Maui, Hawaii was the first island I fell in love with. Staying on the North shore in the laid-back town Paia, was a memorable experience. Nature, surfers, hippies make this eclectic town one of a kind and was the beginning of my tropical adventures!
Hawaii’s beaches make it a top holiday destination, but there is much more to it. I have explored two of the Hawaiian islands – Maui (as you know already if you read above) and Oahu. While I had two completely different experiences on each island, both islands are incredible
4. Activities Galore
5. Delicious Cuisine
6. Stunning Sunsets
7. Island Hopping Opportunities
8. Island life Meets Tourism
By island life meets tourism, I mean it’s easy to travel here. The islands cater to tourists with accessibility and information, making it less intimidating to travel to than some tropical areas.
Hawaii has the rep of being extremely expensive and yes, there is 100% some incredibly high-end resorts, restaurants, boutiques. However like many popular destinations, I have found that if you spend time researching the island you would like to visit (possibly islandSSSS) it is very possible to travel here on a budget, especially since nature here has SO many free/cheap tourist attractions.
+ Research the islands to decide which island is ideal for you. Remember, Oahu has the largest international airport (Honolulu) and is typically cheapest/easiest to fly into, making it a transit hub for the other islands.
+ Look for ticket deals! Always.
+ Avoid the larger resorts and look for vacation rentals, Air BnB, hostels, or smaller hotels.
+ Look for accommodation deals. If you do fly off peak season, there are tons of deals for hotels trying to fill the rooms. Note: e aware of the tropical weather patterns in this area so you aren’t there in heavy wet season.
+ Explore a bit – get away from the tourist restaurants/bars and visit more local places. Not only will you get to experience delicious local cuisine, it will most likely be cheaper. As always, know the areas you travelling too for safety reasons.