You may wonder if you can afford a vacation to the Hawaiian Islands because the state is so far away.
It is important to understand a few ways to save money on these islands in order to make your vacation as affordable as possible.
Are you ready to learn more and check a bucket list destination, ranging from Maui snorkeling tours to Luaus, off your list?
Let’s get started.
Start Budgeting Well in Advance
Hawaii trips should never be taken on a whim since everything needs to be planned months in advance, so you can budget for the extra expenses.
If you don’t want to stay at the most expensive resort, you also don’t want unpleasant accommodations, so do some research to determine a realistic budget that covers food and accommodations.
Look for other areas in your budget where you can cut expenses. It’s all about prioritizing what is important to you.
It may be more valuable to go to Hawaii than to eat out several times a month. If you still have student loans, consider refinancing them.
If you are interested in learning more about this option, you can look at a guide on how often you can refinance.
Stay on One Island
The cost of traveling between islands can quickly add up, so if you’re on a budget, stick to one island. It’s cheaper to rent a car and you can save money.
Despite its size, Oahu has more food and accommodation options, making it cheaper than other islands with fewer options.
It might not even be necessary to rent a car if you stay in an area with adequate public transportation. Going during the off-season can further help you save money.
Budget for Transportation
Since travel restrictions have been lifted, getting to Hawaii and traveling around might be one of your biggest expenses.
If you have any airline miles on your credit cards, consider using them toward your trip. After the pandemic, many people are eager to travel, which is driving up the cost of airfare and rental cars.
Rental cars have become more expensive as a result of the nationwide car shortage. Booking ahead allows you to save as much as possible, and many sites like Costco let you reserve without paying upfront.
When you find a better deal, you can cancel your reservation. You might be able to score a deal if you plan your vacation during an off-season and don’t hesitate to fly late at night or early in the morning.
You can also rent on Turo, which supports the local economy.
With a reasonable budgeting plan, research, and preparation, you can make your dream trip to Hawaii a reality.
Don’t forget to take pictures and videos so you can share your experience with your family and friends. Enjoy the journey, and don’t forget to take lots of pictures and videos.
Have a great time in Hawaii, and aloha!