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Why Traveling to Oahu in a Big Tour Group is a Bad Idea?

a group of people standing in front of a sunset

One considerations when you plan for travel is whether you want to go solo or  join a group tour. Deciding which option to take really depends on your personality and preference. Are you the type of person who likes to explore just by yourself? Or do you usually depend on others when it comes to navigating?

If you like to travel in a large group, having an itinerary is a must. Travelingl in a group tour is others way not to spend to much on a trip.

However, traveling in Oahu with a large group may not be very ideal. Here are some reasons why:

Predetermined Itinerary

A group tour may not be good if you are the kind of person who likes to be in control. Everyone has different interests. Maybe you like to spend time on the beach more than in malls. Or may others want to eat something local, but you prefer something more familiar. Either way, a big group in Oahu may be something disadvantageous for you if you want things done your way.

If you would like to take a smaller tour while on Oahu, we do offer private-island tours! Visit our Private Tours page for a list of options!

No privacy and Lack of Free Time

In general, most of the people retreat in Hawaii particularly in Oahu. This place is perfect for some alone time to reflect and relax.

In a group tour, you have to share a hotel.  And if you’re the type of person who values privacy, you would not be comfortable with room sharing. In addition with that, there’s a little chance to reflect on your own if you travel in a group tour.

Clashing Personalities

One of the worst things of traveling in a group is having someone you don’t get along. If this happens to you, your dream vacation may even be one of your worst nightmares. It is very normal to feel uncomfortable with people, especially if you don’t know them personally.

In a big group tour, you have to adjust or take in consideration of their preferences. This might be very hassle on your part because you could not really please everyone.

Tight Schedule

Many tour itinerary includes free time for shopping or relaxing but more often, for a very limited time. Most of travel companies that offers big group tours usually push the schedule to the limit. Doing different activities while the sun is still up is very exhausting, isn’t it?

Travelling with a big group in Oahu may be a bad idea if you are a spontaneous person. Private tour is perfect if you just enjoy walking around instead of following a tight schedule. If you value flexibility, a tour group might not be your best choice.

Limited Accommodations and Dining Options

You’re compromising your hotel and restaurant choices if you would go on a group tour. Chances are there are picky eaters. Some of the children wouldn’t eat local Hawaiian cuisine. Or there are people with restricted diet on the group.

Oahu is a tropical paradise where everyone can enjoy. Locals are very friendly, They are a great companion. It is also a perfect destination for couples who want to have quality time. Oahu and Hawaii is also great for families, children will surely enjoy the beach and water related activities.

However, it really depends on who you are and who you will travel with. Do you value company or some alone time? You’re the one to decide. Nonetheless, your experience in this tropical paradise depends on how you look at it. Oahu’s a place with hospitable people, filled with good food, perfect places and amazing things to do. Just make sure that you select the best option for you to enjoy Oahu to the fullest.