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Experience Hawaii




Hawaii is more than just a tropical paradise; it's a lifestyle that embodies balance, health, and a deep connection with nature. My recent trip to Maui and Oahu (Honolulu) was an incredible journey into this unique way of life. From breathtaking landscapes to vibrant local culture, I discovered that Hawaii is the perfect destination for those looking to embrace an active and healthy lifestyle. Here's a guide to help you make the most of your trip, including what to do, where to stay, and how to get around.

What to Do in Maui and Oahu

Maui

1) Explore Haleakalā National Park

  • Witness the sunrise at Haleakalā Crater, an experience that starts your day on a high note.

  • Enjoy hiking trails such as the Sliding Sands Trail for a closer look at the unique volcanic landscape. 2) Road to Hana

  • Take a scenic drive along the Road to Hana, stopping at picturesque waterfalls, black sand beaches, and lush rainforests.

  • Don't miss the Seven Sacred Pools at Ohe’o Gulch for a refreshing dip. 3) Whale Watching

  • From November to May, embark on a whale-watching tour to see humpback whales migrating through Maui's waters. 4) Snorkeling and Diving

  • Molokini Crater offers some of the best snorkeling and diving opportunities with its clear waters and vibrant marine life. A great opportunity to see Turtles. 5) Helicopter experience with Blue Hawaiian

  • Have a chance to see all the islands from above. From $400. Take a look at my ride here.




Oahu

  1. Hike Diamond Head Start your day with a hike up Diamond Head for panoramic views of Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean.

  2. Visit Pearl Harbor Take a historical tour of Pearl Harbor, including the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri.

  3. Waikiki Beach Spend the day at the iconic Waikiki Beach, perfect for surfing, paddleboarding, or simply relaxing by the ocean.

  4. North Shore Explore the North Shore's famous surf spots like Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach, and indulge in local food trucks offering delicious shrimp and shaved ice.

Top Hotels to Stay At

Maui

  1. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Luxurious beachfront resort with impeccable service, fine dining, and a world-class spa.

  2. Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort A luxury haven. With multiple pools, and meters away from the beachfront.

  3. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Set on a beautiful stretch of coastline, this resort features championship golf courses and a comprehensive wellness program.

Oahu

  1. The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort Known as the "Pink Palace of the Pacific," this historic hotel offers elegance and direct access to Waikiki Beach.

  2. Hilton Hawaiian Village This hotel covers 22 acre's. A massive a resort and where Elvis Presley used to stay when he was in Hawaii.

  3. Turtle Bay Resort Located on Oahu’s North Shore, this resort provides an array of outdoor activities, including horseback riding, surfing, and golf.

How to Get Around

Maui

  • Car Rental: The best way to explore Maui is by renting a car. It provides the freedom to visit remote areas like the Road to Hana and Haleakalā National Park at your own pace.

  • Shuttles and Tours: Many hotels offer shuttle services, and there are numerous tour operators providing guided excursions if you prefer not to drive.

  • Uber is also available for both islands

Oahu

  • Public Transportation: TheBus is Oahu’s public transportation system, offering extensive routes across the island, including to popular destinations like Pearl Harbor and the North Shore.

  • Car Rental: For maximum flexibility, especially if you plan to explore beyond Honolulu, renting a car is a great option.

  • Biking and Walking: In Honolulu, consider biking or walking for short distances. Waikiki and downtown Honolulu are very pedestrian-friendly.

Hawaii's lifestyle, with its early mornings, active days, and focus on well-being, is something I quickly grew to love. Whether you're chasing sunrises, exploring underwater worlds, or simply soaking in the natural beauty, Maui and Oahu offer a perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. Plan your trip with these tips in mind, and you'll be well on your way to experiencing the best of the Hawaiian lifestyle. Aloha!





How to get there

The flight from London to Hawaii takes 17 hours, including one stop. Main stopover is in LA. It takes 11 hours to LA and then up to 6 hours to Hawaii. Airlines: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, United Airlines and Hawaiian airline.


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