Best Hawaiian Island - Choosing an Island for your Hawaii vacation (2022)

We've identified 23 factors that are most influential in deciding which is the best Hawaiian island for you to visit. Answer the following questions to receive your island score. We exclude Lanai and Molokai which are not typical choices for first time visits and require a little extra consideration. After receiving your recommendation, read our explanations at the bottom of the page.

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Explanation

We've ranked each island by giving it a score from 1 to 10 for every factor. That score then gets multiplied by 0,1,2 or 4 depending on how important it is to you. The scores are then added to give you a grand total.

Beaches

[Oahu:9 Maui:9 Kauai:10 Big Island:7]

It's very difficult to say which Hawaii island has the nicest selection of beaches. The Big Island has the fewest beaches, most located along the western coast. Despite also being smaller in size, the Big Island's beaches have a special allure because some feature white sand and clear waters as opposed to the golden brown and often cloudier water of the other islands. All islands have beaches that are secluded and free of crowds but Kauai's beaches have an edge in this category, and so we rate Kauai 1 point higher than Oahu and Maui. See our island beach guides and our guide to hawaii's best beaches for more information.

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Scenery

[Oahu:8 Maui:7 Kauai:9 Big Island:7]

All the islands boast absolutely spectacular scenery and lush tropical vegetation. The only question is, how long do you have to drive to be impressed? Kauai is known as the Garden Island for good reason and it doesn't take long to see why. Oahu offers amazing vistas for those who venture beyond Waikiki. If you're willing to take on Maui's twisting highways you'll discover scenes that will stay with you forever. And the unique contrasts of the Big Island - tropical forest and lava, desert and jungle, waterfalls and ranch lands.

Hiking

[Oahu:8 Maui:7 Kauai:10 Big Island:9]

Hawaii has many exceptional hikes. It’s a good idea to purchase a travel guide to discover all the trails, although on Kauai many hiking trails will present themselves without you doing any work.

Car Touring & Sightseeing

[Oahu:7 Maui:8 Kauai:8 Big Island:10]

There's a tremendous amount of sight seeing to do on each island! For this reason, renting a car is a must, and affordable if you know where to look (bookmark Discount Hawaiian Car Rental's website to save money).

Maui has the famous Hana highway and Haleakala National Park, although its roads sometimes suffer from congestion. Kauai's Waimea Canyon and north shore mountains touch the soul. Oahu’s highways include the incomparable H-3 highway. This 16 mile highway cuts through the Koolau mountains and offers incredible mountain and ocean vistas. But traffic congestion on Oahu can be a problem. The Big Island offers many hours of open highway driving through a myriad of landscapes. The size of the Big Island means road trips are usually full day excursions.

Snorkeling

[Oahu:6 Maui:8 Kauai:7 Big Island:10]

The Kona coast of the Big Island tends to have the clearest water and offers the best snorkeling in Hawaii. Maui and Kauai both have several prominent snorkeling locations, although Kauai’s best snorkeling is more subject to ocean conditions. Oahu doesn’t offer as much snorkeling but is home to Hanauma bay, Hawaii’s most famous snorkeling beach.

Beginner Surfing

[Oahu:10 Maui:8 Kauai:10 Big Island:5]

Kauai and Oahu are the best bets for beginner surfers. Surfing lessons are offered throughout Kauai. On Oahu, Waikiki and the North Shore are popular locations for surf instruction.

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Other Tourist Activities

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No island skimps on tourist activities, indeed there are many things to do in Hawaii – helicopter rides, boat tours, luau’s and the like. But Oahu’s infrastructure lends to some activities that are not found elsewhere – museums, a zoo, aquariums, a water park and Pearl Harbor. Kauai is famous for Napali coast boat trips during the summer. Maui has the best whale watching boat trips during the winter while the Big Island has the best fishing and of course Volcanoes National Park. But there are only a handful of activities that are unique to each island.

Weather

[Oahu:9 Maui:10 Kauai:7 Big Island:8]

See our Hawaii weather guide for more information. On average Oahu and Maui’s micro climates are more tourist friendly than Kauai and the Big Island. Each island can claim to have a micro climate that is as good as any other. The difference being the amount of accommodations and beaches built around the area.

Nightlife

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The Big Island and Kauai have very little night life. Maui tries hard but also falls a little short. For these islands nightlife generally means restaurants with music, a luau or the odd bar. Only Waikiki can offer an exciting night on the town, although Lahaina does offer some interesting entertainment as well.

Shopping

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Souvenir shops, art galleries and small boutiques are plentiful on each island. Big shops like Costco and Walmart are also well represented. But Oahu is the only island that offers enough choices to satisfy someone who is concerned about shopping on vacation.

Public Transportation

[Oahu:7 Maui:4 Kauai:4 Big Island:3]

Only Oahu has a transportation system that is sufficiently sophisticated to be of use to tourists. Getting a car rental in Hawaii is a must because of the amount of sightseeing that’s possible. But if you’re unable to drive it’s easy to survive off local shops and restaurants no matter which island you're staying on.

Restaurants

[Oahu:10 Maui:9 Kauai:8 Big Island:8]

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Hawaii has many world class chefs and restaurants with several hotels noted for their exceptional dining.

Historic Landmarks

[Oahu:10 Maui:7 Kauai:5 Big Island:8]

Two islands are most likely to satisfy tourists interested in history – Oahu and the Big Island. The Big Island has several interesting landmarks that relate to the History of the Hawaiian people including the remains of old temples. Oahu features both ancient and contemporary Hawaiian history and has many landmarks relating to WWII. Oahu is also home to the Bishop Museum, Hawaii's state museum of natural and cultural history.

