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    Your Hawaii vacation

    Say aloha to paradise: White and jet black beaches, lush valleys, luaus and the sound of ukuleles in the distance. Take helicopter rides over active volcanoes, drink mai tais at sunset and enjoy starry nights atop Mauna Kea. Kayak the Kealakekua Bay and swim with manta rays, or watch the sun rise over Mount Haleakala.

    From Hapuna Beach to Halemaumau, let Orbitz guide you through the 50th state. Our insiders share the best time to go on a Hawaii vacation, including the top 10 highlights and insider gems.

Flights to Hawaii

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Phoenix Honolulu Mon, Nov 17 - Sat, Nov 22 $481
Honolulu Maui (Island of Maui) Tue, Aug 12 - Sat, Aug 16 $130
Honolulu Lihue (Island of Kauai) Sun, Nov 9 - Thu, Nov 20 $130
Honolulu Kona (Big Island of Hawaii) Mon, Oct 6 - Wed, Oct 8 $185
Honolulu Hilo (Big Island of Hawaii) Tue, May 20 - Wed, May 21 $185
Honolulu Kapalua Sat, Apr 19 - Wed, Apr 23 $164
Honolulu Hoolehua Thu, May 15 - Fri, May 23 $112
Honolulu Lanai City Fri, Jul 11 - Fri, Jul 18 $130
Maui (Island of Maui) Hana Mon, May 12 - Wed, May 14 $122

Best time to take a vacation to Hawaii

  • With Hawaii weather, you'd be hard-pressed to find a bad time to go. Leeward (southwestern) coasts are sunny and arid, and the windward (northeastern) sides are mountainous with jungles and pounding surf. The uplands are cooler and the landscape is rural. From December to March, Hawaii sees an influx of crowds and hotel rates are competitive. Fall and spring are little slower and discount hotel rates are easier to find. Winter brings rain, but the temperatures rarely dip below 60 degrees.

    Events populate Hawaii year-round, but if you want to join the largest crowds, hit Aloha Festivals on Oahu in September, the Ironman World Championship on the Big Island in October, and the Honolulu Marathon on Oahu in December.

Insider tips for Hawaii travel

  • Side Street Inn (Honolulu, Oahu)

    Experience Hawaii like a local at this Honolulu haven. Located on Kapahulu Avenue, drinks are reasonably priced and the pork chops are a house specialty.

  • Pearl Harbor/USS Arizona Memorial (Hawaii)

    Honor the thousands who lost their lives here, most famously at the USS Arizona Memorial, which is accessible only by boat. Beneath the memorial is the sunken hull of the battleship where more than 1,100 sailors lost their lives. Admission is free, with tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Rancho Vitorino (Kapaau, Hawaii)

    Hit the trails with smooth-riding Hawaii Paso Finos -- gaited horses ideal for all ages and skill-levels. The Vitorinos specialize in historic horseback rides on Hawaii's North Kohala Coast, including rides through plantations and rainforests.

  • Tunnels Beach (Haena, Kauai)

    This is one of Kauai's top sites for snorkelers, scuba divers and swimmers. The massive hook-shaped reef features inner crevices teeming with sea life and tunnels and caverns along the outer reef. Check the reports before heading out, especially during winter, when the sea is consistently rough.

  • The Maui Theatre (Lahaina, Maui)

    Experience Hawaiian mythology and history at "Ulalena: A Story of Hawaii's People" where the stage lights up with acrobats, hula, traditional dance and music.

  • Hilo Farmers Market (Hilo, Hawaii)

    Named one of the West's best farmers markets by Sunset Magazine; shop here for fresh produce, tropical flowers and handmade crafts.

