Love Me Love my Hawaii. I love it so much that my family and I will endure the gruelling 11+8 hour flight from London to reach this distant slice of paradise. Our Islands in order of preference are:
The resorts of Wailea and Kapalua are both magical, slightly more downmarket but also more lively is Kanapaali beach by the pretty but touristy village of Lahaina. Maui has everything you need.
Hanalei bay is the Hawaii that you dream of, the Hawaii of Jurassic Park and is not to be missed.
The one for volcanoes and offers a superb Fairmont and probably the best Four Seasons resort on the Hawaiian Islands, but the drive to the lava fields is long.
There is loads to do on Oahu. Honolulu which is the only proper city on the Islands, Waikiki is the manic but alittle down market main resort as it is by far the cheapest option for packages on Hawaii. I certainly wouldnt spend more than acouple of nights in Waikiki. The good news is that the superb Four Seasons is about to open a new hotel on Oahu (be still my beating heart) which is why we place Oahu above Lanai in this list.
Small remote but perfectly formed, mainly made up from a Four Seasons resort and residences by the beach, a Four Seasons resort in the mountains and a tiny village. Perfect for a few nights with the great beach and golf, but needs to be combined with other Island options.
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