Romantic Atmosphere

[Oahu:7 Maui:10 Kauai:8 Big Island:8]

Our formula for romance includes lots of sunshine during the day, a pleasant dinner boat cruise, a brilliant sunset, and a walk on the beach after dinner. Maui takes the award for being the most romantic island.

Selection of Budget Vacation Homes

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Each island has different zoning laws regulating vacation homes. Maui's laws are the most restrictive - as a result there are very few homes for rent. A similar situation is found on Oahu. Kauai has more space designated for so called transient rentals while the Big Island's regulations are the least restrictive.

Selection of Luxury Vacation Homes

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Of the small selection of vacation homes available on Maui, several are in the ultra luxury category. But for most tourists that’s not enough to make up for the greater selection offered on the other islands.

Selection of Beachfront Vacation Homes

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44% of Kauai's shoreline consists of beach (the greatest percentage of any island) and offers the most opportunities to rent a home on the beach. On Maui much of the valuable beachfront real estate has been claimed by condo and hotel developments. The Big Island has some nice oceanfront homes but not on the beach. Oahu has an interesting selection of expensive beachfront homes but few are licensed for short term stays of less than a month.

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Selection of Budget Condos

[Oahu:7 Maui:10 Kauai:9 Big Island:8]

All the islands offer plenty of condo choices, although there are fewer selections on Oahu than the other islands.

Selection of Luxury Condos

[Oahu:6 Maui:10 Kauai:8 Big Island:10]

Only Oahu suffers from a lack of luxury condos. The Big Island boasts many new developments.

Selection of Beachfront Condos

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Maui offers the most beachfront condos, although nearly all condos in Hawaii are nestled around the ocean and close to a beach.

Crowds (lack of)

[Oahu:3 Maui:6 Kauai:9 Big Island:10]

Most people wouldn’t consider Hawaii crowded, particularly compared to many popular destinations. The exception is Waikiki, by far the most crowded area in Hawaii. Oahu's east and north shore are much more peaceful. On average there are roughly 200,000 tourists on the islands on any given day: 100,000 on Oahu, 48,000 on Maui, 29,000 on the Big Island, and 22,000 on Kauai. For more information see our guide on the best time to visit Hawaii.

Selection of Budget and Luxury Hotels

Budget Hotels - [Oahu:10 Maui:7 Kauai:5 Big Island:6]
Luxury Hotels - [Oahu:6 Maui:10 Kauai:7 Big Island:9]

Waikiki has a large selection of inexpensive hotels making it a default choice for many first time visitors. On the other end of the price range, Maui boasts at least 4 of Hawaii's top 10 hotels but also has a nice selection of 4 star hotels.Oahu’s luxury hotels tend to fall a little short compared to the competition.

If you still can't decide which island is best for you feel free to contact us with your questions.

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FAQs

Best Hawaiian Island - Choosing an Island for your Hawaii vacation? ›

If you want to tack on a quick trip to another island in a short amount of time, Oahu is your best bet, as it's the main hub for the islands. Spend an extra day or two here on your way to or from Hawaii, and check out Pearl Harbor, Waikiki and more. If it's your first time visiting Hawaii, head to Maui.

What is considered the best Hawaiian island to visit? ›

Maui. A lot of folks say Maui no ka oi which means "Maui is the best." Whether or not your scorecard shows this, Maui is a fine location for almost all visitors to the islands. It's the middle ground between the big city on Oahu and the country life of Kauai and the Big Island.

Which island in Hawaii is best for first time visitors? ›

Kauai is the best island to visit in Hawaii for first timers who love adventure. Kauai's scenery is stunning, and its natural beauty is a draw for visitors to the island. But to really see everything that Kauai has to offer, you'll need to get out of your beach chair and explore.

What are the three best Hawaiian islands to visit? ›

Best Hawaiian Islands
  • Kauai.
  • Maui.
  • Hawaii - The Big Island.
  • Lanai.
  • Honolulu - Oahu.

What is considered the prettiest island in Hawaii? ›

Kauai. Kauai's lush greenery makes it, in my opinion, the most beautiful of all the Hawaiian islands. It is home to waterfalls, hiking trails and a variety of eco-adventures. Most travelers seek out Kauai to avoid the hustle and bustle of Oahu and Maui and have a more unplugged vacation experience.

Is Oahu or Maui better? ›

Maui vs Oahu: Oahu is right for you if you want more of a cosmopolitan vacation, enjoy the nightlife, are excited about historical and cultural activities, or want to travel on a budget. Maui is right for you if you're looking for a romantic island, great snorkeling, a relaxing vacation, or more outdoor activities.

Is Maui or Kauai better? ›

If you're ready to trade the hustle and bustle for variety and adventure in your life, Maui probably sounds like the perfect escape. If you're looking for something quieter and family-friendly, with plenty of outdoor activities and natural beauty, Kauai is the ideal island paradise.

What is the best way to see Hawaii for the first time? ›

Number one, you're likely to have more flight options to choose from. Secondly, the majority of hotels and resorts are usually within easy reach of the major airport. Most travelers visiting Hawaii for the first time choose to fly to Honolulu on Oahu and then move around from there.

What is the number one attraction in Hawaii? ›

Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument, Oahu

Waikiki, with its beautiful stretch of oceanfront beach, is Hawaii's biggest tourist attraction.

Which Hawaiian island has the best beaches? ›

With 227 miles of shoreline, Oahu is the best Hawaiian Island for beaches. Oahu has the best beaches in Hawaii due to Oahu's many protected bays, reefs surrounding the island, gold-sand beaches, and calm waters year-round.

