Hawaii beach vacation travel guide for Canadians
Hawaii has been a long-time favourite destination for Travelzoo members, especially for lucky west coast residents with shorter flights. From the popular Oahu and the Big Island to the can't-be-missed Maui and Kauai, we're always on the look out for great deals for hotels and resorts in Hawaii.
Travelzoo has featured some amazing deals for Hawaii, from under-$1000 hotel-and-air packages right by the beach to hotel-only deals at up to 50% off. Be sure to sign up for an alert so that you're the first to know when we publish a Hawaii deal. (Just search "Hawaii" on our site and you'll see the option for alerts.)
Here, our deal experts have put together a Hawaii beach vacation guide to help you plan your trip. From silky white-sand beaches to exotic black, green, and red sand beaches (yes, you can visit them all), these are our tips and tricks for your beach vacation.
Oahu beach vacation guide
One of the most popular islands in Hawaii with Canadian travellers, the "Gathering Place" of Oahu is home to the state capital, Honolulu, and some of the best beaches for surfers. Visit the North Shore and watch world-class surfers ride the waves in the winter, or head to Turtle Beach to catch green sea turtles sunbathing on the sand. You'll find numerous beaches along the coast where seasoned watersport enthusiasts surf and bodyboard.
Travelzoo tip: The waves are at their most wild in the winter months. If you're looking for gentle, swimmable waters, plan your holiday for the summer season.
Visit our Oahu beach vacation guide for a breakdown of some of the best beaches to visit.
Hawaii's youngest island: Big Island
Eight of the world's 13 ecosystems can be found on this island, making it one of the world's most ecologically diverse places. It is also home to white, black and green sand beaches. On the Big Island, you can catch a sunset at Maniniowali beach, chase waterfalls in Hilo and swim with manta rays in Kilauea. Our deal experts love the idea of stargazing at Maunakea, the highest peak in Hawaii.
Visit our Big Island beach vacation guide to find out more about the black and green sand beaches.
Maui, the 'Valley Isle'
This popular honeymoon destination has it all, but without the crowds of the Big Island or Oahu. Watch the sun rise at Haleakala National Park and explore the numerous beaches on the island. Maui boasts more accessible shoreline than any of the other Hawaiian islands, and it's perfect for Travelzoo members looking for an upscale beach vacation.
Visit our Maui beach vacation guide to learn more about red sand beaches and a partially submerged volcano crater where you can snorkel.
Hawaii's oldest island: Kauai
Kauai is the oldest and perhaps the wettest of the Hawaiian islands, getting the most rain per year. That should not deter our members, as the island also has lush rainforests, reef lagoons for the best snorkeling, beautiful beaches (with unforgettable bodyboarding) and the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.
Visit our Kauai beach vacation guide for our tips on the best beach to see for stargazing, sunsets and surfing.