In Hawaii, your destination will dictate the type of vacation rental available.

How to Find a Great Vacation Rental in Hawaii

There are thousands of vacation rentals across the islands that afford the luxury of a home away from home—think full kitchen, living room, multiple bedrooms, and laundry facilities—in many desired locales, sometimes where hotels just can’t be. So how do you navigate the myriad listings to find the right vacation rental for your stay? Research is the key.

Spectators on the beach watch surfers ride Oahu's famous pipeline.

Wintertime Surf in Hawaii

Hawaii is known for its giant wintertime surf and December is one of the best months to be a surf spectator as waves on Hawaii’s north- and west-facing shores can easily reach 20 to 40 feet high.

Pu'ukohola Heiau was the last large heiau built before the dissolution of the Hawaiian religious system.

Hawai‘i’s Best Historical and Cultural Sites

To truly experience Hawai‘i, you need to understand its people and place in the modern world. Hawai‘i’s relatively short history has been tumultuous and prosperous, war-torn yet rich. Its museums, historic sites, and artifacts all have compelling stories to tell. Learn more about what sites are worth your while here.

Moon Hawaiian Islands

This full-color guide to the islands of Hawaii includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. Longtime O’ahu resident Kevin Whitton shares the best ways to experience these beautiful islands, including O’ahu, Maui, Kaua’i, and the Big Island of Hawai’i, as well as side trips to Moloka’i and Lana’i. Hike the Diamond Head Summit Trail, catch […]

On a parade route, a trio of women in floral crowns with a cape of leaves and leis around their necks.

Festivals and Events in Honolulu

Author Kevin Whitton covers the best festivals and events during the calendar year, from the Lantern Floating Hawaii festival on Memorial Day to the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival in September and more.