There is absolutely no better way to arrive in the stunningly gorgeous Hawaiian Islands than with a greeting by the largely inviting company Honolulu Lei Greetings. This company provides you and your travel group with a lot more than just a pretty necklace of flowers, it provides you with your first taste of the true nature of Aloha. This greeting of "fresh flowers and warm alohas" by your personal greeter can happen not only at the Honolulu Airport, but also at the Lihue, Kahului, and Kona Airports. The tradition of giving guests to the island fresh floral leis can be traced back to the beginning of the 1900s, when groups of tourists arriving by boatloads (literally, cruise lines were the mode of Hawaiian transportation in the majority of the 1900s) were greeted by locals with native flowers braided together. The visitors used to throw their leis into the sea by Diamond Head upon departure with hopes that they, as the lei, would return to the island soon. This is an iconic symbol of the islands and their intoxicating warmth and is an experience of tourism for malihini (visitors) in itself.
Be sure to pre-order your lei package online, with many different options depending on your arrival location as well as several different large group discounts. Be greeted with a standard, silk, superior, or even candy lei, as well as a sign with your name on it, and then be led to your next terminal, inter-island connector flight, or island transportation system. This is an opportunity to relax upon arrival to a location for once during your travels, any questions and navigational inquiries answered immediately, with a map of Oahu with points of interest and instant baggage claim assistance. There is honestly no better way to arrive to the islands of Hawaii, so be sure to include this on your big Hawaiian adventure.