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Hawaiian Island Hopping

March 12, 2024 • Travel Brief

Hawaiian Island

The Big Island

  • What to know Calm waters, coffee farms, wide selection of restaurants + cultural landmarks

  • Where to stay Mauna Lani, Kona Village, Four Seasons Hualalai, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Fairmont Orchid

  • What to do Hike to a solidified lava bed in the Kīlauea Iki Crater, explore Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary, go on a helicopter tour, snorkel with manta rays at night, discover green sand at Papakōlea Beach

  • Where to eat CanoeHouse, Ulu Ocean Grill, Kona Brewing Company, Anuenue Ice Cream & Shave Ice, Kula Shave Ice, Da Poke Shack, Suisan

Oʻahu & Lānaʻi

  • What to know Oʻahu is home to Waikiki and big-wave surfing on the North Shore, Lānaʻi is quieter and smaller

  • Where to stay Turtle Bay Resort, Four Seasons Oahu At Ko Olina, Aulani, The Royal Hawaiian, Moana Surfrider, ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, Four Seasons Lānaʻi, Sensei

  • What to do On O'ahu, hike up to Maunawili Falls and explore the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden | On Lānaʻi, peruse local art at Lānaʻi Art Center and play with rescued cats at the Lāna‘i Cat Sanctuary

  • Where to eat On O’ahu: Sunrise Shack, The Pig and the Lady, ARVO | On Lānaʻi: Four Seasons Resort, Nobu, Malibu Farm

Oahu, Hawaii


  • What to know Laid-back island with rugged cliffs, rainforests, white-sand beaches, waterfalls

  • Where to stay 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, Ko’a Kea Resort at Poipu Beach

  • What to do Explore Waimea Canyon State Park, hike the Mahaulepu Coastal Trail, relax at Shipwreck and Mahaulepu Beach, whale watch with Makana Charters, take in the views at Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park

  • Where to eat Kauai Juice Co., Living Foods, 1 Kitchen, Warehouse 3540, Hanalei Bread Company, AMA


  • What to know Popular and busy island with dormant volcanoes, stargazing, beaches, hikes + horseback riding

  • Where to stay Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Fairmont Kea Lani, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Montage Kapalua Bay, The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua

  • What to do Drive the Road to Hana, check out the black-sand Pa‘iloa Beach, explore Waiʻānapana State Park, snorkel off Molikini, shop local in Pā'ia

  • Where to eat Mama’s Fish House, Monkeypod Kitchen, Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop, Ka’ana Kitchen, Ferraro’s Restaurant & Bar

Surfboards in Maui, on the Road to Hana, in Hawaii.




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