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A Guide to Holidays in Hawaii
13 October 2011

Hawaii is the newest state in the USA and is comprised of six islands. Aside from the beautiful scenery, interesting geography, and good weather, many people are attracted to the warmth and welcoming nature of Hawaii’s inhabitants. This article offers a general guide to Hawaii holidays

Accommodation in Hawaii

A huge range of accommodation options are available in Hawaii, for example, visitors may choose to stay in a luxury hotel or a resort on the beach. Both will offer luxurious comforts and impeccable service. For something a little more economically friendly, there are a number of hostels and bed and breakfasts.

Travelling Around Hawaii

Before travelling to Honolulu International Airport, you will need to have planned how you are going to get around in Hawaii. It is advisable to rent a car for at least part of your stay in Hawaii, as this will enable you to explore the island at your own pace. If you do not wish to rent a car, taxis are readily available. Additionally, there is an airport shuttle bus on a regular basis.

A bike tour is a great way of exploring Hawaii. You can easily visit places of interest such as Mount Haleakala and Kilauea Volcano, whilst enjoying the tropical weather with a breeze in your hair. It is possible to explore the island via bike on your own or by booking a guided tour.

The Weather in Hawaii

The weather in Hawaii is notoriously beautiful. You should, therefore, pack a range of summer clothes that will keep you feeling cool in the hot weather. However, you may wish to bring a jumper, if you are planning on visiting Haleakala National Park or other places of interest that are geographically elevated. Formal clothing is rarely worn, and the locals usually wear loose clothing and flip-flops. The weather in Hawaii is good all year round, although between December and March it is slightly cooler.

Things to do in Hawaii

Dolphins are a popular tourist attraction whilst staying in Hawaii. To experience these beautiful creatures, you could book a dolphin encounter, enabling you to get up close and personal by swimming with them in their natural habitat.

Various water sports are available in Hawaii, with surfing being particularly popular. You can buy or hire a board and take to the waves yourself. However, if you are inexperienced, it is advisable to take surfing lessons in order to give yourself the know-how. These can easily be booked through your hotel or on the beach.

A further popular activity is kayaking. You can kayak out into the Pacific Ocean or on the gentle waters of the island’s rivers. Kayaking provides an interesting way of experiencing Hawaii’s beautiful nature. Many holidaymakers kayak out to sea and then go snorkelling to experience some of the underwater beauty. Kayaks can be hired, and kayaking tours can be booked for beginners.

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