Hawaii

There are two very different sides to the Islands of Hawaii: there is the opportunity to stop and drop (stay at a resort, relax and enjoy); and there’s the opportunity to get out and explore. For us it is all about exploring, looking for history and culture, surfing, fishing, diving and of course dining. It is the diversity of holiday options that makes Hawaii the Pacific’s most popular travel destination.

Culture

The oldest of Hawaiian chants describe the links between the spirits, the land, the sea and the people. This connection is the foundation of Hawaiian culture – understanding that we all have a responsibility to ‘malama’, to care for our environment and for one another.

The Hawaiians were also accomplished voyagers. They ancient navigation techniques to read the stars, currents, clouds and bird movements – skills passed to successive generations down to the present day. Hawaii too is home to one of the world’s most famous dances – the hula. Hula falls into two categories – Hula Auana and Hula Kahiko. Hula Auana is Hula that was changed by Western influences and performed with musical instruments which do not originate from the Hawaiian Islands, while Hula Kahiko is the original Hula dance that was refined before any outside influence.

Fishing

Every fisherman will have heard of the Kona Classic – one of the biggest billfish tournaments in the world and the Kona coast delivers with a ‘grander’ being caught almost every month of the year. And yes you can catch Blue Marlin here year round. And if you are on the Kona Coast a night dive with the Manta Rays is bucket list stuff.

Must Do's

Dive with the Manta rays.

Check out the volcano on the Big Island (Hawai’i).

Visit with Friends of Nelha in Kona.

Surf in the home of surfing.

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