Going to Hawaii in 2018? + Hawaii Desk Calendar Giveaway!

We love hearing about your Hawaii travel hopes and plans. Do you plan to go visit Hawaii in 2018? When are you going? Which island(s) will you be visiting? Will you be celebrating a special occasion?

Use the comment section of this blog post to tell us your plans. From the comments, we’ll randomly choose three lucky winners to receive a beautiful 2018 desk calendar with gorgeous images of Mike Carroll’s paintings, who is our favorite Hawaii artist.

If you’ve been following us for a long time, you know that we treasure these desk calendars. Here’s a photo of the images on the 2018 calendar.

Here’s how the calendar giveaway will work:

  • By commenting on this blog post on GoVisitHawaii.com (not on Facebook or via email), you are entered to win. Enter your name (first names only are okay), email address (so that we can contact you, if you win) and your comment. You don’t have to enter a website in the website field. Note that email addresses will not display on our website with your comment. We only use the email address to contact the winners. If you are a first-time commenter, allow us up to 10 hours to receive and approve your comment for display. All first-time comments go into moderation at first.
  • We will accept entries through January 9, 2018.
  • Three winners will be selected at random on January 10, 2018. The winners will be notified by email.

So, let’s hear from you! What are your Hawaii travel plans? Use the comment section below to let us know.

Congrats to our three winners — Serena, Greg and Val! Two of our winners are from the US and one is from Italy!

  1. We first visited the Hawaiian islands in 2011 for a jam packed 17 day/4 island trip! Now it’s in our blood and we need to get back to Maui to drive the Road to Hana and go to the top of Mount Haleakala! Every day is a gift and we need to spend more of them on the islands!!! Looking at them “hanging on our fridge” would be a good way to experience them each day until we can get back there in early 2019!

  2. Hawaii was on the list for 2017 but stuff, lots of stuff, happened, but it’s back on for 2018!

  3. Visiting my family in Maui with our new baby this winter! Also envious of the big birthday trip I’m helping plan for a good friend- it’s her first time to Maui. I’m trying to make sure she doesn’t miss anything.

  4. Hi!We will visit Hawaii in May, it will be our honeymoon 💖
    From Italy to Hawaii with Love


  5. I am on Kauai now. By far my favorite island. Staying in Princeville at my parents condo. My husband and my mother and father in law are here with me. Love the warmth.

  6. Yes!Me and my best friens are visiting Hawaii in may for three weeks! Trips of a lifetime 😀

  7. I am planning to visit the Big Island in May 2018. I have been there before but there are so many things to do that I need to pick up where I left off! Can’t wait to eat the papaya salad at the Hilo farmer’s market, and sit in one the restaurants in Kailua Kona and watch the sunsets, find some great bakeries and eat pineapple scones and drink Kona coffee.

  8. I want to go back with my family. Wisited Hawaii in november 2016. I loved it and so did my family. From Norway with love.

  9. Yes!! Kauai – cannot wait to return in November to see the whales. Long time off but I am on countdown! 🙂

  10. Oh yes, we are! Back to Oahu we go for the beach, plate lunches and mochi ice cream!!

  11. The dreams come true! I’m going to Hawaii to Honolulu to celebrate my birthday in April 2018! So exited about that!! 👏🏻

  12. We are visiting Maui for the 9th time on February 17th for 8 days. We love coming to see the whales!!

  13. We visited Hawaii 19 years ago and have planned to go back this March for our son’s senior trip. We are staying in the exact same resort on the Big Island and can’t wait!

  14. Aloha… we will be going back to the Big Island for the second time in March. We’ve been to Oahu and Molokai also. We love the Big Island! But anywhere in Hawaii is absolute heaven!! We want to eventually move there we love it so much.

  15. We will be going to Oahu on Jan 16th! This is my first visit to Hawaii and I am so excited. I turn 50 in February and visiting Hawaii was on my bucket-list.

