Travel Guide to Hawaii
Planning a trip to Hawaii? Repin these popular Hawaii destinations!
KING DAVID KALAKAUA — King Kalakaua was Hawaii’s last reigning King. Known as “The Merrie Monarch”, Kalakaua revived elements of Hawaiian culture which had nearly been forgotten. These included the ancient Hawaiian martial art of Lua and the dance of Hula. He also constructed Iolani Palace.
QUEEN LILIUOKALANI — Queen Lydia Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii and was Hawaii's only Queen Regent. Today her legacy lives on through the Queen Lilioukalani Children’s Trust which helps Hawaii’s orphan and destitute children have been carried out by her estate for over 100 years.
KAHANA VALLEY (Oahu) — Located in the heart of Oahu's idyllic countryside is the magnificent Kahana Valley. Just north of Kualoa Ranch and Ka'a'awa Valley, Kahana Valley is actually a state park dedicated to embracing and teaching Hawaiian culture.
AQUA WAIKIKI WAVE HOTEL (Oahu) — Located on Kalakaua Avenue near the souvenir shopping hotspot of the International Marketplace, staying at the Aqua Waikiki Wave will have you in the center of Waikiki and give you easy access to all the excitement of vacationing in Hawaii.
HYATT REGENCY WAIKIKI (Oahu) — Standing tall above the Waikiki skyline is the Hyatt Regency Waikiki. With 1,230 guestrooms split between two 40-story towers, the hotel is one of the tallest in town. Stunning views of the entire south shore and surfers of Waikiki Beach can be seen from the hotel's upper balconies.
SHERATON WAIKIKI HOTEL (Oahu) — Built in 1971 the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel has been a towering figure of the Waikiki Beach skyline for over 40 years. With a recent renovation to rooms, pool areas, and lobby, the hotel has been able to successfully blend charming Hawaiian hospitality and the glitz of Las Vegas.
HALEKULANI HOTEL (Oahu) — As one of the first hotels in Waikiki, the Halekulani Hotel, meaning 'House Befitting Heaven' has been at the forefront of Hawaiian luxury. Nestled on the sands of Waikiki Beach, the Halekulani offers an experience like no other in Hawaii.
FATHER DAMIEN CHURCHES (Molokai) — Father Damien Churches are some of the oldest structures on Molokai. Located throughout the island, this church in particular was built in 1876 and is formerly known as St. Joseph's Church. It is the second oldest of the Father Damien Churches, and is still open for worship.
USS OKLAHOMA MEMORIAL (Oahu) — A memorial dedicated to the 429 brave men who lost their lives aboard the USS Oklahoma, which was sunk during the Pearl Harbor attacks on December 7, 1941. Survivors who escaped from the sinking battleship were grateful to feel solid land beneath them on shore.
KAUNAKAKAI (Molokai) — Kaunakakai is the largest town in Molokai and is home to about half of the island's population. As of 2010, Molokai's population was just under 8,000. That gives you an idea of how small and remote this Hawaiian island is.