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With beautiful beaches, active volcanoes and warm weather, paradise may sound pricey, but that needn't be the case. From the cosmopolitan Honolulu to the sun rises over Mount Haleakala, let CheapTickets lead you to the land of aloha. Hike Diamond Head, drink Mai Tais at sunset and kayak the Kealakekua Bay. Whether it's your first trip or an annual pilgrimage, the ultimate Hawaii vacation is only a click away.

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Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

4 stars
4.2 / 5 803 reviews
The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort boasts 22 acres of roaring waterfalls, huge water slides, fragrant botanical gardens and fine white sand. Local artists Herb Kane and John Young have adorned the inside walls with original works, and there's something for everyone to do in the resort's 10,000-square-foot Super Pool, along with morning yoga and hula aerobics classes. The resort is home to many fish, birds and turtles, and guests can even feed the resident penguins during visits. When it's time for a feeding of your own, no less than 18 eateries include your own personal chef at Benihana or a family-friendly brunch at the Rainbow Lanai. Cap it all off with a Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, before stretching out on the mosaic tiles of the Mandara Spa's private pool, or immerse yourself in Polynesian culture with weekly fireworks and luau celebrations on the beach. Key Facts2,860 guestrooms150,000-square-feet of conference and event spaces5 pools and separate kid's poolGymSpa18 restaurants, including CJ's New York Delicatessen, Benihana, Fresco Italian Restaurant, and takeout at Fresh Connection4 bars: Tropics Bar, Paradise Lounge, Tapa Bar, Hau Tree BarOn-site shopping areas at Lagoon Drive, Rainbow Bazaar, Diamond Head Tower, Kalia Tower, Ali'i Tower, Tapa Concourse and Rainbow TowerKid's club: Camp Penguin24-hour business centerWatersports rentals and lessons, including surfing, kayaking and paddleboarding NeighborhoodWhen you stay at the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel Oahu, which occupies a large portion of Honolulu's Waikiki Beach area, the Pacific Ocean is practically at your doorstep, Next to the resort, guests can travel back in time at Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, an artificial wading pool built during the 1950s, while the Diamond Head summit is often within perfect view. Head over to the main thoroughfare of Kuhio Avenue for the best Waikiki nightlife, or travel a few miles inland to downtown Honolulu for attractions like the State Capitol and 'Iolani Palace. Hints and tipsOf the five towers at the Hilton Waikiki Beach, Kalia Tower and Ali'i Tower have their own check-in desks, making it easy to bypass lines in the main lobby.Choose Rainbow Tower for spectacular panoramic views or Ali'i Tower for the utmost in privacy - including a separate sundeck, swimming pool and whirlpool.
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Aston Kaanapali Shores

4 stars
4.0 / 5 462 reviews
You will be welcomed, Polynesian-style, in the open-air lobby of the Aston Kaanapali Shore Resort, situated on the tropical Kaanapali Beach. Suites are beautifully furnished in relaxing neutral tones. Soak in the sun on the stone deck, take a dip in the oceanfront pool, or splash around with the kids in the garden pool. Unwind after a long day at the on-site spa or Beach Club restaurant and bar. For those traveling on business, a conference room and boardroom are available to hold meetings for up to 25 people, with Internet service available throughout the hotel. Key facts463 guestrooms1,200-square-feet of conference and event space9 floors2 poolsGymRestaurants:  The Beach Club2 tennis courtsFully-equipped kitchensEn suite washer and dryer24-hour desk and room service NeighborhoodThe Aston Kaanapali Shores is located on six acres of beachfront property on the west coast of Maui. It lines Kaanapali Beach, celebrated for its romantic sunsets over the Lanai and Molokai islands.  Explore galleries and restaurants at cultural Lahaina, a five-minute drive away. Golfers will enjoy Maui's well known golfing opportunities, with nearby Kaanapali Golf Course, home to various tournaments. Hints and tipsAll rooms face the ocean, but higher floors offer the best views. It's also worth noting that the rooms furthest from the lobby and elevator are the quietest.For more information on the island's numerous activities, speak to staff members at the two activity desks. They may persuade you to tackle the Hana Highway or visit Mount Haleakala.
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Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

