Hawaii


Maui, Hawaii
Maui: The Divine Hawaii That Succumbed to Fire
Maui is a former chief and hero of Hawaiian religious and traditional imagery. In the mythology of this archipelago, the demigod lassos the sun, raises the sky and performs a series of other feats on behalf of humans. Its namesake island, which the natives believe they created in the North Pacific, is itself prodigious.
napali coast, Hawaii
Hawaii's Dazzling Wrinkles
Kauai is the greenest and rainiest island in the Hawaiian archipelago. It is also the oldest. As we explore its Napalo Coast by land, sea and air, we are amazed to see how the passage of millennia has only favored it.
Big Island, Hawaii
Searching for Rivers of Lava
There are five volcanoes that make the big island of Hawaii grow day by day. Kilauea, the most active on Earth, is constantly releasing lava. Despite this, we live a kind of epic to envision it.
Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Mauna Kea: the Volcano with an Eye out in Space
The roof of Hawaii was off-limits to natives because it housed benevolent deities. But since 1968, several nations sacrificed the peace of the gods and built the greatest astronomical station on the face of the Earth.
pearl harbor, Hawaii
The Day Japan Went Too Far
On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the Pearl Harbor military base. Today, parts of Hawaii look like Japanese colonies but the US will never forget the outrage.
Waikiki, OahuHawaii
The Japanese Invasion of Hawaii
Decades after the attack on Pearl Harbor and from the capitulation in World War II, the Japanese returned to Hawaii armed with millions of dollars. Waikiki, his favorite target, insists on surrendering.
Maui, Hawaii, Polynesia,
Maui, Hawaii

Maui: The Divine Hawaii That Succumbed to Fire

Maui is a former chief and hero of Hawaiian religious and traditional imagery. In the mythology of this archipelago, the demigod lassos the sun, raises the sky and performs a series of other feats on behalf of humans. Its namesake island, which the natives believe they created in the North Pacific, is itself prodigious.
Napali Coast and Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii Wrinkles
napali coast, Hawaii

Hawaii's Dazzling Wrinkles

Kauai is the greenest and rainiest island in the Hawaiian archipelago. It is also the oldest. As we explore its Napalo Coast by land, sea and air, we are amazed to see how the passage of millennia has only favored it.
Incandescent Mouth, Big Island Hawaii, Volcanoes National Park, Lava Rivers
Big Island, Hawaii

Searching for Rivers of Lava

There are five volcanoes that make the big island of Hawaii grow day by day. Kilauea, the most active on Earth, is constantly releasing lava. Despite this, we live a kind of epic to envision it.
On hold, Mauna Kea volcano in space, Big Island, Hawaii
Mauna Kea, Hawaii

Mauna Kea: the Volcano with an Eye out in Space

The roof of Hawaii was off-limits to natives because it housed benevolent deities. But since 1968, several nations sacrificed the peace of the gods and built the greatest astronomical station on the face of the Earth.
USS Arizona, Pearl Harbour, Hawaii
pearl harbor, Hawaii

The Day Japan Went Too Far

On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the Pearl Harbor military base. Today, parts of Hawaii look like Japanese colonies but the US will never forget the outrage.
Surf Lesson, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
Waikiki, OahuHawaii

The Japanese Invasion of Hawaii

Decades after the attack on Pearl Harbor and from the capitulation in World War II, the Japanese returned to Hawaii armed with millions of dollars. Waikiki, his favorite target, insists on surrendering.

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How to go


VISA AND OTHER PROCEDURES

Hawaii is the 50th US state. Entry into the archipelago goes by the same rules as entry into the continental United States. 

HEALTH CARE 

Hawaiian authorities do not require the visitor to provide proof of vaccination. There is no risk of contracting malaria or any other risk that should be highlighted. For more information see FitForTravel

TRIP TO HAWAII

A Star Alliance flies from Lisbon to Honolulu, with the TAP and US Airways  or United Airlines, as a rule, with two scales, per from 1000 euros.

Must Do's


  • O'ahu: Waikiki; Hanauma bay; pearl harbor
  • Big Island: Mount Mauna kea; Volcanoes National Park; Pu'Uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
  • Kauai: Waimea Canyon; Napali Coast and Kalalau Trail
  • Maui: Makena; Lahaina and Haleakala National Park
  • Lana'i: Hulopo'e Beach
  • Moloka'i: Kalaupapa Peninsula

Explore


INTERNAL FLIGHTS

After the deactivation of the superferry service, the connection between islands is invariably air and operated by several companies: Hawaiian AirlinesIsland Airmokulele. In a good way in the USA, the unbridled competition between these companies provides cheaper prices for passengers, as low as €25 or €30 for some one-way flights between islands.

CAR RENTAL

The ideal is to make the reservation as far in advance as possible and pick up the vehicle at the arrival airport. With due advance notice and, even more, if it is also low season you can get very affordable prices, from €20 a day, €25 to €45 in high season. As if that wasn't enough, there are still several companies that rent older cars at prices below the most popular rent-a-car. 

TRUCK

Oahu is the only island that can be decently explored by public transport. 

OTHER

On the larger islands there are several companies that provide their own full-day and half-day tour itineraries for around €70 and €50, respectively.

When to go


The weather in Hawaii is hot all year round. Winter, from December to February, is the wettest season and summer, June to October and autumn, October to December, is the driest. The islands of the archipelago have similar weather patterns, with the north-facing coasts receiving most of the moisture and rain and the opposite being drier and more arid. For more information, see the page dedicated to Hawaii. National Weather Service Forecast Service

Money and costs


The local currency is the US dollar (USD) 1 euro = 1.35 dollars. There are ATMs in all villages and payment with credit cards is usual for both residents and visitors.

The Hawaiian archipelago has a reputation for being expensive, but the truth is that the more or less stable supremacy of the Euro against the US dollar contributes to significantly smooth costs.

ACCOMMODATION

Stays range from €30 in a double room at a Waikiki guest house to hundreds of euros a night at the best resorts on Oahu and other islands. In high season, book well in advance.

FOOD

If we take the bars and restaurants and even supermarkets of Waikiki as an example, Hawaii has to be considered an expensive destination. But if you travel around the islands in a rental car, you will find that prices drop significantly. Consider 20 to 25€ the minimum value for a complete meal in an average restaurant. 

INTERNET

It is provided by almost all types of accommodation and, even outside the largest cities, it has very pleasant speeds (up to 50 Mbps) for an archipelago in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. There are internet cafes and paid hotpspots (but some are also free) in almost every village.