Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The pristine beaches, mind-soothing ambience, and thrilling water sports attract adventure enthusiasts throughout the year. In this blog, we’ve uncovered 10 insider secrets that’ll make your vacation a trip to remember.
Don’t Book the Hawaiian Resorts
Not only does it help save money, but it’ll also give you an opportunity to connect with the locals. Staying at a resort in Hawaii won’t provide you with so much opportunity to connect with the locals. Best of all, staying someplace else gives you the opportunity to walk to the tip of the islands for an enjoyable day whenever you feel like. For more adventure, you can try out the Ka Lea Cliff jump.
Plan a Picnic on the Beach
The most exciting thing about Oahu is that all the beaches are public, and remain crowded throughout the year. You’ll not have to wander here and there looking for the best place to arrange a picnic. Just grab Hawaiian cuisines from any restaurant or food truck near the beach and buy a blanket. Then, enjoy an afternoon picnic on the sand along with your friends or family.
Surf at Sunset
Waikiki Beach is one of the best places for surfing. The warm and shallow water make it an ideal place for budding and experienced surfers alike. The best part is that Waikiki hosts several surf camps offering training lessons to amateurs and surfboards on rental. Go around sunset, take a surf boat on rent, and witness the mystical sunset at the beach as you ride on the mighty waves of the Pacific.
Take a Hike
Hiking is free! Unarguably, your trip to Hawaii will remain more or less incomplete unless you go hiking. There are various beautiful Hikes in Oahu, and it would be a pity not to opt for one. Go for the Diamond Head and Manoa Falls hike, and etch happy memories in your mind forever.
Eat at the Kalakaua Avenue
Kalakaua Avenue is the touristy street that runs through the centre of Waikiki. It’s one of the most happening places in Hawaii and is the home to several hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops. When in Waikiki, never forget to try authentic Hawaiian cuisines from any of the restaurants there.
Utilize Public Transportation
Both Oahu and Waikiki have well-established public transportation. You can easily reach most of the tourist destinations on a public bus. Uber is also a popular transport. Travelling by bus or uber will not only help you save money but will also give you an impression of the city from a native’s perspective.
Camp on the North Shore of Oahu
This is one of the best kept Hawaii secrets. Though you must remember that camping on public beaches isn’t technically legal in Hawaii, you can, however, fish all night until dawn breaks. So, if you’re planning to camp on the North Shore, make sure to carry a fishing pole. The beautiful weather on the North Shore of Oahu is perfect for camping throughout the year.
Have Dessert at Honolulu Cookie Company
If you’re fond of desserts, you simply cannot miss trying out some at the Honolulu Cookie Company. It has stores all over Hawaii and has a wide range of delicious cookies on offer. The perfect blend of flavors and cream will make you crave for more.
Take an Interisland Flight
Though it can strain your budget, you’ll definitely not regret it! Witnessing the beautiful Hawaiian Islands (Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island to be precise) from the sky while traveling on an interisland flight will instantly fill you with immense and unforgettable joy.
Bring Your Liquor
Hawaii has stringent liquor laws. It’s really difficult to get a liquor license in Hawaii or to order more than one drink at once. So, to avoid such legal bindings, it’s best if you carry your liquor.
So, here was a complete list of 10 amazing secrets that you must know before making a trip to Hawaii. Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comment section. Happy travelling!