There are several different types of vacations you can take when you want to go to Hawaii. Some people want their trip to Hawaii to be relaxing. Others want to have adventure. Some want to visit a particular island, and some don’t even know which island they want to visit – they just want to go to Hawaii! There is also the question of getting good flights, which resorts you want to stay at, how many clothes to pack, and what you will need while you are here. Because there are so many things you can do, places you can stay, and beaches you can visit, sometimes planning a trip to Hawaii may seem overwhelming, but following these top 7 travel tips to Hawaii that we have learned over the years will help to alleviate the stress and enjoy your Hawaiian vacation to the fullest. Remember to also check out our Kolea vacation rentals at Waikoloa Village, the best place to stay on the Big Island of Hawaii.
7 Travel Tips (Table of Contents)
- Plan on Staying for Two Weeks or More
- Go at the Best Time of the Year
- Plan Which Experiences You Want to Have
- Choose the Best Island for Your Vacation
- Getting the Best Airfare
- Allow Some Buffer Time When Planning Your Days
- Plan Your Stay with Kolea Vacation Rentals at Waikoloa
1. Plan on Staying for Two Weeks or More
There is so much to do and so much to see in Hawaii that a week is often not enough to get in all the relaxation you want or get to see all the sites you plan to do when you get here. It’s also hard to have a great vacation if two to four of your days are spent traveling to and from the states. Two or more weeks will give you enough time to get to and from Hawaii and enjoy everything these beautiful islands have to offer.
2. Go at the Best Time of the Year
All of the best Hawaiian sites are generally more enjoyable when you get to do them when you aren’t surrounded by throngs of tourists or other vacationers and students. This means you will want to consider planning a vacation that avoids major school holidays, such as summer break, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and to go when the weather is the best. September is generally considered the best time for most travellers because school is back in session and the weather is pristine throughout the month.
3. Plan Which Experiences You Want to Have
There are hundreds upon hundreds of things to do and see in Hawaii, and what you want to do and see will often determine on which island you spend most of your time. Many vacationers often want relaxation with the choice of seeing the sites, such as volcano boat tours, helicopter rides, viewing the stars, lounging on beaches, visiting a luau, shopping, horseback riding, golfing, and so much more. By planning on the experiences you want to have first, you will have a better idea of which island you should visit.
4. Choose the Best Island for Your Vacation
With your experiences planned, you will be able to see which island is best suited to your ideal vacation. You may not be able to do everything on your list unless you are willing to pay a little extra to island hop, but compromising on some of the activities will get you most of what you want to do on a given island. The Big Island of Hawaii, for example, has most of what you would want to see and do as far as visiting active volcanoes, riding horseback with local cowboys, visiting relaxing beaches, enjoying golf, and partying at a luau while Oahu, on the other hand, has some of these things but horseback riding is generally less common.
5. Getting the Best Airfare
The standards for getting affordable airfare are also important for a trip to Hawaii, but some airlines offer discounts and packages that can greatly reduce the amount you have to pay for a given round-trip ticket. There are also several sites and apps that will give you alerts when tickets go on a sale or they can find you the best rate.
6. Allow Some Buffer Time When Planning Your Days
When you plan your vacation to Hawaii, expect the unexpected (in a good way!). One day, you may realize that you want to do something additional or take more time to do or see something before moving on to the next thing. If you allow plenty of time each day to do the things you want to enjoy, you will have a more memorable and relaxing vacation.
7. Plan Your Stay with Kolea Rentals at Waikoloa
There are hundreds of places where you can stay while you are on the many islands of Hawaii. The best and most popular for those looking to be in the center of everything may enjoy Kolea vacation rentals, found in the village of Waikoloa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Vacationers who stop here get to enjoy the different aspects of their ideal vacation from a central location, have the option to enjoy a relaxing resort or getting to go out and visit the Big Island and everything you can see here. Kolea at Waikoloa is an insider’s secret that is definitely worth checking out!