Are you thinking of taking your family to Hawaii for holidays?
But not quite sure which Island to visit or which activities you should do?
Hawaii is place of really rich culture and environmental diversity, from Luau festivities
to spectacular sunsets, your family will have a sensational time loving the surroundings
of Hawaii. Please read on for our must-do activities for Hawaii…
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In this Review:
* What to see and do
* How to get there
* Where to go
* How to keep your children pre-occupied and happy
whilst you visit and our secrets to enjoying Hawaii.
Firstly, we share with you the basics of Hawaii.
Take a look at the Visa Website to find out of you require a Travel Visa for Hawaii / United States of America.
The US/American Dollar.
Here is a currency converter to calculate the value of the US Dollar compared to your home currency.
What is the best time to travel to Hawaii?
Summer in Hawaii (the US) is from May to October where it averages 85degrees F (24 C).
Winter typically averages 78degrees F (25 C).It is almost never a bad time to visit Hawaii, as there are not great variances throughout the year.
15-20% on meals, at least $2 per bag for porters, and $3-$5 for housekeeping.
Tips to Great Success in travelling through Hawaii:
Relax, unwind and enjoy the tranquility and beautiful weather
Where to Stay?
For Hotels in Hawaii search here.
Particularly for Honolulu, search here. or search here (in the search box)
How to get there?
Find out how you can get there; click here.
Important Information to Remember
Emergency numbers: 911 is the standard Emergency number for America, and for Hawaii also.
Saying hello: Aloha
Saying thank you: Mahalo
Saying Goodbye: Aloha
The Islands and particulars of Hawaii:
Oahu - Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, Wiamea Bay (and other surfing places) etc.
Hawaii Island (the Big Island) - Kona Village, Volcanoes National Park
Maui - Whale watching and beautiful beaches
Lanai - Hulopoe Bay
Kauai - Napali Coast
Molokai - Mule rides Kalaupapa
Our Top Attractions include:
1. Waikiki Beach, Honolulu (Oahu)
2. Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii Island - The Big Island)
3. Pearl Harbor / Arizona Memorial (Oahu)
4. Swim with the Dolphins (Oahu)
5. Punchbowl (Oahu)
Waikiki Beach, Honolulu
Honolulu Beach is essentially the central Hawaii for visitors.
Stay somewhere close to the beach at least for part of your visit, and take a swim in beautiful
Walking the beautiful beach in Waikiki.
Take in the sunset. The kids will love this beach.
Volcanoes National Park
(Hawaii Island - The Big Island)
The drive around Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park is breathtaking. You can hire a car and drive
around yourself, or take a local day tour. You may even get the opportunity to see lush rainforests,
amazing waterfalls, the black-sandy beach and even possibly actual spuing lava into the ocean.
A couple of Local Guides include:
They offer day trips from the other Islands
Make sure you check with the local organisers if the park is open when you would like to take a day trip there,
and find out if it is possibly to access the area.
Black Sandy beach (Big Island)
Witnessing the steam coming from the Live Volcano and also witnessing the actual lava spuing into
the ocean is absolutely amazing. Depending on the ages of your children, find out if it is suitable for
them to access the walking trail where the lava is visible.
Pearl Harbor / USS Missouri Battle Ship (Oahu)
Learn about (or more about) one of the most memorable US historical events by visiting
Pearl Harbor - probably one of the most recognised National Historial Landmarks.
Pearl Harbor has been preserved with four museums that includes an aviation museum
with fighter planes and flight simulators, a fully restored World War 2 submarine and a
Battleship (USS Missouri - the last Battleship built by the US Navy). This is definitely a
must-do for the whole family, particularly if you are from the UNited States, as this is a
great way to teach your children about what happened in one of the biggest events in US
history. One, that many Americans can relate to, they may have family who were involved
during this horrible period. Visiting Pearl Harbor is a really incredible landmark, and even
if you are not American, your family will still thoroughly enjoy seeing the Museums and
learning about the efforts were involved and how America was affected in WW2.
The main Museum was exceptionally constructed and well designed. The boys and girls will
get a buzz from stepping onto the US Missouri and stepping down into the submarine.
Check with the visitors centre what ages they will allow in the submarine.
By memory, babies may not be permitted.
Swim with Dolphins (Oahu)
Undoubtedly, one of the most of exciting adventures for Moms, Dads and the kids.
This is a must-do activity during your trip to Hawaii.
There are a few places where you can swim with the Dolphins, including:
* Kahala Resort, Honolulu
Punchbowl Crater is the "Hill of Sacrifice" is the location of the National
Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific where 33,230 service men and women from
four (4) wars are buried. It is a very somber place to visit, but a really interesting
and a nice place for the family to walk around and learn more about the Pacific Wars.
The address is 2177 Puowaina Drive, Honolulu.
Contact Number: 808 432 3720.
Open 8am-6.30pm daily. Free entry.
Don't Leave Hawaii without…...
Getting a Lei
Seeing a Hula Girl/Guy do a Luau or dance
Taking home a little souvenir
Having a mocktail or cocktail with an umbrella
What souvenir is best?
A mask (see the picture below)
Themed christmas baubles
a Lei, and
of course your pictures at hawaii, including a sunset snapshot
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For more information about Hawaii, contact the Hawaiian Tourism Authority.
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