The Hawaiian Islands

The Best Kept Secrets of Paradise Are Our Business.

Whether you're looking for luaus,
Thrilling zip-line adventures over Waimea Canyon,
A luxurious VIP dinner on a private beach,
Local arts and culture,
or all of the above

We can take you to places you never dreamed possible.

Hanalei Pier at Sunset                                                                                                                                                       HTA/Tor Johnson Honu                                                                     Hawaii Tourism Japan

   

We are experts on everything the Hawaiian Islands have to offer, both on and off the beaten path.

Ten Places You Don't Want to Miss

#1 The Road to Hana
Northern View of Hana Road                                             Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/ Kirk Lee Aeder The Pools of Oheo           HTA/Kirk Lee Aeder


The Seven Sacred Pools and many waterfalls make this 52 mile drive along the north coast of Maui one of the most beautiful sights in the Hawaiian Islands. 

Take your time. Take it all in. This drive is about the journey as much as the destination.

 

Driving Hana Road                  HTA/Tor Johnson   Hana Waterfall                                                                                                                    HTA/Tor Johnson


Pro Tip:  The Road to Hana is traveled by hundreds of tourists a day. 
Go at the wrong time and you'll spend your day in gridlock.

Let me book your Helicopter tour over Haleakula Volcano to Hana;

Then we'll have a driver take you one way on The Road to maximize your views of the island and the ocean.

 

Oh! And stop at Mama's Fish House in Paia for a meal you won't forget!

 

Watching the Sunrise Atop Haleakula
HTA/Max Wanger


 

#2 The Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm

Scenes from the Kula Lavender Farm by John Morgan CC BY                                                                                                                   HTA/Max Wanger

An unexpected surprise l
ocated on Maui at the base of Haleakula Volcano and a gorgeous sight to behold.

Explore the farm and bask in the soft scent of lavender.
Take a tour, take a craft class, enjoy lunch, and check out their wide variety of lavender infused products.

A fun and unique stop on your way up or down the volcano.
HTA/Max Wanger

 

#3 Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon                                                                                                                                                                                                 HTA/Tor Johnson

A must see.

Also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, this natural wonder located on the western side of 
Kauai is approximately ten miles long and up to 3,000 feet deep.

Hike it, take a thrilling zip-line over it, enjoy a quiet picnic and absorb the view.
 Majestic is an understatement.


Pro Tip: 
After hiking or zip-lining over The Canyon, 

stop in at the Koloa Rum Company and sample the locally made libations!

                                                                                                                                                                   Koloa Rum Company  HTA/Tor Johnson

 

#4 The Four Seasons Lodge at Koele

Lana'i Horse                          HTA/Dana Edmunds   Lodge at Koele                                                                                      HTA/Pierce M Myers Photography

This incredible property on the beautiful, remote island of Lanaʻi has a peaceful, island lodge feel, but also offers quite a few adventure activities: 

Horseback Riding, 4x4 Offroading, Hunting, Bicycling, and Archery
To name just a few.

Lodge at Koele                                                                                                             HTA/Ron Dahlquist  Stable Trees     HTA/Pierce M Myers Photography

 

 

#5 The Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay
Challenge at Manele Bay                                                                                                  ©fourseasons  Looking Across the Bay         HTA/Dana Edmunds


For more of the classic, Hawaiian Island feel, visit her sister property on the same island. 

This oceanfront, Virtuoso resort features world class dining, out of this world golfing, pristine beaches, and is only a 40 minute ferry ride from Maui. 

Spinner Dolphins in Hulopoe Bay  ©fourseasons/Don Riddle   Sunset                                                                                                              ©fourseasons

 

 

#6 Oahu's Leahi (Diamond Head) Volcano
Leahi (Diamond Head)                                                                                                      HTA/Tor Johnson Oahu Sunset                              HTA/Tor Johnson


The iconic, dormant volcano on the island of Oahu.  Pay the $5.00 entrance fee to get into the State Park, then trek on your own time. These are truly among the most awe-inspiring sights on the planet.

HTA/Tor Johnson                                                          Diamond Head Lighthouse                                



Pro Tip: Bring bottled water and good hiking shoes.  Be prepared for steep steps and crawling through a narrow, bunker lookout to get to the top.  

 Once there the scenes are breathtaking!

            

 

#7 The Big Island
Punaluu Black Sand Beach                                                                                             HTA/Tor Johnson     Biking                                    HTA/Kirk Lee Aeder

Covered with black sand beaches, a result of active volcanos, Hawai'i Island is simply stunning. And there's SO much to do!

We'll send you to all the best spots, and help you skip the lines so you don't miss a thing.

Children Play Near Honu      HTA/Tor Johnson    Maunakea Summit Heiau                                                                        Hawaii's Big Island Visitor Bureau

 

#8 The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Aeriel View of the Mauna Kea                                                                           ©Prince Hotels & Resorts          Conch shell blower with Niihau shell lei 
HTA/Tor Johnson

One of the fabulous Virtuoso hotels on the Kohala Coast, the Mauna Kea is as spectacular as it is legendary.


Following a $150 million dollar renovation, this iconic property stands as a landmark of luxury.

Tee off on its famous links 

Savor some of the most incredible views you'll ever get from a balcony

Lounge on of the top rated beaches in the world

And be sure to check out this hotel's museum-quality collection of Pacific and Asian art; gathered by Davis Allen and Laurance Rockefeller (the Mauna Kea’s founder) in 1965.

  

 

#9 Pearl Harbor and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial 

Aerial View of The U.S.S. Arizona




"The Tears of the Arizona"
Oil slick visible on water's surface from sunken battleship ''Arizona'' in Pearl Harbor - Photo ©James G. Howes

No visit to the Hawaiian Islands is complete without a stop here. 

The new Visitor's Center and the Pacific Aviation Museum have hundreds of displays and actual footage of the day that will live in infamy.


 

#10 The Active Kilauea Volcano
Magma Streaming Into the Sea                                                                                   HTA/Tor Johnson                   Pele, Goddess of Volcanoes Battles
Nāmaka, Goddess of the Sea

Who wouldn’t want to see an active volcano? Visit Volcano National Park and marvel at our planet’s raw power.

Pro Tip: Let me reserve you a table for lunch or dinner at the Volcano House, a restaurant built into the rim of the crater. 

The Lava Lake of Pu'u O'o on Kīlauea's flanks    Lava Entering Water at Dusk                                                                                      HTA/Tor Johnson

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