Uncle Clay's House
House of Pure Aloha (HOPA) is a Hawaiian treat shop where you can enjoy all-natural homemade shave ice and other delicious treats. It is also a social community where you can take the Pure Aloha Pledge or become a Pure Aloha Ambassador or simply enjoy the authentic Hawaiian experience.
Inn Paradise Kauai
If a quiet, peaceful, getaway is the reason you booked cheap flights to Hawaii, the Inn Paradise on Kauai is where you need to go. Access all the sights of Kauai from here, or stay on the property and pick fresh fruit in the garden, soak in the jacuzzi, and enjoy Hawaii's lush, green scenery while relaxing on the back lanai (porch).
While Molokai has much to offer by way of history from King Kamehameha to Father Damien, this is a rare opportunity for you to enjoy the scenery from atop some truly unusual transport. Mule tours include all the major stops on this tiny island, a local lunch, and the promise of some memorable photographs!
Bamboo Restaurant and Gallery
Unique cocktails, Pacific Rim cuisine, and an art gallery. A trip to Bamboo Restaurant in North Kohala offers exceptional value, with the added bonus of a cozy atmosphere and great music to boot.
Hula Daddy Coffee Tours
After a visit to this farm and a taste of their strong Kona coffee, your morning cup of java just won't be the same. The plantation's owners frequently lead the tour groups, giving you first-hand knowledge of producing that smooth, strong flavour. You can sample the coffee as you go along and even pick up a few packs for your flight home.
You’ve probably heard it before, but Hawaii truly is a heaven on earth. With perfect weather nearly all year round, luxury spa resorts, endless beach expanses, surfing conditions to die for, and friendly locals — life really doesn’t get much better than this! Spread across eight main islands, you can have your pick of airports to fly to. You can relax at a resort by the sea for your entire vacation, or island-hop to Lanai and Kauai from Maui. From small-town Hawaii where few tourists venture, to the pulsing energy of Waikiki beach and downtown Honolulu, our cheap flights to Hawaii will take you there.
Honolulu (HNL) on Oahu Island is your main gateway to Hawaii's heavenly beaches. There are also airports on Maui (OGG), Kauai (LIH), and the Big Island (KOA) which have inter-island flights and connections to America's West Coast. For passengers travelling between East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, or the Polynesian Islands and the US or Canada, a stop over in Hawaii may be free so be sure to check with our call centre for all the possible flight options. Airlines such as WestJet and Air Canada have direct flights from Vancouver to Maui and Honolulu but you can also get connections from San Francisco and Los Angeles. Several other carriers serve Hawaii's main airports including United, American, Northwest, Continental, Delta, Qantas, Air New Zealand, and Air China. For trips between Hawaii's six main islands, you can get cheap flights on Hawaiian Airlines or go! Mokulele.
Hawaii has great weather pretty much throughout the year. The ‘winter’ period from November to April is only slightly cooler than summer, with heavier rains and temperatures averaging 25°C. Summertime temperatures can soar to 35°C but usually average 30°C, with lower humidity levels as compared to winter.
The summer months, Christmas holidays, and spring break are peak travel periods, so unless you book well in advance, cheap Hawaii flights are almost impossible to find at these times. For lower airfares, book from September to November or late January to March. You may need an umbrella and a light sweater but there’s still plenty of sunshine so you will have ample opportunities to bring out the summer dresses, board shorts, and your most flamboyant Hawaiian shirt.
Flights to Hawaii will take you to one of the islands' four main airports from where you can access several options for Hawaii's ground transportation:
Arriving at Oahu
Most Hawaii flights land at Honolulu International Airport (HNL), which is located approximately 16 km from Waikiki Beach and 10 km from downtown Honolulu. When your flight arrives, you'll find the baggage claim and ground transport zones located on the lower level. If you're transferring between terminals, you can use the free Wiki Wiki bus which can be found by following the signs at the arrival gates. If you have someone collecting you from the airport after your flight, they can wait at the cell phone waiting areas in the airport's parking garages. Alternatively, use one of the following options for transport from the airport:
Public Transit: The bus service in Honolulu is fittingly called TheBus and you can find Routes 19 and 20 on the upper departure level at the airport. A one-way ticket is approximately $2.50 USD (request a transfer extension on this ticket if required) making this a cheap travel option if you're not in a hurry. Keep in mind that it could take you an hour or more to reach destinations in the Waikiki area.
