If you’re looking for a getaway destination par excellence, what could be better than the Hawaiian archipelago? 4000 kilometers from the US mainland and 6000 from Japan, it’s one of the world’s most isolated spots discovered by the Polynesians who reached the islands by canoe around 1500 years ago.
Nonetheless it’s the birthplace of Barak Obama and Nicole Kidman, the tragic site of the destruction of The American fleet at Pearl Harbour, and the location for Jurassic Park and Godzilla. Seven million tourists visit the islands every year.
The capital, Honolulu is a wonderful mix of natural and modern coastline with Waikiki beach offering white sand, turquoise water, luxury hotels, wonderful surfing and water sports, and romantic restaurants for fine dining. Visit the nearby Ala Moana massive mall for shopping, the Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium.
Head for the centre of town to visit the Iolani Palace, the Museum of Hawaiian Natural History, and the Botanical gardens. There’s also a National Commemorative Cemetery near the centre in remembrance of the tragedy at Pearl harbor.
Savour the exotic fusion cuisine, born from the influence of Chinese, Japanese and Korean immigrants, amongst others. From sushi to Asian spiced dishes, you will not be disappointed. Then take a sunset cruise along the sea shore. You’re guaranteed the holiday of a lifetime.
You can fly to Honolulu from around £850 return. Check www.airfaresflights.co.uk for further details.