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Oahu

Oahu Vacation Packages

Hotel only $138

Festive hotel captures spirit of Waikiki across from the beach No need to compromise, the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel combines upscale style and amenities, festive island atmosphere, plenty of family fun and a virtual beachfront setting. The tone is vibrant, friendly... More

Hotel only $138

Ala Moana Hotel

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No Resort Fees

A local hotel in true Honolulu near shopping and the beach Totally revamped and refreshingly unpretentious, the two-tower Ala Moana Hotel is an island institution. Ala Moana Hotel is a favorite of Hawaii's neighbor island visitors who love the feel of being just... More

Hotel only $128

Pacific Beach Hotel

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Last Minute Sale - Save 35%

A local favorite in the heart of Waikiki across from the beach Comfort meets convenience at Pacific Beach Hotel, one of Waikiki's favorite, locally-owned hotels. Find yourself in the heart of the action on famed Kalakaua Avenue and across the street from the best... More

Hotel only $250

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa

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4th Night Free + Daily Buffet Breakfast for 2

Old-world elegance on Waikiki's hottest strip Graciously residing on prime oceanfront, the Moana Surfrider is a vision of luxury and relaxation. Opened in 1901 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the "First Lady of Waikiki" boasts a long registry of... More

Hotel only $179

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

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4th Night Free + Breakfast for 2 Daily

Upscale getaway across from Waikiki Beach The twin towers of the Waikiki Beach Marriott offer upscale comfort spanning 5.2 acres across from the beach with easygoing aloha. Luxuriate in the hotel's heated swimming pools, exceptional restaurants and Island-style... More

Hotel only $229

Turtle Bay Resort

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7th Night Free, Daily Breakfast & Luau Tickets

Rustic luxury on the big-surf North ShoreA rural oasis of 840 oceanfront acres, Turtle Bay Resort is about an hour drive from Honolulu and the only resort serving Oahu’s spectacular surfer country, the North Shore. The property includes five miles of pristine beaches and... More

Hotel only $89

Ambassador Hotel Waikiki

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Welcome to Ambassador Hotel - A Waikiki Hotel, where our ideal Waikiki location meets exceptional value for Oahu Hotels. You'll enjoy contemporary comfort at our Waikiki Hotel, the perfect choice for your Hawaii Vacations, Romantic Hawaii Getaways or last-minute tropical... More

Hotel only $79

Maile Sky Court

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An island home away from home on the edge of Waikiki Step into one of Waikiki's most peaceful lobbies at the Maile Sky Court.  High-ceilings and signature carp pond provide a memorable open-air retreat where guests can enjoy Hawaii's perfect climate. Take a... More

Hotel only $98

OHANA Waikiki West

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No Resort Fees

Island-style value and aloha at WaikikiOHANA Waikiki West, a locally-owned hotel with plenty of island aloha is a favorite among families and couples seeking value and prime location. The hotel is situated two blocks from Waikiki Beach and surrounded by dining and... More

Hotel only $179

Contemporary glamour on the edge of WaikikiThe twin towers of the Hawaii Prince Hotel are architectural landmarks at the west entrance to Waikiki. Glass elevators travel outside the towers to showcase city and mountain views and a grand, lobby looks out on a yacht harbor.... More

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Maui

Maui Vacation Packages

Hotel only $259

Beachfront paradise resort offers 4-diamond style and services The 4-diamond Westin Maui Resort & Spa sits oceanfront on Kaanapali Beach, Maui’s most prestigious and spectacular stretch of golden sand. Guests enjoy views of the islands Lanai and Molokai, plus... More

Hotel only $279

Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa

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Limited Time Offer Breakfast for 2 Daily Included

Savor ultimate west Maui resort opulence overlooking the sea The 23-acre Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is one of west Maui’s most glamorous oceanfront resorts, with the opulence and serenity of a Mediterranean villa. Perched on the landmark Black Rock, the resort... More

Hotel only $299

Grand luxury and secluded setting on west Maui’s Kapalua BayThe Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is a AAA Five Diamond beachfront West Maui resort situated in the heart of Kapalua, less than 10 miles from downtown Lahaina and Ka'anapali Beach. Both cultural and environmental... More

