Leleiwi Overlook on Haleakala.

Best Hikes in Haleakala National Park

If you’re an outdoors enthusiast, no trip to Maui is complete without tackling at least one of Haleakala’s trails. With that thought in mind, here’s a rundown of the most popular hikes, listed from shortest to longest.

A Laysan albatross and its chick on Oahu.

Human Impact on O‘ahu’s Environment

Human impact on O‘ahu’s environment is a sticky issue: artificial constructs can both destroy and preserve its natural beauty, and it’s worth noting that same constructs wouldn’t become necessary except for human interference in the first place. Nowhere is this impact more obvious than on O’ahu’s beaches.

The back road to Hana is truly unlike any other stretch of road on the island.

Driving The Back Road to Hana

Driving the back road to Hana is truly unlike any other stretch of road on the island. Our expert authors are here to dispel myths about the route and provide tips and advice for making the trip not only enjoyable, but safe.

TheBus in Waikiki is an easy way to get around.

Getting Around Hawaii By Bus

The four major Hawaiian Islands all have their own bus services; schedules and how convenient the bus is for getting around varies by island and your specific needs. Here’s a quick rundown.

When the wind picks up, sailboarders and kitesurfers take to the water in Kailua.

Planning Your Time on Windward O‘ahu

The southeast stretch of O‘ahu, from Kahala to Makapu‘u, and north to La‘ie near the island’s northern tip on the windward coast, is a lot of coastline to cover. Most activities here, save a few cultural and hiking spots, are centered around the ocean. Taking weather, distance, and activities into account, here’s author Kevin Whitton with planning tips.

The Hawaii Kai Golf Course has beautiful views of Koko Crater, the Makapu‘u cliffs, and the Pacific Ocean.

Golfing O‘ahu’s Windward Side

Golfing O‘ahu’s windward side offers a handful of courses to choose from catering to golfers of all skill levels and a range of budgets, and many of the more pricey courses offer decent twilight rates. Here’s where to go, along with short course descriptions and tips.

Hawaii Ka‘i Marina and Maunalua Bay are home to all the aquatic thrill rides available in this region for adventure seekers.

Hawai‘i Kai Aquatic Thrill Rides

Hawaii Ka‘i Marina and Maunalua Bay are home to all the aquatic thrill rides available in this region for adventure seekers. Wakeboard, water ski, and ride a Bumper Tube and Banana Boat at high speeds in the marina, or Jet Ski, parasail, and drive a sub scooter in the bay.