Here are ten travel tips for your next Hawaii vacation:
- Renting a car is a must. There’s too much to see and do.
- Look toward the NE to see what the weather will be like for the next hour. The trade winds blow consistently from this direction.
- Check the surf report before you head to the beaches or ocean so you know what to expect.
- Don’t swim in fresh water (streams, rivers, ponds). They are contaminated with Leptospirosis.
- If you plan on renting a surf board, make sure you can fit in on the roof of your rental car (where is the radio antenna?)
- Coral is living organism. Don’t touch or damage the coral. They also have a lot of bacteria on them, so be careful not to get scratched.
- Invest in good snorkel equipment. Bad equipment can ruin the experience.
- Big waves hit the north shores in the winter, and south shores in the summer. This may affect your snorkeling plans.
- The sting from a blue bottle (portuguese man of war) can be very painful. If you see them on the beach it’s a sign to stay out of the water.
- Surf swap meets are a great place to buy equipment.
- Consider buying an inexpensive camera for the kids so they can capture the vacation from their perspective.
For a 110 more travel tips, try our free Hawaii Google gadget. It’s a fun tool that you place on your Google home page and has all sorts of Hawaii related stuff.