Hotel only $178

Royal Lahaina Resort

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Book Now and Save 25%

Discover old Hawaii grace on golden-sand west Maui beachThe Royal Lahaina Resort spreads across 27 tropically landscaped acres fronting Maui’s famed Kaanapali Beach, one of Maui’s best winter whale watching sites. The hotel embraces Hawaii’s beloved plantation era with... More

Hotel only $154

Aston Kaanapali Shores

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Save With Already Reduced Non-Refundable Rates

Modestly priced accommodations on one of Maui’s most luxurious beachesThe Aston Kaanapali Shores is a 3 diamond condominium/hotel that fronts famed Kaanapali Beach, with views of Molokai and Lanai in the distance and incredible whale watching in winter. On-site amenities... More

Hotel only $299

Mid-priced Kihei coast hotel goes the extra mile with amenities In the heart of sunny Kihei, the Maui Coast Hotel goes beyond the expectations of a mid-priced hotel to deliver exceptional location, amenities and style. The hotel is just across the street from one of south... More

Hotel only $249

Oceanfront Wailea glamour meets the serenity of a first-class resortNestled between the renowned Wailea Beach and Ulua Beach in the exclusive south Maui community of Wailea, the oceanfront Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa offers top-of-the-line luxury and amenities.... More

Hotel only $210

The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas

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Daily Buffet Breakfast for 2 Included

Top-tier Kaanapali Beach condo resort with spa, tennis and six poolsExperience grandeur at the 26-acre, 4 diamond Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas, fronting picture-perfect Kaanapali Beach. From the lobby to each luxurious guest room, a sense of serene splendor... More

Hotel only $274

Kaanapali beachfront hotel with upscale condo residence amenitiesRising from 38 acres fronting the renowned Kaanapali Beach, the Honua Kai Resort & Spa blends the service and amenities of an upscale hotel with the luxury and comfort of executive condos. Suites range... More

Hotel only $398

Grander than ever, renovated Wailea resort offers extra valueA 22-acre beachfront luxury resort, The Fairmont Kea Lani offers extra value in one-bedroom suites. The all-suite and villa resort recently completed a multimillion dollar renovation and is more glamorous... More

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Big Island

Big Island Vacation Packages

Hotel only $169

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa

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4th Night Free + Daily Buffet Breakfast for 2

Beachfront Waikoloa resort next door to two upscale shopping centersOn an island with relatively few beaches, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Waikoloa charms with a location on lovely Anaehoomalu Bay, with a sand beach, safe swimming and ancient Hawaiian... More

Hotel only $159

Hawaiian getaway for canoeing, dolphin swims, and Holoholo toursSheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay on Hawaii, the Big Island, is a blend of adventure, culture, heritage and authentic Hawaiian aloha hospitality. Situated on the iconic lava rocks of the Kona... More

Hotel only $235

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

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4th Night Free and $300 Resort Credit

Grand Hapuna Beach hotel with ocean views from every roomWith an ancient name Hapuna, or "Spring of Life," the award-winning Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel sits oceanfront upon South Kohala's remarkable Hapuna Beach. All 350 luxurious guest rooms offer ocean views from private... More

Hotel only $139

Royal Kona Resort

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Oceanfront Kailua resort features Don the Beachcomber mai tai heavenPerched on a lava-rock promontory on the edge of downtown Kailua-Kona, the Royal Kona Resort is a landmark hotel with renovated rooms and stellar ocean views. On site, guests find the legendary Don the... More

Hotel only $106

Bungalow hotel in the heart of Kailua town offers plenty of alohaThe centrally located Kona Bay Resort (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts) offers local-style living with a budget-friendly value. Built around a large swimming pool and sundeck, rooms offer simple charm... More

Hotel only $94

Hilo Seaside Hotel

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Value priced, Island-style Hilo hotel with bay and garden viewsThe locally owned Hilo Seaside Hotel offers guests Island-style budget accommodations and a convenient location near downtown Hilo and the airport. The hotel is built around a swimming pool and landscaped... More

