I returned from a 10-day Hawaiian vacation on the islands of Oahu and Maui last month. I can’t wait to come back and see this place again. My goal was to pack as many beaches as possible into the allotted time. I didn’t let anything stand in my way because I was determined to make the most of my trip. As we traveled through two beautiful and bustling Hawaiian islands, my wife and I soaked it all in. We can’t wait to explore more of Hawaii’s stunning beauty. We snorkeled with the humuhumunukunukuapuaa, the Hawaiian state fish. It was a great way to enjoy the beauty of Hawaii. I clicked away with my camera.
The trip was one of a kind and every bit the breath of fresh air, but it was also planned relatively late. It was even more enjoyable because of the spontaneity of the trip. By using a planning approach that valued quality of landscape over total convenience, we were able to put together a trip to paradise for just under $2,500. The experience was unforgettable, and we are already planning our next visit, because we felt so blessed to have found such an incredible destination at such an affordable price.
I took steps, made decisions, and enjoyed highlights along the way.
Oahu and Maui
The Hawaiian islands are beautiful and unique. Many people are drawn to the beauty of Hawaii. How would we choose which one to visit? We could make a list of all the places we would like to visit and then narrow it down based on time and budget. Maui has always called my name. I’m ready to explore all that Maui has to offer. Say its name improves your mood. It is possible to bring a smile to your face with the sound of it. Maui is home to some of the world’s best beaches which surround the island’s 10,000 foot volcano, Haleakala. The clear waters and soft sands of Maui’s beaches make them the perfect backdrop for a relaxing vacation. Maui has a mix of volcanoes, multi-colored beaches and a legendary vibe. Maui is an unforgettable place to visit because of its unique culture and stunning landscapes.
We wanted to explore the best snorkeling spots and stay with friends on Oahu. Hawaii had so much to offer, from its beautiful beaches to its delicious cuisine. We would eat as much raw tuna as possible. We would bring lots of soy sauce to enhance the flavor. Most people arrive to the islands by flying to Honolulu. The beauty of the Hawaiian Islands must be seen to be believed. It is also the cheapest. This is the best choice for those looking for a great deal. Honolulu International Airport is a hub for beach lovers from all over the world. It’s easy to get to some of the most stunning beaches in Hawaii from Honolulu International Airport, making it an ideal starting point for any beach vacation. It is also the cheapest.
At certain times of the year, I can fly to Honolulu from Portland International Airport for under $350. There are great deals on airfare to Honolulu from Portland International Airport. Even though we would be missing the Spring Break crowd the week after our departure, I knew airfares would be higher than usual. I booked our flights early to take advantage of the lower fares. Using Google Flights, I looked at a lot of the flight options. I found the perfect one for my budget and travel needs. A flight to Honolulu was going to cost $450. We decided to book the flight with a layover and save a bit of money. Adding a quick 30 minute regional flight from Honolulu, Oahu to Kahului, Maui wouldn’t add more than $150 for each of us. The weekend would be perfect for us and our family. A small price to pay for unfettered access to postcard-perfect white sand beaches and endless Hawaiian aloha.
We were set after I got a pair of flights with Hawaiian Islands. There are 10 days in Oahu and Maui. We were able to explore the unique culture, beaches, and scenery of Hawaii. All flights to, in and around, and back from Hawaii cost $1,200. It’s a great price for the trip. They serve legitimate meals with a complimentary glass of red or white. The restaurant serves delicious food and friendly service.
It sounded like 10 days was a nice number.
Airfare – $1,200
Rainforest Friends and Air BnB
Airfare is expensive. It is time to be real here. It’s important to be honest about the situation. You have to line up accommodations on two different islands. We have good friends who live a couple of miles outside of Honolulu. We were able to visit a lot and enjoy the scenery. Two thousand feet of elevation and a couple of miles above Honolulu is what it is. The view from the top of Makapu’u Lookout is amazing. We were able to stay at the home of Allison and Cliff in the hills overlooking the city. We were surrounded by lush jungle, a chorus of singing birds, fresh fruit and a morning shower. The air was filled with the scent of flowers and the sound of water.
