The name Hawaii will always conjure up certain images — pristine beaches, lush forests, jagged volcanic rocks lining the coasts — but mainlanders are often quick to forget that the Hawaiian Islands are as varied as they are magnificent. While you can expect stunning sights on any one of the major islands, each one offers its own unique experience. Travelers should do their best to keep this in mind when plotting out their time in Hawaii. This is where having an expert travel advisor can make or break a trip. Maybe you were hoping for a small taste of each island, or perhaps you had one in mind where you wanted to spend the bulk of your time. It’s far from an easy choice.
Despite being our youngest state, Hawaii presents a rich, centuries-old treasure trove of history, culture and unspoiled nature — enough to overwhelm even the most seasoned globetrotter. With that in mind, here is a quick look at four of Hawaii’s most popular island destinations and some of the excursions they have to offer.