Vacations are a part of life to be treasured. Quite frankly, despite the best of intentions, vacations tend not to happen frequent enough for most people. Unless you are one of the lucky few who get their fill of travel, we don’t want you to waste even one minute of your precious vacation. We know you work hard and when you finally get the chance to take a breather, we want you to be able to make the most of it. We’ve got 5 tips to help you make the most out of your Big Island vacation.

The Big Island is Big                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 Planning ahead can be a life saver. Doing some homework ahead of time to get an idea of which activities make it to your itinerary will save you a lot of vacation time while actually here on   the island. Understanding the size of the Island and where your must do activities are located will keep you from wasting valuable time going to and from.

Rent a Car                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

While there are opportunities to utilize public transportation, having access to a car of your own will give you the ultimate freedom and flexibility you may desire on your trip. Renting a car can help you get off the beaten path allowing you to really explore our beautiful Big Island. To make renting a car even easier on our guests, we’ve partnered with both Thrifty Car Rental and Dollar Rent A Car. 

Consider Departing From a Different Airport                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

To really get the most out of your Big Island vacation, fly into one side of the island and depart from the other. If you map out your start and your finish, you will be able to have amazing adventures in between. Fly into Hilo International Airport and leave from Kona International Airport. Or vice versa!

Check Out Some Local Events                                   

 Local events are a great way to maximize your vacation and get a taste of the local culture. And in a place like Hawaii, there is a lot of culture to experience. Attend a luau or catch some hula dancing. Or how about a Farmers’ Market? There are tons of excellent ways to immerse yourself in a little Hawaiian culture on the Big Island. Look around ahead of time and work your favorite events into your plans so you don’t miss out on some truly unique experiences. A Big Island Vacation is not complete without experiencing Hawaiian life.

Visit Anytime                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Traveling to Hawaii is the perfect getaway any time of the year.  Average temperatures range from 68 to 88 degrees through the year, so chances are the Hawaiian climate will suit you whenever you get the chance to visit. From April to November, the climate tends to be warmer and drier. December through March, you will experience our winter with average temperatures as high as 80 degrees. Even visiting during our wet season can be very enjoyable. An afternoon Hawaiian rain shower can be a very refreshing and enjoyable experience. Trade winds that sweep across the island help keep things on the warmer side year round. No matter what time of year it is, our weather is wonderful. Being able to visit Hawaii in different seasons is also a great way to maximize your Hawaiian experiences.