We saved $600 in hotel costs because we enjoyed the company of our hosts. We were able to stay with our hosts instead of staying in a hotel. HUGE win.
Maui would be difficult. He was determined to find a way to make it work. Maui has a place for everyone, with different vibes on every corner. Maui’s natural beauty is awe-inspiring and one of a kind. What kind of vacation did we want? We decided that we wanted something relaxing and stress-free. There is instant access to the stunning yet packed beaches strung along the west coast or the more relaxed north coast. From the lush rainforests of the south to the shimmering turquoise waters of the east, this country’s coastline is a must-see for any traveler. The mystical town of Hana is on the far east side. Hana is known for its stunning waterfalls, lush rainforests, and black sand beaches. There is a small, quiet rental in Haiku. We were going to fly in from the airport in Kahului. There is a private yard and screened-in porch space for four to sleep in. It’s the perfect place to spend time with family and friends. The price point made it a lot easier to stay on Maui. I booked the flights right away because I was so excited to go.
4 nights on Oahu – $0 (plus some goodies for the hosts)
5 nights on Maui – $550 (w/ tax)
Ride on a Dime
Being on the move and visiting many different places while exploring a new region is what I like to do. There are dozens of world-class beaches in Oahu and Maui. Both islands offer something for everyone, from exciting nightlife to relaxing getaways. We needed a car for both islands because I wanted it all.
Normally, I would pay an arm and a leg for 10 days while on vacation. I was able to find a great deal that allowed me to have an enjoyable vacation without breaking the bank. We found two rental car companies that had cars for $25 a night with taxes and fees included. We were surprised by the value we got for our money. I was skeptical, but hopeful. Despite my doubts, I was hopeful that things would turn out well. In the end, we ended up with a brand new compact to cruise around Honolulu, and a The road up to Haleakala National Park is 10,000 feet high. The view from the top of Haleakala National Park was amazing.
You can get great deals on most of the islands if you include all rental brands in your research. You can check online rental sites and local companies to find the best prices and availability for your trip. When arriving at the airport, you may need a ride to some off-property rental companies
10 days of car rental – $250
Aloha. Want to Eat?
I like to inhale food. I have to remind myself to savor the flavors of my food. I can’t hold back on my Hawaiian vacation because it gets expensive. I’ve been dreaming of this trip for a long time. We planned ahead so that we could enjoy as much local fare as we wanted. Breakfast, snacks on the go, and some lunches were covered by groceries on the first day. We had a few basic pantry items so we could make quick and easy dinners. When a home cooked dinner was on the menu, our daily food costs were as low as $25 a day. We were able to stretch our grocery budget. We were able to mix in runs for fish taco, steaming bowls of curry and rice, and poke. My goodness, the poke. I put fish and chips on my face where the mahi-mahi had been caught, and put Maui Gold pineapples on my face. I was happy to know that I had liked the food Maui had to offer.
In all, our food and drink bill came to just under $500
Once-in-a-Lifetime Hawaiian Adventure
Job #1 was for us to soak up sun, dip toes in the bluest waters, snorkel alongside stunning fish, watch the sunset from the top of the world on Haleakala, and straight up enjoy one of favorite places in the world. We were thrilled to be able to experience all that Hawaii has to offer. I appreciate that I have access to a lot of tools and resources that I can use to get the most for my money. It is easy to access flight options, hotel recommendations, travel itineraries, menus, local favorites and money-saving deals. Search online to find the best travel advice from fellow travelers and local experts. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to plan a dream vacation last minute. You should compare prices to find the best deal for your budget.
Millenials who need serious R&R and have $3,000 saved up in the rainy day fund will be happy with this news. Millenials have the option of taking an extended vacation in order to take the time off they need.
Planning & Resource Recommendations
Airfare – Google Flights & Hawaiian Airlines
Accommodations – Air BnB &
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