3 stars
4.1 / 5 278 reviews
The Aston name is known for island hospitality across Hawaii, and the Aston Villas Hotel in Maui certainly fits the bill. The hotel's low-rise blocks overlook wooden walkways across seemingly infinite pools, fringed by the palm-laden shore of Kaanapali Beach. Suites and studios come equipped with a full kitchen and a private outdoor balcony. Down by the ocean, guests can sink their teeth into prime rib and sample the impressive wine list at the aptly-named Castaway Cafe, while enjoying the sunsets over Lanai and Molokai. Parents can play shuffleboard while the kids take ukulele lessons and learn how to make a lei at the Camp Kaanapali children's program (at nearby Aston Kaanapali  Shores). Guests visiting from November to April should bring their best binoculars for whale-watching season. Key facts260 guestrooms2 adult pools and a children's poolGymGift shopRestaurants: Including Castaway CafeDay spaATMKids campWi-Fi (fees may apply) NeighborhoodLocated among 11 acres of bright tropical greenery, the Aston Villas hotel sits on Kaanapali Beach in Lahaina, a former favorite of Hawaiian royalty and the heart of the lively West Maui region. Watersports, shops and restaurants are all located here, easily accessible from a tourist-friendly walkway running alongside the oceanfront resorts. Snorkel at northern Napili Bay, try kayaking and parasailing, or opt for the safe voyeurism of watching the graceful cliff divers at Puu Kekaa. Spend an afternoon wandering the old fishing port of Lahaina, five minutes away - stay until evening and you might see a more riotous side, plus copious amounts of feasting and entertainment at the Old Lahaina Luau on Front Street. Hints and tipsAston Maui Kaanapali Villas is best enjoyed as a quiet slice of paradise, but when you're yearning for adventure, use the resort's complimentary shuttle to pick up souvenirs at the open-air Whalers Village shopping center.The athletically-inclined can enjoy eighteen holes at one of the nearby championship golf courses, or limber up on one of the Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch's 11 courts.
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Kauhale Makai - Maui Condo and Home

3 stars
3.9 / 5 52 reviews
Sunny Kihei condos offer affordable oceanfront living for the familyKihei’s oceanfront Kauhale Makai condominiums offer families a wide-open view onto the ocean and the neighboring islands of Lanai and Kahoolawe. A large lawn sprawls in front of the twin buildings right up to a narrow, peaceful beach, giving kids plenty of room to run and play. In addition to a swimming pool for adults, the property includes a wading pool plus fun extras like shuffleboard and a putting green. All studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units feature a fully-equipped kitchen, allowing guests to cook “at home” and save on dining. HighlightsPeaceful stretch of beach fronts the propertyEach unit includes a fully-equipped kitchenShallow wading pool for kids LocationThe Kauhale Makai enjoys a quiet beachfront location in sunny Kihei on Maui’s south shore. The looming neighbor island of Lanai, just across the channel, adds an exotic element to the ocean panorama. Kauhale Makai guests also are within easy reach of Kihei’s many shops and restaurants. RoomsThe six-story Kauhale Makai features studio, one- and two-bedroom condo units with air conditioning, private balcony, fully-equipped kitchen, cable TV and traditional island décor. Most units offer ocean or mountain views. All units are professionally-cleaned in advance of guest arrival and stocked with starter supplies of paper products and soaps. Laundry facilities are on every other floor. DiningKauhale Makai guests save by cooking in the fully equipped kitchens. Restaurants and shops are plentiful within the area.   RecreationAdult swimming pool, children's wading pool and JacuzziSaunasShuffleboard and putting greenBarbecue areasGolf (nearby)   TransportationKahului Airport (10.4 mi/16.7 km) AttractionsMaui Ocean Center (6.8 mi/10.9 km)Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum (8.8 mi/14.2 km)Iao Valley State Monument (13.3 mi/21.4 km)Lahaina Town (21.5 mi/34.6 km)
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Royal Kona Resort

