Cheap Hawaii Adventures on a Budget
Just because you’re traveling on a budget doesn’t mean you have to skimp on your Hawaiian adventures. With so many sights to see and things to do in Hawaii, you can be sure that there’s a vacation in store for every kind of budget and every kind of traveler. Say goodbye to old misconceptions that fulfilling Hawaii vacations are only reserved for those who are willing to spend the money. As long as you’re willing to spend the time and invest your energy, there’s a Hawaiian adventure waiting for you!
Hike to Diamond Head
Standing at an elevation of 762 feet, Diamond Head is arguably the most famous attraction in all of Hawaii. As the defining symbol of the islands, this crater attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year as they attempt the 2-mile hike to the summit. Many cite the experience as rewarding, especially when given the chance to see one-of-a-kind, 360-degree sweeping picturesque views of Oahu. But beware; this hike is not an easy one, so bring plenty of water, sun protection, and comfortable walking shoes.
Catch a Polynesian Show at Waikiki Shopping Plaza
Even if you’re not a fan of shopping or malls, you should still take some time out of your day to pay a visit to the Waikiki Shopping Plaza. There, you’ll get a chance to watch a FREE Polynesian show put on by Poly Pride Productions, which boasts a “rhythmic journey through the Pacific Islands.” You can also take part in ukulele, hula, or Hawaiian craft lessons.
Otherwise known as Maui’s famed Black Sand Beach. Set among lava cliffs, the sand on this beach is actual small lava pebbles. Though dangerous for swimmers due to strong currents and its rocky reefs, Black Sand Beach is still an amazing sight to see. If you’re looking for a view, you can take a little hike following a narrow footpath on the west end of the beach. It’s been said that the view at the top is unparalleled.
Camping at Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens
Designed and built by the US Army to provide flood protection for Kaneohe, Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens is a perfect place for you and your travel companions to camp out for an evening. Retreat to a perfect natural sanctuary while enjoying a fresh breeze at a place whose name means “to make a pace of peace and tranquility”. As Oahu’s largest botanical garden, the plants that live here represent the major tropical regions of Polynesia, Melanesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India, African, and Tropical America.
Halona Blowhole on Hawaiian adventures
A natural blowhole formed by molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions, Halona Blowhole gives visitors the perfect opportunity to see just how amazing Mother Nature can be. As waves crash in, the water shoots through the blowhole that can reach as high as 30 feet. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. But beware, because the waters of the Kaiwi Channel are very unpredictable, it is inadvisable to go too close to the blowhole. Stay at the lookout where it is safest, but even then, you won’t be disappointed with the experience or the view.