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With the kids out of school and summer break here, many families are looking for an escape from their daily routine and are planning for their next family adventure. For those who are planning to visit Hawaii and the Island of Maui, Gemini Sailing Charters would like to share a few tips for your trip and to better prepare you for your journey. Below you’ll find some tips as well as considerations that you may or may not have planned for or considered when planning for this grand adventure.
Big Island Hawaii Airport Tips
When it comes to planning your flight, don’t be surprised to learn that you may have a few stops along the way. There are some non-stop flights straight to Maui. However the Big Island has two airports, so make sure you know which one your plane will be landing on so you know how to prepare for transport. As many know, there are many neighboring islands worth visiting. However not all flights will land you on those islands. For those with larger families, know that the smaller or international planes usually limit check-in baggage to two persons as well as one piece of carry-one to one person. A single carry on can be a purse, briefcase, camera, computer case or back pack. Additionally, don’t over pack. There are weight restrictions as well. If a piece of luggage exceeds 70 pounds, your luggage may be too heavy and not allowed on the flight. Make sure to label your luggage on all carry-on items and of course your luggage. Don’t be surprised that all baggage will first pass through Agriculture Quarantine before the luggage is allowed on the plane. You will want to avoid bringing any kind of plant, fruits or vegetables of any kind. Of course there are the usual security scans as well.
Maui Tips, Tricks & Advice
When you get to Maui, you have many options for accommodation. In most cases this is already planned before the trip takes place. However, you will find many different kinds of lodging options such as hotels, resorts, and you may even find a home to rent for those longer trips. When you’re planning your vacation, many are concerned about what the weather may be like and when are the best times of year to plan such a trip. Hawaii’s general weather remains the same. It boasts a lovely temperature of 75 to 85 degrees during the “winter” season, which is December through March. It tends to get a little cooler but not by much. Hawaii experiences most of its rainy season between the months of November through March.
Maui’s Transportation from Airport to Kaanapali & Other Places in HI
For those who hate navigating through the new areas and wish to avoid the headaches, there are a number of transportation options available on Maui. You can find public transportation, tour buses, shuttles and even taxis to help get you to all your destinations throughout your trip. Of course for those who want to rent and drive themselves around, that option is available as well.
Hawaii Packing List; What to Wear
Yes you are on an island. Bathing suits are a must, but don’t forget to bring a light jacket or sweater as the evenings can cool down quite a bit. Especially for those who are seeing the sites where the elevation is higher. Additionally, unless you’re visiting Maui for a business meeting, dress casual. Formal dress is not a very common sight. Bring comfortable clothing and footwear.
Sailing Boat Tours & More in Honolua Bay, Lahaina, Ka’anapali Beach, Turtle Town in Olowalu, Molokai, Lanai, & West Maui, Hawaii
Gemini Sailing Charters wants you to enjoy your time when visiting Hawaii and the various beautiful islands. Don’t forget to schedule one of the various tours Gemini Sailing Charters provides to add to the many memories you’ll be making of you time spent in Maui.