Best Hawaii Destinations for 2020

Best Hawaii Destinations for 2020

Best Hawaii Destinations for 2020

Hawaii, the land of dreams, sun, sand and beaches. For a first timer, how do you know which island to visit and why? As per hawaii-guide.com,  “Maui is a fine location for almost all visitors to the islands. It’s the middle ground between the big city on Oahu and the country life of Kauai and the Big Island.” Depending on what you’re looking for in a Hawaiian vacation, these top 2020 locations offer their own unique style and flair.

Kihei, Maui

Located on the South side of Maui, Kihei consists of about a 6 mile stretch. This includes condo accommodations, shopping malls, restaurants, and beach parks. Kihei’s plentiful beaches are the best in the morning, as the wind tends to pick up in the afternoon. For those looking for swimming and snorkeling, earlier in the day is best. The wind does allow for an assortment of surfing (wind, body, and kite) later on in the day. This island gets less then 10 inches of rain per year, giving it a hot sunny climate. Some of the many activities Kihei has to offer include parasailing, volcano tours, water sports and eco adventures. Kihei is also host to the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, a research facility.
Large private condo in sunny Kihei #231769

Large private condo in sunny Kihei #231769

Princeville, Kauai

Located on the North shore of Kauai, the city of Princeville watches over sparkling Hanalei Bay, and is in easy driving distance to the trails leading to the Napali Coast. While visiting the island of Kauai, indulge in some of the many relaxation treatments available, including massages, tropical wraps and salt rubs, as well as mineral baths and steam rooms. For those in need of more action, hike down to the famous Napali Coast, or check out some underwater activity while snorkeling at Ha`ena State Park. Princeville is also home to two world class golf courses, including the number one golf course in Hawaii – Prince Golf Course.
Princeville has a mild climate. They do get a fair bit of rain, with the rainiest month being November. This makes for incredibly lush green gardens and golf courses. As typical of tropical climates, rain will generally come down hard then dissipate leaving behind fresh clean air and sunshine.
Gorgeous two-story, 3-bedroom, 2-1/2 bath, 1,875 square-foot town home in Princeville, HI #221418

Gorgeous two-story, 3-bedroom, 2-1/2 bath, 1,875 square-foot town home in Princeville, HI #221418

Waikoloa, Big Island

Waikoloa is the more natural, less tourist-inhabited paradise of Hawaii located on the West side of the Big Island of Hawaii – the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain. With almost perfect weather year-round, beautiful scenery, ancient Polynesia culture and multiple activities, Waikoloa is a growing destination.
Waikoloa Village is located approximately 35 minutes from the Kona International Airport. Within ten minutes of Waikoloa Village, you will find the Waikoloa beach resort area and the Majestic Anaeho’omalu Bay, where you can view giant sea turtles casually swimming and sunbathing. For the more adventurous, don’t just sit and watch, jump in and take a swim with theses fabulous prehistoric creatures!
Hali’I Kai 7a Premium 2br Ocean View Villa #224433

Hali’I Kai 7a Premium 2br Ocean View Villa #224433

Kailua Kona, Big Island

This area is know as the “Gold Coast” because of it’s excellent sunsets and reliable sunshine. In addition, the Kona area is known for it’s steep hillsides where Kona coffee grows. The scenic bay front fishing village of Kailua, is a blend of old Hawaii and a modern resort town.

Referred to as “Kailua” or “Kona” by locals, Kailua Kona was once a fishing village turned seaport and was home to Hawaiian royalties like King Kamehameha. It is now a lively town that is the activity capital of the Big Island. Located where the western slopes of the Hualalai Volcano meet the ocean, Kailua is bordered to the north by Kalaoa, to the south by Holualoa, and to the west by the Pacific Ocean from Kailua Bay in the south to Honokohau Bay in the north. This fun and quaint seaside town has  all the souvenir shops and open-air restaurants you’d expect in a tourist hub, plus a surprising number of historic sites.

Experience the Big Island from the comfort of this charming Mediterranean-style villa #204822

Experience the Big Island from the comfort of this charming Mediterranean-style villa #204822

Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu is the heart of Hawaii. The state government and university are here, so are botanical parks, a fine aquarium and zoo, a floating maritime museum and the world’s foremost museum on Polynesia. Explore historic Honolulu’s royal palaces, museums, and art galleries all a stone’s throw away from your Honolulu vacation rental. Explore the lush, Windward Coast or take a beautiful, scenic drive to the rustic surf towns and famous beaches of the legendary North Shore. Indulge in great shopping and dining in Waikiki.

Honolulu Ocean View Luxury Vacation Rental #230517

Honolulu Ocean View Luxury Vacation Rental #230517

Best Hawaii Destinations for 2020 was last modified: October 21st, 2020 by Andrea Lamond

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Andrea Lamond is the marketing director for Owner Direct Vacation Rentals and an avid traveler. When not blogging, working on media projects or SEO, you’ll find her out skiing the slopes, enjoying the beach, or immersing herself in different cultures around the world.

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