I’m lucky that my family is now based back in Honolulu, so I have a standing reservation direct from Miami Airport. Thanks Dad :)! Usually from MIA, there is a stopover either in Dallas or Los Angeles. Be prepared for a long flight. Usually gives me time to read, catch up on the latest flicks and blog! Using points on American Airlines, I was able to upgrade to First Class, so check out their mileage options and see if it works from your destination! There usually isn’t an “off-season” to Honolulu, since the weather is pretty much the same year round, so I would just recommend booking far in advance to get in the $600-$800 roundtrip flight range.
I stayed with family, but there are so many great Airbnbs to check out. Honolulu also has world-class hotels that you can enjoy without even staying there. I would recommend: Halekulani, The Modern Honolulu, Royal Hawaiian, Moana Surfrider, and the Kahala Hotel and Resort.