Hawaii is a true paradise isle! The place where the recent Disney movie Moana is set Hawaii is now more popular than it ever was before! With so much to do, with so much to explore and with this gorgeous island only ever a few hours away by airplane you’d be a fool not to start planning your trip to Hawaii right now! There are surely questions you must have, best time to visit Hawaii? How long should I stay in Hawaii and where should I go in Hawaii? Most importantly, what to pack for Hawaii?
Panic not, we have it all covered for you if you would just decide to carry on reading that is..!
Before you go, however, you really should watch Moana to get in the spirit of things! You can buy your copy here!
When is Best Time to Visit Hawaii?
The first question that we all think of when planning a trip is when is the best time to visit Hawaii? We think about the weather, the festivals or events that may be on and the impact that taking time off work will have. If you’re lucky enough to live on the west coast of the United States of America you could nip over the ocean for a quick weekend getaway to Hawaii but for the majority of us a trip to Hawaii requires a little more planning.
The high-season in Hawaii is December to March, which coincidentally is when the weather is rubbish everywhere else! This does mean that prices of hotels and accommodation goes up.
Consistently the best time to visit Hawaii is in the last two weeks of December; the weather is perfect and the prices haven’t hit the peak season costing just yet!
For a full run down on when to visit Hawaii read more here.
How Long Should I stay in Hawaii?
How long is a piece of string?! In this instance, if you are lucky enough to be a citizen of the United States of America then you can stay in Hawaii as long as you like!
The standard tourist visa allowance for Europeans to visit the Untied States of America is one month, however, on some occasions you can be permitted to travel within the United States for up to six months at a time!
Most people only get to take two weeks off work at a time as as such ten to fourteen days is the perfect amount of time to visit Hawaii. Many people leave a day or two at the end of their holiday before they go back to work to recover from the travelling which is a pretty good idea.
If you visit Hawaii for two weeks you have a couple of options. You can stay in one spot, or you can island hop! By staying in one spot you are opting for a more sedate and relaxed holiday which is great and there are countless resorts on all of the islands that will accommodate your desire to relax down to the ground. However, if you’re a little more adventurous you can hop around the islands. From Maui to Oahu, from Kauai to Big Island, in two weeks you can certainly skim the surface of what Hawaii has to offer!
Where Should I Go in Hawaii?
If you have taken our advise then you will certainly want to head to Maui Island? Why?! For it is the setting for Disney’s Moana of course! Set the soundtrack in your head and get exploring this wondrous isle!
Over on Kauai there are some magical waterfalls and amazing vast landscapes to see. Kauai is also home to some of the world’s best surfing beaches too! If you’re an avid hiker or walker then Kauai is the place for you. Also known as the Garden Isle, Kauai has some breathtaking scenery to observe.
What to Pack for Hawaii?
When thinking about your Hawaii packing list think about whether you’re heading over to the islands for a relaxing beach holiday or an active holiday. Perhaps, a little of both. Be sure to pack your swimsuit and sunscreen, don’t forget sunglasses either! Remember to pack some smart clothes as the resorts in Hawaii can sometimes host formal dinner evenings for you to enjoy.
If you’re hoping for an active getaway with lots of hiking and exploring then be sure to pack your hiking boots and your day pack. Bring a reusable water bottle to help do your bit for the planet too!
Last but not least, pack you camera! With so many amazing landscapes to see you’ll kick yourself if you do not take some memories home with you to frame!
Best time to visit Hawaii