Which Hawaii Island is least touristy? ›

LANAI ISLAND - THE PLACE TO RELAX Lanai entices the sophisticated traveller with a handful of exclusive luxury resorts and championship golf courses. It's the least visited Hawaiian Island, small in size and slow in pace those that travel to Lanai, by air or on the ferry from Maui, are forced to rest and relax.

Which Hawaiian island is the cheapest to visit? ›

Due to the abundance of hotels, activities, tours, and attractions, Oahu is the cheapest Hawaiian island to visit. Between the competitive prices and myriad of things to do, those looking for a budget vacation to Hawaii will find that Oahu is exactly what they've been searching for.

What's the best time of the year to go to Hawaii? ›

When is best to Travel to Hawaii? In general, for the best overall weather, lowest statewide rates, and fewest visitors on-island, the best time to visit Hawaii is: April - an excellent month, but avoid holidays, when applicable. May - the best overall month for visitors, in our opinion.

What is the most visited island in Hawaii? ›

Oahu - The Gathering Place

Oahu is the most visited of all the Hawaiian islands, at nearly 4.7 million visitors annually. Oahu is primarily defined by the state capital of Honolulu, as well as Pearl Harbor and the famous beach known as Waikiki. These areas attract tourists by the thousands daily.

Is it cheaper to fly to Maui or Honolulu? ›

Which city is cheaper, Oahu or Maui? The average daily cost (per person) in Maui is $220, while the average daily cost in Oahu is $266.

How many days do I need in Hawaii? ›

While many vacations are five to seven days long, we recommend staying for at least 10 days to enjoy your Hawaiian vacation. The time change is difficult to adjust to at first and takes about 3 days to get fully acclimated.

Which is nicer Honolulu or Maui? ›

When it comes to Maui versus Honolulu, a lot comes down to personal preference. Both islands are unique tropical paradises that tick all the major boxes sun-seeking holidaymakers usually have from gorgeous beaches, exciting tourist attractions, heaps of water sports, delicious food and cultural sites.

Is it cheaper to fly to Maui or Kauai? ›

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Kauai and Maui, we can see that Maui is more expensive. And not only is Kauai much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Kauai would let you spend less money overall.

Why is Maui so popular? ›

Maui is also famous for its glorious sands and has a beach for every mood. A drive along the coast takes you past windy kiteboard meccas, calm snorkel coves, and some of the biggest surfable waves on Earth. One of our favorite Maui beaches is Ka'anapali Beach, which is located on the western side of the island.

Is Maui too touristy? ›

But as far as being touristy, Maui is about the same as it was five years ago. The only thing that's approximating Oahu is just more visitors and buildings. It still retains much of its natural scenic appeal, clear tropical waters, and dreamy waterfalls.

Do u need a car in Hawaii? ›

Restaurants, shops, beaches, activities and several major attractions (including the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Kapiolani Park and the U.S. Army Museum) are within walking distance of most hotels in Waikiki, so if you're not going anywhere else, you won't need a car.

What to know before visiting Hawaii? ›

What to Know Before Planning a Hawaii Trip
  • You Can't Drive Between the Hawaii Islands. ...
  • Avoid Golden Week. ...
  • Save Money with Companion Fares. ...
  • Most Sunscreen is Illegal. ...
  • You'll Probably Need a Rental Car. ...
  • Rush Hour is Brutal. ...
  • Don't End Your Trip with a Spa Day. ...
  • Hawaii is Expensive.
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What is the number 2 attraction in Hawaii? ›

2: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

Located in Oahu near Honolulu, it's one of the best Hawaiian destinations to enjoy swimming with some of the most colorful fishes, gorgeous coral reefs, and exotic marine life in the bay's pristine blue waters.

What is the most popular beach in Hawaii? ›

Waikiki Beach

Waikīkī Beach is not only the most famous beach in Hawaii but it is also one of the most well-known beaches on the planet! The 2-mile stretch of golden sand is comprised of 8 sections, each offering unique vibes and activities in Honolulu.

What month is cheapest to visit Hawaii? ›

The cheapest time to fly to Hawaii is during February and March. The most expensive month to fly is December when the holiday period falls, with January being very expensive as well. The peak travel months of June and July are surprisingly not the most expensive months for flights, with middle figure prices.

Which island has the clearest water in Hawaii? ›

The island of Kauai offers some of Hawaii's cleanest and clearest waters. Ke'e Beach Park features a reef lagoon that is home to green sea turtles and vibrant reef fish. Poipu Beach Park is one of Kauai's best family beaches and one of the safest for toddlers.

What is the best island to stay at in Hawaii? ›

Oahu is the best Hawaiian island for first-timers and family vacations. You'll find tons of activities to satisfy any traveler's wanderlust, giving a great balance between stunning natural landscapes and unique historical sites such as the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

Which Hawaiian island you Cannot visit? ›

Niihau, about 18 miles northwest of Kauai, is the "Forbidden Island." It has been privately owned by the same family since 1864, when Elizabeth Sinclair purchased it from King Kamehameha V for $10,000.

What is the most laid back Hawaiian island? ›

The point being -- in case you haven't figured it out -- Molokai is the most rural and most laid-back of all the Hawaiian Islands open to visitors, and the folks who live here want to keep it that way, despite 10 to 15 percent unemployment, high prices and a lack of major urban services.

