Visiting Hawaii can be amazing, inspiring, romantic, exhilarating and a little bit confusing. AAA is here to help you every step of the way…starting with our Top Hawaii Tips.
Book Inter-Island Flights in Advance
If you plan to visit more than one island, be sure to book inter-island flights in advance with your AAA travel agent. Inter-island airfare is affordable, and since it’s the main route of transportation between islands for business people and residents, it’s a little like walking up to a subway train and hopping on – and seats fill up fast.
Hawaii is a laid-back, yet active vacation destination. You’ll be outside much of the time and it will be warm. Pack for comfort, including walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Bring a pair of jeans if you plan on horseback riding; and a light jacket for cooler evenings.
Pack a Carry-On Bag
Speaking of packing, be sure to pack a change of island-appropriate clothing in your carry-on bag, along with a bathing suit, sandals and cover up. In the event of misdirected luggage, you’ll at least have something to get you through the first day.
Purchase Aloha Wear
A great souvenir is also a useful item for daily wear. Aloha wear, including flowered shirts and flowing skirts, can be found in any shopping district and will help you fit right in. You won’t see suits, ties or fancy dresses; aloha wear is perfect for restaurants, luaus and evening activities.
Let AAA Help with Your Destination Wedding
If you’re considering a destination wedding, it’s easy to plan with the help of AAA Travel’s experienced travel agents. We have extensive relationships with cruise lines and resorts that feature special amenities such as free weddings, room upgrades, shipboard credits, and more. Let AAA Travel coordinate your guests’ travel plans, provide information on marriage requirements abroad, introduce your resort’s wedding planner, and so much more.
Review the COVID-19 Guidelines
In order to avoid a mandatory 10-day quarantine, travelers to Oahu, Maui and Island of Hawaii must take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the final leg of their flight to Hawaii and provide proof of a negative test result prior to boarding. Travelers must complete the State of Hawaii's Safe Travels online travel and health questionnaire and upload proof or a negative COVID-19 test result within 24 hours of flight departure to Hawaii. The test must be an FDA-approved NAAT COVID-19 test taken at an approved testing facility. Children ages 4 years and under are not required to provide a pre-travel test when traveling with parents. Click here to review Hawaii's Safe Travels FAQs. Effective December 2, all incoming trans-pacific and inter-county travelers to Kauai will face a mandatory 10-day quarantine. Click here for additional information.
For travel between the other Hawaiian Islands, another COVID-19 test may be required within 72-hours of arrival to bypass quarantine on Maui, Hawaii Island and Molokai. Inter-island passengers arriving on Oahu are not required to quarantine. More information on each island's testing requirements is available here. Testing requirements are subject to change. Gov. David Ige has extended the statewide mask mandate, which requires all persons in the State to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in public.
Great Hawaii Vacations Start at AAA
Stop by Your Local AAA Store Before you go to pick up your Tour Book and maps, check out the selection of lightweight luggage and carry-ons, and much more.