How To Prepare For Hawaii Vacations

If it’s your first time flying to Hawaii you are definitely excited. But where do you start planning? Let’s take a look at how to prepare for Hawaii vacations.

Where, oh, where to begin preparing for Hawaii Vacations

The first step in preparing for Hawaii vacations is to begin making a packing list. Shorts, flip-flops (or slippers in Hawaii), swimsuits, and sunglasses are a great start, but here is “The Only Hawaii Packing List You Need.” Another good idea is to pre-pack your suitcase to see if there is extra room to bring things you know you’re going to buy that you may find cheaper in your hometown.
Articles like sunscreen, beach towels, beach bags, etc. There are places to find them near your hotel, but they may be cheaper back home and you can save that time spent shopping for doing fun activities! Don’t forget to leave some room for souvenirs on the way back home!

Start making your vacation “to do” list

Hawaii has some fun things to do and amazing places to see it’s hard to decide which one’s you want to do most, because chances are you won’t have enough time to do them all. I suggest splitting your list into two groups: “Should Do” and “Must Do” in order to prioritize the things that you have to do from the things that would be cool to do.
For tips like this on how to turn your vacation “to do” list into a “to done” list, check out this recent blog post.

‘Tis the season? – The best times for Hawaii vacations

While the weather in Hawaii is always warm and inviting, there are seasons here. Surf season, whale season, off-season, and such. Depending on the activities you want to do, or the types of things you want to see you may need to visit Hawaii during a particular part of the year.
For example, if you want to see the big surf on the North Shore of Oahu and plan on visiting in July, you will be severely disappointed. While you may be able to surf year round here, the big waves only hit Hawaii in the wintertime, typically during the months of November – February. Check out this blog post for a very helpful guide on when is the best time to visit Hawaii is for the things you want to do.

No reservations is not the right plan

Coming to Hawaii and expecting to do everything you want to do without making any bookings is not a good idea. Often the things on your “must do” list are on other people’s as well. Tickets sell out, flights fill up, and not being able to do something you have had your heart set on can be a frustrating and disappointing feeling. For example, if you get to the USS Arizona Memorial after 10:00 a.m. plan on spending at least two hours at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
While this is not necessarily bad news, you may be able to accomplish more of the things you want to do that day. The only way out to the memorial is via ferry, and your turn may not be until 1:30 p.m. We are able to get our tickets in advance and can get you on an earlier ferry, so taking a tour of Pearl Harbor definitely has its advantages.Read this recent blog post for tips on planning Hawaii vacations, and why it’s important to plan ahead. These tips will surely help preparing for Hawaii vacations, and will help you get the most out of your trip. Alooooha!

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