If you’re finally crossing “Hawaiian Vacation” off your bucket list this year, you’ve probably already spent a lot of time planning. If you’re visiting in the off-season, you can look forward to the best weather, fewer tourists, and reasonable prices around the islands. So leave your stressed-out persona behind on the mainland and get excited to experience the Hawaiian Islands’ untamed beauty and warm sunshine. However, be careful to avoid this list of three mistakes that your friends at Lucky Owl Car Rental have put together for you.
1. Forgetting the Essentials
Make sure you don’t forget to pack the essentials for your trip. We recommend you bring a beach towel, gym or walking shoes, sunglasses, a hat, a swimsuit, and reef-safe sunscreen to help protect Hawaii’s waters and marine life. This sunscreen lowers your risk of cancer and harmful sunburns and helps safeguard aquatic life. Also, remember to bring cash. There aren’t many major banks, and ATM fees add up quickly. The cost of living in Hawaii is high, and individuals who work in the service sector, like servers, hotel bellhops, valet workers, and tour guides, depend on tips, so having cash on hand is essential.
2. Planning Your Hikes Poorly
Hiking in Hawaii is wonderful, but it’s important that you plan your hikes correctly and follow all of the local rules and regulations. You may feel tempted to disregard the laws, but the quickest way to get into trouble and ruin your vacation is by wandering around late at night or in out-of-bounds areas. Instead, plan to start your hikes early in the morning so you’ll have enough light for a long hike. Also, be sure to check out all posted signage so you can see if a trail is off-limits.
3. Forgetting to Book a Rental Car
You will need a rental car unless you plan to spend your entire vacation camping on one beach. Many outlying islands cannot access Uber or Lyft, and renting a car is the best way to experience Hawaii. However, remember that rental cars are a popular target for thieves, so be sure not to leave anything valuable inside of them while you’re out exploring.
Lucky Owl Car Rental is the best place to find your next car rental. We offer great rates on all of our cars and trucks. Our fleet includes economy vehicles, luxury SUVs, vans, and more! Plan your trip today by contacting us at (808) 352-4890.