While not as well known as Waikiki or the North Shore, Oahu’s southeast and east (Windward) shore beaches are worth exploring. Windward means the eastern side of the island as wind blows east to west on Hawaii. The area also receives more rainfall than other parts of Oahu, creating lusher, greener views.
Hawaii is a state that is filled with history. From when King Kamehameha the Great unified all the Hawaiian Islands in 1810 to when the Hawaiian monarchy ended in 1893. From Polynesians arriving in Hawaii 1500 years ago to immigrants from Japan, China, Korea, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Russia and the Philippines coming to work on the plantations, Hawaii has such a unique combination of cultures. All of this is seen and felt in the historic sites all around Oahu.
While Hawaii is always fun, it’s not always inexpensive. However, there are lots of free things to do throughout Oahu if you know where to look. From beautiful beaches to spectacular hikes, we can help you make the most of your trip… and your dollar. Here are a few of our favorite things to do that won’t break your budget:
Visitors to Kauaʻi who stay in “resort bubble” hotels (Enhanced Movement Quarantine properties) and receive a negative pre-travel test, as well as a post-travel test three days after arrival will be released from the mandatory 10-day traveler quarantine.
As COVID-19 rates continue to soar across the country, Hawaii has seen an increase in cases over the past couple of weeks that has tightened restrictions. Those traveling to Hawaii need to plan ahead and be prepared for this measures.
This will be a journey and we at IMI Tours are thoughtfully preparing for this next phase as we adapt our tour operation to a ‘new normal’. Our plan is to resume tours starting September 1st, while doing our best to maintain safe social distancing recommendations, as well as following CDC guidelines and those established by local authorities.
The constant news cycle regarding the coronavirus pandemic has left many of us feeling anxious and worried not only for the health of ourselves and our loved ones, but also the cities and towns we live in. Imi Tours invites you to share the aloha spirit and support your local community during COVID-19 while keeping yourself safe.
Hawaii is known for drinking Mai Tais on the beach, but has an ever expanding network of breweries and distilleries as well. From rum to craft brewing, Hawaii puts their own unique spin on these Aloha spirits.
The Big Island of Hawaii is filled with history and culture as well as the thing Hawaii is probably most famous for: beautiful beaches. Here are just a few of our favorite beach spots on the Big Island.
The Honolulu Festival is one of Hawaii’s biggest cultural events. The 26th Honolulu Festival is coming back March 6, 2020 to March 8, 2020 and IMI's festival tips are the best way to make the most of your trip. Find out more today!
Looking for an Adventure in Maui? The “Valley Isle” offers so much more than beach resorts. Maui has spectacular hikes, sea turtles and spinner dolphins, and lots of fun adventures worth exploring in Maui.
Kauai is practically a picture perfect island and a one of the best places to start a family-friendly adventure. There are a ton of perfect Family-friendly hotels and resorts in Kauai, choose the one that’s best for your needs.
USS Arizona Memorial has reopened to the public. Due to damage in both the dock and concrete ramp leading to the memorial, Hawaii had to suspend tour operations to one of its most beloved attractions since May 2018.
To see the authentic Hawaii, you have to dive a little deeper. From beach towns to memorable villages, exploring the small towns of Hawaii is the only way to really immerse yourself in the Rainbow State. The next time you're planning a Hawaiian getaway, be sure to check out some of our favorite small towns in Hawaii.
Our quality starts with the intent to be a completely non-invasive tour company dedicated to revealing the real truths and history of the land and people of our home, Hawai’i. We use smaller vehicles for all of our Hawaii tours to provide a more intimate, relaxing, and safer travel experience. Our passionate, local employees welcome you to our beautiful state of Hawaii and take you back in time to experience the Kingdom Hawai’i once was. Safety and dependability is developed through continuous training and are the cornerstones of our tour service.
As a non-invasive tour company dedicated to sustainability, it is our vision to accurately share and perpetuate Hawaiian culture and history while creating a fun and memorable experience for our guests. We are part of the eco-tourism movement in Hawaii and partner with sustainable farms, ranches, and other venues to support local business and create an authentic Hawaiian experience.