Hawaii's diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike. Due to its mid-Pacific location, Hawaii has many North American and Asian influences along with its own vibrant native culture. Hawaii has over a million permanent residents along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel. Its capital is Honolulu on the island of O'ahu.

Hawaii's climate is typical for the tropics, although temperatures and humidity tend to be a bit less extreme due to near-constant trade winds from the east. Summer highs are usually in the upper 80s °F, (around 31 °C) during the day and mid 70s, (around 24 °C) at night. Winter day temperatures are usually in the low to mid 80s, (around 28 °C) and (at low elevation) seldom dipping below the mid 60s (18 °C) at night. Snow, not usually associated with the tropics, falls at 4,205 metres (13,796 ft) on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island in some winter months. Snow rarely falls on Haleakala. Mount Wai?ale?ale, on Kaua?i, has the second highest average annual rainfall on Earth, about 460 inches (11,684.0 mm). Most of Hawaii has only two seasons: the dry season from May to October, and the wet season from October to April.

Hawaii is one of four states, besides the original thirteen, that were independent prior to becoming part of the United States

The Kingdom of Hawaii was sovereign from 1810 until 1893 when the monarchy was overthrown by resident American (and some European) businessmen. It was an independent republic from 1894 until 1898, when it was annexed by the United States as a territory, becoming a state in 1959.

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  • Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Beach

    From $469.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kailua-Kona
    Makana is the Hawaiian word for gift.

  • Royal Lahaina Resort

    From $474.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Maui
    Set along a half-mile stretch of Ka'anapali's most exclusive beach, golfers, active travelers and honeymooners will enjoy upscale accommodations amidst a welcoming Hawaiian ambiance.

  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

    From $739.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Honolulu
    Fronting Waikiki's best beach, this unique getaway offers a wide selection of shops, nightly entertainment, weekly fireworks, award-winning restaurants, plush lounges and a pampering menu of...

  • Aston Kaanapali Shores

    From $370.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Maui
    Set on Kaanapali Beach, this gracious Hawaiian getaway offers quality service, spacious condominium accommodations and appealing amenities ideal for golfers, honeymooners and families.

  • Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

    From $732.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Honolulu
    In the heart of Waikiki, this charming hotel provides the perfect blend of friendly service and thoughtful amenities.

  • Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

    From $1,630.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kauai
    Reminiscent of the grand hotels from Hawaii's golden age, this premiere resort offers a world of invigorating lava rock showers, sparkling pools and manicured gardens in a welcoming open-air se...

  • Kaanapali Beach Hotel

    From $818.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Maui
    Fronting a world- famous beach, this Hawaiian resort provides families and honeymooners with a charming setting to create lifelong vacation memories.

  • Aston Waikiki Beach Tower

    From $1,422.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Honolulu
    One of Waikiki's most luxurious condominium resorts, Aston Waikiki Beach Tower provides the perfect combination of condominium living and exclusive hotel-quality service.

  • Luana Waikiki Hotel & Suites

    From $517.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Honolulu
    Overlooking serene Fort DeRussy Park, Luana Waikiki is a contemporary boutique hotel located just a short stroll to Waikiki Beach, world-class shopping and international dining.

  • Andaz Maui at Wailea

    From $1,764.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Maui
    Andaz Maui at Wailea welcomes visitors to this exclusive Maui destination, where luxury and sophistication meet personalized services and style.

  • Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

    From $1,551.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Maui
    Located on 40 spectacular oceanfront acres on famed Kaanapali Beach, the award winning Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers unlimited activities and amenities in a setting of tropical luxury...

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  • Royal Lahaina Resort

    From $474.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Maui
    Set along a half-mile stretch of Ka'anapali's most exclusive beach, golfers, active travelers and honeymooners will enjoy upscale accommodations amidst a welcoming Hawaiian ambiance.


  • Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

    From $732.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Honolulu
    In the heart of Waikiki, this charming hotel provides the perfect blend of friendly service and thoughtful amenities.

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