Hawaiian islands are surfing the crest of a wave right now - with some the most incredible geology and wildlife on earth and 1500 sq miles of islands, islets and atolls it is one of the most peaceful places in the world. Hawaii Five-O returns to our screens and with it renewed interest to visit this part of the Pacific.
Stay at the recently opened lifestyle property Waikiki Edition on Honolulu - culturally cool with a laid back charm - sculpture formed from hundreds of smashed surf boards greets you in the Lobby.
Sessions of daily yoga offered round the sunrise pool area and to keep in shape try the surf and bikini boot camp.
Then head for the island of Oahu and stay on the hippy north Shore - Turtle Bay Resort where you will find the world famous surfing beaches with waves towering up to 50' for die-hard surfers. Stunning coast roads with a background of green cloaked volcanic hinterland.
A short plane hop then to maui. Stay at the Paia inn Hotel in the historic Plantation town of Paia and shop at the flagship store of Letarte by Lisa Cabrinha one of the coolest swim collections at this time. next door is mambo Cafe with amazing food and great spot for celebrity sightings. new boutique Hotel Wailea is sexy, serene and affordable.
Experience a Lomi/Shiatsu massage with a Hawaiian flare.
One of the hippest restaurants on maui is the mala Ocean Taverna at Lahaina - watch the sunset from the terrace at the edge of the ocean.
Head for the Hana Highway with delicious picnic box supplied by mambo Cafe - hairpin bends in lush surroundings with drop dead views until you reach the Hotel Hana-maui. A Hawaiian Heritage hotel with acres of lush gardens. Suites with widescreen ocean views and be sure to book a night of hula dancing which is a must before leaving the islands.