Hawaii - FAQ


Waikiki Beach & Diamond Head
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort

Any advice on saving money for meals while in Hawaii?

Food in Hawaii can get expensive, especially if you are dining mostly at your resort restaurants. But it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are some tips:

  • Staying in a condo means you can hit the grocery store on the island, and prepare many of your own meals. A big cost saver!
  • Scout out the local mom & pop restaurants, where a blue plate dinner will run you about $10 per person.
  • If out and about on Oahu's North Shore, be sure to enjoy a meal from the Shrimp Trucks for about $10 per person.
  • Take advantage of special breakfast- included promotions offered by many of the resorts.
  • Whether staying at a hotel or condo, stock up on beverages at the ABC store or grocery store.

Can you recommend an all-inclusive resort in Hawaii that's like the ones we've stayed at in the Caribbean?

Looking for an all-inclusive resort in Hawaii? There aren't any. A few hotels offer breakfast options, but you won't find the all-inclusive resort so common in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Will we need passports to go to Hawaii?

Flying to Hawaii is just like flying to any other US state. No passport is required, though of course you'll need ID for your flights.

When is the best time to travel to Hawaii?

Weather in Hawaii is tropical year-round, with very little variation. The average temperature here is between 75°-85° F. Summer, between April and November is warmer and drier while winter, between December and March, is a bit cooler. Fall and late spring tend to offer the best deals because there are fewer people vacationing those times of the year. Anticipate Christmas and New Years weeks, Thanksgiving Week, and Easter Week to be priced at a premium due to high demand.

Will we need a car rental while in Hawaii?

If you are staying in the Waikiki area of Oahu, a car rental isn't necessary. If you do rent a car, expect to pay for parking at your Waikiki hotel. Also if you are on Lanai or Molokai, you won't need a car rental.

If you are staying in Oahu but not in Waikiki or on the islands of Maui, Kauai'i or the Big Island -- you'll definitely want to rent a car. Keep in mind that car rental companies will charge additional for multiple drivers as well as for young drivers. It -is- possible to go to any of these islands and not rent a car; I can arrange airport-hotel transfers instead and then you can use a taxi to get around during your stay.

Can we prebook activities for our Hawaii vacation?

Certainly! Activities to prebook include luau reservations, helicopter tours, snorkeling tours, sea kayaking, guided hikes, bike tours/excursions, Pearl Harbor tours, Polynesian Cultural Center tours, and day/sunset cruises. You must have a Hawaii vacation package confirmed before activities can be prebooked.

Are there any special amenities for honeymoon couples?

We alert our resort properties, prior to arrival, whenever we have guests that are celebrating their honeymoon or anniversary. Many resorts offer special amenities (bottle of champage, a box of chocolates, or an upgraded room, for example) for honeymoon or anniversary couples.

Destination Weddings

Hawaii is an excellent choice for destination weddings and weddingmoons. Weddings can be arranged on all islands, and in many locations, including resorts, waterfalls, beaches at sunset, you name it. Call or submit a travel request for more information.

Call us at 800-957-8600 to discuss your honeymoon arrangements, or request a quote today!

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Located in the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex, near Frisco, Little Elm, and Plano. We have clients across the US.

 

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