The inhabited Hawaiian Islands every traveler should include in their travel list are Oahu, the Big Island, Maui, Molokai, Kauai, and Lanai. Perhaps you already know that Oahu is the most-touristy Hawaiian destination. Maui is also a top tourist destination as it features some of the best rainforest hikes, landscapes, and beaches in the region. Hawaii remains one of world’s enviable destinations due to its perfect weather. With average daily temperatures of between 75F and 85F, Hawaii’s good weather is well spread throughout the year.
Travelers come visit the Aloha State and explore its pristine landscape, beautiful beaches, unique culture, and natural beauty at any time of the year based on their individual preferences. So, your decision on when to visit Hawaii will be based on a number of factors.
The Cheapest Time to Travel to Hawaii
The high season in this Aloha State starts in mid-December through April. You can be sure flights and hotels are at their most expensive at this time of the year. The off-season begins immediately the Easter breaks ends and runs through mid-June. The Japanese tourism during the Golden Week tends to impact hotel and resort prices between late April and early May. This doesn’t affect flight prices though.
Summer is also considered an “off-peak” season here despite having tourist around. Hotel prices and rates for renting vehicles tend to drop between June and August. You will still come across crowds. Airline prices are higher at this time since families and visitors are flying in. Visiting in fall allows you to enjoy low-season prices and the cheapest rates, thin crowds, and a warm, relaxing tropical weather without much destructions.
The Best Weather in Hawaii
Hawaii receives a fairly consistent weather year round, with its dry season running from April through early September. The hurricane season is often experienced between June and November while the rainy season runs from November through March. Well, there’s nothing to worry about the rainy season as it rarely rains for consecutive days. The entire region experiences microclimates as some places like Hilo tend to be very wet while others such as Puako and Waimea Canyon can be very dry.
If you’re a surfing enthusiast, winter is the best time to travel here. There are plenty of competitions you can participate in along the shores of Maui, Oahu, Big Island, and Kauai. Visiting during holidays is best from families with kids and individuals with paid days off work. Just prepare yourself to deal with long waits at hotels and restaurants, increased traffic, and high flight rates during the holidays. If you want to avoid all these, however, plan to have your Hawaii vacation towards the end of April and early-May.