Hawaii’s island paradise is inviting year-round, but when do most people visit Hawaii? If you’re planning a trip to this alluring state, this is an important question to ask. Traveling during peak times means paying higher prices and dealing with bigger crowds. You’ll need to book reservations earlier and be prepared to spend more money.
Whether your goal is to avoid the busiest times in Hawaii or find the best season to enjoy the weather, use the following guide to plan your next Hawaiian getaway.
The busiest times in Hawaii are when people want to escape lousy weather back home. This makes the high season mid-December to mid-April. The last half of December and the first week of January are particularly busy, since for many travelers this coincides with both bad weather and time off for the holidays. You can also expect big crowds during spring break weeks.
If you want to visit during these busiest times in Hawaii, just remember to book your rental car and hotel early and plan for a bigger vacation budget. You should also expect extra wait times at venues and larger crowds at the beach.
If you’re looking for offseason rates, you should visit Hawaii in spring or fall (mid-April to early June or September to mid-December). Summer (June through August) also offers some discounts compared to the winter months, but this is also one of the busiest times in Hawaii for family travel, so you won’t get the same bargain as you can in the off season.
Due to Hawaii’s tropical location, it really only has two seasons, and they both offer summer weather. April through October is the dry season, and November through March is the rainy season. If you plan to travel during the rainy season, know that you might not get as much beach time as you may have hoped.
Still, even in the “winter” (November through March), the temperatures are quite warm. The average high is 78°F (compared to 85°F in the summer). At night, you can expect the temperature to drop about 10°F below the daytime average.
What’s really more important to the weather conditions is which side of an island you visit. The leeward side (west and south) features hot and dry weather. The windward side (east and north) features cooler and moister climates. Keep this in mind as you book your resort and any excursions you’re planning. If you want full sun blasts each day, look for a place on the leeward side of one of the islands.
Book your next visit
Are you ready to plan your next trip? If you’re planning to visit during the busiest times in Hawaii, we recommend that you book your excursions early. For premier fishing charter experiences, contact Sea Wife Charters. We have over 35 years of experience in the fishing business, offering individual and shared charters for up to 18 people. Our techniques increase the chances of everyone taking home a great catch. Contact us today to schedule your next adventure.