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3 Hawaii Safety Tips for 2016

If you’re taking a vacation to the Hawaiian Islands this year, then it pays to keep in mind a few Hawaii safety tips for 2016.

Hawaii tends to be one of the safest vacation spots in the world. After all, there’s got to be a reason millions of travelers come to visit each year.

However, there are still things to be concerned about during your Hawaiian vacation.

Follow these Hawaii safety tips on your 2016 vacation, however, and you can ensure that your vacation will be top-notch.

1 – Sun Safety

Beach Vacation 101: Always wear your sunscreen!

This may sound a little redundant, but the importance of sunscreen while vacationing in Hawaii is vital. Thanks to its close proximity to the Equator, the sun rays in Hawaii are much stronger than those felt in many other parts of the world.

You’ll be spending the majority of your vacation outdoors and you don’t want to ruin the trip by getting burnt on day one. Using a higher SPF than normal, wearing hats and sunglasses, and drinking lots of water are all essential sun safety tips that shouldn’t be ignored.

For more info on sun safety in Hawaii, read this article on Hawaii Discount’s travel blog.

2 – Ocean Safety

Do you have a snorkel or scuba diving tour booked? Planning on catching a few waves?

Ocean water activities are some of the most popular in Hawaii.

While there’s nothing quite like exploring Hawaii’s underwater world, knowing how to do it safely is vital.

Here are some tips on how to stay safe in the water:

  • Keep your eyes on the ocean – strong waves can sneak up on you when you’re least expecting.
  • Pay attention to posted safety signs.
  • Swim in areas where a lifeguard is posted.
  • Try not to swim after nightfall or during dusk and dawn – unless you’d like Jaws for a swimming buddy. Sharks tend to be more combative and active during these periods.

Still have questions?

The Hawaii Beach Safety site is a real-time resource for beach and water safety. It provides visitors with alerts on unsafe conditions and events they should be aware of.

3 – Personal Safety

When it comes to personal safety, the best advice is to remember that Hawaii is a place just like any other. Although it is safer than many – if not most – other vacation destinations in the world, remember that theft and other crime can occur.

Always be sure to lock your hotel room door and leave valuables behind. You also shouldn’t store important items in your rental car.

While there don’t tend to be a lot of issues around the islands, Oahu was recently affected by a series of purse-snatching incidents. Ladies should try to wear purses across their shoulder to avoid occurrences like this. Also consider keeping your most valuable items, such as passports and credit cards, in hidden travel sacks.


In general, remember that Hawaiian laws are very similar to the rest of the continental US. With a little common sense and added precaution, there’s nothing stopping you from having a completely safe trip to Hawaii.

Want more information on staying safe in Hawaii, plus travel tips and other vacation activities, visit Hawaii Discount’s travel blog.

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