Next escape, Hawaii: Which island should you visit?

When it’s time to travel again, Hawaii has the perfect mix of lazy beach days, outdoor adventures and rich culture – but which island should you visit first?

We’re all dreaming of a time when we can pack our bags and travel again. And if you’re looking for a destination that’s equal parts relaxation and exhilaration, consider yourself set. Hawaii is the trip that’s been on your travel list forever, but that you’ve been saving for a special occasion. If there was ever a time to take that epic trip, we can’t think of a better reason. But which island should you choose? We’re here to help.


If you like: History, coffee culture, traveling on a budget.

Things to do:

📍Koloko-Hanokohau National Historic Park

📍Waikoloa Lagoon

📍Hualālai volcano

📍Kealakekua Bay

📍Hula Daddy Coffee Farm

If you like: Nightlife, dining, shopping, beach days, watersports, high-rise hotels.

Things to do:

📍Waikiki Beach

📍Hanauma Bay

📍Pearl Harbor Memorial

📍Manoa Falls

📍Diamond Head

If you like: Luxury, first-timers, leisure travel, kid-friendly activities.

Things to do:

📍The Road to Hana


📍Haleakalā National Park

📍The Pools at ‘Ohe’o

📍Wailea Beach

If you like: Local charm, natural beauty, off-the-beaten path, outdoor adventures.

Things to do:

📍Nā Pali Coast State Wilderness Park

📍Kalalau Trail

📍Tunnels Beach

📍Wailua Falls

📍Allerton Garden

Looking to go even further off the beaten path? Consider the islands of Lanai or Molokai to truly slow down and unplug.

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