California Living ® host Aprilanne Hurley suggests you add Hawaii Island Hopping to your “bucket list” – with a getaway to the Hawaiian Islands ranking in the Top U.S. Islands recieiving TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards for islands.
Considering Hawaii is a top destination for Californians looking to get away, California Living ® takes Hawaii travel to the next level with the launch of Hawaii Travel Spotlights featuring Hawaii’s best places to “stay & play” in paradise.
Say hello to paradise
All three of the Hawaiian islands receiving a TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice award for “Best Islands” Maui, Oahu and Hawaii (The “Big Island”) are on the California Living® – Ultimate Hawaii Island Hopping Itinerary.
Hawaii Island Hopping made easy
When it comes to the perfect Hawaii Island hopping getaway, we’ve done all the work for you. Below is an ideal Hawaii Island Hopping itinerary with Mokulele Airlines. This trip includes a hop to the Island of Molokai, Hawaii, and 3 of TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice for islands winners:
- The “Big Island” of Hawaii
You’ll rest easy knowing the Hawaii travel partners in the California Living ® Spotlight have been hand-picked to provide you with the most trusted recommendations for your Hawaii getaway. You will also get the inside look at an authentic Hawaii island hopping experience only a true Hawaii travel insider can deliver.
Start your Hawaii island hopping experience in Oahu
California Living® recommends you start off your authentic Hawaii travel experience on Hawaii’s Island of Oahu.
Oahu is chock full of authentic Hawaii travel activities to explore. You will also find a number of top-notch hotels to make your home base, such as Trump International Hotel Waikiki, located just steps from the famous Waikiki Beach.
Island hop to Maui, voted “best island in the world.”
From Oahu, “island hop” to Maui, Hawaii, TripAdvisor’s #1 winner of the 2016 Travelers’ Choice awards for islands.
Also earning the title of the “best island in the world,” a Maui stop on your Hawaii Island hopping experience is an absolute must for a truly unforgettable Hawaii Travel experience…in paradise.
Guarantee you’ll have the Hawaii getaway of your dreams with a stay at Maui’s spectacular Royal Lahaina Resort. The Royal Lahaina Resort is situated beachfront on the beautiful Kaanapali Beach, voted one of America’s Best Beaches year after year.
“Must do” Royal Lahaina Resort activities include:
- Snorkeling at Black Rock
- Royal Lahaina’s breakfast buffet
- Royal Lahaina’s “Myths of Maui” Lu’au
Next, hop on a Mokulele Airlines flight from Maui to Kona located on the “Big Island” of Hawaii.
Make it an unforgettable getaway with a stay at the fabulous Royal Kona Resort.
The Royal Kona Resort is an oceanfront property on Kailua Bay featuring a private swimming lagoon.
Home to both Don the Beachcomber Restaurant and Don’s Mai Tai Bar, the Royal Kona Resort is a great getaway for travelers looking for an authentic Hawaii dining experience.
Immerse yourself in authentic Hawaii Culture…with a fun twist. From their annual Mai Tai Festivals to their Oceanfront Luau, the Royal Kona Resort offers a fun line up of authentic Hawaii cultural experiences to enjoy – and no resort fee!
California Living® travel buffs will find it easy to soak up the sun n’ fun in Kona with a choice of experiencing a variety of activities in Kona, including a Sunset Dinner Cruise or Dolphin Adventure with Body Glove Cruises.
Island hop to Molokai – Hawaii’s ‘Friendly Isle’
Next, hop on Mokulele Airlines for inter-island travel to the Hawaiian Island of Molokai. Considered “Hawaii’s most Hawaiian Island,” a stay on Molokai will provide you with a Hawaii travel experience you will not find on any other Hawaiian Island. The reason is, Molokai has retained Hawaiian life as it was in the very beginning.
While you will not find high-rise hotels, tourist attractions, and many of the commercialized aspects of Hawaii travel on Molokai, you will find plenty of adventure from waterfall hikes, to an abundance of unspoiled natural beauty.
To make the most of your authentic Hawaii travels, enjoy a few nights at the famed Hotel Molokai, where the genuine, friendly service will keep you coming back for more.
California Living® recommends you conclude your ultimate Hawaii Island hopping experience with a hop back to Oahu’s Honolulu Airport on Mokulele Airlines – “Hawaii’s favorite Island Hopper” ~ Aloha!