What is the cheapest way to vacation in Hawaii? ›

How to do Hawaii on a budget
  • Go in late winter or early fall.
  • Opt for a mid-scale hotel.
  • Hit the beach and take a hike.
  • Eat a Hawaiian lunch, poke and market food.
  • Avoid renting a car and use public transportation.
  • Watch a hula show, see fireworks, and take a cultural class.
  • Enjoy a reasonably priced massage.
Jan 2, 2019

What are the worst months to go to Hawaii? ›

December is the worst month to visit Hawaii. Hawaii experiences a spike in visitors from mid-December to New Year, resulting in high accommodation, plane tickets, and rental car costs. December is also the wettest month of the year as temperatures cool across the Hawaiian islands.

Which airline is best to fly to Hawaii? ›

The 6 Best Airlines That Fly to Hawaii
  1. Hawaiian Airlines. Fittingly, Hawaiian Airlines offers some of the best flights to Hawaii, providing daily service to Hawaii from more North American cities than any other airline. ...
  2. Alaska Airlines. ...
  3. American Airlines. ...
  4. United Airlines. ...
  5. Allegiant. ...
  6. WestJet.

Which island has the most to do in Hawaii? ›

Oahu is truly a hot-spot for Hawaii activities, tours, shopping, surfing, nightlife, and dining. The island is the most developed of the major islands, and it'll feel like it - it's busy here, and unlike some areas of Hawaii, there's more hustle and bustle around the clock.

Which Hawaiian island is the least touristy? ›

LANAI ISLAND - THE PLACE TO RELAX Lanai entices the sophisticated traveller with a handful of exclusive luxury resorts and championship golf courses. It's the least visited Hawaiian Island, small in size and slow in pace those that travel to Lanai, by air or on the ferry from Maui, are forced to rest and relax.

What's the best time of the year to go to Hawaii? ›

When is best to Travel to Hawaii? In general, for the best overall weather, lowest statewide rates, and fewest visitors on-island, the best time to visit Hawaii is: April - an excellent month, but avoid holidays, when applicable. May - the best overall month for visitors, in our opinion.

Which Hawaiian island is the cheapest to visit? ›

Due to the abundance of hotels, activities, tours, and attractions, Oahu is the cheapest Hawaiian island to visit. Between the competitive prices and myriad of things to do, those looking for a budget vacation to Hawaii will find that Oahu is exactly what they've been searching for.

How do I decide where to go to Hawaii? ›

If you're traveling with a family, it's a good idea to try to stay on the south or west sides of an island. The north shore of each island tends to get larger waves in the winter, and the east side can sometimes be windier, with less than ideal swimming conditions. If you're a nature nut, go to the Big Island or Kauai.

Which Hawaiian island has the best beaches? ›

With 227 miles of shoreline, Oahu is the best Hawaiian Island for beaches. Oahu has the best beaches in Hawaii due to Oahu's many protected bays, reefs surrounding the island, gold-sand beaches, and calm waters year-round.

What is the cheapest time of year to visit Hawaii? ›

The cheapest time to fly to Hawaii is during February and March. The most expensive month to fly is December when the holiday period falls, with January being very expensive as well. The peak travel months of June and July are surprisingly not the most expensive months for flights, with middle figure prices.

Where do tourists not stay in Hawaii? ›

Lanai Island is considered the least touristy of all of the Hawaiian islands, having only a couple of small places to stay when you visit. It's a great place to go if you love solitude and staying away from crowds.

What is the most relaxing Hawaiian island? ›

Maui. If you're looking for a little bit of everything; relaxing beach days, adventurous hikes to waterfalls, a nightlife, lively coral reefs, and resorts, than Maui is truly the ideal tropical paradise. Most first-time Hawaii visitors travel to Maui due to its diversity and popularity.

What are the worst months to go to Hawaii? ›

December is the worst month to visit Hawaii. Hawaii experiences a spike in visitors from mid-December to New Year, resulting in high accommodation, plane tickets, and rental car costs. December is also the wettest month of the year as temperatures cool across the Hawaiian islands.

Which airline is best to fly to Hawaii? ›

The 6 Best Airlines That Fly to Hawaii
  1. Hawaiian Airlines. Fittingly, Hawaiian Airlines offers some of the best flights to Hawaii, providing daily service to Hawaii from more North American cities than any other airline. ...
  2. Alaska Airlines. ...
  3. American Airlines. ...
  4. United Airlines. ...
  5. Allegiant. ...
  6. WestJet.

How many days should you spend in Hawaii? ›

While many vacations are five to seven days long, we recommend staying for at least 10 days to enjoy your Hawaiian vacation. The time change is difficult to adjust to at first and takes about 3 days to get fully acclimated. So, allowing a couple days to get over the jet lag is important.

Is Honolulu better than Maui? ›

When it comes to Maui versus Honolulu, a lot comes down to personal preference. Both islands are unique tropical paradises that tick all the major boxes sun-seeking holidaymakers usually have from gorgeous beaches, exciting tourist attractions, heaps of water sports, delicious food and cultural sites.

What is the most expensive Hawaiian island to visit? ›

Maui is the most expensive island to visit, coming in nearly $1,000 more expensive, with a total cost of $3,600. The Grand Wailea in Maui, a luxury resort.

