Hike the Lanikai Pillbox Trail

"A relatively easy hike with big rewards — the views are unbelievable"

Soak up the sun

"Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach are twin shorelines not far from the Lanikai Pillbox Trail and you’d be hard-pressed to find better beaches anywhere"

Take a surfing lesson

"Do as the locals do — the islands are known for their amazing waves and surf competitions"

Or watch the pros

"While Waikiki Beach is a good spot for smaller waves, pro surfers tend to hit up the North Shore for the larger swells"

Visit Pearl Harbor

"A sombre but important National Monument that tells the story of Pearl Harbour and the events that led to the United States’ involvement in World War II"

Expeience a luau

"A luau is an extravagant, traditional Hawaiian feast featuring delicious food and fascinating entertainment, and simply a must"

Go snorkeling

"Swim alongside green sea turtles and tropical fish, maybe even dolphins, in the crystal clear waters"

See the sealife through a glass-bottomed boat

"If you prefer to stay dry, take this option to see them swimming beneath your feet"

Or save your boat adventure for sunset

"Enjoy a sunset like no other, on board a luxury yacht complete with cocktails, Honolulu views, and fresh ocean breeze"

Immerse yourself in Hawaiian history

"Fancy a royal moment? Iolani Palace is the only royal palace in the entire United States"

Discover Dole's "Pineapple Experience"

"From the Pineapple Express train to the pineapple-shaped maze, it's non-stop fruity fun"

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