What is the best time to go to Hawaii? There are many things to consider – the weather, which island you plan to visit, the cost of airfare, whether you’ll stay at a hotel, resort, bed & breakfast or rent a condominium, and finally what do you want to do once you arrive in the islands? Aside from all that, there is one extremely important topic: Can you travel to Hawaii in winter?
It’s Always The Right Time
Hawaii can be a great winter escape, especially if you live in a cold climate.
Travelers visit Honolulu, the Hawaiian capital on the island of Oahu, for its sandy beaches, delectable fresh seafood, and friendly locals.
Downtown Honolulu is the city’s historical and commercial center, with plenty of boutiques and museums to explore, while Waikiki is the tourist hub, home to pristine beaches and glittering high-rise hotels.
It’s easy to get around in Honolulu, thanks to decent public transportation, and the city features a booming nightlife scene, but more than anything, the cultural hub serves as the gateway to the rest of Hawaii, where you can visit volcanoes and other natural wonders, or simply soak up the sun and surf on one of the state’s many beaches.
Blink And You’ll Miss It
Hawaii’s winter brings monster waves. And by monster waves we mean waves that are 20-feet and higher.
Oahu’s North Shore is the place to see these giant waves and watch the expert and professional surfers carve their way through these massive forces. If you time your visit right, you may even get to watch the world’s most prestigious surfing competitions, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.
Each winter, between four to six thousand humpback whales migrate to Hawaii’s protected waters to mate and give birth. It’s virtually impossible not to be amazed when you see a 40-ton whale leap out of the water and create a giant splash. Even the sight of a whale’s tail or exhalation might make your heart skip a beat.
The months of January, February and March are the peak months for humpback whale watching, though you will likely see them in November, December, and April as well.
Bottom line, you’ll have the chance of soaking in some warm tropical weather while observing incredible waves and humpback whales while spending a winter in Hawaii. So, what are you waiting for?