We know the island of Oahu for its gorgeous beaches, as well as its rich culture and history. It’s also the most populated island in Hawaii and one of the most popular tourist destinations. If you’ve never been to Oahu, here are some tips on what you can expect when travelling to Hawaii alone.
The first thing you want to consider is the lifestyle that you want to have while you’re away.
The first thing you want to consider is the lifestyle that you want to have while you’re away. If your ideal vacation is one in which you plan all of your meals out, where you schedule every activity, and there’s not much room for spontaneity, then a tour group might be right for you. But if that sounds boring as hell and all you really want is a few days away from work (or life), then perhaps going it alone will give you just what the doctor ordered.
If meeting new people is on top of your list when planning an adventure abroad—and especially if making friends with locals has always been something important to you during your travels—then taking tours or organized excursions probably will not help much with this goal. Asking around for tips about things to do can only get someone so far; having guides show visitors around can make it difficult for them to feel at ease enough with their surroundings (especially since many tourists come from different parts of America or Europe) in order to meet other locals naturally rather than through pre-planned events like group dinners or hiking trips offered by tour operators who may not even understand exactly what travellers like themselves would enjoy most about visiting Hawaii!
There are some important things to note.
There are many benefits to travelling alone, but there are also some drawbacks. This may be the first time you’ve ever done it, so let’s look at some of the pros and cons of travelling to Hawaii alone:
- Pro: You’ll learn a lot about yourself. Travelling solo allows you the opportunity to grow as a person and discover who you truly are. You’ll have plenty of time to think about where your life is going and what kind of person (or pet) would fit into it best.
- Con: Making friends can be difficult when travelling by yourself. If it’s been a while since someone invited themselves over for coffee or told their friends about how great that one guy was, then this might not be such an issue for you! But if making new friends is important, consider joining a tour group or doing some research before booking your flight tickets so that there will be people around when things get lonely on those long days exploring Hawaii’s beaches or volcanoes!
If you’re travelling alone to Hawaii, chances are you’ll be on a budget.
If you’re travelling alone, chances are you’ll be on a budget. You have the freedom to do so and aren’t part of a large group, then just like with any other vacation spot in the world, it’s possible to save money while in Hawaii.
- Staying at a hostel is an excellent way to save money on accommodation. Hostels are not only affordable but also offer many amenities that hotels do not—like free Wi-Fi, pool tables, kitchens, and more!
- Cooking your own meals can help keep costs low as well, since restaurants tend to be more expensive than grocery stores (and there are plenty of grocery stores on Oahu). Cooking for yourself also gives you more flexibility when it comes to eating out, since most restaurants don’t accept reservations or require them. Even if they accept them sometimes, it is too late before arrival if there’s room left over after they have filled all their reservations up. This is mostly because small businesses rarely want any cancellations once 24 hours of notice has passed without cancelling head first, which might lead us down another rabbit hole entirely. Let’s stop talking about this now before our heads spin off into outer space.
Plan your trip well
This is a great option for those who want to explore Hawaii on their own terms. You can spend as much or as little time with the group as you’d like, and it’s a perfect way to meet new people while still having some alone time.
If you’re planning your trip around certain activities, such as a luau or a full-day tour, make sure they won’t be held in the evening. Otherwise you may have to choose between them and the time of day that works best for you.
Solo travellers can be targets for crime and other dangerous situations.
While the pros far outweigh the cons, it’s important to keep in mind that travelling alone can lead to some less-than-fun situations. If you are a woman, for example, travelling alone will make you an easier target for criminals looking to take advantage of solo travelers. You should always be aware of your surroundings and never leave your belongings unattended (especially at airports or train stations).
Traveling alone has its benefits and some drawbacks.
If you’re the type who likes to eat, sleep and breathe travel, then travelling alone is a great way of meeting people. You get to know your fellow travellers more intimately than if you were travelling with someone else; after all, there’s no one else to distract you from them! If you’re interested in learning how other people live their lives then this is also an advantage—you can ask questions about how they spend their days or where they go at night without having to worry about sounding nosy or rude. You can also save money by not having to pay for a travel companion—especially if that person doesn’t want much else besides accommodation (and perhaps food) when on holiday!
There are risks associated with travelling alone though: most notably that if anything happens while abroad then there won’t be anyone around to help out (unless there are other tourists nearby). If something goes wrong back home while away then no one will know except maybe your family/friends back home who might have noticed something unusual happened after talking with someone who spoke English fluently enough not only understand but was able also speak it themselves with confidence.”
In the end, travelling alone to Hawaii is a great experience. You will meet new people and have time to yourself. But it’s important that you know what you’re getting into before you decide on this type of trip.