Hawaii vacation package and honeymoon travel experts
The Islands of Hawaii are home to the hula, surfing, active volcanoes, Waikiki Beach, luaus and the Aloha Spirit. Hawaii has been voted the #1 honeymoon destination for years and is an excellent choice for a family vacation. Hawaii is also a favorite for island and destination weddings and the experts at Totem travel can help with them all!
The weather in Hawaii is good year ‘round with highs between 75 & 88 degrees April through November. The winter months of December through March can be cooler and rainfall is more frequent. Non stop flights from the west coast make the Hawaiian islands a convenient tropical destination and no passport is required because this exotic getaway is in the good ol’ USA!
Oahu is the most populated island in Hawaii and nicknamed “The Gathering Place”. This is where you’ll find Honolulu, world famous Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head. Favorite activities include the Polynesian Cultural Center, snorkeling at Hanauma Bay, the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, watching surfers at the North Shore, a hula performance, luau, the dolphins at Sea Life Park and Waikiki Aquarium.
Unlike some of the sleepier Hawaiian islands, nightlife abounds on Oahu and Honolulu is a bustle of activity day and night. A rental car is optional as the airport is conveniently served by shuttle and most sights are accessible by day tour.
Most accommodations are near Waikiki Beach and some of our favorite resorts include the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Outrigger Reef on the Beach and Outrigger Regency.
Maui is often voted one of the top islands in the world and is a favorite for family vacations, honeymoons and adventures because there is something on Maui for everyone!
The island boasts 81 beaches including Kaanapali, Kapalua, Makena and Napili. Molokini and Black Rock offer outstanding snorkeling and diving. The Maui Ocean Center has a 750,000 gallon aquarium filled with manta rays, sharks and sea creatures and Humpback whales are spotted offshore from mid December to mid May.
Sightseers enjoy Haleakala Crater, Iao Valley plus the famous “Road to Hana” and seven sacred pools. The Old Lahaina Luau offers an excellent overview of Polynesian culture, food and dance. Golfers enjoy championship courses and spa enthusiasts have a wealth of indulgent choices. Shopping, restaurants and entertainment are plentiful in Lahaina, Whalers Village, Kihei and Wailea.
Accommodations on Maui are equally diverse with opulent resorts, family friendly condos and villas on the golf course. Favorites include Resort Quest Kaanapali Villas, Hyatt Regency and the Sheraton Maui. A rental car is strongly recommended to enjoy the island sights and activities.
Kauai is known as “The Garden Isle” and is the northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain. This is the island for spectacular helicopter flights, hiking in Waimea Canyon, kayaking along the rugged Napali Coast and enjoying lush greenery and tropical flowers of every color imaginable.
Poipu is the sunniest part of the island and where many vacationers choose to locate, but a rental car is recommended to explore the island and enjoy its natural attributes. Kauai accommodations include a wide range of condos as well as moderate and deluxe resorts. Our favorite condo is Poipu Kai and we particualrly like the Hyatt Resort.
The Big Island of Hawaii is bigger than all the other Hawaiian Islands combined. The Big Island is famous for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, stargazing at Mauna Kea, spectacular golf and wonderful Hapuna Beach.
The diversity is tremendous, because on this island alone you’ll find 11 of the world’s 13 climatic zones! In fact, on a single day you can soak up the sun on the beach, snow ski atop Mauna Kea and watch Hawaiian cowboys called “paniolo” round up the herd on Parker Ranch. Some of our favorite resorts on the Big Island include the Fairmont Orchid, Mauna Lani and Hilton Waikoloa.
Throughout Hawaii there are many resorts, villas and condominiums in a wide range of prices and styles. You can browse honeymoon packages, request a quote, get more information online, read resort reviews and get travel tips on our blog or call Sandi our Hawaii specialist for the best packages and prices available. You’ll get personalized help from a travel expert at no extra cost!