How to Travel to Hawaii on a Budget: 5 Tips for the Budget-Savvy Hawaii Traveler
Budget Hawaii Travel
Is there such a thing as budget Hawaii travel? Traveling to Hawaii can be expensive, but with a few money-saving tips you’ll find Hawaii is well within your reach, and budget! Keep reading for the best ways to travel to Hawaii on a budget.
Budget Hawaii Travel Tip #1: Plan In Advance
Advance planning is a great for Hawaii budget travel. You can travel to Hawaii economically, but if you wait until the last minute, you may get stuck paying higher prices for just about everything. Booking your trip ahead of time guarantees you time to shop around for the best deals and find any specials running. You can book our All-Inclusive Hawaii Packages up to three years in advance and they require as little as $225 per person to book! Many of our clients enjoy the ease of booking early and paying on their trip at their own pace.
Tip #2: Have Flexible Travel Dates
Flexible travel dates is a great way to save money on Hawaii travel. Understandably, sometimes you must travel on specific dates, but flexibility = savings. Usually, flights are less expensive if you can avoid traveling on peak days such as weekends and major holidays. Even certain months have lower airfare, such as January, February, May, September and October. Hawaii hotels generally cost more during the summer months, spring break and major holidays.
Tip #3: Affordable Hotels
Did you know there are many budget-friendly hotels in Hawaii? A budget Hawaii hotel doesn’t mean a hostel, either. Hotels that are a couple blocks off the beach are a great money-saving option and offer many of the same amenities that expensive beachfront resorts have. Waikiki has many affordable hotels for the budget Hawaii traveler, and so does Maui, Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii.
Another budget Hawaii hotel tip is to save on your room category. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you won’t enjoy your hotel if it isn’t beachfront. If an oceanfront hotel is on your wish list, try pricing it out with a “standard” room category instead of an ocean view. Usually, the room is exactly the same, except for the view. In our 40+ years of experience, most people prefer to be outside soaking in all the beauty of Hawaii, not sitting on their balcony. We take pride in helping our clients find the best hotel and package for their budget, so don’t be afraid to ask us to price a Package several different ways for you!
Tip #4: Bring Toiletries from Home
Another Hawaii budget travel tip is to bring as many of your toiletries from home as you can. Everything must be flown or shipped to Hawaii, which translates into higher prices. Unless you are staying longer than a month, we recommend you bring your own shampoo, conditioner, soap, reef-friendly sunscreen and dental hygiene products from home. Many people travel to Hawaii on a budget, and then end up spending all the money they previously saved while they’re on their vacation.
Budget Hawaii Travel Tip #5: Book an All-Inclusive Hawaii Affordable Saver Package
Our top recommendation for traveling to Hawaii on a budget is to book one of our popular and affordable All-Inclusive Hawaii Saver or Express Packages. We have budget Hawaii travel packages for Waikiki, Maui and Kauai, and two Hawaii Express Packages for Waikiki. Our Packages give you the ultimate bang for your buck! If you are interested in a Premier Package, but still want to travel as economically as possible, contact us and we will work with you to find the perfect Package in your price range. We use our decades of experience to find you the best hotels, meals, activities and tours at the best price, passing on the savings to you! We organize everything to flow smoothly and to best optimize your time in Hawaii…which is after all – priceless.