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Everything You Need to Know About Island Hopping in Hawaii

Hawaii has such a diverse array of islands. Why not experience them all? Go island hopping in Hawaii for the experience of a lifetime.  Below are some tips for making the best of your trip while traveling from island to island.  

Private Homes Hawaii offers gorgeous homes on two out of the eight major islands! So, we know a thing or two about the islands. That’s why we’ve put together a handy Vacation Guide to Hawaii. Our guide includes all of the best activities, restaurants, and sights to see during your time on Oahu or The Big Island. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get to planning your next adventure! 

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Everything You Need to Know About Island Hopping in Hawaii 

Inter-Island Flights 

Hawaiian AirlinesSouthwest AirlinesMokulele Airlines, and Makani Kai Air are all possible options when flying from island to island. If you take Southwest, you must be traveling to or from the Honolulu International Airport. For the most comfortable flight, take a luxury connection from HLN to the island of Lanai. But, if you would rather avoid flying, there are ferry services that can also take you around the Hawaiian Islands.  

Start Your Hawaiian Islands Adventure on Oahu 

Many visitors arrive in Hawaii at the Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HLN))Oahu is one of the major islands and is such a great place to visit because there are so many things to do, places to see, restaurants to try, and beautiful beaches to scope out. 

If you decide to start your Hawaiian island hopping on Oahu, we are happy to accommodate you in one of our luxury vacation rentalsSpend your time on Oahu in a large vacation rental with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, peaceful verandas, soothing pools, and endless memories when you start your vacation with Private Homes Hawaii.  


Thrill seekers love Maui or Kauai for their adventurous nature, and stunning scenery. You can really dive into the natural beauty of the islands when you visit this island. Kauai, also known as the Garden Isle, is perfect for those trying to escape the big cities or crowds. 

Moloka’i and Lanai 

Another hidden gem to visit if you’re trying to travel off the beaten path is Moloka’i and Lanai.  This lesser traveled area is perfect for day trips and ideal for social distancing and getting away from large groups of tourists. 


Maui is the perfect balance of natural and developed. There are plenty of iconic spots for snorkeling and hiking, but you can also treat yourself to luxury experiences at high end resorts and fantastic shopping. 

The Big Island

You’re in for a treat once you’ve made your way down to The Big Island of Hawaii. Families, couples, and solo adventure seekers alike all love The Big Island for its diversity. This island has tons of character, culture, and activities to suit anyone’s taste. Indulge in some of the most unique travel experiences when you visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the black sand beaches, or scenic waterfall hikes 

vacation rental on the big island of hawaiiMake Private Homes Hawaii Rental on Oahu or The Big Island Your End Point 

Start and end your trip on a good note when you treat yourself to a luxury stay in one of our vacation rentals. Make yourself at home in our Hualalai Resort Haliipua Villa 104 rental on The Big Island. After your journey island hopping through Hawaii, a relaxing stay is exactly what you need. 

This beautiful rental offers luxurious mahogany finishes, island-inspired ceiling finishes, a built-in lanai kitchen/ barbeque, and soothing lava rock garden showers. Hurry, and book your stay now! The views from this vacation rental will be well-worth the journey!