  16. My family is headed to Maui in February for my daughter’s 12 birthday. It will be her first trip to Hawaii. We can’t wait. We want to see the Seven Sacred Pools, Take the Road to Hana and see all we can, not to mention hopefully seeing some whales and getting some snorkeling in.

  17. I have been to the islands 5 times now- once to Honolulu and 4 times to Maui- Maui holds a special part of my heart as it is so beautiful and layed back. My June 2017 trip was very special as I was able to show my favorite niece to the Hawaiian islands for the first time. Amazing place to spend time – love it!

  18. I had been there several times in the past and always promised my kids that one day I would save enough and take them, well after 5 yrs of saving I was able to take them this past November 2017, and it completely exceeded their expectations! From the moment we got off the plane, it was a complete adventure!
    From the drive to all the local beaches to getting caught up in rain storms while walking thru the shops, this will be an adventure that will always be remembered! To see Oahu, Hawaii thru my kid’s eyes was more priceless to me than anything expected. We plan on another trip in the next 6-12 months, Hawaii is the only vacation spot for me !~

  19. I was a winner of this last year and the calendar is beautiful. Good luck to all who enter.
    As beautiful as the calendar is, nothing is as special as actually visiting the islands. Each island has its own personality. We spent almost a month in 2017 for our 5th trip to the islands. Last year we visited Oahu, Maui, The Big Island, Kauai, and Molokai(Fr. Damien Nat’l park for the 2nd time). We visited Lanai on a past trip. Our 50th state is truly a treasure and hope to be able to return again soon. May all of you enjoy your visits being your 1st or your 50th. Carol

  20. Yes, my wife and I will be traveling to The island of Kauai and Molokai to celebrate my retirement and our 40th wedding anniversary.
    Looking forward to this next chapter of our blessed journey together.

  21. I will be visiting Hawaii in 1st week of February for the 24th time being coming since I was 17 yrs old only this time I am bringing my 16yrs old grandson to show him what makes Hawaii so special to me

  22. We’ve been to the islands many times, these beautiful paintings depict the Aloha spirit that embrace us all!

  23. My husband and I and a friend are going to The Big Island in February. My daughter just arrived in Hilo where she will be studying for this semester. She goes to college in IOWA. So glad to hear she made it safely early this am. I can’t wait to go see her and the beautiful island. Diana

  24. Our 2 daughters will be joining us in June for our annual trip to Lahaina. We first visited Maui in 2006 and bought a VRBO condo in 2008.
    Our long term goal is to live 3-4 months a year in Lahaina!

    Richard & Shelly

  25. We look forward to visiting Maui this winter to renew our vows in Makena on the cliff overlooking the beach near what used to be the Maui Prince. We love your website and look forward to all of the news you share with us. We are looking for a good deal on a condo to spend a month in the Makena or Wailea area.

  26. We will be visiting in september from Sydney. Am still in a quandary about where to stay? We cruise out of Honolulu back to Sydney on 1st October and am thinking of visiting Kauai beforehand. Any suggestions please on accommodation there and also Honolulu before sailing. Am REALLY looking forward to our trip as we haven’t been to Hawaii before!

  27. We are planning our first-ever trip to Hawaii for this upcoming March, celebrating a pair of 50th birthdays. We’ll be spending nine days on Oahu, staying in a VRBO condo and trying to do absolutely everything we can (while also making sure we spend some time just relaxing and taking it all in). We want to see Pearl Harbor, take snorkeling lessons, enjoy a luau, zipline over the jungle, sail on a catamaran, and explore the island! Your articles and tips have been extremely helpful; keep ’em coming!

  28. Spending a few weeks at the end of May visiting Oahu, the Bug Island and Kauai celebrating hubbys 50th And so a 18th birthdays. Haven’t been to Hawaii before and the whole family is looking forward to it.

