Beyond the Beaches in Hawai‘i

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Agents can use the Official Hawai‘i Destination Specialist Program to plan their client's Hawaiian vacation.
Agents can use the Official Hawai‘i Destination Specialist Program to plan their client’s Hawaiian vacation.

The Hawaiian Islands are world-renowned for their breathtaking beaches—but that doesn’t make these six iconic isles the sole domain of sunbathers and sandcastle builders. Go through your client list to identify the culture hounds, the nature lovers, the foodies and the adventurers…because Hawai‘i offers a stunning array of activities and attractions that will delight each and every one of them.

Cultural Immersion
The islands’ diversity is beautifully demonstrated through art, music and dance—each celebrating the warm spirit of aloha. Your clients can explore works by local artisans and craftspeople in museums, galleries and festivals; enjoy live musical performances showcasing the traditional rhythms of the ‘ukulele and slack key guitar in venues and festivals throughout the six islands and, of course, learn the hula—the ancient Hawaiian art of communication through dance.

Natural Wonders
Advise clients to pack their hiking boots because the Hawaiian Islands offer a rich variety of terrain to explore. From the depths of the Waimea Canyon to the peak of Mauna Kea, from smoldering volcanoes to misting waterfalls and rugged cliffs to sandy beaches—enchantment looms as vividly as the imagination.

Dynamic Tastes
In 1991, twelve local chefs pioneered Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine—a culinary movement that inventively blends the islands’ farm-to-table approach and diverse ethnic flavors with cuisine from around the world. Today, foodies can experience the gastronomic ecstasy of Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine in numerous restaurants dotting all six islands.

Aquatic Adventures
The Hawaiian Islands beckon with a nearly endless array of thrilling water-bound sports. Your most daring clients can learn to hang ten in the birthplace of big wave surfing. Planning a vacation for an all-around adventurer? Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving, snorkeling and mountain tubing are all great additions to an active itinerary. For clients who feel the lure of the sea, but would rather stay dry, fishing and boating excursions are excellent alternatives.

But there’s even more for your clients in the Hawaiian Islands and only one place to learn about it all. The Official Hawai‘i Destination Specialist Program delivers the knowledge you need to plan and book the rich experiences that add up to the perfect vacation again and again. Begin your journey to expertise today at