From deep cultural explorations into ancient Polynesia at the Polynesian Cultural Center to the urban delights of contemporary Honolulu, famed surf spots on the North Shore to world-renowned Pearl Harbor on the Leeward Coast, Oahu is an infinite opportunity to experience the diverse character and history of Hawaii.
For two decades, Conde Nast Traveler readers have voted Maui – the Valley Isle – as the Best Island in the World. Their reasons are found everywhere: on ancient volcanic slopes, in the valleys that gave Maui its nickname, along miles of scenic shoreline, and in its azure coastal waters.
The youngest and largest Hawaiian island is the story of Hawaii’s creation – literally. Millenia younger than its sister islands, Hawaii Island – known as the Big Island – continues to grow as molten lava pours forth and adds to this awe-inspiring island.