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Tips and news from Hawaii
This month we are going to look at some tips and new things going on in Hawaii. As Hawaii travel becomes more popular there are some changes and new things happening in Hawaii.
First, as of Sept. The viewing platform at Pearl Harbor is now open. It was damaged early last summer and closed for repairs. It has now been reopened and is better than ever. Don't forget to book your Pearl Harbor tour. We can set that up for you when you book your hotel or resort. You need to book as early as possible as they restrict the number of people that can visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial each day and those spaces do sell out.
Second, Hawaii has passed a law that restricts the use of sunscreen that is not ocean and reef safe. Because of the number of people who visit Hawaii they want to make sure that the reefs around the islands are not being damaged by the sunscreen now used. In 2021 all sunscreen sold on the islands must conform to the standards set to make sure they are safe and will not damage the reef system. As of now a number of tours, especially snorkeling and diving tours, on the islands will not allow unsafe sun screen.
Now that Southwest is flying to Hawaii there are some low cost flights from certain California cities.
Just a reminder, there are no true All-Inclusive resorts in Hawaii. There are some that have breakfast packages but no true All-Incluisive Resorts that include all meals, snacks, drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, activities, or water sports. Don't forget the additional resort fees that are charged by the resorts at checkout. this is a daily fee per room that resorts charged for the use of the resort amenities. They can range from $25 a day to $45 a day.
Another change is the state of Hawaii has changed its rules for Air BNB. Because of these rule changes it has shut down about 60% of the Air BNB availability on the islands. The issue this causes is that now resorts and hotels fill up quickly so, make sure you make your reservation as soon as possible.
The islands are still one of the best places to visit. Contact us for more clarification on any changes and to use our experience and knowledge concerning the Hawaiian islands to make sure you get an island experience that will meet or exceed your expectations at the lowest cost available. Remember we charge no fees or additional costs and will price match any legitimate prices you see that appear to be lower than ours. Price matches must be for the same flights and hotels we are quoting.
Until then, safe travels
The Ultimate All-Inclusive Travel team