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Hawaiian Travel Tips (Infographic)


Going on a vacation in Hawaii is something that many people dream of doing. With its numerous clean beaches, delicious dishes, friendly locals, and beautiful sights to see, no wonder Hawaii is listed as one of the most popular getaway locations. However, not everyone has the luxury of time or budget to afford it. So when you have the means of visiting these paradise islands, you have to make the most out of it. 


Like any other vacation, traveling to Hawaii can be pretty costly so we can understand that you want to make the most of your trip. But surely, this trip is going to be worth it, especially if you plan things ahead to make the most of your time on the islands.  Here are some travel trips you can take note of before visiting Aloha State. 


Islands to visit in Hawaii

Hawaii is an archipelago comprised of 137 islands and islets in total. This number includes the eight major islands: Hawaii (The Big Island), Maui, Oahu, Kahoolawe, Molokai, Lanai, Kauai, and Niihau. Each of these islands (except Niihau and Kahoolawe) is open to the public. 


Different islands have different activities to enjoy. So if you are planning a vacation and looking for fun things to do in Hawaii, it is essential to know the activities you want to enjoy and research the things each island has to offer. 


To give you a little insight into what these islands have, here is some information about them.

  • Hawaii

If you want to see Hawaii’s biggest island, you are in the right place. Hawaii got its name “The Big Island” simply because it is the biggest among the eight major islands. Due to its enormous size, you have to be prepared as you are in for one big adventure. The Big Island is known for many wonderful things, such as the bluest waters, legendary volcanoes, and its rich history. 


  • Maui

Do you love to get basked in the sun’s warmth as you enjoy thrilling activities? If so, then Maui is the perfect island for you. Known as the “Valley Isle,” Maui is famous for its unique geography. Moreover, you can enjoy various activities such as snorkeling, windsurfing, watching whale migration, and more. 


  • Oahu

Oahu is the third-largest island in Hawaii, but do not let its size fool you. Because despite not being the largest island, Oahu is the most visited island in the Hawaiian archipelago. Every month, Oahu welcomes a whopping 500,000 visitors or more. This is why it is perfect for its nickname, “The Gathering Place.” Tourists flock to this island for various reasons, one of which is the balance you can find in this place. In Oahu, you can enjoy many exciting activities or just relax and enjoy some


Oahu is popular for those who are looking for peace and adventure. Waimea Botanical Garden, Byodo-in Temple, and Dole Plantation are just some places you can visit when you choose Oahu. For more information about the said tourist spots, you can check out this link:

  • Molokai

Known as “The Friendly Isle,” Molokai has a rich history enveloped in its lands. Unlike the other islands that usually have a bright story from the past, Molokai has a different story. During the 19th century, the Hawaiian Islands were struck with leprosy. The Kalaupapa Peninsula became a living hell as the deceased leprosy victims were exiled here. 


Today, this island is famous for its laid-back atmosphere and lowkey tourist industry. The rocky and cliff-shaped island is somewhat an enigma. Molokai is ideal for tourists looking for a more rugged and remote Hawaiian vacation.


  • Lanai

With only 141 square miles and a small number in population, Lanai is the perfect destination if you genuinely want to be away from the general hustle and bustle. Lanai is known as “The Pineapple Isle” due to its history of being home to a plantation that produced 75% of the world’s pineapple. While the mass production of pineapples ended in 1992, the island still grows enough pineapples for the needs of the locals. 


Moreover, the island is now much known for its luxurious pampering, gourmet dining, and many unconventional activities. Seclusion and its verdant beauty are just a few things that draw people in. It is perfect for small and intimate gatherings. 


  • Kauai

Kauai, or “The Garden Isle,” is perhaps one of the most beautiful islands in the Hawaiian archipelago. Its moniker is perfect for the scenery that will welcome you as you visit the island. Here, you will be embraced in beautiful lush green mountains and valleys. A magnificent mountain range serves as a backdrop to the white sand beaches in the Royal Coconut Coast Line. 


Best time to visit Hawaii

The dry season is ultimately the best time to visit Hawaii. This season runs from May to June and September to October. But you have to remember, Hawaii is a tropical country. This means that you should note that rain is to be expected even during the dry months.

Apart from the weather, you must also take note of the island’s peak months because this will have a significant effect on the amount of money you have to spend. The peak tourism season in Hawaii usually starts in the middle of December. This can continue until the end of March or mid-April. During these months, accommodations and flight prices may surge. So if your concern is budget, it is better to book or visit the islands around the middle of April to mid-June and September until before the Holidays.


Travel Restrictions

Since the pandemic happened, many industries have been affected, and travel was one of them. Due to the highly contagious nature of the virus, travel restrictions were implemented. But ever since the vaccine started rolling out last year, the travel industry has gradually continued to operate again. 


This year, the protocols are less strict, but there are still some reminders you have to follow. In the latest update, Oahu and Maui no longer require vaccine passes for restaurants and indoor venues.


Furthermore, the Safe Travels Program will end on March 26, 2022. This means that filling out online forms or showing vaccination proof or negative COVID tests are no longer required for domestic US visitors.


As for the international visitors, you will be required to show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test result taken within one day of boarding your flight. You can download the Aloha Safe Alert for more information. You also have to note that despite the loosening of restrictions, masks are still mandatory in indoor public places (until March 26) and outdoor settings.


Making reservations for your hotel, car rentals, restaurants, and tours are also recommended. Because aside from the convenience of having all these planned out, there is still a limit in capacity.


Where to book for your Hawaiian vacation?

If you feel pressured to plan your whole vacation, let Go Tours Hawaii help you!


Go Tours Hawaii is your local Hawaiian tour operator specializing in Oahu excursions. For years, we have been providing our clients with satisfactory performance allowing them to enjoy an unforgettable Hawaiian experience. 

For more information about us and the list of our tours, you can visit our website at