Hawaii’s sun-soaked islands may well be paradise on Earth. Golden sands met by sapphire waves, lush rainforests and dramatic volcanic peaks offer endless opportunities for respectful exploration, adventure or simply unwinding to the tune of a slack-key guitar.

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A Message from the Governor

“Mahalo for the outpouring of support and compassion for Maui and our entire Hawaiʻi ʻohana–we welcome you back to our islands. By choosing to travel to our state, and especially Maui, you are helping our people heal and are supporting local families, small businesses, and our island communities. For those who wish to learn more about Hawaiʻi’s recovery, please connect with our office @govjoshgreen. I extend our deepest mahalo to Marriott, its members, and travelers from across the globe for their continued aloha for Hawaiʻi and its people.” 
 Josh Green, MD
Governor of Hawaiʻi 


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Dec.- April, June – Aug.: These are peak months to travel to the islands, with higher prices and bigger crowds, particularly during holidays and spring break. 
May and Sept.: Shoulder season means fewer crowds, lower prices and warm, mostly sunny days.
Oct.- Nov.: Off-season months bring the lowest airfare and accommodation prices, and hotter temps.


Visas: Travelers from outside the United States will need a valid passport, as well as ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) eligibility or a full visa. 
Money: Currency is U.S. dollars and ATMs are widely available. 
Travel Health: Travelers (including U.S. citizens) should check for vaccinationproof of negative COVID-19 test and face mask requirements, as well as any travel restrictions before planning their trip. Before traveling, research and prepare for what to do if you get sick while away. Hawaii’s beaches, parks, hiking trails and loads of outdoor eateries offer amples ways to social distance. The state’s health safety travel guidelines can be found here.


Getting Here: Most major airlines fly to Daniel K. Inouye International (HNL) on Oahu. If you’re traveling to another island, you’ll take a connecting flight from here. Some airlines fly direct to Kahului Airport (OGG) on Maui, Lihue Airport (LIH) on Kauai, and Kona International Airport (KOA) and Hilo Airport (ITO) on the Big Island. 
Getting Around: Private shuttles can get you from the airport to your hotel, but your best bet for traversing the islands is to rent a car, ideally with four-wheel drive. Taxis are pricey and public transport is spotty.


Local Lingo: English and Hawaiian are the official languages of Hawaii. Learn a few Hawaiian phrases before you go. Aloha: Hello or goodbye. Mahalo: Thank you. ‘Ono: Tasty. Grindz: Food or a meal. Keiki: Children. Slippahs: Sandals or flip flops. 
Must-Have Apps: GyPSy Guide Hawaii Collection – GPS Tour GuideHawaii Revealed.
Insider Tips: Bring your appetite and dig into Hawaii’s must-eat foods, like the plate lunch, poke, shave ice, Spam musubi and malasadas.