Hotel only $152

Landmark heart-of-Kailua hotel fully remodeled and still a good dealEnjoy Big Island aloha spirit in the heart of Kailua town at the landmark King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Rising just off the waterfront on famed Alii Drive, totally remodeled guest rooms offer bay... More

Hotel only $105

Kona Seaside Hotel

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Super Savings

Kailua value hotel offers Island-style rooms near waterfront and shopsThe budget-friendly and family owned Kona Seaside Hotel offers great perks just off the waterfront in downtown Kailua-Kona. The property features two swimming pools and two all-day restaurants, plus... More

Hotel only $239

Deluxe Waikoloa hotel with championship golf and beachfront dreamscape Melt into tropical bliss at the 32-acre beachfront Fairmont Orchid Hawaii, in the upscale South Kohala community of Waikoloa. Situated on an aquamarine lagoon traced in sugar-white sand and... More

Hotel only $155

Condos with full kitchen and private balcony on the Kailua oceanfrontAn "under the radar" condo along Kailua-Kona's sunny beachfront, Castle Kona Reef makes Island living affordable for families and couples. With only 57 rooms on four floors, guests enjoy peace and... More

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Kauai

Kauai Vacation Packages

Hotel only $199

Sheraton Kauai Resort

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4th Night Free + Daily Breakfast for 2

Low-rise resort for beach lovers on Kauai's sunny south coast Sheraton Kauai Resort is the ultimate gathering place boasting magnificent oceanfront views of Poipu Beach, a convenient distance from the famous First Break Surf Spot and trendy on-site restaurants like... More

Hotel only $139

Kauai Beach Resort

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Complimentary Buffet Breakfast for 2 Daily

Plantation-style goes upscale on Kauai's Royal Coconut CoastSet on 25 acres along a three-mile beach -- Kauai's longest -- this resort evokes the graciousness of the plantation era but with a host of contemporary amenities. The beach, which is perfect for sauntering or... More

Hotel only $117

Aston Islander on the Beach

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Every 4th Night Free

Utterly relaxing condo haven on the east shore of KauaiVacationers looking for nice, affordable beachfront digs in one of the top locations on Kauai will find much to love at Aston Islander on the Beach. Low-key and peaceful, the resort sits on six landscaped acres along... More

Hotel only $228

Kauai Marriott Resort

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Stay 3 nights or More to Save 15%

Luxury resort entices with gentle waves and challenging fairways Spread across 800 acres edging Kalapaki Beach, swanky Kauai Marriott Resort has what it takes for a fabulous tropical vacation, not the least of which is a 26,000-square-foot mega pool and Jack Nicklaus... More

Hotel only $79

Kauai Sands Hotel

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Budget-friendly hotel overlooks Wailua Beach on the Royal Coconut CoastEasy on the budget, Kauai Sands Hotel is garden-style lodging overlooking the ocean on the east shore of Kauai. There are not a lot of frills here, but basic vacation needs are nicely met in 173... More

Hotel only $82

Aston Aloha Beach Hotel

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Every 5th Night Free

Resort beckons families and couples to Kauai's sweet side on Wailua BayAston Aloha Beach Hotel is a super choice for families in part because of its setting -- above one of the most child-friendly beaches on Kauai. The boulder-encircled lagoon of Lydgate Beach Park offers... More

Hotel only $319

Grand Hyatt Kauai

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Every 5th night free, Includes buffet breakfast

Opulent Poipu resort is both playground and blissful retreatAcres of saltwater lagoons and freshwater pools, grottos, waterfalls, and an extravagance of tropical blooms create a setting so lush it could be a movie backdrop for the ultimate island love story. Tranquil but... More

