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Tips for Staying Safe on Your Hawaii Vacation

In this article, we’ll cover some tips for staying safe on your Hawaii vacation.

While Hawaii is one of the safest travel destinations in the world, these tips and precautions will help you prevent any mishaps.

Safety Tips to Follow on Your Hawaii Vacation

  • Always stay protected from the sun. Hawaiian sunburns are among the world’s worst and can put a real wrench in your Hawaii vacation. Sun protection is a must, so make sure you wear strong sunscreen. Read this guide for more information on keeping your skin safe from the sun.
  • Beaches can be a safety concern to the unwary traveler. Always pay attention to your environment and don’t swim too far out. Currents go unnoticed until you are caught in them, and they can pull you out to sea if you aren’t careful. Surfers should also be very aware of the wave breaks and the underwater environment.
  • Avoid jellyfish, which can be poisonous and painful. While rarely causing fatalities, you certainly don’t want a painful sore to spoil your vacation.
  • Almost all of Hawaii’s famous hotels are located in safe areas and most Hawaiian towns and locales are safe to visit. Honolulu’s violent crime rate is much lower than other major US cities, so you should feel safe when visiting this city. However, at night, it’s best to stick to Waikiki or nearby your hotel. And when exploring Hawaii, be aware that some districts and towns are less welcoming to outsiders, so don’t wander off the beaten path without doing your research.
  • Theft is a bigger concern than violent crime. Never leave your valuables on the beach or in your car, even if you lock it. Keep keys and other necessities in a waterproof bag, and take it with you when you swim.
  • Half of all road accidents in Hawaii are due to drunk driving. So drive sober, make sure you watch other drivers carefully, and pay attention to your own driving.
  • Medical services in Hawaii are up to par with the rest of the United States, so you will have the same standards of care that you’d receive anywhere else in the country. If you receive a minor injury, look up an urgent care clinic first, since there are quite a few scattered around the islands. No matter where you are, you should be only a short drive from one. Waikiki’s Doctors on Call is open 24 hours a day. In the event you need more serious treatments, you may be flown to a hospital in Honolulu, which has medical facilities equal to any other major hospital in the United States.
  • If you aren’t covered by health insurance, you should purchase traveler’s insurance before taking your vacation to Hawaii. There are plenty of companies that offer affordable, comprehensive coverage for vacationers.
  • Don’t take lava rocks from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. There are many stories of people suffering misfortunes as a result.


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