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. By Evie Carrick
But where to start? While Hawaii is home to plenty of beautiful, centrally located resorts — like Waikiki’s Ritz-Carlton Residences, ‘Alohilani Resort, and Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort — all-inclusive resorts aren’t common. That’s why travellers looking for a one-stop-shop should seek out vacation planning companies that bundle together flights, meals, lodging, transportation, and activities under one flat rate. To lend a hand, we’ve done the legwork and checked out some of the Aloha State’s travel companies and their best all-inclusive Hawaii vacation packages.
Single-island all-inclusive vacations
6 Days on Hawaii (Big Island) — Hawaii Aloha Travel
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 (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 — Tripmasters
This six-day adventure on Maui offers the ease of an all-inclusive vacation without losing the traveller’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 — Aloha Hawaiian Vacations
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 Waikiki resort, take your breakfast by the beach, and spend the day boating to a hidden island or snorkelling with sea turtles.
Rates start at USD 2,990 (INR 2,29,609) and include airfare, lodging, breakfast and dinner, and a broad selection of daily activities.
6 Days on Kauai — Hawaii Aloha Travel
Kauai is a must for travellers 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. The Hawaii Aloha Travel all-inclusive experience includes a private tour of the Waimea Canyon Overlook and the South Shore as well as a trip to the secret falls near Wailua River. 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. Hawaii Aloha Travel tailors the trip to fit your budget and expectations so prices vary.
Inter-island all-inclusive Hawaii vacations
12 Days on Oahu, Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui — YMT Vacations
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 to enjoy rainforests and a riverboat cruise. You’ll conclude your trip in 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 (INR 1,95,744) and do not include airfare to and from the mainland.
6+ Days on Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui — Tripmasters
This three-island itinerary is perfect for travellers who have either already experienced the splendour of Oahu or want to steer clear of the bustling capital city of Honolulu. The trip kicks off on Hawaii (Big Island), where you’ll stay for two-plus nights before hopping on a plane to Kauai. After at least a couple of nights on the Garden Isle, you’ll make your way to the third and final destination: Maui. After enjoying all that Maui has to offer, you’ll fly back to the mainland.
The fully customisable trip is typically booked for six to nine days, but longer trips are available. No matter how many days you have to spend in the Aloha State, the offer includes flights to and from the mainland, inter-island flights, and hotels for the duration of your trip. Rates can be as low as USD 1,389 (INR 1,06,664), but vary depending on your departure airport, dates, and length of stay.
6+ Days on Maui and Kauai — Tripmasters
Nature lovers will be drawn to the islands of Maui and Kauai, which are home to some of the most visually stunning landscapes, from pristine beaches to hidden waterfalls and lush valleys. During this all-inclusive trip, you’ll spend three-plus days exploring Maui (don’t miss Haleakala National Park and Wailea Beach) before hopping on a plane to Kauai, the island of soaring cliffs and plunging ravines. And since this excursion is fully customisable, you can stay on longer than the six-night minimum.
This offer includes flights to and from the mainland, inter-island flights, and hotels for the duration of your trip. Rates can be as low as USD 1179 (INR 90,538), but vary depending on your departure airport, dates, and length of stay.
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