What is the cheapest way to vacation in Hawaii? ›

How to do Hawaii on a budget
  • Go in late winter or early fall.
  • Opt for a mid-scale hotel.
  • Hit the beach and take a hike.
  • Eat a Hawaiian lunch, poke and market food.
  • Avoid renting a car and use public transportation.
  • Watch a hula show, see fireworks, and take a cultural class.
  • Enjoy a reasonably priced massage.
Jan 2, 2019

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One of the most frequent questions people ask us as a Hawaii travel agency is, “which island should I choose?” While this may seem like a tough choice as a first time traveler to the islands, we’re here to reassure you that with Hawaii, you really can’t go wrong.. And although each island offers incredible beaches and tropical beauty, the islands are individual and unique in their own way.. You won’t find volcanic splendor like what the Big Island offers, and you won’t find a nightlife that rivals Oahu’s bustling city.. Kauai is a lush, verdant island where you can hike into the rainforests, while Maui offers a similar tropical experience with a mixture of nightlife as well.. We asked our Facebook fans “If you won a trip to Hawaii and could only pick one island which one would you choose?” We mostly received answers that reflected a “die hard” type of attitude toward one island or another, or people answering based on what they had not yet experienced of Hawaii.. But for a first time traveler to Hawaii, we’d like to offer a few tips on how to choose the ideal island for your Hawaii vacation, based on what popular vote has to say.. We recommend Oahu for the active family, the lively couple, the party group, or the person who wants a little bit of everything Hawaii.. From the west side’s deep red canyons to the north shore’s damp green forests, you’ll find an aesthetic beauty that is unlike any other island.. This Island is a perfect blend between Kauai and Oahu because it offers nightlife as well as daytime activities.. Volcanoes, black rocky coastlines, lava tubes, tropical rainforests, unique beaches, shopping towns, a little bit of nightlife and a whole lot of interesting points of interest.. Big Island is ideal for the whole family, the avid traveler, or vacationers who want something a little different from the classic idea of Hawaii.

Hawaii has four islands best suited for travel: Maui, Oahu, Kaua’i and Hawaii. Each island has a unique atmosphere, so choose the best island for your Hawaii trip.

But with over 130 mapped islands in the Hawaiian archipelago, it can be a pretty daunting task to choose the best Hawaiian island for you.. We will highlight the defining characteristics of each island and in doing so, help you decide which island would be the best spot for you to visit during your Hawaiian vacation.. The islands of Maui, Oahu, Kaua’i, Hawaii (The Big Island), Lanai, and Molokai make up the majority of the main islands of Hawaii.. Of those six, the islands of Maui, Oahu, Kaua’i, and Hawaii make up the four primary islands because they’re the biggest islands, and are accustomed to quite a bit of traffic.. One of our favorite Maui properties is the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort , located on the west coast of the island.. Kaua’i is a great island to experience authentic Hawaiian culture without leaving the main islands.. As the youngest of the main islands, The Big Island currently hosts the only active volcano in Hawaii and is the home of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.. The Big Island is also great for those looking for high-end accommodations, particularly on the east side of the island in Hilo.. However, it is best to first explore the aforementioned main islands so that you have a useful familiarity with Hawaii before diving into smaller island communities.. Remember to check the chart again for summaries of the islands; Kaua’i and Molokai for unplugged, rustic adventures, Oahu and Maui for big-city nightlife, Hawaii and Lanai for upscale and intimate adventures.

If you're wonering which is the best island in Hawaii to visit, here's a guide on how to choose the best island for you (including pros & cons of each).

While each island is beautiful, there are important differences from one island to another.. If you’re wondering “Which is the best island in Hawaii for me to visit” read on for a guide to choosing the best Hawaiian island for you.. Each island in Hawaii is as unique as it is beautiful, and — since no two islands are alike (or even remotely similar) — each island has its own pros and cons to consider.. I’ve been to all the main Hawaiian islands and I get asked all the time, which island in Hawaii is the “best”.. Most people who visit Hawaii choose between Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island (Hawai’i Island).. Any island you visit is sure to be an amazing experience, and the only way to really know which island is “right” for you is to visit them all, and then determine your favorite.. However, most people can’t visit every island in one trip, so I’ll lend you my island connoisseur insight (which is *almost* as good, right?). Below I’ll break down the pros and cons of each island, and why you may choose to visit that island over another.. Best Beaches (as mentioned above) World class whale watching from December to May (most island have good whale watching during this time, but Maui’s is some of the best) Popular, family friendly, attractions like the Road to Hana and Haleakala National Park (world’s largest dormant volcano) Good restaurants (not as good as Oahu, but better than most other islands). Oahu is one of the best islands for budget travelers, as there are more mid-range to budget options than other islands.. Though it doesn’t have beaches like Maui and Oahu (a lot of Kauai’s beaches are rocky or narrow), most of the island’s beaches are uncrowded or isolated.. The Big Island, as the name suggests, is the largest island in Hawaii.. Some additional Pros and Cons of Visiting the Big Island (Island of Hawaii / Hawaii Island). That said, a rental car here is absolutely required if you want to experience everything the island has to offer Unlike Waikiki or Maui, where there’s a white sandy beach next to your hotel, most beaches on the Big Island require you drive to them (unless you stay in Waikoloa).. Why You Should Never Take Sand or Lava Rocks from Hawaii7 Days in Hawaii: What To Do On The Big Island10 Incredible Places to Visit on Hawaii’s Big Island (Hawai’i Island)

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Should you visit more than one?. Let’s choose which Hawaiian island to visit.. For that reason, I’d recommend most first-timers to Hawaii visit Maui , as it really gives that quintessential Hawaiian experience.. I’d recommend spending at least five to seven days here, so you have plenty of time to experience the highlights of the island without feeling rushed.. Your tour will even fly over the iconic Jurassic Park waterfall.. I’d recommend at least five days on Kauai.

