Holidays to the Island of Hawaii

Holidays to the Island of Hawaii

Holidays to the Island of Hawaii have a varied range of attractions to offer, from active volcanoes and warm tropical gardens to black sandy beaches and seas filled with stunning marine life. The natural scenery will take your breath away, whether you are gazing at the snow-capped peaks of Mauna Kea, where skiers can expect spring-like conditions all year round, or star gazing as night falls. Elegant luxury resorts are scattered around the coast of the Island of Hawaii - the largest Hawaiian island - overlooking golden beaches flanked by palm trees, nestled dramatically at the foot of volcanoes and blending in with the lush vegetation. Each provides the kind of opulent experience you would expect from a luxury resort; relax in an infinity pool, dine outdoors on star-lit nights and enjoy a fabulous ocean view from your room.

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Big Island Travel Information

There are flights from the UK to Hawaii every day, most to Honolulu International Airport.  

  • Currency: US dollars 
  • Time difference: GMT -10
  • Flight from UK: 17 hours 50 minutes to Honolulu 
  • Visa: Yes - ESTA required prior to arrival 
  • Language: English and Hawaiian 
  • National drink: Blue Hawaiian cocktail
  • National dish: Poi Hawaiian culture blends Polynesian traditions with western influences

Travel Tips & Advice for Big Island

Big Island Activities

Visiting the Volcanoes National Park to discover more about the powerful forces which shaped the group of islands that make up Hawaii is a great way to begin your journey. After that, scuba dive beneath the waves with majestic manta rays and take a closer look at Big Island's flora and fauna on horseback. To experience the relaxed pace of life for which Hawaii is renowned, spend a few hours wandering the quaint little town of Hawi, with its charming plantation buildings.

Big Island Food & Drink

The Island of Hawaii offers a range of casual dining experiences; enjoy dinner on open terraces overlooking the sea, tuck into a buffet by moonlight or be entertained by local musicians as you eat. You can also spoil yourself by opting for cocktails and a spot of dinner poolside after taking a refreshing dip. Being an island, seafood is the speciality in many Island of Hawaii restaurants, but Japanese cuisine is also popular, as are American classics such as steak, hamburgers and milkshakes.

Big Island Attractions

On a Island of Hawaii luxury holiday you can discover Hawaii's many sacred, historical sites; learn about the islands past by paying a visit to the Mookini Heiau State Monument, a religious temple of huge significance to Hawaiian culture. Off the beaten track, but utterly unmissable, is the Akaka Falls State Park, where you can go on short hikes along paved footpaths festooned with lush vegetation like wild orchids and fern draped trees, and offering views of towering waterfalls.

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