Many travelers dream about a vacation to Hawaii, but quickly disregard the idea as only a dream because they believe a trip to the Islands is simply too expensive. Visiting Hawaii doesn’t have to be expensive though, if you plan in advance.
Start by picking up The Entertainment Book from www.entertainment.com. The books usually retail for around $25, but if you buy one for the Hawaiian Islands, you can save countless amounts of money. Most visitors find that they save the amount of money they spent on the book in their first day in Hawaii. Try skipping the all inclusive, expensive resorts and focus on individual hotels, which cost much less. When you’re visiting Hawaii, the last thing you want to do is spend every day cooped up in a resort spa, you want to enjoy the island. Why pay for amenities you’ll never use?
Once you get to Hawaii, take the time to load up on all the free brochures available. Most contain free coupons and money saving discounts that aren’t available anywhere else. You may think an activity like parasailing is outside your budget, but find a 50% off coupon inside. If you plan on doing any activities that require a snorkel, fins, and a swim mask, bring those items with you from home. Even if you have to purchase cheap versions at home, it can save you a few hundred dollars on expensive rentals in Hawaii. Try checking out a used sports equipment store in your area for great deals.
The best way to save money while vacationing in Hawaii, is not to fall victim to the greatest “scams”. Upon exiting the plane, you’ll most likely find yourself assaulted by people offering great “deals” on local resorts. After wasting a few hours or an entire day, you may find out that it’s a time share scheme, and you’ve just wasted a good portion of your money and vacation time. Also avoid the 3-$10, or 7-$20 tee shirt deals you will most likely come across. It only seems like a good idea until your shirts fall apart after one washing.
Vacationing in Hawaii isn’t reserved for the wealthy and elite, its an accessible vacation for all travelers, even those on a budget.