers the most incredible stargazing. The Kona coast, settled over a thousand years ago, is full of archaeological sites and the place where Captain James Cook died.
Molokai is unspoilt, authentic Hawaii. Visit the town of Kaunakakai and step back in time, perfect for switching off and immersing yourself in the Hawaiian way of life. Soak up the sunshine on Papohaku beach, one of the largest white sand beaches in Hawaii.
The island of Lanai doesn’t have a single traffic light and feels more like northern Wisconsin than Hawaii! With a fascinating history and uncrowded beaches, Lanai is virtually untouched. Take a day trip or escape for longer.
Norwegian Cruise Line's NCL's Pride of America is Hawaii's only dedicated, year round cruise ship. Cruising is an ideal way to immerse yourself in a destination whilst having the comfort and security of a floating base. If you weren't sure about cruising, NCL's 'no rules' approach is refreshing and definitely worth considering.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford