A vacation in Hawaii is one of the best. With all the beautiful scenery, delicious food, affordable accommodation, a rich culture, and friendly people, what else do you need on a vacation? There is more to this area than the landscapes. Families getaway and romantic escapades are a good fit.
Each Island in Hawaii is unique with distinct characters, rare opportunities, and experiences as well as a rich and vibrant cultural history. Depending on what you need, you are free to land anywhere. A long walk on the beaches provides a convenient view of the horizon.
Oahu is the most popular destination with much to offer than the other beaches. Referred to the gathering place, there are spacious spots to explore such as the Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, and the North Shore beaches.
For total enjoyment:
- Plan on how to get around in Hawaii
Before traveling to Hawaii, research on the island you want to go to. Oahu is an island known for having the worst traffic. Choosing to rent a car there will be boring for you as you will probably be stuck around the wheel for a long time thus limiting your time for fun activities. Moreover, it’s expensive. Using public transport is the best as it is affordable and is an exciting experience.
2. Enjoy Beautiful sunsets
Hawaii is known for its beautiful sunsets. Take chances and enjoy the beaches with beautiful views. You can enjoy vacations, picnics and even capture really nice photos and videos, for beautiful memories, once you leave the captivating city.
3. Carry warm weather clothes
Hawaii is pretty casual. To enjoy it fully, you can put on your shorts, light shirts, light dresses, or flip flops. The weather in Hawaii is pretty warm most of the year-round. Carrying lots of light warm would be ideal for comfort.
4. Respect the land of the people
The people of Hawaii believe in the Aloha spirit. When visiting, respect the spirit and even embrace it. The Aloha spirit ensures that one feels at home in Hawaii and even after leaving the city, you will always remember how at home you felt.
5. Check for water sports
If you love water sports or are trying to fulfill your bucket list on water activities such as skinny dipping, waterboarding as they have an array of trainers ready to train you and one can use the outrigger ride to fully enjoy being in water or take a whale-watching course from Lahaina Harbor.
6. Booking your Activities before Going
Do not wait to be on the island to start making reservations. Most tourists to the Island make reservations or arrange transportation and buy activity tickets which means you will miss out.
To save time, you shouldn’t rely on a concierge service to book last-minute activities as you will pay more which will interfere with your budget. Scrolling through tipsters gives you an array of activities and fun on the Hawaiian Islands.
7. Have a realistic Budget
Ensure that you have a budget and stick to it. Your flight, accommodation, food, and fun will raise your bills while on your vacation. With great knowledge, one can be able to put together a specific budget that caters for your activities. You do not want to run out of cash while on vacation right? And start experiencing stress when your main intention to go to Hawaii was to experience a time of your life and relax.
8. Try out New food and delicacies
There’s more to Hawaii food than what you hear. You should plan to enjoy the culinary delights in Hawaii islands. Their farmers’ markets which are typically on every island ensure you get fresh food. You can visit local coffee plantations to enjoy freshly brewed coffee. Enjoy the food truck experience for great food, ice cream, and other delicacies.
You can also enjoy Furikake chicken and Hawaii Portuguese donuts at local joints. Basically you can eat anything that crosses your path as it will always taste amazing.
For those who drink, you can try local vodka which is made with sugarcane and deep ocean mineral water.
9. Go with sunscreen
Hawaii is so hot you are meant to have sunburns if you don’t have sunscreen. Sunburns are painful. It will help if you include sunscreen in your everyday activity such as hanging out on the beach. You need to apply sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburns every 90 minutes or so.
In Hawaii you are guaranteed to get a nice tan. To enjoy your experience and relax, carry your own sunscreen
10. Diversify your beach experience
To get the most out of Hawaii, visit different beaches. There are very many public beaches accessible and open to everyone and all of them have their own distinct features such as stunning black sand which is different and unique from common white sands, vivid blue water, and calm lava pools, those with wide pool lounges, sea turtles and fascinating sea creatures. These features ensure you have great experiences and unique memories.