A vacation in Hawaii can be the perfect choice. All the delights of an island paradise without leaving the USA. But how do you make sure you get the best vacation package?
There is not one best Hawaii vacation package that will suit everybody. There is so much to choose from in Hawaii, you can afford to be selective.
The internet is the best place to start your research. If you look online at sites like Orbitz and Expedia you can see the variety without any of the pressure that a telephone or face to face sales office may put on you. On the internet, nobody will be pushing you to pull out your credit card before you have explored all of the options.
You can choose whether to spend the whole of your vacation in one resort, or whether to divide your time between two or more locations. If your vacation is very brief it may be more relaxing to stay in one place, but if you have a week or more you may want to combine a few days at the beach with some time spent in an area where there is more to see or do. A split location can also be a great idea if you and your partner have very different ideas of how the perfect vacation should be!
If you want to visit more than one island, consider a cruise for part or all of your vacation. There are many companies offering Hawaii island cruises that give you the chance to see all around the islands in congenial company with meals and entertainment provided. All you have to do is show up!
If you choose a beach vacation, you will want to consider the activities that the resort offers. You may enjoy snorkeling, windsurfing or other sports. In some cases you can have these included in the package. Do you want car rental? A beach view? All meals provided, or the chance to eat out some nights? Or would you prefer an apartment where you can cook for yourself?
Are you planning a honeymoon in Hawaii? Then you probably want a package that will give you some privacy, and will not fill all of your time with sight seeing. Perhaps you even want to be married in Hawaii. Look for resorts that specialize in this.
Or maybe you are single and hoping to meet up with other people your age with similar interests. Check out the Hawaii singles vacation packages so that you don't find yourself stuck in a family-friendly resort.
One thing is for sure, you can save money with a package over arranging hotels and flights separately yourself - probably at least 25% and often more. You can save again if you look at all the options from different travel companies.
Don't take the cheapest deal without checking the small print. You may find restrictions and inconveniences. Maybe the flights are in the middle of the night, or there could be unexpected extra costs such as charges for baggage or meals.
If you find the ideal package but it is a little more expensive than others, try bargaining with the agent. They may be able to get you a better deal if you show that you can have almost the same thing cheaper elsewhere. Sometimes they can work something special with the company, and sometimes they will cut their own commission to get your business. In this way you can get the best package for the best price for your vacation in Hawaii.