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Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly trip or a luxurious vacation, Hawaii has it all.. When visiting Hawaii, the normal rule is to visit one island a week.. You can change it and, do a short visit to two islands in five days.. The ideal way to see Hawaii is to stay on each island for at least five days.. Each island has its unique natural beauty, but Kauai or the Big Island is worth a visit if you’re searching for something more daring.. The Big Island is also known for having some of Hawaii’s largest waterfalls, as well as some of the finest natural landscapes on the islands.. Honolulu is not only the capital of Hawaii, but it’s also the largest city on the islands and the best spot to stay if you prefer a metropolitan atmosphere.. The majority of visitors to Oahu stays in Waikiki, a bustling resort town on one of the world’s finest beaches.. Lana’i is a perfect spot to enjoy your alone time since there are no streetlights, few chain stores, and just around 3,100 people living there.. So, on average, a one-week visit to Hawaii for two people may cost around $3,839.

In this guide to the Islands of Hawaii, ShermansTravel will help you decide on the best island in Hawaii for your next vacation. 

While eight islands make up the Hawaiian Islands , only six are open to visitors.. The Hawaiian Islands open to tourists include The Island of Hawaii ("The Big Island"), Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Oahu, and Kauai.. The best island to visit in Hawaii depends on you: Are you looking for the best Hawaiian Island for couples?. In this guide to the Islands of Hawaii, we'll cover this and more to help you decide on the best island in Hawaii for your next vacation.. "The Big Island" is certainly an appropriate nickname for the Island of Hawaii.. The Big Island is the Best Island to Visit in Hawaii for Volcanoes. Things to Do on The Big Island Hawaii. Philippe FLEURY/iStockOther things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii include a visit to the famous Punaluu Black Sand Beach .. Molokai is the Best Island to Visit in Hawaii for Hawaiian Culture. Lanai, combined with the island of Molokai, only accounts for 1 percent of visitors to the Hawaiian Islands!. Most flights to the Hawaiian Islands arrive in Honolulu (HNL), the capital city of Hawaii on the island of Oahu .. Kauai is the Best Island to Visit in Hawaii for Hiking

Hawaii, also known as the Aloha State and the Paradise of the Pacific is a place that everyone dreams to visit at least once in a lifetime. There may be no more diverse destination on the map than Hawaii. Each island has its own feel and flavor and the terrain is amazingly varied with desserts, beaches, lush rainforests, mountains and oceans, deep valleys and soaring volcanoes. There is something for everyone in Hawaii, making it one of the world’s greatest family destinations.

So sit back, sip on a Mai Tai or Kona coffee, imagine you are in paradise, with coral sand beaches, coconut palms gently swaying in the ocean breeze, waterfalls and rainbows and check out what each of the islands has to offer to make your choice of the holiday island you would like to visit as a first-timer.. The coolest months are January and February where the average high temperature is a cool 81 degrees and the hottest months June, July and August the average high temperatures are around 89 degrees Fahrenheit.. Honolulu the capital of Hawaii is located on the Polynesian Island Oahu in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean and with America’s only royal palace at its core and Pearl Harbor around the corner there is a lot of history to discover.. Bishop museum which gives you a chance to learn about the Polynesian voyagers who came here hundreds of years before Captain Cook dropped anchor in 1778 The native Hawaiians and first Europeans were drawn to the majestic profile of the Diamond Head volcano which is still an attraction today When in Honolulu city the backdrop of Leahi is a constant reminder of Hawaii’s explosive beginnings Downtown don’t miss the statue of the fearless warrior King Kamehameha who unified the Hawaiian islands in the late 18th century Admire the American Florentine architecture of Iolani Palace Visit the Hale Koa barracks Set aside a day for Pearl Harbor to see the remnants of the U.S. Pacific fleet that was crippled by an air raid on December 7, 1941 Pay your respects on the USS Arizona Memorial Visit the aviation museum and see the spot that marks the surrender of Japan aboard the USS Missouri. Book a helicopter ride to get a bird’s eye view of the lush landscape More than 80 beaches allow you to enjoy water sports on this sunny island There are plenty of bars, shops, and galleries for your entertainment Rent a car for the famous drive to Hana to experience some of Maui’s most striking natural wonders On the Road to Hana , you can stop at Twin Falls for a short easy hike and then stop at the Garden of Eden to check out hidden waterfalls and the Keopuka rock that was featured in the movie Jurassic Park Hiking at Haleakala National Park is great as it has the highest peak on the island and gives you a view of impressive cinder cones The Haleakala observatory that is standing at 10,000 feet above sea level is located at one of the most sought after locations in the world for ground-based telescopes Book a boat tour at Makena Beach State Park and go diving to spot Hawaii’s green turtles The city of Lahaina is one of the prettiest in Maui and attracts whale watchers in winters Snorkeling at Honolua Bay is great because of the amazing marine life you can explore there Ho’okipa Lookout is known as the Mecca of the windsurfing world and is the most popular sights for events like the Aloha Classic and Red Bull surfing events Another sought after sight is the sunrise at Haleakala which is named the house of the sun by ancient Hawaiians. It’s home to the largest park in Hawaii, the Hawaii volcanoes national park.. The Hawaii volcano national park is also a definite go-to with its vast expanse of the hardened lava fields as it gives you a chance to witness the primal process of creation, making it one of the most popular vision attractions in Hawaii and a very sacred place.. Surfing and other water activities are incredible here due to the unending miles of coastline Sip freshly brewed Kona coffee Explore the western side of the island which is sunny with turquoise blue waters and white beaches The more adventurous can night dive with manta rays in Kona Rent a car and drive across the island through the rustic town of Waimea to breathe in the landscapes Hike in ‘Akaka falls state park which is lush rainforest filled with bamboo growth and draping ferns Rent an ATV at Umauma Falls for some adventure which is an iconic three-tiered waterfall cascading down the sloping hills Zipline to fully admire the waterfalls and kick up the adrenaline Next discover the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park which is home to 2 volcanoes, including Kilauea Caldera one of the most active volcanoes on earth. Mediate, soul search and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you at the north shore Kilauea Lighthouse promises stunning views of the scenic and dramatic coastlines and the Kalalau lookout is one of the most famous valleys in all of Hawai as it was seen in numerous films like King Kong and Jurassic Park Also, check out the famous crescent moon shaped Hana lei Bay lined with green mountains The biggest attraction is the Weimeya Canyon nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific by Mark Twain There are various helicopter, scuba, kayak and boat tours, and water sports to choose from The Maha’ulepu Heritage trail makes for a wonderful hike to explore the rugged and undeveloped coastline Wailua falls is one of the most impressive falls in Kauai so don’t miss it Poipu Beach with its golden sands is the most popular beach on the south shore and you can swim, do snorkeling, boogie boarding and surfing Spouting horn blowhole which is one of the most photographed spots on the island Na Pali Coast is great to get to sea turtles, dolphins, cascading waterfalls and explore sea caves

