Hawaii Travel and Tours
Hawaii is famous for it’s beaches and natural beauty leaving no shortage of things to see and do! Here are some of the popular places to visit and activities to do during your time on the IVHQ Hawaii program.
The North Shore
Known for it’s laid back vibe and world famous surf spots, you’d be remiss to come to Oahu and not visit the North Shore. With miles of shoreline and surf breaks to serve both seasoned experts and beginners, you can join in or join the other spectators on the beach. If surfing isn’t your thing, you can snorkel, swim on sunbathe and then hit up the many local restaurants and shops afterward.
The state capital and urban epicenter, here you’ll find Hawaii’s take on city life. Full of historic and cultural sites, museums, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and nightlife, Honolulu’s cityscape also has the famous Waikiki beach, one of the world’s biggest tourism hotspots.
The westside of Oahu, known as the Leeward coast, is much drier than the other parts of the island and houses a range of resorts, spas, amusement parks and golf courses. Beyond the man-made attractions, there is big wave surfing (seasonal) and the hike to Oahu’s most western point at sacred Kaena Point.
Known for beaches that are regularly ranked as the best in the world, Maui actually offers much more - resorts and entertainment on the east side, and incredible hiking through lush forests and Halekala National Park to the west. Maui is only a 40 minute flight from Honolulu but offers a different perspective on Hawaii.
The Big Island
Home to one of the most active volcanoes in the world, black sand beaches and world-class snorkeling and diving, the Big Island is your best bet for taking in the power of nature. Also known as Hawaii Island, this spot boasts the most contrasting landscapes, including snow-capped mountains, lava tubes, waterfalls, and pristine beaches, all within a 40 minute flight of Honolulu.
Kauai is perfect for those seeking a slower pace and relaxation, among lush landscapes and floral scented trade winds. Kauai has charming small towns where you can get a taste of local food and art and learn about the island’s interesting history and culture and mythology. 50 minutes by air from Honolulu, it’s a great option for a relaxing long weekend.
If you would like more details on any of these locations or activities, our local team in Hawaii can assist you once you are registered onto the IVHQ Hawaii program.
To apply for the program or explore the volunteering opportunities available in Hawaii, visit our Volunteer in Hawaii page.