As one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the world, Hawaii is a chain of tropical islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Known as the "Island of Adventure," the big island of Hawaii offers you everything from towering volcanoes and magma flows at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to black sandy shores at Punalu'u Beach to historic museums and shopping at Kailua Village. The Garden Isle of Kauai welcomes you with an abundance of lush greenery, endless blue skies and the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" known as Waimea Canyon.
Maui, referred to as "The Magic Isle," is the second largest island and is full of beaches, dense rainforests and quaint towns. Take a scenic 65-mile joy ride on "Road to Hana" or visit the Molokini Crater Marine Sanctuary to admire pods of dolphins and whales and snorkel around an underwater crater swimming with marine life. Oahu, known as the heart of Hawaii, is a big surf spot famous for the Banzai Pipeline. Hike the Manoa Falls, attend a luau in Waikiki or explore the historic grounds of Pearl Harbor. Every island in Hawaii will bring you breathtaking views and exciting adventures!Time Zone: HSTPrimary Language: English (with a mix of Hawaiian words) Currency: US Dollar Entry Requirements: Valid passport (if traveling from outside of the U.S.) Best Times to Visit: All year
Made up of six Hawaiian Islands -- Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and the Big Island of Hawaii -- you can island hop or spend all of your time in one idyllic place. All-inclusive Hawaiian resorts offer honeymoon packages that include beachfront honeymoon suites, legendary cuisines, rejuvenating spa treatments and local excursions. You can also stay in a private beach bungalow or one-of-a-kind volcano inn.
Destination Weddings on the Hawaiian Islands
From spectacular sunsets to the enchantment of the Aloha spirit, Maui is one of the most charming locations for a destination wedding! The alluring beaches and immaculate resorts provide an idyllic setting for barefoot beach weddings and sunset ceremonies. Head a little further out and say "I do" in front of a cascading waterfall or on top of the mountaintops of Kauai. Take the stress off your special day and let a wedding coordinator plan your fairytale wedding.
Climate & Weather
The Hawaiian Islands have a tropical climate with minor temperature changes throughout the year. There are two seasons: summer (kau) from May to October and winter (ho'oilo) from November to April. Water temperatures stay warm, while temperatures in the summer reach the high 70s and 80s and cool slightly in the winter to low 60s and 70s. Most of the rain falls in the mountains and northeastern side of the islands. Overall, the weather is pleasant with plenty of sunshine year-round.