You would be hard pressed to find someone who wouldn’t love a surfing vacation to Hawaii. Adventure, beautiful scenery, wild surf, delicious food – the amenities of a trip to the tropical state are endless. Of course, there’s the one doubt that lingers over everyone’s mind when planning a vacation. You want a fantastic vacation, but you don’t want to come home to a huge hole burnt in your wallet. This guide will help you plan your dream vacation without coming home broke.
First and foremost, you have to get to and from your destination! Obviously, you won’t be driving to Hawaii, so you’ll need to figure out the details of your air travel. Speaking from personal experience, booking directly through the airline usually isn’t the best route to go. This is because you can typically find much lower airfare through discount companies, such as Priceline, Expedia, and Hotwire. The hundreds of dollars you can potentially save booking this way can be used to fund activities while on your vacation!
How much money you spend on a room is going to depend on how important the nicety of the room is to you. Some people hardly spend any time in their room while on vacation, so the cheaper the better. Other people enjoy relaxing in a beautiful, relaxing room, so a nicer room may be more important. If you’re okay with staying in a chain hotel, there are a variety of Best Westerns, Marriott’s, and Hiltons offering affordable prices. If you’re looking for a hotel more unique to the state, some of the best affordable choices include the Aqua Hotel in Molokai, the Naniola Volcanoes Resort on Hilo Bay, and the My Island Bed and Breakfast Inn, located in Volcano. These hotels all offer amenities and unique décor specific to Hawaii, at an affordable price. Also, being open to different floors and types of rooms can help you save on cost!
Lessons and Equipment Rental
If you’re going on trips to Hawaii, you’re probably going to want to participate in some of the activities not available in all parts of the country! Surfing, para-sailing, hang-gliding, etc., are just some of the endless activities that you can participate in while in Hawaii. Prices for lessons and equipment rental can quickly get pricey, but there are some tips to ensure that you never pay full price! Start simply by asking people you meet (restaurant and hotel personnel, etc.) for information on the best places to go. Often, companies offering lessons and equipment will partner with restaurants and hotels to gain business, and they will sometimes offer discounts for those that are referred. Additionally, a great travel tool is a website/smart phone app called, “Groupon.” Groupon provides its customers with amazing deals, sometimes up to 50 percent off. You simply purchase the Groupon and redeem it when you arrive to the location.
There are some simple tips and tricks that can help you save money on dining in Hawaii. Use the same tricks as mentioned above for lessons and equipment rental. Ask around and check into Groupon. Additionally, check out different restaurants for happy hours, drink specials, and promotions. These simple tips and tricks can help you save a big bundle while on your vacation in Hawaii.