3 stars
3.8 / 5 441 reviews
Oceanfront Kailua resort features Don the Beachcomber mai tai heavenPerched on a lava-rock promontory on the edge of downtown Kailua-Kona, the Royal Kona Resort is a landmark hotel with renovated rooms and stellar ocean views. On site, guests find the legendary Don the Beachcomber Restaurant and Don's Mai Tai Bar. A tri-star shaped hotel built around an open-air lobby and surrounded by a tropical saltwater fishpond, the atmosphere captures the Big Island spirit without forgoing all the niceties of resort living. A sandy beach ledge, sheltered swimming lagoon and split-level swimming pool add to the romance.   HighlightsSplit-level swimming poolFitness centerLegendary Don the Beachcomber restaurant and mai tai barSaltwater swimming lagoon and mini-beachEvening luau and Polynesian revue LocationThe oceanfront Royal Kona Resort is perched on a dramatic lava-rock bluff in Kailua-Kona town, just minutes from restaurants and shops. The Kona region is a favorite Big Island destination for its sunshine, snorkeling, coffee and macadamia nut farms, big-game fishing and local-style charm. RoomsThe tri-star shaped Royal Kona Resort has recently refurbished and remodeled its accommodations, resulting in a fresh, Island-contemporary atmosphere. Each alii, bay and lagoon tower guest room features a beautiful garden, mountain or ocean view, private balcony, air conditioning, TV, mini-refrigerator and high-speed wireless Internet access at the Royal Kona Resort (fees may apply). DiningThe Royal Kona Resort is home to the legendary Don the Beachcomber Restaurant and Don’s Mai Tai Bar, where, of course, a mai tai is a must. Several nights a week, the Royal Kona Resort also presents an oceanfront luau and Polynesian revue. Restaurants are plentiful throughout Kailua-Kona. RecreationEnjoy the Royal Kona Resort's split-level swimming pool, saltwater swimming lagoon and mini-beach, tennis courts (fees apply), fitness center and full-service spa (fees apply).   TransportationKona International Airport (9.4 mi/15 km)   AttractionsHulihee Palace (0.7 mi/1.1 km)Downtown Kailua-Kona (0.8 mi/1.2 km)Kahaluu Beach Park (“Snorkel Beach”) (4.1 mi/6.6 km)Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park (4.4 mi/7 km)Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (19.2 mi/30.9 km)Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (via Captain Cook) (92.8 mi/149 km) Policies and feesThe pool will be closed from 23 September to 30 September. During this period, the private saltwater lagoon will remain available. Guests can also use the pool facilities at neighboring Kona Reef.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
San Diego Honolulu Mon, Feb 2 - Tue, Feb 10 $378
Honolulu Maui (Island of Maui) Sun, Jan 18 - Mon, Jan 19 $131
Honolulu Lihue (Island of Kauai) Mon, Jan 26 - Sat, Jan 31 $137
Maui (Island of Maui) Kona (Big Island of Hawaii) Fri, Jul 24 - Fri, Jul 31 $185
Honolulu Hilo (Big Island of Hawaii) Tue, Jan 20 - Wed, Jan 21 $185
Honolulu Kapalua Tue, Jul 14 - Wed, Jul 15 $153
Honolulu Hoolehua Thu, Jan 15 - Mon, Jan 19 $118
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Best time to take a vacation to Hawaii

  • Best Time to Go

    Hawaii’s archipelago is thriving with good weather the whole year round. Mauna Kea of Hawaii Island features excellent skiing conditions during the winter months. The best months for Hawaii vacations in terms of minimal wallet damage, smaller crowds and good weather, are May and September. You will be able to enjoy the best of the sea while island hopping through Hawaii’s six islands tailored for travelers: Maui, Oahu, Hawaii Island, Lanai, Molokai and Kauai.

Insider tips for Hawaii travel

  • Ala Moana Hotel

    Check out Ala Moana Hotel, nestled between Honolulu and Waikiki beach and home to Rumors nightclub and just a short walk away from the Ala Moana Beach Park.

  • Appetizers

    Enjoy the local appetizers such as the Loco Moco, hamburger steak served with rice and egg, at the Café 100 on Hilo on the Big Island.

  • Queen Kaahumanu

    Choose between the Queen Kaahumanu Center or visit the local shopping options at Paia Town in Maui.

  • Ancient Petroglyph

    Ancient petroglyph drawings are found on boulders and ancient lava flows near Lanai’s Shipwreck Beach.

  • Na Pali Coast

    The Na Pali coast in Kauai prides itself as the spot for Jurassic Park & King Kong movie shoots, and is heralded as the most breathtaking shoreline around the world.

Hawaii highlights

  • Hawaii highlights
  • Waikiki and Honolulu (Oahu)

    The starting, stopping and staying points of many Hawaii vacations, Waikiki and Honolulu have been shaped with tourism in mind. Hula dancers, beaches and ukuleles abound, but you'll also find plenty of cheap eateries, hotels and shopping, too. Trek up to Diamond Head Crater for gorgeous views in the Pacific, and bring the little ones to the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center to enjoy hands-on exhibits and educational activities.

  • Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (Oahu)

    A sanctuary for Hawaiians of old, this historic park offers serene spots to stroll on your Hawaii travels. View ancient temples, wooden ki'I, tidepools, turtles and more. Admission prices are a modest $5 per vehicle, or $3 per person when entering on foot or bike, and free for kids 15 and younger.

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Big Island)

    See the awesome power of nature at this unforgettable site where hiking opportunities are second to none. Kilauea is the world's most active volcano, constantly sending streams of molten lava into the sea. Entrance fees cost just $10 per vehicle or $5 for individuals. Get there before 9 a.m. to enhance the experience with a ranger-led program.

  • Waimea Canyon (Kauai)

    Over 10 miles long and up to 3500 feet deep, this craggy chasm of long-dried lava is the place for photo-opportunities. Stay up top for extraordinary vistas or hike through the canyon floor alongside the Waimea River to witness natural history in action.

  • Haleakala National Park (Maui)

    Discover why Mark Twain claimed sunrise on Mount Haleakala sublime. You have to start your trek early (about 3 a.m.), but the dawning views from the summit make it oh-so worth it. On the way you'll experience unique wildlife, volcanic landscapes and seriously soulful terrain. A three-day entry pass is $10 per vehicle or $5 for individuals, making it a budget must on your Hawaii travels.

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