Planning an Affordable Hawaiian Vacation
Let’s face it, traveling to Hawaii can be quite expensive. From the flights to the islands, and possibly the flights to a city that has a flight to Hawaii, the hotels, food, souvenirs, and activities, you are looking at a pretty penny. Though, once you arrive, the money is well worth it, and the experiences far outweigh any cost.
Once you begin planning, you’ll be looking for options to cut cost, and save anything that you can. From affordable restaurants, to discounts on hotels, there are plenty of possibilities for cutting dollars and making sure you can enjoy your time in Hawaii, while still having the experience you desire.
Of course, everyone wants to stay at the luxury resort, steps from the ocean, with an amazing view, or an Oceanside villa that offers an incredible stay. For most of us, that is not possible. The cost of those resorts and villas can be as much as $500 per night, or more, and when traveling on a budget, that is not a possibility. These days, booking sites like Air BNB, VRBO, and the variety of hotel booking sites ensure that you have a place to stay, at a price you can afford. The benefit of using Air BNB or VRBO is you can book a house, and have a kitchen to use, saving a lot of money of food later in the trip. If a hotel is more your style, be sure to shop wisely, and remember that Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the best days for booking.
Unfortunately, the number of airlines that fly directly to Hawaii is pretty limited. And most cities east of Las Vegas and Phoenix do not fly directly to Hawaii, so you have to book a separate flight just to get to a west coast city. The good news, is that Southwest Airlines has recently announced flights to the islands, so another airline means more competitive pricing. Check flights often, sign up for pricing alerts, and book as far in advance as possible.
This ties into booking a place to stay, and the most cost effective option is to rent a house on a booking site, and limit the number of meals out to just a few. As great as the restaurants in Hawaii are, the cost of eating out adds up quickly.
Of all of the factors of a vacation, the tours and activities have the lowest price point. Of course, the more that you do, the higher the cost. Choose the things that you want to do the most, and stick with those. There are plenty of free things to do in Hawaii, and you can make a great trip out of free activities, affordable tours, and just enjoying Hawaii.
Due to the high volume of visitors traveling to Hawaii year round, our Hawaii tours and activities sell out quickly. In many cases, tours sell out weeks or months in advance. To ensure your spots on tour, we recommend reserving your tours today. Call our office or book online to take advantage of our low price guarantee today.