10 Tips for Visiting the Islands of Hawaii

Planning a visit to the tropical paradise of the Hawaiian Islands? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

The islands here are very diverse and each one has its own unique offerings, making it more difficult for you to choose the perfect island retreat for your ultimate vacation.  Whether you’re looking for stunning beaches, picturesque scenery, luxury houses in Hawaii where you can rest and feel warm aloha vibes, the islands’ paradise are just perfect for you!

Here are some ideas to help you plan your dream vacation and fill your days with festive fun. Let’s do this.

First time in Hawaii? Head to Maui.

From the sunny golden beaches, beautiful resorts and volcano to the breathtaking scenery let Maui allows you to discover what makes Hawaii a special destination. The Valley Isle has all the things you’ve probably looked for on a vacation. Be sure to explore all the sides of the islands to visit the shops in Upcountry Maui, the lash, independent Hana and even the town of Paia.

Travelling for less than a week? Stick to one island.

hawaii-975623_1280You need to keep in mind that each island is diverse and has wide arrays of offerings that are too tight to fit in just a week or less. But if you really want to go on a quick trip to another island in a short period of time, Oahu is the best option since it’s the main hub for the islands. You can also check out Pearl Harbor and Waikiki. Be sure to reserve your ticket ahead of time online if you’re visiting the historic memorial. If you are interested to know further about World War II, visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. Here you can see the remains of the battleship just below the water’s surface. On the other hand, Waikiki beach, one of the most iconic spots in the entire estate, remains to be a top wading ground for swimmers and even surfers.

Excited for a vibrant nightlight? Oahu’s perfect for you!

Being known as the largest city across the island, it is the best spot for you to enjoy urban locales. This place is filled with an array of shops, restaurants, and nightclubs. You can also easily go to the different attractions of the beach, Diamond Head, and Pearl Harbor when you’re in Oahu. Keep the party going!

Looking for Romance? Go to Kauai.

See for yourself the tiny, secretive and unconquered island of Kaua’i. Kauai is known as “the Garden Island”, this place is stunningly beautiful makes it hard for you not to fall in love here. If you’re up for a romantic getaway, this spot is perfect for a couple alike. With the impressive landscape, pristine beaches and lavish resorts, this will allow you to relax and make the most out of your vacation.

Curious about the place has seen on various postcards? Check out the Big Island.

See the picturesque sites that were printed on postcards with your own eyes and be ready to be mesmerized by the magic of Hawaii. Learn and discover its people, geology, culture and even rich history as you go on a trip to this island. Here, the stories of old kings, golds, and traditions are very much alive most especially at the sacred places like Pu’uhonua or Honaunau.

Going on a tight budget? Just visit one island.  

Don’t worry, you can still experience the best without having to break your bank. There are numerous resort and fine dining that doesn’t cost that much. The best option is to stay in just one island since flying between islands isn’t cheap. Choose the island that best fits your dream vacation. Rent a condo, Airbnb or if you really want to trim the costs, rent a campsite. Trade the expensive restaurants to roadside plate lunch stand. Various activities also come in free since every beach and most trails are open to the public.

pineapple-fields-996346_640Looking for off the beaten track island? Visit Molokai.

If you want to experience the authentic local Hawaiian vibe, Molokai is the perfect island for you since only a few tourists visit this island than Maui, Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island. Learn the history for yourself as you explore the dramatic Kalaupapa Peninsula, the site of a famous leper colony and where hula is said to be originated. Apart from that, you can also have your ultimate relaxation in the secluded cottages and condominiums present in the area.

Going on a vacation with the whole family? Stay on the south or west side of the island.

Each island offers kid-friendly activities, amenities and even accommodations. It is recommended to stay on the south or west side of an island where the waves are calmer and beaches are more accessible make it an ideal swimming location. On the north shore, each island tends to get bigger waves and the eastside can sometimes windier.

Are you a nature enthusiast? Big Island or Kauai is for you!

As mentioned earlier, each island has its own distinction from the others. Kauai is the best place for hikers. Here you can found Waimea Canyon, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” as well as the granddaddy of the Hawaiian hikes, the Kalalau Trail. Otherwise, if you prefer to embrace Mother Nature, let’s head to Big Island.  Be sure to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and get up close to an active volcano.

Sick of the crowds? Go to Lana’i.

Tired of the hustle and bustle of the city life? Well here, Lana’i makes it easy for you to get away from it all. Apart from being one of the great places in Hawaii, it is also popular for some enthralling places such as Shipwreck Beach and Garden of the Gods, a unique red-rock landscape of Keahiakawelo. However, you’ll need a four-wheel vehicle to reach the majority of the sights that it offers and surely these are worth the travel!

What are you waiting for? Wrap everything out and head to Hawaii now. A wonderful and one of a kind getaway is just around the corner.  


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