In addition to stunning scenery, Hawaii offers adventurous outdoor activities; fresh cuisine drawing on numerous cultures; and varied, incredible properties, like the new Four Seasons Ko Olina (pictured) on Oahu's west shore -- secluded far from the bustling resorts of Waikiki.NEW FLIGHTS•
Virgin America now offers daily nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Maui, Honolulu and Oahu.•
Hawaiian Airlines has resumed seasonal nonstops between Kona and Oakland, Calif., and Kona and Los Angeles, during peak season (May through September).•
Island Air now offers six daily roundtrip flights between Honolulu and Kauai, and five daily roundtrips between Honolulu and Kona.DINING COMPANIONS
Perched on lava cliffs, the Sheraton Kona's Rays on the Bay
restaurant offers more than just beautiful views: It's the only eatery in Hawaii where you can watch manta rays swim below as you dine. #HAWAII
The Hawaii Tourism Authority's new GoHawaii app features weather, info on activities and local sites of interest, and -- most importantly -- Hawaii-inspired emojis. (Yes, Spam musubi is one of them.) The app is available for iPhone and Android.