What to know about Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
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Major Airports: Honolulu International Airport - Oahu (HNL), Kahului Airport - Maui (OGG), Kona International Airport - Big Island/Hawaii (KOA), Hilo International Airport - Big Island/Hawaii (ITO), Lihue Airport - Kauai (LIH), Kaunakakai Airport - Molokai (MKK), Lanai Airport - Lanai (LNY).
When to Go: Almost anytime is a good time to go, as always summer would provide for the sunniest, driest time of the year though prices will tend to be higher. For those who do not want it too hot, early summer, April and May and early fall September and October offers a moderate temperature with less visitors during this period, you can find better travel deals. It does tend to rain during the months of November to March. If you want to plan a Hawaiian Christmas vacation the weather will still be warm and there are good odds that it will rain, it doesn't get bitterly cold when it rains, but be prepared to get wet.
Getting There: Air is the primary way of getting to Hawaii and depending on the island you plan to visit dictates which major airport you will land at. Most travels tend to fly into Honolulu International Airport on the island of Oahu and use this airport to take inter-island trips via air to Maui, Kaui and the other islands. An alternative of taking in all the islands after landing in Honolulu International Airport is to hop on cruise typically a 7day excursion.
Getting Around: When you touchdown into the airport taxis or shuttles can take you into town. In Honolulu, once in town there are several means of getting around starting with the BUS. The
BUS is clean, safe and runs a fairly accurate schedule allowing visitors to move around cheaply. Mopeds (low powered motorbikes) are a common site as well as mode of transport in Honolulu and can be rented per day. However, if your not alert or driving through unpaved streets it can get quite dangerous.
On each island the best method of exploring each island to it's fullest is to rent a car. Renting a car can get expensive, but if you plan ahead of time and search several sites for the best deals or book a air, hotel and car package you could end up paying much less.
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Honolulu, like the rest of the Hawaiian State, has seen some sort of habitation since the time that the Polynesian migrants made their way into these volcanic islands. Nevertheless, the beginning of Honolulu history dates back to the reign of Kamehameha I (of the House of Kamehameha) who established the Kingdom of Hawaii. Following the capture of Oahu in the Battle of Nuuanu, Kamehameha I founded the Hawaiian Kingdom; by 1809, he chose Honolulu as the site of his royal court. Before he could do so, however, another important episode of Honolulu history has already taken place – Captain William Brown of Great Britain had reached Honolulu... Read more »
Recent reviews for Honolulu
What to know about Hawaii before you visit - Mar 5, 2008, by lindamura
Hawai'i is the world’s most geographically isolated landmass, located 2,400 miles from the West Coast of the U.S. and often called the "Crossroads of the Pacific". Many people are surprised to learn that Hawai‘i... Read more »
Snorkeling and jetski in Honolulu - Nov 24, 2009, by MadSuh
Visiting Honolulu is in many ways very much similar to visiting other large cities. Honolulu is a large city with traffic, tall building, and all the pros and cons of a large metropolitan area. I enjoyed Honolulu, but of course the rest of... Read more »
Hawaii for golf addicts - Mar 6, 2008, by lindamura
Hawaii is the ultimate golf vacation destination. It’s a combination of Hawaii's year-round summer climate, pampering world-class resorts, and more than 80 world-class golf courses on six uniquely different and beautiful islands:... Read more »
Kayak and hiking on Molokai - Mar 6, 2008, by lindamura
Outdoor explorers, eco-seekers, ocean adventurers – welcome to Molokai – an island that’s unequivocally “Hawaiian By Nature”. A sign at the airport - “Slow Down, This is Molokai!”- is your first... Read more »
Explore the volcanos of Maui, HI - Jul 28, 2007, by lindamura
A spectacular dormant volcano, 10,023-foot Haleakala erupted five million years ago to create the 279-square-mile island now called Maui and is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands located midway between Oahu and Hawaii. The island... Read more »
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