It seems unfair that one place should be blessed with so much beauty. Fringed with glorious white-sand beaches and commanding volcanic craters, the Hawaiian Islands are pocket-sized Pacific Ocean gems. However you spend your time, there can be few places more beautiful to spend it in. Bamboo groves and lava deserts, biosphere reserves and rainforest: diverse and dramatic landscapes ripe for exploration. And whether you’re snorkelling in Kona or sailing in Waikiki, you’ll discover each island has its own charms. On an escorted tour with Cosmos hear the stories of the infamous Pearl Harbor attack in Honolulu and explore the historic Hulihee Palace. From the dramatic to the historical to the sedate, Hawaii is pretty close to perfection.