Hawaii — Introduction
The Pacific paradise of Hawaii is part of the US but it is over 3,700 kilometres away from California. It’s where American and Asian cultures blend to provide an experience never to be forgotten.
Warm Pacific breezes float across the islands to keep temperatures comfortable but they also help produce the swells that surfers adore.
Hawaii consists of eight major islands – Big Island, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, Kahoolawe and Niihau and each offers distinct experiences, activities and sights.
There is so much to see and enjoy on this isolated chain of rugged islands that a return visit is all but a given. Renowned for its beautiful beaches and as the birthplace of surfing. It also has a natural environment second to none.
The Hawaiian Islands are merely the projecting tops of the largest mountain range in the world, much of which runs deep under the Pacific. At 4,205 metres above sea level Big Island’s Mauna Kea is an inactive, often snow-capped volcano and is the highest point in Hawaii.
Featured resort videos:
Shell Vacations Club at Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village (opens in new window)
Shell Vacations Club at Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy (opens in new window)