Why not trade east for west this year and hit the beaches of Hawaii instead of the Atlantic sands of the Sunshine State? One thing's for sure: This Polynesian paradise has plenty to match Florida's beaches, from the ochre stretches of Kaanapali to the bustling strip of Waikiki in Honolulu — where multicolored garlands flow and Elvis and the Beatles tunes still twist in the salt spray. Oh, and there are volcanos too: You can soar high above Hawaiʻi Island as it smokes and spews out magma. That's not to mention Hawaii's other natural wonders ad infinitum—from the creeks and canyons of Waimea to the verdant cliffs of the Napali Coast.
If all that's got you thinking, then be sure to check out this list of the top five cheapest air connections between Miami International and the Aloha State, which should help save some dollars!
Encompassed by soaring volcanic peaks and deep blue Pacific waters, the laid-back university town of Hilo sets the ball rolling, offering the fifth cheapest air connections overall for Miami locals looking to hit the Aloha State. Passengers can expect to pay in the region of $919 for round trip tickets on the route into town, with the cheapest seats going on regional carrier Hawaiian Airlines — complete with their organic in-flight meal offering and array of tropical cocktails!
Once a provincial seat of the Hawaiian monarchs, and then the epicenter of the state's sugarcane industry, little Lihue is the perfect spot for travelers looking to immerse themselves in the curious history of this Polynesian enclave of the United States. If that sounds like your kind of thing, then be sure to check out these indirect air connections between Miami International and Kauai's only airport, which are currently selling for an average of just $879 round trip.
Dropping passengers on the eastern edge of the Aloha State's Big Island, these air connections from MIA are the perfect ticket to the coveted beach spots that pepper the Kona Coast. Once on the ground, find the kaleidoscopic reefs and crystal-clear lagoons of the Kahaluu Park and the golden stretches of Anaehoomalu Bay. What's more, seats on the route will cost passengers around just $871 round trip, and perhaps even less when flying indirect with US Airways or American Airlines.
Okay, so this one may be a 17-hour connection with two layovers involved (in Atlanta and Honolulu), but the journey is surely worth it because passengers will have all the treasures of legendary Maui within reach after arrival. Discover the soaring peaks of Haleakala, the verdant climes and breath-taking hills of the Iao Valley, the artsy strips of Lahaina, and the surfing spots of Honolua Bay. What's more, tickets on the route currently cost an average of just $753 round trip, which is the second cheapest of all the Hawaii connections available out of MIA!
These flights into the Honolulu International Airport offer travelers the chance to be on the sands of Waikiki with the surfers and the sunbathers as quick as possible after landing. All the available connections on the route are currently indirect, with seats on Delta Air Lines coming in as the cheapest overall. That flight price is around just $707 round trip, flyng via Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.