Written for Hour Detroit, on behalf of Delta Vacations.
Known for unspoiled beauty, unique culture and the rejuvenating Aloha Spirit —the Hawaiian Islands offer a breathtaking backdrop for unforgettable experiences that reward those who delve a little deeper. On your next trip, leave the roadmap behind to roam like a local. Discover welcoming aloha, a thriving food scene and thrilling outdoor adventures on Oahu, Maui, the island of Hawaii, Kauai or Lanai.
EXPLORE MAUI FROM THE SKY
Via a helicopter, see all the most popular points of this beautiful island, including Haleakala National Park and Haleakala Crater, Manawainui, Oheo Gulch (Seven Pools), Hana Town and the Hana Rainforest Preserve, hundreds of beautiful waterfalls and even Keanae Valley.
SWIM IN KANEOHE BAY ON OAHU
Kaneohe Bay is engulfed by the majestic Koolau mountain range, and protected by one of the largest barrier reefs in the Hawaiian Islands. Swim in the refreshing cool water, or snorkel alongside colorful marine life. In the distance, you’ll see Coconut Island, which is known for its role in the long-standing television series Gilligan’s Island.
HOVER ABOVE THE BIG ISLAND ON ISLAND OF HAWAII
Prepare to be awestruck with out-of-this-world beauty and volcanic magnitude when you board a helicopter tour. Take in the natural spectacles of lava flows, black-sand beaches, and the Hamakua Coast.
GAZE INTO WAIMEA CANYON ON KAUAI
Known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Waimea Canyon is a geological wonder with crested buttes, rugged crags and deep valley gorges. From a lookout 3,400 feet high, delight in unsurpassed views of the 2,857-foot deep canyon. As you trek to this vantage point, stop at Spouting Horn to watch a natural blowhole spit seawater up to 50 feet in the air.
DIVE OR SNORKEL AT THE CATHEDRALS FROM LANAI
Two of the best spots in all of Hawaii for divers are off the Lanai coast. At Cathedral I, there is an underwater grotto with coral formations that resemble a Gothic church with stained-glass windows. The 70-foot-high spires are home to sea turtles, squid and moray eels. Cathedral II is also massive in volume, but embodies the feel of a mansion, with a black coral chandelier and schools of red soldierfish.
Make The Most Of Your Vacation To The Hawaiian Islands
Delta Vacations offers getaway packages to help you easily experience all these Hawaiian wonders and much more. Save on a flight, hotel and optional car rental to explore at your own pace. Plus, add on tours and excursions to sightsee with a guide.
Live out your adventure in style at a beach resort, spacious oceanfront apartment or a deluxe villa condominium. And, you can elevate your experience with the plush amenities of Delta Vacations wedding and honeymoon packages and luxury upgrades. Save today, and start collecting your memories of the Hawaiian Islands!