By Evie Carrick
A vacation — especially in a place like Hawaii — is meant to transport you away from the stresses of everyday life. But booking flights, researching hotels, and making reservations can be a lot of work — and let’s be honest, no one wants to spend time planning a day-by-day itinerary when they’re in paradise. That’s where all-inclusive vacations come in. You can pick your dates and let the pros figure out the details.
To lend a hand, we’ve done the legwork and checked out some of the best all-inclusive Hawaii vacation packages.
6 Days on Hawaii – the Big Island
If you have your heart set on visiting an active volcano or experiencing some stark black-sand beaches, there’s nowhere better than the island of Hawaii, the official name of Big Island. On this six-day, all-inclusive vacation, you’ll experience all that and more, thanks to the included rental car, activities, and central, four-star accommodations. Rates include airfare, lodging, a rental car, breakfast and dinner each day, and a selection of excursions such as visiting Kona Coffee Farm and diving with manta rays. Hawaii Aloha Travel tailors the trip to fit your budget and expectations so prices vary.
6 Days on Maui
This six-day adventure on Maui offers the ease of an all-inclusive vacation without losing the traveler’s anonymity. The trip’s big costs — flights, rental car, and lodging — are bundled, but it’s up to you to determine where you eat and what you do. Described as a “self-drive” Maui getaway, you’ll pick up your rental car on arrival and can spend the following days however you please, whether that’s driving the scenic Hana Highway or laying by the pool at your hotel.
Rates include round-trip airfare, lodging, and a rental car, and they vary depending on your departure airport, dates, and length of stay.
8 Days on Oahu
While a multi-island trip is great, to really experience a place, you need to spend more than a few days there. That’s the thinking behind this all-inclusive experience on Oahu. From the moment you set foot on Hawaiian soil and enjoy the scent of your obligatory lei, you’ll be transported to another world — one where you live in a resort, take your breakfast by the beach and spend the day boating to a hidden island or snorkeling with sea turtles.
Rates start at USD 2,990 including the airfare, lodging, breakfast and dinner, and a broad selection of daily activities.
6 Days on Kauai
Kauai is a must for travelers craving a place to reset and rejuvenate. Its quiet charm and nature-rich landscapes provide a true escape from the hustle and bustle of the world. A private tour of the Waimea Canyon Overlook and the South Shore as well as a trip to the secret falls near Wailua River is a refreshing experience. You’ll also have a rental car, so you can surf Hanalei Bay or head south to Poipu Beach Park to look for whales and sea turtles.
The six-day trip includes beachfront accommodations at a four-star hotel, airport transfers, a rental car, breakfast and dinner, and excursions tailored to fit your budget and expectations so prices vary.
12 Days on Oahu, Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui
If you’re looking for a vacation that offers plenty of time to unwind, this four-island getaway might be your ticket. The trip starts in Oahu, where you’ll meet your local tour director. They’ll be integral in welcoming you to the islands and providing insider knowledge on what to see and do during your trip. After a few nights spent relaxing and sightseeing on Oahu, you’ll hop aboard an inter-island flight to Hawaii, where you’ll spend a few days exploring the Big Island. Another inter-island flight to Kauai is next for enjoying the rainforests and a riverboat cruise. You’ll conclude your trip to Maui, the second biggest island.
The trip includes lodging, three inter-island flights, a tour director, and sightseeing activities on all four islands. Rates start at USD 2,549 and do not include airfare to and from the mainland.
(Courtesy: Travel and Leisure India)