We spent just over a week in Hawaii and loved every minute of it. Not only is it a warm (literally) and friendly place but you really feel like you're at home. No big cultural surprises, the customs are all easy to learn and very welcoming. All the beaches are public access so you never have to worry if you're "allowed" somewhere or not. The 6 hour time difference really kicked my ass but I would go back again in a heartbeat.
Here are some shots taken with the P&S. Surfboards, Magnum PI's private beach, the North Shore and yours truly on a rented Harley.