Hawaii Island Holidays

Home to paradisiacal jungle, snowy mountains and coral kingdoms; Hawaii Island is not just the largest of the archipelago but also the most naturally beautiful.

Despite being the youngest in the island chain, Hawaii Island, also known as the Island of Hawaii or Big Island; is remarkable not just for its size but for its ever-changing landscapes. From erupting volcanoes in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to teeming oceans feeding on the nutrient rich waters and black, white and even green-sandy beaches; Hawaii Island reveals the ultimate power of nature. Make memories to last a lifetime and snorkel with manta rays along the Kona Coast, explore the rainforests in the Hilo region and relish the beauty of the Rainbow Falls in Wailuku River State Park. Why would you ever want to come home?

With the rest of Hawaii just a short flight away, now is the ideal time to island hop. Swap the dramatic vistas of the Island of Hawaii with Oahu’s surfing hotspots, or head to Maui to explore the famous Road to Hana. To truly enhance your travels, why not stopover en route to explore sunny California in San Francisco and Los Angeles, or even breathtaking Canada for a spot of adventure?

Destination Highlights
  • Snorkel with manta rays at night
  • Watch red molten lava flow from Kilauea
  • Visit the most southerly point in the United States
  • Grind coffee beans to make your own perfect blend

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Unique

Volcano House

Hawaii Island

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,309 pp

Volcano House
The Fairmont Orchid

The Fairmont Orchid

Hawaii Island

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,549 pp

The Fairmont Orchid

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Hawaii Island

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£4,729 pp

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Lawn

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Hawaii Island

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£3,379 pp

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Time Zone

GMT -11 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 16 hours; flights are indirect via mainland USA

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel

Language

Hawaii is the only American state to have two official languages, Hawaiian and English

Health Information

No vaccinations are required for travel to Los Angeles

Snorkel with majestic manta rays, take a sunset cruise along the Kona-Kailua coast, roast your own coffee, watch steaming vents and molten lava, stargaze up into the night sky or relax on beautiful beaches with a mai tai in hand. The Island of Hawaii is waiting for you.

  • Sunset at Mauna Kea

    Star Gazing

    Home to one of the most renowned astronomical sites on the planet, Hawaii Island has 13 telescopes where 11 countries are watching and making discoveries about the universe and the night sky. There are plenty of guided stargazing tours where you can learn about astronomy, or simply grab a blanket and cozy up whilst you watch the stars twinkling from above.

  • Overlooking the Halemaunau Crater

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    Home to the world's most active volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a must visit for everyone coming to Hawaii Island. Walk through an ancient lava tubes, hike rainforests, drive around the 10 mile Crater Rim Drive and watch the fiery glow of Halema'uma'u Crater.

  • Manta Ray

    Explore the underwater world

    Hawaii's waters are rich with marine life, from green sea turtles, dolphins, whales and the majestic Manta Rays. Snorkel straight from the beach of your hotel along the Kona coast, take a sunset cruise and watch the dolphins playing in the waters beside you or paddleboard along the shore and witness the turtles grazing on the sea grass beneath you. For an incredibly magical experience, snorkel or dive with Manta Rays at night where you will witness these beautiful creatures feeding on the plankton around you. The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel offers an intimate encounter from their secluded beach with highly passionate Manta Ray advocates.

  • Punaluu black sand beach

    Hawaii Islands Beaches

    With some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes, Hawaii Island will show you first hand how volcanic activity has shaped the island. From golden and white sand beach resorts to slightly more rugged, black sand and molten rock coves; there are plenty of beaches for you to explore, relax , surf and snorkel.

  • Suzanne

    General Manager

    "Take a tour of a coffee farm and you then get the chance to roast your own coffee beans to your own taste - it was delicious, and I even got to design my own label."

Types of Hawaii Island holidays

Kayaking at Makuab beach

Hawaii Island Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays
Driving around the Island

Self Drive Hawaii

Self Drive Hawaii

Frequently Asked Questions

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