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Hawaii Travel Information

According to homosociety, Hawaii (Hawaiian: Hawai’i) is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean consisting of 137 islands. The largest and most famous islands are: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kaho’olawe, Maui and Hawaii are. Hawaii is one of the fifty states of the United States. The capital of Hawaii is Honolulu. Some major cities in Hawaii are: Hilo, Kaneohe, Pearl City, Waimalu and Waipahu.

According to historyaah, Hawaii consists of 137 islands that were created by volcanoes. There are also active volcanoes on some islands. There are also dormant and dead volcanoes. Some volcanoes are part of National Parks. You will also find rainforests on the islands where many rare flora and fauna occur. Hawaii is also known for its many white sandy beaches where you can dive, snorkel and surf. We also know the islands of the traditional flower wreath. In 1941, the revolutionary attack on Pearl Harbor took place on the island of Oahu. The island of Niihau, which is also part of Hawaii, is inaccessible to outsiders because it was purchased by private individuals. The island is also known as ‘Forbidden Island’.

Where is Hawaii located?

Travel information of Hawaii

Official name: State of Hawaii
Continent: Oceania and North America
Area: 28,337 km²
Capital: Honolulu
Country code: US, USA Population: 1,427,538 inhabitants (2017)
Form of government: State of the United States
Highest point: 4,205 m (Mauna Kea)
Distance (Amsterdam – Honolulu): 11,676 km
Flight time: approximately 15 hours

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Hawaii that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Hawaii, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Hawaii. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Hawaii?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Hawaii at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Hawaii has a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 25 to 35 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Hawaii can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Hawaii can be found at Climate info.

Best time
April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November are the best months to travel to Hawaii. This avoids mass tourism.

Hawaiian is the official language in Hawaii. In addition, a lot of English is spoken.
Would you like to translate from or to Hawaiian and/or English for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is still valid when you leave Hawaii. An emergency passport will not be accepted.
A visa is not necessary if you travel with a transport company that works with the ‘visa waiver program’ and stays shorter than 90 days.
Since January 12, 2009, travelers traveling to the US under the Visa Waver Program must register at least 72 hours before arrival in the US. This registration consists of completing a questionnaire via the internet: esta.cbp.dhs.gov. The fee of USD 14 per person must be paid by credit card.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in the United States: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch consulate in Hawaii: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
US Embassy and Consulate in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Hawaii.

Money and Currency
In Hawaii, payment is made with the US dollar (USD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Hawaii can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices in Hawaii are slightly higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +3% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (14% cheaper), food (34% more expensive), imported beer in catering (33% more expensive), cigarettes (3% cheaper) and public transport (27% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Hawaii it is customary to tip because of the low salary. If no service charge has been charged yet, tip approximately 15-20% for excellent service, 10% for mediocre service and 5% or nothing for poor service.

Time difference
During our daylight saving time, it is 12 hours earlier in Hawaii.
During our winter time, it is 11 hours earlier in Hawaii.
Hawaii has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Hawaii can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Hawaii you must drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Hawaii.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Hawaii.

Electricity In Hawaii you may need an adapter plug and/or converter
in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets in Hawaii can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911
– Fire: 911
– Ambulance: 911

Tap water
Tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Hawaii can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Hawaii can be found at Abyznewslinks.

Hawaiian websites end in.us,.com,.net,.org,.gov,.int, and.mil.
Official websites of Hawaii: ehawaii.gov and gohawaii.com.

The country code (international prefix) to call someone in Hawaii is 001808 or +1808.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Hawaii? Then use the Dutch country code 01131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Telephone Directory of Hawaii.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Hawaii.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Hawaii.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Hawaii.

An overview of all holidays in Hawaii can be found on Beleven.org.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Hawaii, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Hawaii?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Hawaii. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Hawaii can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Hawaii can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Hawaii? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported from Hawaii.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Hawaii, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Hawaii, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Studying and internship
Are you considering a study, internship or gap year in Hawaii? You are by no means the only one and certainly not the first. To help you on your way, Nuffic (the Dutch organization for internationalization in education) has set up the WilWeg.nl website. On this website you will find all the information that can help you on your way, such as admission requirements, forms of education, housing, scholarship, internships, health insurance, study costs and of course experiences.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Hawaii.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 21.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8 (0.2 for novice drivers under 21).
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…between 6,000 and 10,000 humpback whales spend the winter in Hawaii every year?
…Is there regular snowfall in Hawaii during the winter?
…Surfing is the main sport in Hawaii?
…The Hawaiian alphabet consists of only 12 letters?
…Hawaii is the only state in America where coffee is grown?
…The popular TV series Lost was filmed in Hawaii?

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