Hawaii is more than just beautiful beaches, big waves and world-famous sunsets. You’ll get a different experience on each island, and your vacation can even change based on the part of the island you’re traveling to, and the activities you’re participating in. Take the quiz to find out which island to go to!

The beautiful sunsets, even more beautiful beaches and the adventure – no, thrill – of amazing activities.. But how do you know which is the best island in Hawaii to visit?. Here’s how to find out which Hawaiian island to visit quiz!. The beautiful Oahu coastline. Are you so excited to find out which Hawaiian island is the best choice for your vacation?. Waianapanapa State Park (black sand beach), Maui. If you chose mostly B’s, the best island in Hawaii for you might be: Maui Most popular as a honeymooner’s destination, Maui is beautiful, romantic and exciting.. Whether you’re headed there on a couple’s trip, with family or friends, Maui has activities for everyone.. If your list included many C’s, the best island in Hawaii for you may be: the Big Island The island of Hawaii has a more laid back feel than the other islands, with less visitors than Oahu and Maui, yet so much to see!. If most of your answers were D’s, the best island in Hawaii for you might be: Kauai Full of adventure, beauty and a dramatic coastline that would make any island-lover swoon, Kauai is the least visited of the 4 featured Hawaiian islands.. Head to Oahu.. Which is the best island in Hawaii for you?

Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island, Lanai, Molokai. Which Island should I choose for my Hawaii Vacation.

A hot spot for activities, shopping, dining, surfing, nightlife, and much more, Waikiki Beach is a worldly popular location.. The west side is cropping up with new shopping centers and resorts and is a great place to go for some solitude.. 5-star hotels, resorts, and spas adorn the long stretch of beautiful Waikiki beach, but you will also find surfing lessons, snorkeling, luaus , great dining, and a lively nightlife!. The small, local towns on Kauai’s west side are quaint and authentic.. Harboring much of the activity of the islands, this is the area where you’ll find shopping malls, river kayaking, dining, Kauai-style nightlife, hikes, and more.. Vacationers who want a little bit of everything come to the east side because here, you’ll find a centrally located area that is closest to all of Kauai’s shores.. The north shore of Kauai is secluded and quiet, with rainforest bordered beaches, trickling streams running across the roads, and one-lane bridges that inspire a sense of friendly neighborliness.. Much of Maui’s popular destination spots are divided between the West and the South sides of the island.. Lahaina, one of Maui’s most appealing towns, is rich in history and culture, but also brimming with restaurants, shopping, galleries, and a vivacious nightlife.. Here you will also find black sand beaches, Haleakala National Park, and cascading waterfalls, all sights to be had while visiting Maui.. On the sunny west side of the Big Island you will find Kona , a bustling place of activity home to historic villages, shops, dining, nightlife, and beaches.

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If you want to make fun, active memories with your children, then hiking to the summit of Diamondhead should be on your familys list of top things to do on Oahu with kids .. The whole family will enjoy whale watching during winter months, touring Mauis Top Activities and swimming at some of the best family-friendly beaches in the state including: Wailea Beach, Kapalua Bay and Charley Young Beach.. This is the place to take your kids when you need a break from the beach.. There are hiking trails and various tours and activities that will give kids more than enough to explore and spy on when playing.. Whether you are visiting the islands on a budget or planning a luxurious trip , there is something for you and your family in Hawaii.. The best Hawaiian island for a family vacation is one with attractions and beautiful beaches .. How to Choose the Best Hawaiian Island for Your Family The Best Hawaiian Island for Your Family Vacation | Plus the 7 Best Family Resorts. hiking in hawaii If you live and breathe hikes, Kauai is the island for you.. Which Island in Hawaii Has the Best Hikes?. Kauai has the best hiking trails in all of Hawaii.. Spend some time exploring the town of Hilo and the waterfalls that are just outside.. Which Island in Hawaii Has the Best Nightlife?. Oahu is the best island for nightlife.. Which Hawaiian Island Should You Visit | Start Here for Your Hawaii Vacation Planning. For trips to Hawaii lasting four or five days, I would recommend visiting Oahu, Maui or Lanai.

We've identified 23 factors that are most influential in deciding which is the best Hawaiian island for you to visit. Answer the following questions to receive your island score. We exclude Lanai and Molokai which are not typical choices for first time visits and require a little extra consideration. After receiving your recommendation, read our explanations at the bottom of the page.

