Identified by Mark Twain as “ The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean”, Hawaii is a state in the western United States, which is located in the Pacific Ocean about 2,000 miles from the US mainland. The name Hawaii is thought to derive from Hawaiki, the former name of Raiatea, Polynesian ancestral home. This place is economically thriving, with agricultural diversity and manufacturing often called crossroads of the Pacific, the state is strategically important to the global defence system of the United States and it also serves as a transportation hub of the Pacific Basin. Hawaii is a cultural centre and a major tourist mecca.

Attractions of Hawaii

  • Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument
  • Pearl Harbour and USS Arizona Memorial
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Waimea Canyon State Park
  • Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park
  • Kona Coffee Living History Farm
  • Haleakala National Park

Top Hotels in Hawaii

  • Halekulani, Oahu
  • Prince Waikiki, Oahu
  • Montage Kapalua Bay, Maui
  • Hotel Wailea, Maui
  • Four Seasons Resort Lanai
  • Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Island of Hawaii
  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection, Island of Hawaii
  • Timbers Kauai

Major airlines that offer flights to Hawaii

  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Allegiant
  • WestJet
  • Delta Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines

Best time to visit Hawaii

The best time to visit Hawaii is between March and September, when it sees the least rain and the highest temperatures. This is the perfect time to enjoy the beach or water. Yet, Hawaii’s everlasting warm weather makes it a good destination at any time of year, with pleasant temperatures between 23°C and 30°C. It is soggy and marginally cooler during the rest of the year, especially at altitude. However, you may get the chance to see a tropical beach with a snow-capped volcano as a backdrop.