People come from all over the world to see Hawaii, but you don’t have to break the bank to stay in a great place. Hawaii is full of wonderful things to do and amazing sights to see. There are world famous beaches, oceans to swim in or fish, and gracious and gorgeous volcanoes to see. It’s all about finding bargains. Whether you’re traveling with your spouse or with your entire family, all you have to do is a little digging and you can have an amazing Hawaiian experience without draining your savings!
TRAVELLING FOR TWO
1. Aston Coconut Plaza, Oahu
This beautiful boutique is located in the heart of Waikiki. Along with being close to the world famous Waikiki Beach you can shop in the cute shops of the town. It only costs $90/night for a double and you can also enjoy a delicious continental breakfast every morning.
2. Backpackers Vacation Inn, Oahu
This is an amazing accommodation for backpack travelers (as the name intends..duh!). You can book yourself into a dorm room for only $15 a night; quite inexpensive if you are just passing through and only want enough time to see the sights. Or, if you are looking for something a little more secluded you can stay in a private room for $45 a night. And of course if you are looking for something a little more intimate and special, you can stay in the ocean front studios for $80 a night. The ocean front studios can sleep up to 4 people, but if you are wishing for something romantic for two people, this is the place to be.
3. Areca Palms Estate Bed and Breakfast, Big Island
If you are looking for something fancy with a beautiful view this Bed and Breakfast is the right place for you! Fresh flowers are delivered to your room every day along with a delectable breakfast. Sitting above the South Kona Coast you can enjoy watching the beautiful pink sunset while relaxing in a hot tub. At only $85 a night, you can’t go wrong.
4. Kona Tiki Hotel, Big Island
Although this hotel is officially considered to be a small family-run hotel, it actually resembles more of a Bed and Breakfast. Sitting right on the ocean, you can enjoy the beach life along with a breakfast served by the pool. A double bed is from $59 – $72 a night. A kitchenette is slightly more expensive at $79, but it is also something that you may need.
5. Hale Ho’okipa Inn Makawao, Maui
This is one of Maui’s best kept secrets; this Inn is actually a 1924 plantation style home. While some old plantations tend to stray from their original design, this plantation was restored to it’s original beauty. It’s wooden floors have been nothing but scrubbed until they shine, and all the furnishings and decor is straight from the 1920’s. Only a 5 minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Makawao, this Inn is at a prime location – away from the hustle and bustle of the town, but close enough for comfort. You should expect to pay up to $110 per night for a double bed which includes a continental breakfast every morning.
6. Kamalo Plantation Bed and Breakfast, Molokai
This plantation sits on 5 acres of beautiful land. Along with the gracious scenery, there is also an ancient heiau ruin in the front yard and a working fruit orchard. Each room is equipped with it’s own lanai, a living room with a queen sized sofa bed, and a separate bedroom with a king sized bed, a kitchen and access to a barbecue. For only $85 a night you will not be disappointed!
TRAVELLING WITH A FAMILY
1. Royahl Kuhio, Oahu
These beautiful high rise condos are only 2 blocks from Waikiki Beach. Along with a kitchenette, these condos also have separate bedrooms, a living room with a TV, and private lanais. Four people can comfortable sleep in these rooms for only $110 a night. For a little fun for the kids there is also a pool, volleyball courts, basketball courts and a putting green.
2. Guest House At Volcano, Big Island
If you are planning to visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park the best place to stay is Bonnie Gooddell’s 2 story guest cottage. Bonnie is ready for anything you may need, and she has even child proofed the entire house! For 2 people it is only $75 a night with the additional cost of $10 for every child.
3. Hale Maui Apartment Hotels, Maui
This tiny hotel sits right on the beach of Honokowai. For only $85 – $95 a night you can sleep 5 people maximum. Each room has a private lanai, a kitchen and a combination of a living room and dining room.
4. Dunbar Beachfront Cottage, Molokai
This is another plantation style cottage that sits on a beautiful secluded beach. It is known for it’s beautiful decor and it’s unbelievable scenery. Two people can enjoy a room for $140 a night.
5. Nihi Kai Villas and Waikomo Stream Villas, Kauai
These two Poipu properties can be enjoyed for a small price of $89 a night. Along with the cute rooms you can enjoy a swimming pool, a tennis court, and access to barbecue and picnic areas.
So no matter what your budget is, you don’t have to spend your life savings on a trip to Hawaii.