Hawaii remains the most stunning of islands that continues to attract hundreds to thousands of tour goers every year. From its perfect surf conditions to its incredible entertainment in the city, the region offers attractive natural coast and city sightseeing providing the best of both worlds.
With our tropical climate and breath-taking scenery, Hawaii is what many people consider paradise. In fact, visitors consistently give Hawaii high marks for our natural beauty, safety and security. But even in paradise, precautions should be taken to avoid an unpleasant situation.
For the American traveller, a visit to Hawaii can be expensive. We know you want to stay in some of the best hotels and resorts on the major island but when on a budget, you can still experience the beauty of the region without the exorbitant expense.
Save on Your Flight
Travel from American to Hawaii will be the most expensive part of your journey. With a little bit of time and a little bit of effort, you can find Hawaii flights that are cheaper in some states that in others. To save on the costs of your travel, determine the worth of purchasing your airline tickets from another state and how much you can save.
Look for Accommodation Deals
Many travel agents will offer a combo deal on your flight and your accommodation to and from Hawaii. This means saving on the overall expense of the flight and a place to stay! Simply visit your trusted travel websites and you can learn which businesses are offering the most valuable deals. While saving is important always complete some investigation into the hotel. You do not want to travel to Hawaii for a beautiful vacation and not be upset by poor accommodation!
Plan Ahead or Last Minute Hawaiian Travels
To save on travel avoid the peak season. Either plan your holiday well in advance or book a last minute flight to avoid paying full price. Most of the flights to Hawaii are cheaper when it is not booked during the peak times and when you wither purchase your ticket months ahead or at the very last minute when those flight bargains become available.
Protect Against Mosquito Bites
Although mosquitoes can be found year-round in Hawaii’s warm climate, summer is peak season. Mosquitoes can act as carriers of diseases, such as zika, dengue and chikungunya, which are primarily transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Fortunately, none of these diseases are native to Hawaii, nor are they being spread locally at this time. Help prevent mosquito bites, and the risk of diseases being transmitted, by applying EPA-registered insect repellent containing 20-30% DEET, and wearing light-colored long-sleeved shirts, pants and shoes when outdoors, especially at sunrise and sunset when mosquitoes are most active.
Be a safe, smart pedestrian and know the rules. Review information provided by the Hawaii Department of Transportation at WALK WISE HAWAII, a program aimed at helping pedestrians be safer. Information is available in Japanese, Filipino, Hawaiian, Samoan, Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean languages.
The majority of visitors to Hawaii will never have to deal with crimes like theft, but it’s always a good idea to practice basic personal safety precautions when exploring our islands.
- Keep valuables in your hotel room or a hotel safe. When out for the day, keep essentials with you.
- Keep an eye on your belongings while on the beach.
- If you must leave items in your trunk, place them there prior to arriving at your destination.
- Carry traveler’s checks instead of large amounts of cash. Divide money and credit cards.
Enjoying Hawaii’s tropical climate means being sun-smart and wearing proper sun protection at all times. Even when the sun is hidden by clouds, protect yourself from ultraviolet rays that come through. Before going out for the day, liberally apply sunscreen with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) rating of 30 or higher, and reapply after swimming. Please bring reef-safe sunscreen that doesn’t contain hazardous chemicals used in many sunscreens. Those chemicals cause bleaching of coral and damage the islands’ ocean habitat. You may also consider wearing a brimmed hat, sunglasses and long-sleeved shirt and pants for added protection from the sun’s rays.