Budgeting for your trip can take the excitement out of travel planning, whether you’ve planned a romantic couples retreat or a fun-filled family vacation.
Allow us to assist you in concentrating on the sand, sun, and surf of a tropical island vacation. Here are some of our greatest recommendations for getting the most out of your Hawaiian vacation.
Travel in the low season
The optimum time to visit Hawaii is during the off-season, which runs from April to mid-June and September to mid-December.
This isn’t just because of the lower airline prices; you’ll also avoid the scorching summer heat and the tourist lines. If you’re visiting in the fall, we recommend visiting between September and October, as the wind and rain build up around November.
Go with a group
Why not invite your friends and family? When you travel in a group, you’ll always have someone with whom to share your holiday memories.
It also means you’ll be able to apply for discounts at some of Hawaii’s greatest hotels and attractions.
Popular tourist attractions such as Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and the Dole Plantation provide a half-price entrance for large parties.
Try Alternative Accommodation
Although the convenience of an all-inclusive resort is appealing, the cost is prohibitive. Skip the resort and see the islands through the eyes of a local.
There are several unique AirBnBs and cool condos available for short-term rentals. You can choose between the solitude of a rainforest treehouse, the opulence of this Bali villa, or the unique experience of stargazing from this lava rock overlook.
Sleep Under the Stars
Get out of town and pitch your tent in one of the magnificent camping places sprinkled around the islands if you want to see some of Hawaii’s best vistas. Kalalau Campground is a welcome respite after a strenuous hike through the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park.
Try this Hammock Glamping site near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for something a little more upscale. You may enjoy all of the benefits of camping while also enjoying modern conveniences.
Consider renting a campervan on Maui, Oahu, or the Big Island if you truly want to see everything. Like a Hawaiian green sea turtle, you can cruise around the island while carrying your home on your back!
Rather than splurging on pricey dinners at resort restaurants, make use of the fresh local vegetables. The Hilo Farmer’s Market on the Big Island has a fantastic assortment that will make your mouth water.
For Oahu’s greatest and freshest produce, go to the KCC Farmer’s Market on Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings. These are the best places to get food and supplies for a picnic lunch on your next hiking excursion or relaxing day at the beach.
Eat Like a Local
Try eating like a native if you want to save money for interesting adventures like surf lessons or scuba diving. In Honolulu, you’ll frequently hear locals discussing getting a “plate lunch.” This usually comprises rice, macaroni salad, and meat of some sort.
For less than $10, you may taste this cheap and delicious local staple at Rainbow drive-in. If you prefer fresh seafood, go to a food truck like Jawz Tacos on Maui for some delicious fish tacos.
Do you want to try something new? Inspired by Japanese cuisine, the poke bowl is trendy in Hawaii, particularly at Da Poke Shack in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. For dessert, go for Ululani’s Shave Ice, a business that operates throughout Hawaii and sells the traditional ‘shave ice’ delight.
Choose the Right Island
Although it may be impossible to resist the temptation, trying to view everything will drain your bank account. Island hopping flights may rapidly add costly, so if you’re on a budget (or concerned about the environment), it’s best to pick an island that suits your taste and stick to it.
Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island — the four most popular islands – are actually less expensive than the smaller, more remote Lanai and Molokai. Each island has its own personality, so do your study to locate the one that’s right for you.
Look Out For Deals
There are numerous opportunities to save money on all of the Hawaiian islands on experiences and activities. If you’re staying on Oahu, get a GoOahu Pass card to get discounts on attractions, tours, and activities all across the island. Groupon is a great place to look for discounts on things like lodging, surf lessons, and boat cruises.
Take Advantage of Free Fun
Surfing classes and scuba diving can be costly, so why not take advantage of the many free activities available?
Take in some history at Pearl Harbour, relax in the sun while watching a surf competition, or go for a lovely trek through the green trails. Don’t miss the free fireworks show at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki in the evening.
Even with all the tips and tricks to give you the required aid, planning a pleasant and absolutely relaxing trip within budget isn’t the easiest task; therefore, we at RTD aim at taking away the stress upon us by allowing you to only and only enjoy yourself.
Reach out to us and let us plan your next joyous trip together, and with that, we, of course, mean we plan, and you relish 😉