Which Hawaiian Island is the Best to Visit?

To help you decide which Hawaiian Island is ideal for your next vacation, U.S. News took into account sights, expert opinion and reader input to determine the best Hawaiian Islands to visit.

Best Hawaiian island to visit 2023 Ranking

Maui Maui is a great option for first-timers who are looking for variety in their vacation

Hawaii - The Big Islamd The big Island offer white and black sand beaches, including the famous Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, it is also home to lush jungles and two active volcanoes at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Kaua'i  he main attractions here are Koke'e State Park and Waimea Canyon, otherwise known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific

Honolulu-Oahu On the South Shore, you'll find Waikiki Beach, Hanauma Bay, Pearl Harbor National Memorial and Le'ahi (Diamond Head) State Monument, all in the capital city of Honolulu.

Lanai  Travelers can take a four-wheel-drive vehicle to spots like Kaiolohia (Shipwreck Beach) and Kaunolu Village, a prehistoric fishing village that was once frequented by King Kamehameha I

Molokai Moloka'i is a great place to reconnect with nature, whether you’re staying overnight at one of Moloka'i’s quiet oceanfront cottages or visiting on a day trip from one of the other Hawaiian Islands