If your scorecard shows that Oahu is for you, you're likely a first time visitor to the islands or someone who enjoys the hustle and bustle of a big city with fine hotels, excellent restaurants, lots of nightlife and great shopping. You've chosen the island with the most cultural and historical sites in Hawaii, fine museums and lots of great Hawaiian music. If you're a surfer, this is the place for you. The North Shore is calling out to you. The island offers beautiful white sand beaches, several challenging nature hikes and lots of things to see and do on every day of your vacation. Learn more about Oahu.
If you've chosen Maui, there's a good chance that you're either a honeymoon couple looking to stay at a world class resort or hotel, or a family looking to stay in a rental condominium and save a few pennies on your trip. You're probably looking to spend some time enjoying Maui's fine beaches but you're also interested in exploring a bit of Hawaii's lush beauty either on the Road to Hana or a trip to the summit of Haleakala in Haleakala National Park. You may also be a golfer who wants to play at several top-rated courses where the PGA Tour or PGA Senior Tour has hosted tournaments. You probably want to get away from the big city, but you still want to have access to many of the conveniences that you're used to every day. Learn more about Maui.
Big Island of Hawaii
If your score points you to the Big Island, you're probably eager to explore the most ecologically diverse of the Hawaiian Islands. You can journey to the top of Mauna Kea where you may actually see snow and are sure to see stars that you've never seen before. You can also ride horseback in the Waipio Valley with thousand foot cliffs on each side, huge waterfalls and a black sand beach. You can visit the only place on earth where the planet grows each and every day - Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park, the home to Kilauea and Madame Pele. You can gaze across the land of the largest privately owned ranch in the United States. On the Big Island, you can stay at a world-class resort on the sunny west side of the island or a more reasonable hotel in Hilo, where it rains almost every night and the vegetation is lush. Learn more about the Big Island of Hawaii.
If your total shows that Kauai is your island of choice, you've selected the Garden Isle, the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands. You'll see flowers and tropical vegetation that you've never seen before. You'll often feel that you're alone on your own private island as you wander a lonely beach or explore some of Kauai's state parks. Chances are you really want to see the natural beauty of the islands whether it be Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, or the Na Pali Coast with some of the world's highest sea cliffs. When your day of exploring is over you can return to one of Kauai's world-class hotels on the sunny Poipu coast or perhaps even a nearby condominium. Chances are you're on your honeymoon or perhaps a couple wanting to rekindle the romance in their lives. Learn more about Kauai.
If your score shows that Lana'i is the place for you, money is probably not the most important factor in planning your trip. You're looking to stay at one of the top two hotels in the world where your every wish is pampered. While you may enjoy a round at one of the islands world famous golf courses, you're probably not too interested in sightseeing or doing much exploring. You're likely content to stay at the hotel, enjoy the pool or beach at the Manele Bay Hotel, and just lull the day away. Crowds are not for you, and you've always dreamed of staying on the island where Donald Trump was once married. Learn more about Lana'i.
If your score points you to Moloka'i, you'll be one of the very few visitors that ever experience this "Most Hawaiian Island." Moloka'i has the highest percentage population of pure-blooded Hawaiians of any of the Hawaiian Islands. It's also the most rural and least developed of the islands. Your choice of lodging is very limited. You'll likely be staying at the Moloka'i Lodge and Beach Villas on Moloka'i's west end or perhaps the Hotel Moloka'i near the island's biggest town Kauanakakai. Moloka'i is a place to get away from it all. There's not a lot to see or do for any lengthy stay. A visit to Kalaupapa, home to the leper colony where Father Damien lived and worked is a must-see, but getting down involves either a long walk down and a hard walk up a narrow trail, or a bouncy mule ride down the same path. If solitude and privacy is what you're looking for, Moloka'i is the place for you. Learn more about Moloka'i.