Airport Shuttle: Waikiki Express transports passengers from the airport to any hotel in the Waikiki area. An adult one-way fare is approximately $9 USD and round-trip tickets average $15 USD. While two medium-sized bags and one carry-on bag are free, an additional fee of $4 USD or more will be charged for extra bags, strollers, golf bags, or car seats.
Hotel Shuttle: Some hotels and organizations (such as the military-affiliated associations located in Hawaii) are allowed to operate courtesy shuttles at HNL. Contact your hotel in advance to see if this service is included in your booking or use the courtesy phones provided in the baggage claim area on arrival.
Taxi: Cabs are available in front of the baggage claim areas on the lower level of the arrival terminals. Look for taxi dispatchers wearing green shirts who will direct you to the appropriate vehicle. Fares from HNL to downtown Honolulu cost between $20-25 USD while trips to Waikiki average $35-40 USD. Beware of cab drivers offering you 'special deals' and stick to those who run metered taxis.
Chauffeured Car Services: There are seven pick-up zones called Permittee Areas for these services, located outside the baggage claim areas at the arrival terminals. You can book online with companies like the Honolulu Airport Limo company for journeys from HNL in a sedan, luxury car, or limousine. The average fare is between $50-250 USD for four passengers depending on the type of car and extra services you request.
Shuttle Service: Shuttle services are provided by companies such as Reliable Shuttle and Honolulu Airport Shuttle for an average cost of $13 USD (one-way) and $19 USD (round-trip). Alternatively, you can pay a flat fare per car (maximum of four passengers) of about $30 USD for one-way and $60 USD return to Waikiki.
Car Rental: There are six car rental companies located at HNL including Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Enterprise, and National. Companies such as Alamo, Advantage, and A-1 are located away from the main airport building. Once your flight arrives, head to the rental desks in the baggage claim areas and trade in your plane tickets for car keys. Considering that over seven million tourists travel to Hawaii every year, it's wise to book your car in advance, before you board your flights to Hawaii.
Arriving at Maui
Kahului Airport (OGG) is Maui's main international airport equipped with one large terminal for international arrivals and a smaller local commuter terminal. From OGG, you have the following options for transport into the city:
Public Transit: With an average fare of $1 USD per ticket, the bus is the cheapest travel option available. However, routes are limited to Route 35 and Route 40, both of which operate every 90 minutes. There is also a luggage restriction to one medium-sized suitcase and one carry-on bag.
Taxi: Cabs can be found at a stand in front of the baggage claim areas. The meter rate is about $3.00 USD per 1.6 km and trips to Wailuku average $20 USD while you can pay up to $105 USD for a ride to Kapalua.
Airport Shuttle:SpeediShuttle operates shuttle services from the airport. The counter remains open from 9:00 a.m until the last flight for the day lands so be aware that you won’t be able to use this service if you arrive overnight – from about 11 p.m. until 9 a.m. Tickets start from approximately $9 USD and there are predetermined prices depending on your location.
Chauffeured Car Services: If you have booked a car and driver in advance or are expecting your hotel's courtesy shuttle to collect you from your flight, head to the chauffeured car services pick-up area by following the signs past the baggage claim areas to the curb outside. Pre-arranged transport costs (per person) can range from $24 USD to $60 USD.
Car Rental: It is advisable to book your car at least 48 hours prior to your flight's arrival in Maui. There are eight rental car companies located in the airport including Hertz, Dollar, and Thrifty and the building housing them is at the end of the concourse behind the baggage claim area.