Venture to paradise on Earth
You can take your RV to Hawaii, but be prepared to wait several weeks for it to arrive, and for the trip to cost a fortune. Nonetheless, there are RV parks in Hawaii for you to take advantage of the beautiful setting and still live the RV lifestyle without having to rent a hotel or condo. What do we suggest to keep your trip in budget? Rent an RV when you get there and plan where you’re going to camp in advance so you can gather all the required permits and make reservations. Keep your RV rental simple enough to fit your entire family and enjoy your stay without spending more than you have to. You won’t bring a lot with you, so you won’t need the extra space for storage, though you may want a little extra space for souvenirs.
Choosing your island
Hawaii is made up of several islands, and you can’t RV from one to the other, so the best advice is to research the islands before you make the trip, find which one holds the most interest for you, and make that your destination. Of course, you could tour all the different islands over the course of your vacation and rent RVs when you get there, the choice is yours.
Tropical plants from around the world
Because of the gorgeous, tropical weather you will experience in Hawaii, it can host many plants from around the world that the rest of the U.S. can’t. Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden should be high on your list of places to visit. The plants on this 400-acre refuge are grouped according to which geographical region they come from, and include flora from Africa, Malaysia, and Polynesia to name a few. Originally it was built to protect from flooding, but now it’s transformed into a plant repository you can stroll through and see some of the most stunning sights Hawaii has to offer.
Get your fill of stunning ocean views
You will enjoy every moment of your stay at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park with its shaded RV parking spots and expansive ocean views. Take advantage of private showers and clean campgrounds. Consistent waves allow for a lot of fun in the water, and the sand is clear of debris, so walking along the shore won’t be accompanied by nasty surprises. The downside is no hookups, so you will truly be boondocking, but with all the great weather and ocean, you’re likely to spend most of your time out of the RV anyway.
Ancient fishing spots and famous geological formations
When you visit Kualoa Regional Park, you may notice it from famous movies shot in Hawaii. There is access to fishing spots that have been used since ancient times, and across the gentle waves you can set your eyes on the iconic Mokoli’I. Barrier reefs protect the gemstone water, and with the highway so far away, your bliss won’t be disrupted by traffic. You can relax in the shade here, or you can take advantage of the manicured lawn to play sports.
Take a historic break
The Pearl Harbor Memorial will fill your day with virtual reality, museums, theaters, and exhibits. You can purchase a narrated tour, or tour the site on your own. While there’s a lot to see throughout the visitor’s center, the virtual reality really takes the cake. You can experience an immersive moment in time with accurate replay of that fateful December day in 1941. Take some time to explore their website and decide which package suits you best.
Visit an ancient vacation spot
Waikiki has been used as a vacation destination since the mid-1400s when Hawaiian royalty would take some time to enjoy this ancient location that once was the seat of governmental affairs for Hawaii. While there’s no space to camp on the beach, there are many campsites nearby where you can set up home and travel daily to the pristine blue waters that have been visited by people all around the world since the 1830s. Don’t forget to take your surfing and paddling lessons while you’re there to enjoy the water.
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