Hotel only $161

Poipu condominiums cater to golfers and beach loversThe 35-acre Castle Kiahuna Plantation & The Beach Bungalows embraces its sugar plantation heritage while adding contemporary touches. Gardens and koi ponds surround a historic home, now the resort's restaurant.... More

Hotel only $349

Intimate resort on Poipu Beach evokes the pleasures of island romanceThe antithesis of cookie cutter, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is an intimate, 121-room boutique hotel on 3 serene acres. It conjures up romance at every turn, offering services and amenities galore so... More

Hotel only $174

Low-rise condos with tranquil gardens and ponds in Poipu.The former home of Hector Moir, manager of Koloa Sugar Plantation, and his wife, Alexandra, sits at the heart of Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation, a 33-acre condominium resort. Guests today are welcomed in the same... More

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Lanai

Lanai Vacation Packages

Hotel only $579

Down by the sea, crowning red lava cliffs, the majestic Four Seasons Resorts Lanai at Manele Bay embraces both the languor of the tropics and the refinement of Asia and the Mediterranean. Mere steps away from the long arch of Hulopoe Beach, named America's Most Beautiful... More

Hotel only $389

Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele

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Book 4 Nights, Get Last Night Free

Secluded among decades old Cook Island Pines at an elevations of 1,600 feet, The Four Seasons Resort Lanai, the Lodge at Koele exudes the majesty and classic elegance of a traditional upcountry lodge. It is one of Hawaii's rare inland hotels. Ranked No. 1 in 2009 among... More

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Hawaii highlights

  • Kilauea Volcano (Hawaii)

    This scorching beauty on the southeastern side of the Big Island is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Loop the Crater Rim Drive where you'll zip through a rainforest, see steam vents, treeless plain cliffs and Halema'uma'u Crater, plus the Jaggar Museum abuzz with seismographs and stunning views.

  • Diamond Head Crater (Oahu)

    This Oahu beauty mark was left after a volcano exploded some 300,000 years ago. Experienced hikers hit the dramatic Diamond Head Summit Trail, a 1.6-mile loop to the summit and back with views of the southeastern Oahu shoreline.

  • Waikiki and Honolulu (Oahu)

    These Oahu hotspots are Hawaii's most popular, studded with hotels, beaches, Asian-fuelled eateries and shopping. Head to Waikiki Beach for swimming and surfing, and bring the kids to the Hawaii Children's Discover Center.

  • Polynesian Cultural Center (Oahu)

    Explore the traditions of Polynesian culture and the people of Hawaii, Easter Island, Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti and more. Swivel your hips in an authentic luau, watch a canoe pageant and join hands-on activities such as tree climbing and tiki carving.

  • Haleiwa (Oahu)

    Time moves a little slower in this historic surf town. Hang ten at Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay and Ehukai (Banzai Pipeline) -- the area's most famous. Surfers dig the big waves in winter, while summer brings much calmer shores. Put a hibiscus in your hair, then hit the town's boutiques or pineapple plantations in nearby Wahiawa.

  • Hanauma Bay (Oahu)

    This curvaceous bay 10 miles east of Waikiki draws snorkelers to its calm waters. Come face to face with colorful fish, manta rays and turtles. (The beach is closed on Tuesdays.)

  • Na Pali Coast (Kauai)

    Plan your arrival to this rugged 15-mile stretch, inaccessible to automobiles. Arrive via boat or helicopter tour and spend the day sailing, rafting and hiking.

  • The Road to Hana (Maui)

    The town of Hana is on the east side of Maui, but it's the road getting there that people rave about. This 68-mile drive from Kahului is more like a three-hour obstacle course with hairpin turns, one-lane bridges and narrow roadways. But the white-knuckle grips offer ongoing rewards with spectacular views, and a coastal rainforest with lush vegetation.

  • Haleakala National Park (Maui)

    Located less than two hours from Kahului, a trip here is not the jetlagged or tired: The best time to hike Mount Haleakala is 3 a.m. to reach the summit in time for sunrise.