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What language is spoken in Hawaii?

English, Hawaiian and Hawaiian Creole

What currency is used in Hawaii?

The offical currency in Hawaii is the United States Dollar

Do I need a visa to travel to Hawaii?

No, Hawaii is part of the United States so it’s citizens do not need anything to travel to Hawaii. Canadians do not need a visa to travel to Hawaii.

When is the best time to travel to Hawaii?

The best time to travel to the Hawaiian Islands is June, July and September. This is when there is warm weather and the least amount of rainfall. However, you can visit the Hawaiian Islands most times of the year and experience pleasant weather.

Is there transportation within the Hawaiian Islands?

Yes, you can get from one island to another by flying. There are only two inter-island ferries in Hawaii. The Molokai Ferry which leaves from Lahaina, Maui to Molokai twice daily and the Maui-Lanai Expeditions Ferry which leaves from Lahaina, Maui tManele Bay on Lanai 5 times a day.

Is Hawaii a family friendly destination?

Hawaii is very family friendly. Family is called Oahana in Hawaiian. Families are very important in the Hawaiian Culture. Most resorts will have a kid’s club or kid’s activities. Many Resorts will also offer connecting family rooms, playgrounds, kid’s pools and waterparks.

There are many family friendly excursions for example; ziplining, Sea Life Park, Polynesian Culture Center, Dole Plantation, Dolphin Center at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, and more.

How welcoming are the Hawaiian Islands to LGBTQ travellers and families?

Hawaiians are very open-minded and relaxed. They are open to all types of visitors to the islands. In 2013 same sex marriage was legalized in Hawaii, which has made Hawaii a very popular destinaton for LGBTQ travellers. 

What voltage and power outlet is used in Hawaii? 

Electricity in the USA is 115/120 at 60 cycles(60HZ) per second.

What should I buy to bring home from Hawaii?

There are many different souvenirs that say Hawaii that people can take home. Macadamia nuts are an easy thing to bring back and they come in many different flavors. Coffee grown on the Big Island in Kona or honey from the Big Island or Maui make for a sweet treat. Of course, a Hawaiian print shirt is also a classic souvenir.

What are some important items to pack for Hawaii?

All travellers should bring casual wear for activities and sightseeing. It is also a good idea to bring two swimsuits so you will have a dry one to wear. Standard beach supplies are essential such as sandals, sunglasses and reef friendly sunscreen.  For outdoor adventures, you will need a Light rainproof jacket and hiking or good athletic shoes.

What is the wifi like in Hawaii?

The state of Hawaii is the 6th most connected state in the United States. There are a total of 12 internet companies that cover most of the Hawaiian Islands.

What are the main annual events held in Hawaii?

Hawaii is home to a multitude of festivals that will offer something of interest for everyone all year round. Autumn sees several marathons and the Vans Triple Crown (Surfing), and July brings the ukelele festival.

What are some useful Hawaiian words?

Aloha - Hello or Goodbye

Mahalo - Thank you

Luau - Feast

Wahine - Woman

Kane - Man 

Keiki - Child

Ohana - Family

Lanai - Patio or balcony

Wiki - Fast

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