  29. We will be visiting Oahu this month for our 15 year anniversary! So excited!! It will be our first trip to Hawaii.

  30. Going for our second visit in February, loved Hawaii 🌸 & can’t wait to go again, more sun☀️, beaches🌊, turtles 🐢 & amazing scenery & waterfalls 💦& hoping to visit the volcano 🌋 this visit

  31. Yes , doing the pride of America cruise for the second time, cannot wait
    Have been to Hawaii many many times , love the islands

  32. Absolutely! We’re coming to Oahu, North Shore this spring for our 4th visit, but it’s the first time we’re bringing our kids with us. Finally decided they needed to fall in love with it as much as we have!

  33. Looking forward to Kauai in 144 days. To do list: swim, see the beautiful sights, swim, fresh poke, swim, bike rides, swim, shave ice, swim, mix plates, snorkel, rest, experience aloha, and swim.

  34. I haven’t been to Hawaii for about 15 years. Would love to go again soon. Hopefully this year

  35. Hello people. My wife and I (we are Aussies) will be visiting Hawaii (Oahu) on 10th February 2018 for 10 days. This will be our 4th visit. We had our honeymoon in Hawaii in 1982. We just love the place. This time visiting Waikiki only, but have a lot of things planned. Jet Ski Ride, Diving and snorkelling, Segway around all the tourist spots, Round the Island Tour, Visit the Bar at Hilton Hawaiin Village (Tropics Bar), that’s where Hawaii Five-o team go occassionally. Lastly, but not least is enjoying the food at restaurants every night.

  36. My husband and I are planning a trip to Hawaii in the next year or two. Planning to go to Maui and maybe other islands to enjoy the beautiful scenery and have time together.

  37. We’ll be heading to Maui then Kauai in a couple months – first time trip for my brother – second for his wife….probably our 30th trip. We’ll act as Tour Guides. Both islands feature so many interesting historical sights – wonderful food – beautiful scenery – and, at this time of year….Humpback Whales. The best part NO SNOW!

  38. Will be visiting the Big Island in a couple of weeks, I can’t wait! Still my favorite Hawaiian island 🙂

  39. May in Maui. So excited to spend it with my hubby. Its his 1st visit. Just downloaded the free Maui guide. So much to see. Aloha!

  40. Aloha~ Mahalo for this opportunity! I’m a Canadian gal who loves Hawaii! Our master bedroom is even Hawaiian themed.☺️ We try and go every year to Maui since we were “Maui’d” in 2008. This year however, we are booked for the Big Island in March!! We will be doing the night snorkel with the Manta Rays and then going to the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo!! So excited! I value everything that comes from the beautiful paradise called Hawaii and would be honoured to receive such a gift! Aloha🌴

  41. My husband and I will be vacationing in Waikiki this March for two glorious weeks (can’t wait). Oahu is our island paradise. Must be as this will be our 7th year in a row! Aloha, all!

  42. We are travelling to Maui at the end of April for 2 weeks as a family trip. In 2011 we were on 3 islands as a family trip. We all fell in love with Kauai and hope to go back there as well on this next trip. This time we are hoping my Mom can make the trip with us.

  43. Maybe in the winter–looking forward to returning to Maui, and maybe Oahu (you know, once you’re there you want to see them all.

  44. Hubby and I are going in June for the first time! Celebrating pur 25th wedding anniversary on Kauai and Maui. This website is a lifesaver with planning. Thank you so much for all the helpful information!

  45. Just got back from our first trip to Hawai‘i, visiting the Big Island, Oahu & Kauai over Christmas! It was amazing! Your website provided such helpful insight! Thank you!!

  46. Headed back in February. Hawaii is my favorite go to vacation spot….and my clients love all the information I give them on places they must go and things they must do. Would love to have this calendar on my desk….for myself and to show to clients.

  47. We are headed with all three kids (aged 1, 3 and 6) for our second annual trip to Hawaii. We will be staying on Oahu and taking the kids to see all the wonders of the big island. Heading over in March.

