TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN HAWAII

Top 10 Things to Do in Hawaii

The Best of the Best Adventures & Activities in Paradise

By Jennifer Emig

Hawaii has been one of our all-time favorite travel destinations. Ken Faught and I have gone there together several times, and it always makes for an epic adventure. No matter the island, you can have a lot of fun, and the weather is incredible year round. What follows is a list of items that we think you will enjoy as you plan you Hawaiian vacation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Emig snorkeling on Hawaii’s Big Island. The warm, clear water make this one of our favorite things to do in Hawaii.

 

Best Hawaiian Activity Quick Links

  • 10 Best Things To Do in Hawaii

  • 10 Best Things To Do in Oahu

  • 10 Best Things To Do in Maui

  • 10 Best Things To Do in Kauai

  • 10 Best Things To Do in The Big Island

  • 10 Best Hawaiian Resorts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Favorite Things to Do in Hawaii

1.     Take a helicopter tour

2.     Take a sunset boat tour

3.     Go snorkeling

4.     Go swimming with the dolphins on the Big Island

5.     Try ziplining

6.     Hike to the top of Diamond Head on Oahu

7.     Go horseback riding

8.     Relax at the beach

9.     Swim with sharks

10.  Hit a luau

 

 

 

PHOTO – NO HEAD LIKE DIAMONDHEAD (Just kidding – it’s just the name of the photo…)

CAPTION – Ken Faught and has family have hiked to the top of Diamond Head several times, and the views are spectacular

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN OAHU

 

*Ultimate Pearl Harbor Circle Tour

*Twin Islands Guided Kayak Tour

*Dolphin - Watching & Snorkeling Cruise

*Swim with Sharks North Shore Adventure

*Hidden Gems of Oahu with North Shore Turtle Snorkling

*Oahu 60-Minute Private Helicopter Tour

*Paradise Cove Luau

*Catamaran Sunset Cruise

*Undersea Submarine Adventure

*Hike to the top of Diamond Head crater

 

PHOTO - Beach
CAPTION – One of our favorite things to do is simply play at the beach, like Amy Faught is doing in Wailea. This always puts a smile on our face.

 

 

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN MAUI

 

*Road to Hana Full-Day Tour-Full Loop

*Playing at one of the many beaches

*Snorkeling Cruise to Molokini Crater & Turtle Town

*Lahaina Group Surf Lessons

*Guided Pineapple Plantation & Distillery Tour

*Sunset Dinner Cruise

*Lanai Snorkeling & Dolphin Sighting

*Waterfall & Rainforest Hiking Adventure

*Oceanfront Horseback Trail Ride

*Drums of the Pacific Luau at the Hyatt Regency Resort

 

 

 

PHOTO – Kauai

CAPTION – Ken Faught and Jennifer Emig spend most of their time in the Princeville / Hanalei area of Kauai when on Kauai, and usually rent kayaks through Dock Dynasty. They have a 2-3 mile route in the calm Hanalei river that is beautiful.

 

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN KAUAI

 

*5-Hour Secret Falls Kayak/Hike

*Doors-off Helicopter Flight

*Backcountry Tubing Adventure

*Garden Walk & Chocolate Tour in Princeville Botanical Gardens

*Kauai’s Ultimate Scooter Adventure Dive

*Skyline-Eco-Adventures Kauai 8-line Zipline Tour

*Private Kuilau Ridge Jungle Hike to Mt. Waialeale Viewpoint

*Air, Land & Riverboat Sightseeing Tour

*4-Hour Na Pali Coast Raft & Snorkel Adventure

*Private North Shore Coastal Wildlife Hike

 

 

PHOTO - DOLPIN

CAPTION – Jennifer Emig swam with dolphins at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island, fulfilling a life-long dream.

 

 

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN THE BIG ISLAND

 

*45-Minute Encounter Deluxe Dolphin Swim

*Sunset Cruise & Night Manta Snorkel

*Big Island Waikoloa Sunset Cruise

*Elite Volcano Hike from Kona or Hilo

*Deluxe Snorkel BBQ & Dolphin Watch

*Expedition South Kona

*Secret Beach Landing & Reef Snorkel, Speed Boat Adventure

*Royal Kona Luau and the Royal Kona Resort

*Hilo Fire & Falls Helicopter Tour

*Kohala Waterfalls Adventure

 

 

PHOTO – Ocean

BEACH – Jennifer Emig would love to be your Hawaiin tour guide, but she’s too busy planning out other exotic travel destinations of her own. We think Kauai is the best Hawaiian island to visit if you want to relax and see beautiful sights.

Top 10 Resorts in Hawaii

*Grand Wailea

*Fairmont Orchid Hotel

*Moana Surfrider

*Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

*Kalaekilohana Inn and Retreat

*Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk

*Hilton Waikoloa Village

*Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

*Turtle Bay Resort

*Ritz Carlson Kapalua

 

FAQ

*Which is the most beautiful Hawaiian island? Kauai

*What’s the best island in Hawaii? Our two favorites are Kauai and Maui for the overall relaxation and beauty.

*What is the best island to visit in Hawaii for first time? Maui

*What are the 7 Hawaiian islands? Oahu, Maui, Big Island, Kauai, Lana’i, Moloka’I, Ni’ihau

*Which is the least touristy island in Hawaii? Kauai

*Is Maui better than Kauai? That depends on what you are looking for in your vacation. We really like Kauai because it’s really beautiful and relaxed, but Maui is more popular for tourists and has a good balance between of everything Hawaii has to offer.

 

 

There is no place in the world that Amy Faught would rather be than in Hawaii. Here is a sunset cruise we did in Waikiki on Oahu.

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