If there is paradise on Earth you'll find it in Hawaii. Beauty, the aloha spirit, plenty of things to do - they're all on the magical islands of Kauai, Maui, Oahu, the Big Island, Molokai, and Lanai.
One of the easiest ways to make arrangements for your vacation in paradise is through one of the companies that offer Hawaiian vacation packages. There you'll often find good deals as well as packages for special occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries, and family gatherings.
And, if you love to golf, you will absolutely adore Hawaii. The weather's always great and you can book a Hawaiian vacation package that will have you playing as often as your budget allows.
Here are the four most popular islands and a taste of what's available.
If you crave the nightlife, surfing, shopping and a wide variety of restaurants, this is where you want to go. Most of the major hotels and resorts are in Waikiki, which is part of the city of Honolulu.
Hawaii-Aloha.com is a well-respected local company that offers all inclusive vacation packages to Oahu and Maui. When you book with them and land on Oahu you will be greeted at the airport with a traditional flower lei. Then they'll whisk you away to your hotel in a private stretch limo. It's about a half hour from the airport to the hotel and you will soon be enjoying activities and meals with quality vendors.
Your week in paradise will include snorkeling in Hanauma Bay, exploring Diamond Head Volcano, wriggling your toes in the sand of world-renowned North Shore beaches like Pipeline and Sunset, seeing Waimea Bay -- where the waves can come crashing down from a height of forty to fifty feet in the winter, and the water can be as flat as a lake in the summer -- and a visit to Pearl Harbor.
Hawaii-Aloha.com's Maui package includes more volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls and rainforests.
Hawaii-Aloha's vacation packages to Oahu and Maui also include a day pass at a spa, enough time for shopping, and a dinner cruise on a catamaran.
Blue Hawaii Vacations Inc., which has been in business since the late '90s, specializes in hotels and condos on Kauai's north shore, among other destinations.
They can make arrangements for you to stay at the elegant Princeville Resort, overlooking Hanalei Bay. If you're lucky enough to see moonbeams splash across the bay you'll think you've died and gone to heaven.
There are 252 suites and rooms as well as four gourmet restaurants on the property. You can enjoy a romantic interlude in the living room lounge, where you can savor an evening's entertainment after enjoying a magical sunset.
There's a lot to do there, including horseback riding, 45 holes of golf, including the Prince Course (which was rated #1 in Hawaii by Golf Digest), kayaking tours and zipline.
The resort also offers romantic packages, such as a Honeymoon and Anniversary Couples package, where you'll receive a bottle of champagne.
Choose the Experience of Love Hawaiian vacation package you will get a massage for two in your room and get his and her bathrobes to wear while sipping your champagne.
There's even a Keiki Aloha Program for kids between the ages of five and twelve. They''ll be entertained with plenty of games and activities, while freeing up some time for just you and your partner.
The Big Island of Hawaii
The Kenwood Travel Company offers vacations to all the six major islands.
One of the resorts they recommend is the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island's Kohala Coast. This oceanfront hotel is set amidst tropical gardens and enjoys the reputation of having award-winning dining facilities.
The resort's three towers contain 1,240 guest rooms and 57 suites. Fantastic views are guaranteed from each guest room, with a choice of mountain, ocean, garden or golf course views.
As a guest on this Hawaiian vacation package you can play tennis at the Kohala Sports Club and Bar. And you won't want to miss an excursion to see the volcanoes from a helicopter or watch whales from a ship.