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A Top Getaway for 2021: The Hawaiian Islands

4-minute read | March 2021

Ready to travel again? We’re highlighting the best vacations that you can take right now in the USA where you can still have a fun and safe time traveling despite COVID-19.

COVID-19 Travel Update: Hawaii currently has a pre-testing option for travelers wishing to bypass the 14-day quarantine mandate. Prior to arrival, visitors must provide confirmation of a negative test result from a state approved COVID-19 testing center within 72 hours before departure. For more information, call the number on the top of this page to speak to a Vacation Planner.

Hawaii is one of the world’s most prized paradises, and if you’re dreaming of a getaway unlike any other that’s, consider Hawaii! Whether you want to visit the popular attractions of Oahu, escape to the Big Island, explore the nature of Kauai, or enjoy the scenery of over 30 miles of beautiful beaches in Maui, there’s a Hawaii Island that’s perfect for you.

Explore Hawaii resorts that are perfect for a holiday escape this year or in 2021 and beyond!

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It’s no surprise that Oahu is one of the most visited of Hawaii’s islands. Known as ‘The Gathering Place’, travelers who are looking for a foreign, yet familiar experience will truly enjoy Oahu.

Home to Hawaii’s capital of Honolulu, Oahu is the perfect blend of must-see sites, natural habitats, and urban experiences – offering travelers the ultimate vacation experience that’s filled with history, scenery, and fun.

Surfer Riding Wave at North Shore in Oahu

If you’re a surfer, it’s hard to find a better destination to escape to than Hawaii.

Pearl Harbor

Visit the historic Pearl Harbor Memorial site featuring many museums, memorials, exhibits, and ships including the famous USS Arizona Memorial.

The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, Museums, & USS Arizona Memorial are open to the public, and reservations are recommended for the USS Arizona Memorial Program, but you can still experience this landmark stress-free as they continue their phased reopening.

USS. Bowfin at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park in Pearl Harbor, Oahu.

USS. Bowfin at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park in Pearl Harbor, Oahu.

Hanauma Bay

The State Park is now open to the public! Allowing 720 guests per day, you can catch a glimpse of Hawaii’s fascinating marine wildlife in this stunning setting for outdoor adventure. Other fun activities to check out are catamaran sailing, attend a Luau, or snorkeling.

North Shore

Wake up to watch surfers ride the perfect wave at the famous North Shore – a legendary surf mecca. The Summer waves are perfect for beginners to take lessons, while big wave surfing happens in November and February.

Big Island

If you’re looking for a vacation that will include tons of new discoveries, then consider traveling to Hawaii’s youngest and largest island – Big Island during your next getaway! This is the only island on Hawaii that boasts all but two of the world’s climate zones – allowing you to experience lush rainforests, volcanic deserts, black sand beaches, and even snow-capped mountaintops.

When visiting Hawaii during the Winter months, think about traveling 13,764 feet atop Maunakea – the tallest sea mountain in the world – and be sure to snap a picture because you won’t believe that you’re seeing snow in Hawaii! Another must-visit is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – the home of Kilauea Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes on Earth. Depending on changing volcanic activity, there may be opportunities for you to view active lava flows from areas of roads within this park – definitely something to cross off your bucket list!


Kauai is a wonderful place to go to see the more natural side of Hawaii and spend some time away from the crowds. A must-see destination is the Na Pali Coast– a famous stretch of coastline known for its beautiful beaches, majestic cliffs, hiking trails, and lovely panoramic views.

The Na Pali Coast on Kauai

Should you wish to stop and hike during your time in Na Pali, check out the 300-foot Hanakapiai waterfall which is a breathtaking reward for your efforts to the top! Even if you don’t want to hike or swim, you can spend your time in Kauai discovering local Hawaiian favorites and specialty foods such as Kona Coffee during breakfast, macaroni salad with your lunch, and shaved ice as a refreshing dessert after a long day of sunbathing. You can experience the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation during your stay on Kauai.


Nature in Hana, Maui

There are few things in the world comparable to experiencing a real Maui sunset; imagine a silhouette of palm trees in front of a colour-rich sky, warm island breezes, and the sound of breaking waves as you watch the sun disappear into the horizon.

Gorgeous Maui Sunset Overlooking Ocean

Maui is a true treasure, and you can stay at fabulous Maui resorts to experience the best of this island when you escape to Hawaii. In Maui, there are many opportunities for exciting island adventures such as zip lining through the jungle, scuba diving with sea turtles and colorful fishes, windsurfing across crystal clear water, and hiking to famous Maui natural attractions such as Haleakala National Park.

For nature enthusiasts, you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy some of the best whale watching in the world when you visit this island from December to May. Maui is truly an incredible island paradise to visit during any escape to Hawaii!

Whale Watching Off the Shore of Maui

With so many exciting activities and sights to see in Hawaii, you can’t go wrong with a vacation here. Whether you’re dreaming of a solo adventure, a romantic getaway, or a fun-filled escape for the entire family, Hawaii is the definition of an ideal vacation destination right here in the United States. Contact us to start planning your perfect getaway today!

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