  48. We will be visiting the week of January 7 thru 13 and will be celebrating our 40th wedding Anniversary, in Oahu.

  49. October 2018. We already had plans to get married on Kauai. We knew some family would not be able to make it. Then my grandfather passed away last month. We will make the trip as a larger family group now to spread his ashes on Oahu where he was born. We will say see you soon to the head of our Ohana and celebrate a new start of life.

  50. Trip booked for July, planning to visit Big Island and Maui – this site is so helpful! Coming from New Zealand, some of the place names are so similar to here, it’s amazing.

  51. Going to Oahu, Maui, Kona January 30th. First trip. So excited. Love the tips, and hints on your site.

  52. We will be cruising to Hawaii in February 2019 to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We haven’t decided which cruise line yet. Any suggestions? We prefer to cruise out and back rather than flying direct. We just can’t wait!

  53. Can’t wait to get there with my family in July!! We’ll be visiting the Big Island and Maui celebrating my daughters 13th birthday and my big 50th!! I’ve waited to see Hawaii my entire life…so, so excited!!

  54. We are so so excited to be coming back to Oahu for two wonderful weeks in April. We spent nine awesome years there while in the military. Our kids grew up there. Hawaii is our second home. It’s our piece of paradise. Now our kids are grown and we have 5 grandkids. We are exploding with joy to ALL be able to finally go back to Hawaii together after 25 years so the grandkids can also experience the beauty and magic of the island, where their parents went to school, where we all camped, all the beautiful amazing things we did and saw, the love and magic of the people so they can see why we love it so much. We will be celebrating and renewing our 45th anniversary, two daughters birthdays and twin grandkids birthdays. We love your articles immensely and have clipped out many specifically just for our trip. Can’t wait. Another dream coming true!

  55. Hoping to be able to visit Oahu in March this year. It will be my fourth time and it always feels like going home. BTW: people often think I’m a native Hawaiian, since I’m a mix oriental lady of 72 years young ;-} from Europe.
    Hawaii, here I come!!

  56. To go to Hawaii is still a dream for one day… to win a calendar would give me some way to imagine myself there. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  57. Having a family vacation during the week of 4th of July! Traveling to three islands: first Maui then Big Island than Oahu. It will be our son and daughter-in-law and two grandchildren’s first visit to the Hawaiian Islands. Very excited!

  58. My husband and I are coming to Hawaii for our anniversary in March of 2018. We will be staying in Waikiki. Im so excited. I just cant wait!

  59. My daughter and I are going to Maui in Frebruary. I am very excited. This is on my bucket list. We plan to travel the road to Hana, hang out at the beach ,go to a luau,and visit Haleakala.

  60. I’m coming to Hawaii !! I just booked it spontaneously last week affer looking at a map of Hawaii I’ve had on my kitchen wall for 2 yrs ! I’m coming for 6 weeks start of August 2018 and plan to see everything possible !! It’s the trip of my lifetime !!

  61. My hubby and I are taking our first trip to Hawaii in May for his birthday. We will be in Honolulu. We are beyond excited for this trip. May can’t come soon enough.

  62. Thank you all for sharing your plans!

    Our three winners were selected yesterday. They have all been contacted and responded. Two of them are from the US and one from Italy.

  63. Will be cruising out of Vancouver with Holland America in April 2018 We will be cruising around Hawaii to different ports of call for 6 days. Can’t wait!

  64. Lucky us, we will spend February 1st to February 14th on Maui and will be staying with gracious friends. I have been there in the early 80’s and this is my gals first time. Much anticipation, so very grateful~

  65. Will be visiting Hawaii in Sept 2018 for the first time with my wife, as we celebrate our 30th anniversary. Will be staying with a friend in Honolulu and then go island hopping ( Maui, Kauai, Lanai and hopefully The Big Island). We are soooo excited!!!!!

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