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Island hopping in the tropics

  • Palm lined road on Oahu in Hawaii with mountainous background
Big Island – Maui – Oahu – Kauai

Island hopping
in the tropics

For the ones to struggle to sit still, the ones who use holidays as a chance to embrace the outdoors, to push boundaries and bond through challenge and achievement – a trip to Hawaii may just be the perfect match.

Ohana (meaning ‘family’, famously) is deeply important in these parts, making the islands a place to spend time together exploring and experiencing things that are hard to come by at home.

From taking a thrill-seeking trip to one of the largest active volcanoes in the world, to learning to surf at North Shore. And if there’s any energy left, joining a traditional Hawaiian party with entertainment, delicious food and of course hula.

View from helicopter window down to mountains in Hawaii
Two surfers on the beach in Hawaii
Close up of pink hibiscus

Where you’ll be going

Get to know where you'll be exploring in Hawaii, from the iconic Big Island who is younger than it may seem to the lush corners of Kaua’i.

  • Tall coconut trees in front of a green mountain
    Hawai'i Big Island

    The largest yet youngest, Big Island offers a vast contrast to its siblings. More like otherworldly desert than rainforest, lava rocks flank the roadsides and the heat of the volcanoes can be felt under foot on the black sand beaches. Playing astronaut comes easy in these infernal lunar landscapes home to one of the world’s largest active volcanoes.  

    Stay at: Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection
  • A rainbow shining over green mountains in Maui, Hawaii

    Maui is all about the experiences; ride The Road to Hana, known as one of the world’s most scenic drives; watch the sunrise at Haleakalà National Park from the top of the crater (that’s one for the photographers and romantics); and fly over the cliffs of Moliki, there’s a significant chance that a full circle rainbow might appear.

    Stay at: Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
  • Waikiki beach with Diamond Head mountain in background

    The most populated of the islands – and the unofficial home of the humble pineapple – Oahu is the vibrant gathering place. North Shore is where the surfers look to hang ten, Ko Olina is its own community with shopping and golf on its doorstep, and alongside the nightlife of Waikiki is the National Historic Landmark of Pearl Harbour.

    Stay at: Halekulani
  • A picturesque waterfall in Kauai, illuminated by the warm hues of a sunset sky.

    As its nickname ‘the Green Island’ would suggest, the pristine beaches on Kaua’i’s North Shore are surrounded by verdant landforms from valleys to rugged cliffs, producing the most picturesque diorama in Hawaii. Kilauea lighthouse is great for unparalleled panoramic views, and a boat ride along the Napali Coast shows the waterfalls cascading into the sea from a different perspective.

    Stay at: 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay


    • Waikiki beach with Diamond Head mountain in background
      Feel the heat of the Big Island’s volcanoes.

      Take to the skies on a helicopter tour over the brooding landscape to experience the sheer size of the natural formations. To make it really special, the doors are off so you can really feel the heat.

    • A beach scene featuring tall palm trees, surrounded by scattered rocks along the shore.
      Swim with gentle giants after the sun has set.

      A catamaran cruise at dusk is the gateway to the world of seafaring titans. When the sun has dipped below the horizon, don mask and snorkel for a glimpse into the underwater world of the manta ray after dark.

    • A surfer walking into the sea while holding a surfboard
      Search for the swell on Oahu’s North Shore.

      Stretching out over seven miles, it’s often said that if you’re in search of the perfect wave, you can find it on North Shore. Summer months are best for a gentler surf session, whereas winter brings in the big, frothing walls of water for the more seasoned pros.

Itinerary essentials
  • 13
  • Jan - Dec
  • 18hrs 19min
    LHR - SEA - KOA
  • 1hrs 55min
  • 1hr 52min
    BY AIR
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