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Your Guide to Planning a Vacation to Hawaii

If you have never been to Hawaii for a vacation, or if you have been and are looking for a different experience, you may be wondering where to start or how to plan a vacation to Hawaii. With so much to do and so many factors to consider when it comes to planning a Hawaiian vacation, it may seem a little overwhelming, which is why we have broken the entire process down for you into 4 easy steps.

1. Decide on what you would like to see & do.

There are literally thousands of attractions across the state of Hawaii, with 5 main islands to visit and hundreds more smaller islands, each with a unique landscape, culture, and things to do. Your first step is to decide what you would most like to see and do while you are in Hawaii to make your vacation worth it. Most people, for example, who want to see volcanoes, lava fields, and go up to the mountainous star observatories will usually want to go to the Big Island of Hawaii. This is also the island where you can experience vast differences in culture and tantalizing topographical features. The Big Island is also the best place to find relaxing and luxurious vacation homes and spas. Whatever it may be, be sure to make a list of things you would like to do because this will ultimately impact other decisions, like where you are going to stay and what you intend to eat while you are here.

2. Decide on where you will stay.

After you decide on the types of things you want to do or experiences you want to have while in Hawaii, the next step is to choose where you are going to stay. If you were to decide on the Big Island and all of its amazing sights, for example, you may want to consider a relaxing beach resort such as that which is found in a small, unincorporated town known as Waikoloa Village. There are condos and beach houses in Kolea at Waikoloa, for instance, that give you private beachfront access as well as all of the other amenities that oceans and beach-lovers enjoy in Hawaii, such as snorkeling, swimming, surfing, and much more. Where you stay makes a difference in your overall experience, so choosing a nice place will be important to making your vacation relaxing and enjoyable.

3. Book your airfare.

There are several flights going to and from Hawaii, and finding the right ones for the right price is also often a matter of where you are staying and what you would like to do while you are here. If you were to choose a Kolea rental property in Waikoloa because you wanted to see the sights of the Big Island, for example, you would likely find it much easier to get affordable flights flying into Kona than you would flying into some of the other islands in Hawaii. To get the best airfare prices, there are several sites and mobile apps that will alert you when tickets on certain airlines drop, and we recommend booking at least three weeks in advance. This will likely give you the best rates for your experience.

4. Plan other expenses.

You will likely accrue other costs while you are in Hawaii, such as shopping for clothes, enjoying food, attending luaus and cultural celebrations, and much more. It is generally a good idea to have a budget in mind for these expenses and to be prepared for other fun adventures as they come up.

Making Your Vacation Your Own

We hope your vacation to Hawaii is an enjoyable one. To have an even better time, we encourage you check out our vacation rentals at Kolea and the luxurious amenities we can provide you. Call Waikoloa Vacation Rentals today for more information or to book your rentals in advance. Aloha!