We Know: All About Hawaii Vacations

What time of year can I expect to find the best prices for a Hawaiian vacation?

April through December is the time of year when prices are lowest in Hawaiian. Hotel prices tend to be lowest in April and May, and September and October.

How can I secure a low price on airfare to Hawaii?

The further ahead you plan your airfare to Hawaii, the lower your ticket prices may be. Your cost can be lowered more by flying during the week. Prices are higher on Fridays through Sundays. If you want to island hop while you are in Hawaii, you can lower the price of these flights, and for rental cars as well, with advanced reservations.

What items will I need to bring with me to Hawaii?

The items you will not want to be caught in Hawaii without are:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sandals
  • Hiking clothes
  • Lightweight raincoat
  • Boots and backpack for hiking
  • Bathing suits
  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Hat, shorts, and lightweight cotton clothing

How do I choose good accommodations in Hawaii?

There are hundreds of great hotels, B&Bs (Bed and Breakfast) and resorts on the Hawaiian Islands. When shopping for the right accommodations for you, be sure to ask the following questions:

  • Is the hotel located downtown, near the airport, or historical sites?
  • What types of rooms are available? (bed sizes, and smoking options)
  • How much are the rooms and are there any promotional rates?
  • What amenities are included? (meals toiletries, services)
  • Will I need to pay additional taxes?
  • Will giving my credit card number guarantee my reservations?
  • Can I get my confirmation number in writing? (via email or mail)
  • What kind of parking is available?
  • What are the cancellation policies?
  • Is there disability access?

Is there any Hawaiian etiquette I should be aware of?

In order to be polite and not insult your hosts and other locals here are some things of which you should be aware:

  • At least taste poi and eat it with your fingers
  • Take your shoes off before entering the home of a local resident
  • Don't kill the geckos, they eat pests you really don't want around you.
  • Accept a lei that is offered to you and never take off your lei in the presence of the giver.
  • Avoid speaking the local language (pidgin), but use basic Hawaiian words like Aloha!

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