The Hawaiian Islands may be a part of the United States but they feel a world away. Prepare to ‘hang loose’ and slow down to island time in this birthplace of surfing and hula dancing. The six islands of Hawaii are adorned with tropical beaches, gnarly surf breaks, fiery volcanoes, thundering waterfalls and lush rainforest. But perhaps Hawaii's most unique feature is its aloha spirit. Visitors can expect a welcome as warm as the islands’ perfect sea breezes. Here, world-class accommodation, dining, shopping and nightlife converge with a laid-back culture and jaw-droppingly beautiful scenery. Whether you picture yourself riding a wave in Waikiki, getting some serious retail therapy in Honolulu, whale watching off Maui, or hiking over ancient lava flows on the ‘Big Island’, Hawaii offers an idyllic beach holiday and so much more.