Beaches [Oahu:9 Maui:9 Kauai:10 Big Island:7]It's very difficult to say which Hawaii island has the nicest selection of beaches.. All islands have beaches that are secluded and free of crowds but Kauai's beaches have an edge in this category, and so we rate Kauai 1 point higher than Oahu and Maui.. Snorkeling [Oahu:6 Maui:8 Kauai:7 Big Island:10]The Kona coast of the Big Island tends to have the clearest water and offers the best snorkeling in Hawaii.. On average Oahu and Maui’s micro climates are more tourist friendly than Kauai and the Big Island.. Nightlife [Oahu:9 Maui:7 Kauai:4 Big Island:4]The Big Island and Kauai have very little night life.. Historic Landmarks [Oahu:10 Maui:7 Kauai:5 Big Island:8]Two islands are most likely to satisfy tourists interested in history – Oahu and the Big Island.. Selection of Beachfront Vacation Homes [Oahu:3 Maui:2 Kauai:5 Big Island:1]44% of Kauai's shoreline consists of beach (the greatest percentage of any island) and offers the most opportunities to rent a home on the beach.. Selection of Budget Condos [Oahu:7 Maui:10 Kauai:9 Big Island:8]All the islands offer plenty of condo choices, although there are fewer selections on Oahu than the other islands.. On average there are roughly 200,000 tourists on the islands on any given day: 100,000 on Oahu, 48,000 on Maui, 29,000 on the Big Island, and 22,000 on Kauai.. Selection of Budget and Luxury Hotels Budget Hotels - [Oahu:10 Maui:7 Kauai:5 Big Island:6]Luxury Hotels - [Oahu:6 Maui:10 Kauai:7 Big Island:9]Waikiki has a large selection of inexpensive hotels making it a default choice for many first time visitors.

We have all coped with the stress in today’s world and often find ourselves afflicted with the cliché daydream of teleporting onto a picturesque, tropical beach. An image of beach scenery typically sparks the imagination so mind-blowingly beautiful it makes you question if such an idyllic paradise exists. However, if you have visited

If finding great Hawaii trip deals for your Hawaii family vacation is a top concern, plan your trip outside of the peak travel seasons of Festive, Spring break, and summer vacations.. Hawaii consists of 132 islands and six main islands, including Hawaii (the Big Island), Oahu, Maui, Kaua’i, Lana’i, and Moloka’i.. If you debate the best place to visit in Hawaii for nature lovers, the Big Island should be high on your list.. If you are looking for Hawaii trip deals, the Big Island offers a lot of bang for the proverbial buck.. With fewer visitors and more open spaces, you can find great Hawaii vacation packages even in peak season, allowing you to stay in one of Hawaii’s most beautiful luxury resorts .. The Big island is also a great destination for a Hawaii family vacation with school-aged and middle-school children.. Nicknamed “the gathering place” due to the diverse cultures on the island, Oahu is also known to be quite the hub for foodies, offering delicious, gourmet international cuisine throughout establishments across the island.. As the oldest island housing the most iconic representation of Hawaii, Kaua’i’s island is known as the Garden Isle.. The island of Lana’i is known as the Pineapple Isle, and it is a kind of paradise that you do not find in the pages of a travel magazine, or on any other of the Hawaiian islands for that matter.. Moloka’i’s island is perfect for the off-the-beaten-path traveler, as there are no resorts on the island, only smaller, privately-owned accommodations.. It offers the opportunity to truly get away and be immersed in a remote, private island life experience while enjoying your Hawaii tropical vacation.. Each island in Hawaii offers its own magical take on enthralling you and your travel party.

What is the best island to visit in Hawaii. When coming to Hawaii for a visit knowing which island to choise is important. Read our guide!

As someone who is still learning and exploring the islands of Hawaii, it got me thinking about what is the best island to visit in Hawaii?. So, I want to help provide you with this guide when it comes time to choose which island to visit.. Below you will find an overview of the most visited Hawaiian islands (Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawai’i) along with Pros and Cons for each.. Kauai Guidebook. It has one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire world.. On this side of the island, you’ll find more resorts.. Oahu has something to offer on everyone’s vacation list Explore Hawaii’s rich history by visiting Iolani Palace in Honolulu Features some of the best weather in Hawaii Incredible hikes and beaches. Maui is the second most visited island in Hawaii with Oahu being the first.. Both of these areas feature some of the best beaches in Hawaii.. If you want a 5-star resort and a slower-paced vacation, then staying at Four Seasons Resort Lanai would be a great choice.. The Big Island of Hawaii is the youngest and biggest island in Hawaii.. The Big Island is a great choice for everyone you’re traveling with.. Those who love the outdoors, families, people looking to experience Hawaii in its raw natural state. When getting around the islands, I’ve found it useful to use a tour guide app on my smartphone.. When choosing the island for your next visit, it is also important to consider the best time to visit Hawaii .

See which island suits your vacation by relaxation, crowds, outdoor activities, beaches, restaurants, and hotels! See our comparison post to help choose which island for your next Hawaiian beach vacation - Oahu, Maui, or Kauai?

The west side of Maui has some great resorts along Wailea and Kaanapali beach .. More Relaxation - Kauai was like driving through a jungle most of the time!. The island felt very spread out, and as it is the garden isle, it was so lush and green.. Take a helicopter tour around Kauai.. Oahu - View of Waikiki Beach from Diamond Head. Oahu has lots of skyscraping hotels in Waikiki with lively nightlife!. Maui - Lots of beaches to visit on the west side!. If you drive further away from the resorts, you might have a beach to yourself!. Oahu - More chain-like restaurants here, but definitely some great fine dining options.. Alaska Airlines offers a great deal if you have their credit card - you can have a companion fly for a discounted price upon booking!. Sometimes my flight as a companion is only $150 and free checked bags (1 per person)!. No matter what, you’ll have a great time in Hawaii!

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