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American Resorts Association wants every Hawaiian vacation to be just as you imagined. The planning process starts with choosing the island or islands to be visited. Each island has something unique to offer.

American Resorts Association suggests these top picks:

Kauai is one of the oldest islands in the chain and is the farthest north. It boasts a dramatic and natural beauty, making it perfect for outdoor adventures and romantic getaways.

Na Pali coast

A few of the places to visit include the towering cliffs of the Napali Coast, the Waimea Canyon, often referred to as the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific’, and the Wilula River, the state’s only navigable river.

The capital of the city of Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu, along with most of the population. It’s a great mix of natural wonders and modern arts and amenities. There are surfers along the North Shore just like imagined. Other fun spots to visit include Waikiki, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and the historic memorial at Pearl Harbor, which is the biggest attraction. Over 1.8 million people visit the Memorial each year.

To beat the crowds, American Resorts Association recommends getting their early; the base opens at 7:30 am.


Hawaii Island is the largest of the island and often referred to as the Big Island. It’s large enough to have sandy beaches and snowcapped mountains. There are waterfalls, rainforests and botanical gardens in Hilo, beautiful water off of Kona Beach, and one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kilauea. Our members and the locals of Hawaii Island recommend exploring Downtown Hilo as well as taking a trip to the coffee plantations and enjoying a great cup of Kona coffee.

American Resorts Association encourages vacationers to consider these islands, as well as Maui, Lanai, and Molokai when making vacation plans.

American Resorts Association makes vacation dreams a reality we offer one on one concierge service that is equal to no one else out there. We are with you every step of the way. Our priority is to offer you the best of times. When you travel with ARA, you deserve the very best.

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