Hawaii's diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike. Due to its mid-Pacific location, Hawaii has many North American and Asian influences along with its own vibrant native culture. Hawaii has over a million permanent residents along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel. Its capital is Honolulu on the island of O'ahu.

Hawaii's climate is typical for the tropics, although temperatures and humidity tend to be a bit less extreme due to near-constant trade winds from the east. Summer highs are usually in the upper 80s °F, (around 31 °C) during the day and mid 70s, (around 24 °C) at night. Winter day temperatures are usually in the low to mid 80s, (around 28 °C) and (at low elevation) seldom dipping below the mid 60s (18 °C) at night. Snow, not usually associated with the tropics, falls at 4,205 metres (13,796 ft) on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island in some winter months. Snow rarely falls on Haleakala. Mount Wai?ale?ale, on Kaua?i, has the second highest average annual rainfall on Earth, about 460 inches (11,684.0 mm). Most of Hawaii has only two seasons: the dry season from May to October, and the wet season from October to April.

Hawaii is one of four states, besides the original thirteen, that were independent prior to becoming part of the United States

The Kingdom of Hawaii was sovereign from 1810 until 1893 when the monarchy was overthrown by resident American (and some European) businessmen. It was an independent republic from 1894 until 1898, when it was annexed by the United States as a territory, becoming a state in 1959.

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  • St. Regis Princeville Resort

    From $1,357.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kauai
    Situated on Hawaii's breathtaking Hanalei Bay, this exclusive island getaway appeals to luxury travelers, golf enthusiasts and honeymooners seeking tropical romance and fun.

  • Sheraton Kauai Resort

    From $550.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kauai
    Sheraton Kauai Resort is the ultimate gathering place boasting magnificent oceanfront views of Poipu Beach and the famous First Break Surf Spot.

  • Sheraton Maui Resort

    From $760.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Maui
    Set on the widest expanse of Ka'anapali Beach at the foot of legendary Pu'u Keka'a, Black Rock, this ocean side Hawaiian resort greets travelers to a world of relaxation and discovery.

  • Aston Kaanapali Shores

    From $419.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Maui
    Set on Kaanapali Beach, this gracious Hawaiian getaway offers quality service, spacious condominium accommodations and appealing amenities ideal for golfers, honeymooners and families.

  • Royal Kona Resort

    From $311.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kailua-Kona
    Set oceanfront overlooking Kailua Bay in the heart of Kona town, the Royal Kona Resort is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, historical sites and activities.

  • Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

    From $541.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Honolulu
    Overlooking world-famous Waikiki Beach.  Experience the idyllic splendor of Hawaii just steps away from one of the world's most famous beaches.

  • Kaanapali Beach Hotel

    From $387.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Maui
    Fronting a world- famous beach, this Hawaiian resort provides families and honeymooners with a charming setting to create lifelong vacation memories.

  • The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali

    From $788.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Maui
    Situated along legendary Ka'anapali Beach, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa is a picture-perfect tropical escape surrounded by mountains and glittering seas and provides a haven of pure relaxation.

  • Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Beach

    From $500.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kailua-Kona
    Makana is the Hawaiian word for gift.

  • The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

    From $550.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Waikoloa
    This luxurious beachfront resort is nestled on 32 acres of sunny Kohala Coast at Mauna Lani.

  • Aston at Poipu Kai

    From $359.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kauai
    Nestled amidst ten acres of lushly landscaped gardens, this pleasant condominium resort attracts families, golf-lovers and senior travelers with custom-furnished accommodations conveniently equ...

  • Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas

    From $344.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Waikoloa
    Offering stunning views of swaying palms, an exquisite beach and the Mauna Kea Volcano, this superior condominium resort provides families, honeymooners and golf-lovers with all of the comfo...

  • Aston Waikiki Sunset

    From $594.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Honolulu
    From the open-air lobby to spacious condominium-style accommodations, guests enjoy the breezy spirit of the tropics during their stay at this family-friendly resort.

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  • Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk

    From $471.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Honolulu
    This resort is nestled on 1.3 acres in the heart of Waikiki Beach Walk where guests can enjoy an array of restaurants, shops, boutiques and entertainment offerings.

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