This section will give you all the information you need to take into account to plan your stay in the archipelago. We will show you the most impressive tourist attractions on the island, and we will tell you what things you should not miss about this beautiful destination. You should know, from now on, that visiting Hawaii is discovering a country full of new and unforgettable experiences.
Travel to Hawaii Guide
Hawaii is undoubtedly very famous for its stunning beaches and landscapes. And, as you can see, on this website, we have dedicated an extensive article to recommend those places conducive to sunbathing and businesses that all lovers of the beauties of nature cannot miss (forests, gardens, volcanoes, impressive coves. ).
We recommend that you visit the sections dedicated to the various things you can find on each island of Hawaii to find out in detail about each of the corners of the archipelago.
Suppose you are a beach lover and want to take advantage of your stay in Hawaii to enjoy the best beaches in the archipelago. In that case, you should know that the entire archipelago is conducive to this type of activity. However, we recommend that you do not miss visiting Laalao (it offers impressive sunsets), Holoholokai (where you can dive and discover a fantastic endemic marine universe) and Kolekole (a beautiful paradise surrounded by vegetation).
If you want to make a complete visit, not just enjoy the beaches, here is a list of the most outstanding sites on each of the islands most relevant.
HAWAII ISLANDS AND POINTS OF INTEREST
BIG ISLAND (HAWAII)
This island should not be missed when you travel to Hawaii. Since, although all the islands are recommended places for tourism, the most incredible plant diversity of the entire island is concentrated here. You will be able to find varied landscapes and enjoy impressive beaches.
And since we don’t want you to get overwhelmed with the number of things to do on the Big Island (Hawaii).
It is worth mentioning that if you travel to Hawaii, you should not miss visiting Kailua-Kona and Hilo (the two most important cities on the island, each with particular alternatives for fun and relaxation). Nor should you certainly stop by the natural parks of Puukohola Heiau and South Point Park (where you can discover exciting waterfalls amid stunning grounds). If you have not visited islands of volcanic origin before, we are convinced that this experience will amaze you. To complete the background, you must approach the Volcanoes National Park because it will be another place that will stick in your memory forever.
This island should not be missed either, since it will not only offer you very diverse experiences, but you can also visit Honolulu, the capital of the archipelago and the largest city as well. It will be a beautiful place to get to know the rhythm of life in a tropical town and enjoy the Hawaiian night at its best.
We have also prepared an itinerary for Oahu to help you in your plan for Hawaii vacation. In it, you will see that we especially recommend that you visit Honolulu, where you can visit fascinating museums, such as the U.S. Army of Hawaii or the city’s Museum of Art, which we are sure will captivate you. Also, take the opportunity to go shopping in some of the largest shopping centres on the island.
But apart from shopping and getting to know the city, we recommend that you do not miss visiting one of the iconic sites of the Second World War, Pearl Harbor, a port of the U.S. Navy that was bombed in this great war.
Also, on Oahu, we recommend that you visit the Valley of the Temples, a walk through time, to get closer to Japanese culture and the importance that this millenary community has operated in forming the island and the foundations of Hawaiian culture. You will see a grand Buddhist temple that will make you feel that the whole trip has been worth it.
But since we imagine that your trip to Hawaii aspires to be complete, we recommend not stop visiting other islands. We all want to highly recommend Maui, a wonderful corner of the archipelago quite different from the two great islands. Maui, although it is a small island, is worth it.
That is why we have included it on our website as an essential tourist point of interest. We recommend visiting the section dedicated to this tiny island to plan a complete trip to Hawaii. You will see that some of the specific places of Maui are Lahaina (the most important city on the island), the Haleakala National Park, the town of Makawao and the Valley State Park. These are the most important tourist attractions to know on the island of Maui. Do not miss them!
OTHER HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
If you still have time and want to know a little more about the archipelago, you can travel to one of the other islands. In the main menu, you can find a detail of each of the islands with the most relevant to visit in them. We have focused on the most important of the entire archipelago: Hawaii, Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and Lanai.
QUESTIONS FREQUENTLY TO TRAVEL TO HAWAII
In this section, we will offer you all those travel tips that we believe can help you plan your trip safely and efficiently.
The article collects those doubts and most frequent questions that tourists have before travelling to Hawaii; we hope they will be helpful to you.
What is the official language of Hawaii?
The official language of Hawaii is English; However, by tradition, there is also a native language on the island: Malay-Polynesian, but there are very few people left who speak it.
What is the official currency of Hawaii?
Do I need a visa to travel to Hawaii?
It depends on your country of origin if you are Spanish or from a government of the European Union, no. However, you will need a valid passport and have completed the ESTA.
When to travel to Hawaii?
The weather in Hawaii is warm all year round, so that you could travel at any time. If you do not want to spend too much or meet many tourists, we recommend that you avoid the high season: Christmas, Easter and summer.
How do tips work in Hawaii?
Same as in the rest of the USA. Customers must leave between 10 and 15% of what they have consumed.
What is Hawaii food like?
Food in Hawaii is relatively inexpensive, even in the fanciest restaurants and hotels. In these restaurants, you will find all kinds of Indonesian and Asian dishes and more continental dishes. You can even find Mexican food and pizzas.
Is there a possibility of hurricanes in Hawaii?
There is usually no hurricane danger in Hawaii, just as there are no tsunamis or dangerous volcano eruptions for tourists.
Is it dangerous to travel alone in Hawaii?
Not at all. The island of Hawaii is relatively safe, although, as you should do anywhere, you should ask the residents about the areas that it is advisable not to go near. If you travel alone / or to Hawaii, we recommend that you sleep in hostels, as it is the best way to meet people. You should know that in Hawaii, people are very open; this makes it easier to establish relationships during the trip.
Is it very harmful to sunbathe in Hawaii?
Although Hawaii is one of the places where the sun burns the skin the most, if you take precautions, you have nothing to worry about.
What precautions do you have to take to sunbathe in Hawaii?
It will help if you use high factor sunscreen (SPF). It is also important not to expose yourself to the sun during 12:00 and 15:00, as you can suffer quite severe burns and have to go to the doctor.
Is tap water drinkable?
It is. Although to avoid any intestinal disorder, we recommend that you only drink bottled water, even that you use it to brush your teeth.
Is it an excellent option to travel with children to Hawaii?
Yes, there are many activities to do as a family.
Can you pay by card in Hawaii?
Yes, in all tourist places, you can pay with a visa (credit and debit), but we recommend that you also bring cash just in case.
Are there places to exchange currency?
Yes. However, we recommend that you change some money before travelling because it is an operation that usually costs something expensive.
Is there internet in Hawaii? Where to get Wi-Fi?
Yes. The vast majority of hotels in Hawaii offer Wi-Fi internet to their customers; you only have to ask for the password at the entrance table. There is also Wi-Fi in the bars, cafes and restaurants of medium or sound quality. If you plan to stay for a long time and don’t want to worry about ‘hunting’ wifis in the places you visit, you can buy a sim card in Hawaii. If you have contracted the Spanish data service, be sure to deactivate it before travelling to avoid getting an astronomical bill.