Tips for An Unforgettable Trip to Hawaii
First-time travelers and those that are seasoned vets are always looking for insider tips and tricks when traveling. Some of the best information comes from those who reside in a destination, and are able to offer advice that visitors just don’t know. Whether it is a great restaurant, hidden beach, or a new hike, having an insider’s knowledge is valuable and helps to make an experience much better.
Hawaii is no different, and finding some inside tips will help to make your trip to Hawaii great, and might even show you some things that other travelers are not even aware of. We love sharing our insider’s knowledge of the islands, and anything that we can do to help you with your trip really gets us excited.
Whether you’re making a return trip to the islands, or visiting for the first time, these tips are sure to help you plan your vacation, and give you an amazing Hawaii experience.
- Fresh flower lei greeting at the airport – this customary greeting is a traditional that is as old Hawaii itself, and the aroma from the local flowers is intoxicating.
- Discover the island you are visiting early in your trip – head out on an island sightseeing tour on your first or second full day in Hawaii, and discover the island. This gives you the opportunity to figure out where you want to return to later, and spend as much time at your favorite spots as possible.
- Pack light – packing a suitcase for Hawaii is easy because you don’t really need a whole lot. You don’t need any cold weather clothing, and can expect to spend most of your time in shorts and short sleeves. Leave a little some room for souvenirs so you don’t have to ship anything, and you’ll save yourself some worry later on.
- Avoid a rental car for a long period – sure, having a car is great, but the convenience may not be worth it. Did you know that hotel parking can be more than $20 per day, and if you don’t plan on leaving each day, you’re paying a pretty penny to park at the hotel? Plus, most tours and activities include transportation so you won’t need a car on those days. The Bus, the local public transportation system, is a great option if you need to get anywhere and you can find routes on Google Maps. If you do need a car, limit the days you are reserving it so you have some extra cash for more souvenirs and activities.
- Book your tours and activities as early as possible – The most popular tours and activities are known to sell out well in advance of tour date, and most plan their entire vacation around a select few days of activities. The earlier you book, the more likely you are to get the dates that you want, and can plan the rest of your trip.
- Get out of your comfort zone – the best part about visiting a new destination is the chance to explore a new place and try something new. Whether it’s an unfamiliar dish or activity that you normally wouldn’t try, don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and do something out of the ordinary. Consider parasailing, surfing, zipling, or even scuba diving during your visit.
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.