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    Discovering Hawaii: Your ultimate summer island guide

    As summer approaches, thoughts of vacation and adventure beckon travelers to explore the breathtaking landscapes of Hawaii. This captivating archipelago offers a diverse array of experiences across its many islands, each boasting its own unique charm and allure. Whether you seek tranquil beaches, lush rainforests or vibrant culture, Hawaii promises an unforgettable journey. Join us as we embark on a virtual tour of the islands, highlighting the distinct benefits of each destination for your summer getaway.

    Oahu: the Gathering Place

    Duke's Waikiki at OUTRIGGER Waikiki Beach Resort

    Oahu, known as "The Gathering Place," captivates visitors with its blend of urban energy and natural beauty. Here, you can bask in the sun on world-renowned beaches like Waikiki, where the turquoise waters beckon surfers and sunbathers alike. Join in the vibrant life and visit one of the many iconic beach bars in Waikiki like Duke’s Waikiki and Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman where live music and drinks flow hand in hand.

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    Maui: the Valley Isle

    Kanikapila at OUTRIGGER Kaanapali Beach Resort

    Maui, known as "The Valley Isle," is celebrated for its picturesque landscapes, including the iconic Road to Hana and the majestic Haleakalā National Park. Beach lovers can indulge in the pristine shores of Kaanapali, while adventurers can embark on snorkeling excursions in the crystal-clear waters of Molokini Crater. Maui is also known for its vibrant arts scene and rich heritage, and there’s no better place to immerse yourself in the culture of Hawaii than at OUTRIGGER Kāʻanapali Beach Resort. With complimentary daily cultural activities and live beachfront music on the best beach in the world there’s not much more you’ll need for the perfect getaway.

    Bonus: book a stay during whale season and you’re almost guaranteed to spot a whale frolicking in the warm waters right in front of the resort!

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    Kauai: the Garden Isle

    Relaxing at the pool at OUTRIGGER Kauai Resort & Spa

    Kauai, known as "The Garden Isle," enchants visitors with its emerald valleys, dramatic cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Nature enthusiasts can explore the rugged terrain of Waimea Canyon, often referred to as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," or venture into the lush jungles of the Na Pali Coast. For a more leisurely experience, cruise along the Wailua River or relax on the tranquil beaches of Poipu, where sea turtles and dolphins frolic in the surf. When you need a break from exploring and looking to rejuvenate, book a stay at OUTRIGGER Kauaʻi Beach Resort & Spa located just minutes from the airport and centrally situated between the north and south shores of the island ensuring you’re never too far from your next adventure.

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    Hawaii Island: the Big Island

    Manta Ray Dive at OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa

    Hawaii Island, often referred to as "The Big Island," is a paradise of contrasts, featuring everything from snow-capped mountains to tropical rainforests and black sand beaches. Visitors can witness the fiery spectacle of Kilauea Volcano at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park or stargaze atop Mauna Kea, home to some of the world's most advanced observatories. Snorkelers and divers can explore vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, with the most notable experience of a nighttime snorkel with the majestic manta rays in Kona. These gentle giants call Keauhou Bay their home and is the only place in the world where you can witness these creatures doing summersaults right in front of you as you float from a lighted platform.

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    Live music at Duke's Waikiki at OUTRIGGER Waikiki Beach Resort

    With its enchanting beauty and diverse attractions, Hawaii offers something for every type of traveler. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation or cultural immersion, the islands beckon with their warm hospitality and awe-inspiring landscapes. This summer, embark on a journey to paradise and discover why Hawaii remains one of the world's most coveted destinations in the world.

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