I get so many questions about my go to websites and resources for planning my trips, so I put this little resource guide together to share some of my favorites with you. Some of these are affiliates (meaning I get a little percentage if you use them, although the price is the same for you), but as always, I only share stuff with you guys that I LOVE. Thanks for supporting the brands that make Hulaland possible!
TripAdvisor: More than just for reading reviews (although, I never stay anywhere until I’ve read its TripAdvisor reviews), TripAdvisor is a great place to make sure you’re getting the best deals on resorts and hotels. You can also book vacation rentals through them now.
Hotels.com: If you’re looking for a good hotel loyalty rewards program, Hotels.com is it! When you sign up to be a member, not only will you get your 11th night free, but you’ll also unlock secret pricing!
Airbnb: Airbnb is my favorite platform for booking apartments, condos, and houses. If you like staying more “local” or just want more space or bang for your buck, you’ve got to check out Airbnb. Get $40 off your stay when you sign up here.
Skyscanner: Skyscanner is the best flight search comparison website out there. Save hours by checking ALL THE SITES for the very best deals.
Airfare Watchdog: Sign up for alerts from your home airport to your chosen destinations so you’ll be in the know when an awesome deal pops up.
Hawaiian Airlines: Hawaiian Airlines is my favorite airline to fly both to and from Hawaii as well as interisland. Sign up for their newsletter as they often run some good discounts on vacation packages.
Hawaii Discount Car Rental: This is the only site I ever book my rental cars through. You’re guaranteed the cheapest price across all the major providers and I always manage to add an extra driver for free.
Waikiki Trolley: If you’re staying in Waikiki and not renting a car, you’ll definitely want to use the Waikiki Trolley to get around (both Waikiki as well as more extensive routes around the island).
Uber: Save a chunk of change by using Uber over taxis wherever you travel.
Hawaii Revealed Guidebooks: This series of guidebooks are absolutely the best ones you’ll find on the Hawaiian Islands. So many of Hawaii’s beaches and trail heads can be a bit hidden if you don’t know where to look, so do yourself a favor and order the Maui, Kauai, Oahu, or Big Island editions.